The United Kingdom and Ireland live poker scene is booming right now, with players spoiled for choice when it comes to low-to-medium buy-in tournaments that have great structures. This weekend alone there are three major events taking place, here is a sneak preview of the terrific trio.
partypoker WPT National UK: London
In September, UK & Ireland PokerNews revealed that partypoker was set to launch a new five-stop WPT National UK tour, with the first of the five legs taking place at Apsers Westfield Casino in the heart of the British capital, London. The time has flown by – as it does when you are having fun – and the first leg is upon us.
Kicking off at 8:00 p.m is the first of three starting flights in the £200 buy-in accumulator tournament. For their £200, players receive a generous helping of 20,000 tournament chips and get to play to a blind structure that starts at 50/100 and increases every 30-minutes.
The word “accumulator” is key in the tournament’s description because gives you a hint about this exciting new format. Players can play in one, two or all three starting flights and take any chips they have at the end of each flight through with them to Day 2. This not only gives you three bites at the cherry, but should also see the prize pool swell significantly larger than one would expect from a £200 buy-in tournament.
partypoker WPT National UK: London Schedule
|Thu 24 Oct||8pm||partypoker WPT National London Flight 1||£200|
|Fri 25 Oct||2pm||partypoker WPT National London Flight 2||£200|
|Fri 25 Oct||8pm||partypoker WPT National London Flight 3||£200|
|Sat 26 Oct||3pm||partypoker WPT National London Day 2|
|Sat 26 Oct||7pm||WPTN Experience||£110|
|Sun 27 Oct||2pm||WPTN 8 Max Bounty||£80|
|Sun 27 Oct||3pm||partypoker WPT National London Day Final|
|Sun 27 Oct||6pm||WPTN Turbo Charged Deepstack||£55|
Qualify for future WPT National UK events at the all-new partypoker.
Sky Poker Tour Grand Final at Dusk Till Dawn
The Sky Poker Tour Grand Final takes place this weekend at the Dusk Till Dawn poker room in Nottingham. Costing £300+£30 to enter, the Grand Final is the most expensive stop on the Sky Poker Tour calendar, but is still affordable to the masses.
Players in this popular event start with 30,000 tournament chips and play to DTD’s tried and tested 40-minute blind levels. Oh, did we mention that there is a £60,000 guaranteed prize pool to play for, too?
Sky Poker Tour Grand Final Schedule
|Fri 25 Oct||8pm||Sky Poker Side Event||£75+£9|
|Fri 25 Oct||8pm||XXL 25||£25+£6|
|Sat 26 Oct||2pm||Sky Poker Tour Grand Final Day 1||£300+£30|
|Sat 26 Oct||8pm||XXL 25||£25+£6|
|Sun 27 Oct||1pm||Sky Poker Tour Grand Final Day 2|
|Sun 27 Oct||2pm||Incredible 100||£100+£12|
|Sun 27 Oct||7pm||XXL 15||£15+£5|
|Sun 27 Oct||7pm||Super 50 Turbo||£50+£8|
Keep checking the Sky Poker lobby for satellites into future Sky Poker Tour events. Why not help yourself to a 200% match up to £500 first deposit bonus while you are there?
Paddy Power Poker Irish Winter Festival
Poker tournaments in Ireland are always great fun and the Irish Winter Festival should be no different. Taking place at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, the 2013 Irish Winter Festival runs from October 25-28 with the flagship tournament being the €1,000+€125 buy-in Main Event.
If you qualified for the Irih Winter Festival Main Event at Paddy Power Poker then you stand a chance of winning one of six 2014 Irish Open Main Event entries should you be one of the last six Paddy Power Poker qualifiers in the field. If that is you, good luck!
Paddy Power Poker Irish Winter Festival Schedule
|Sat 26 Oct||12pm||Irish Winter Festival Main Event||€1,000+€125|
|Sat 26 Oct||5pm||Six Handed NLH Freezeout||€120+$15|
|Sat 26 Oct||8pm||Crazy Pineapple Poker||€50+€5|
|Sun 27 Oct||12pm||Irish Winter Festival Day 2|
|Sun 27 Oct||3pm||IWF Mini||€200+€25|
|Sun 27 Oct||8pm||NLH Run It Twice||€50+€5|
|Sun 27 Oct||10:30pm||Beer Pong|
|Mon 28 Oct||12pm||Irish Winter Festival Final Day|
|Mon 28 Oct||2pm||IWF Mini Final|
|Mon 28 Oct||3pm||NLH Scalps||€75+€25+€15|
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