The Citywest International Events Centre will be rocking for the next four days as the IrishEyesBet.com Legends Poker Cup descends on it.
Tonight at 19:00 the first of four starting flights in the €150 buy-in No Limit Hold’em event takes place and should see a sizable crow battle it out at the felt. This special tournament is been played to a re-entry and accumulator format, meaning players can buy into any of the four starting days and take any chips they end with through to Saturday’s Day 2.
IrishEyesBet.com Legends Poker Cup Schedule
|Tournament||Date||Start Time||End Time|
|Main Event Day 1A||Thu 23 May||19:00||01:10|
|Main Event Day 1B||Fri 24 May||10:00||16:50|
|Main Event Day 1C||Fri 24 May||19:00||01:10|
|Main Event Day 1D||Sat 25 May||10:00||16:50|
|Main Event Day 2||Sat 25 May||19:00||01:10|
|Main Event Day 3||Sun 26 May||13:00||Until winner crowned|
No cash is accepted on the day, all buy-ins must be made in advance at IrishEyesBet.com
For their €130+€20 players receive a generous helping of 20,000 chips and get to play to a blind structure that starts at just 50/100 and increases every 30-minutes.
The organisers are expecting the prize pool to be around €250,000 despite the low buy-in, which means they believe each start day will attract 500 players to it. One man who is going to play at least one of the start days is snooker ace Ken Doherty.
“I think this is a great concept suitable for all players,” said Doherty. “The tournament has the potential to be really huge with great prizes up top, for a very modest buy-in.”
Dara “Doc” O’Kearney is another player who is looking forward to the chance of winning a potentially massive prize compared to the small buy-in.
“I’m really looking forward to the Legends Cup. It’s a unique format that caters for different players, from those who want to take one shot at a big prize pool through those that want more than one chance to make day 2 and players such as myself who think playing all the day 1’s gives us a better than ever chance of actually making day 2 with a decent stack.”
PokerNews will keep its ear to the ground and try to bring you recaps of the action from this special Main Event. Good luck to everyone who is taking part.