The Dusk Till Dawn (DTD) club in Nottingham has pulled off a major coup by persuading the might of the World Poker Tour to return to the United Kingdom for what should be DTD’s largest-ever poker festival.
UK & Ireland PokerNews learned of these plans for a number of weeks, but were sworn to silence until the ink had dried on the contract between DTD and the WPT. It must be fully dried now because DTD’s owner, Rob Yong, has penned a new blog post announcing the festival.
Official dates are yet to be confirmed, although if you plan on competing in what should be an epic event you should keep November 7 through November 23 clear in your schedules. Six headline events are set to take place during the 17-day festival and these are to have combined prize pools in excess of £2 million!
The headline events are:
- WPT Warm Up
- WPT National
- WPT High Roller
- WPT Pot Limit Omaha
- WPT Main Event
- WPT 6-Max
While all six events are sure to be eagerly anticipated, it is the WPT National and WPT Main Event that are sure to draw in crowds from far and wide.
Entering the WPT National event costs an affordable £500, yet the DTD is guaranteeing an almost unbelievable £1 million (which includes 50 x £3,000 Main Event seats). Basic maths dictates 2,000 entries are need to reach the guarantee so the club in investing in a “supersized marquee” that will give it spaces for an additional 25-50 tables.
The WPT National’s bigger brother, the WPT Main Event, also features a £1 million guaranteed prize pool although for a larger £3,000 buy-in. The Nottingham leg is to be played to the standard WPT blind structure and should be attended by the cream of British talent and the greatest players from around Europe and beyond.
As someone who is a big fan of what Rob Yong, his team and the DTD stand for and try to do, I am delighted to see such an established and respected poker tour choose the DTD for such a prestigious event.
Stay tuned for more details on the new WPT festival as information comes available including where and how to qualify for its events.