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High Rollers Head to London for the Latest WPT Alpha8 Tournament

WPT Alpha8 anchor Lynn Gilmartin

The World Poker Tour rolls into London on October 28 for the second instalment of its Alpha8 Super High Roller tournament and judging by the list of players who are verbally committed to play, it should be a spectacle to behold.

The £100,000 buy-in (£98,000+£2,000) Alpha8 London event takes place at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair, which is the perfect location for a tournament of this magnitude. The tournament has a 30-player cap and 17 players have already expressed their desire to play in the massive buy-in event, according to renowned tournament director Matt Savage.

Potential WPT Alpha8 London Players

You can see from the list above that there are some of the world’s biggest names and best players set to descend on Mayfair, London next week. It is not often that these stellar names are in the British capital at the same time and we cannot wait for the action to start.

Day 1 of the WPT Alpha8 London kicks off at 12:00 p.m on Monday 28 October and any high roller that has paid £100,000 will receive 100,000 tournament chips. Should they go on to lose these chips during the first six hour-long levels of Day 1 — something you would think was difficult considering the blinds start at 200/400/50a – the players can rebuy an unlimited number of times for an additional £100,000!

The inaugural Alpha8 event took place in August in Florida and saw a 21-entry field compete for a share of the $2,026,500 prize pool. The largest slice of that considerable sum went to Steven Silverman who defeated November Niner JC Tran heads-up to claim the $891,660 first place prize.

UK & Ireland PokerNews will bring you daily updates from the WPT Alpha8 where we are confident of a British player taking down the whole shebang. Do you think a Brit can win, or do you think one of the talented Germans (Tobias Reinkemeier, Fabian Quoss or Philipp Gruissem) is most likely to walk away with the majority of the spoils? Let us know in the comments box.

Lead image courtesy of the World Poker Tour Blog

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