Once again, Rob Yong and his excellent team at the Dusk Till Dawn casino have listened to the feedback from their loyal customer base and have put on a tournament that they requested, a six-max No Limit Hold’em event.
Costing a total of £275 to enter, the DTD Six-Max sees players start with a generous stack of 50,000 chips and, of course, six-handed tables. It will also be the first time the brand new blind structure is used, one where antes come in from the very first level creating plenty of action from the moment Simon Trumper instructs his dealers to shuffle up and deal.
Although popular online, six-max tournaments are something of a rarity in the world of live poker and have proven to be hit or miss. This particular event should be a massive success because Yong and Co. have put their necks on the line and slapped a £50,000 guarantee on the prize pool, meaning 200 entries are needed to avoid a dreaded overlay.
Yong spoke of his reasoning behind running a six-max tournament in a recent blog entry:
“Last year’s 6 Max (UKIPT) was not 'as successful' as we had hoped, however the run up for qualifying players was only 3-4 weeks. I would really like to do this event again in 2014 because the feedback was very good from the 450+ players who participated. I am sure we can make this event work once a year at DTD, by working harder on the qualifying as well as introducing more 6 Max events at the Club.”
“This is the reasoning behind the £250 6 Max and £75 6 Max this weekend, full details here, and we plan to have this 6 Max weekend at DTD monthly and get more and more players enjoying 6 Max poker. It would be great to do the big 1K 6 Max event jointly with a sponsor and I am talking to potential companies as I write.”
“I realise its 'easier' to just do bog standard full ring £1K poker events but I feel we should be offering as much variety as possible and doing events that are not already regular features in the marketplace.”
Day 1a took place online on Thursday night and saw 37 players take to the Dusk Till Dawn virtual felt. Of those 37 entrants only 10 managed to progress to Sunday’s Day 2.
Day 1b kicks off at 7:00pm on Friday night – late registration is open until 11:35pm – with Day 1c starting at the slightly earlier time of 5:00pm on Saturday. For those people who catch the six-max big, DTD is hosting a £75+£10 Six Max Turbo at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoon that has a £5,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Here’s hoping that the players who asked for the six-max format come out of the woodwork and support the latest DTD venture.