Following the success of previous Double Deepstack Weekend, the Nottingham-based Dusk Till Dawn poker club is running the same double-whammy again this weekend.
The bigger of the two tournaments is the 500 Deepstack, which as the name suggests has a £500 (plus £60 registration fee) buy-in. For their £560 players will receive 30,000 tournament chips and play to a superb blind structure that starts off as 40-minutes, but then increases to an hour on later levels when more play is needed.
This particular 500 Deepstack will carry a £100,000 guaranteed prize pool, and to help reach that massive total players will be allowed a single re-entry should they be eliminated during Day 1a. Please be aware that it is not possible to re-enter on the day you bust out. You can only re-enter on Day 1b if you bust out on Day 1a.
Speaking of Day 1a, it kicks off at 17:00 on Nov. 30, with Day 1b starting at the earlier time of 14:00 on Dec. 1. The second and final day’s play will commence at 14:00 on Dec. 2 and continue until a champion has been crowned
The last time this tournament ran 172 players bought in and it was DTD-regular Basharat Mahmood who walked away with the top honours. Mahmood picked up the £26,299 first place prize for his efforts.
Running alongside the 500 Deepstack is the more bankroll-friendly 150 Deepstack. This £150+£18 buy-in event mirrors its bigger 500 brother in every way except the guarantee is set at £30,000 and the blinds start off at 30-minutes and increase to 45-minutes on later levels.
It was Ramazanali Abbassi who scooped the first place prize the last time the 150 Deepstack and 500 variety ran alongside each other. His prize that day was £7,694.63 and we would think he would be using £168 of those winnings to try and defend his title.
Good luck to everyone who is taking part in this weekend’s antics down at Dusk Till Dawn.