WPT National London Main Event Starts Today; Premier League VI on Sunday
The World Poker Tour is set to return to the British capital today, when Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City host the PartyPoker.com WPT National London festival.
The £1,500+£150 WPTN London Main Event will feature two starting flights, will be played to a re-entry format and will have late registration open for the first six levels. Complementing the main event will be an impressive side event schedule that includes a High Roller tournament, and a lavish player’s party that Aspers are throwing in the in the casino’s Skybar on Mar. 16.
The popular WPT National main events give players the chance to experience a WPT tournament but at a much reduced cost. For their £1,650, WPTN London players will sit down with 25,000 chips and play to a tried-and-test blind structure that was created by renowned tournament director Matt Savage.
With a host of stars still in London because of the recent GUKPT events and the EPT London tournaments, WPTN London could be absolutely massive!
PartyPoker Premier League Poker VI
Running alongside the PartyPoker.com WPT National London main event will be the eagerly anticipated Premier League Poker VI, which is sure to attract some of the biggest names in the game today.
The previous instalment of the Premier League took place in April 2012 and saw Scott Seiver crowned champion after he defeated a final table that was the home the Sam Trickett, Mathew Frankland, Tom Dwan, Tony G, Patrik Antonius, Phil Laak and Seiver’s heads-up opponent, Daniel Cates.
The line-up for the Premier League sees Seiver attempt to retain his title and he will be pushed all the way by Tobias Reinkemeier, Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Negreanu and Jason Mercier, Luke Schwartz, the infamous Tony G, 13-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, "Mad" Marvin Rettenmaier, Daniel Cates, Sam Trickett, Jennifer Tilly, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Laak, Dan Shak and Jonathan Duhamel. Wow, what a line-up!
The Premier League will be running March 17-23.
Who Are Aspers?
Aspers super casino in Westfield Stratford City gives Londoners more tables, more slots, more bars and more fun. Open all day, every day, the casino also offers a poker room with 300 permanent seats and additional capacity for up to 500 seat tournaments, sports bar with 27 multimedia screens and Sky bar with live entertainment and roof terrace. Clary’s restaurant is open 24 hours serving breakfast as well as Chinese, Grill and Indian. Aspers is a membership free casino.