While the goings on in the 2015 PokerStars.com European Poker Tour (EPT) Malta Main Event and the celebrations from the 2014 Global Poker Index European Poker Awards may be front and foremost in our minds right now, we shouldn’t forget that there is plenty to shout about closer to home.
London is the place to be for some exciting poker action this weekend as the capital hosts a trio of major events.
The ever-popular Grosvenor 25/25 Series stops off at The Poker Room formerly The Vic on March 26 through to March 29 and it is sure to be one of the better attended legs of the tour. There are three starting flights to choose from, each costing £200+£20 to enter and we fully expect the £25,000 guaranteed prize pool to be obliterated.
Not a million miles away from the Grosvenor 25/25 London event is the seventh incarnation of the UKIPT Series at the Hippodrome Casino. This tournament costs £250+£25 to buy into and for that tidy sum players receive 20,000 chips and play to 30-minute blinds.
Each of the previous UKIPT Series Main Events have attracted bumper crowds and awarded in the region of £20,000 to the champion.
The event, or should that be events, that are causing the biggest stir among the poker community take place at Aspers Casino in Stratford. We are, of course, talking about the 2015 edition of the Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP).
Running from March 28 through to April 6, the 2015 WCOAP features no fewer than 20 bracelet-awarding events across a number of disciplines and poker variants, making it the World Series of Poker for amateur poker players. We’re quite sure that a large number of these events are going to be at capacity, so head to the APAT site today and see if you can reserve yourself a seat.
Lastly, should you bust from any of the aforementioned event and are willing to head an hour out of London to Milton Keynes, you will be able to play in the next stop of the new 888Live Local Series at Aspers.
This new tour is travelling across the UK and Europe right now and has been met with nothing but adulation from those who have played in the Main Events and side events thus far. While online qualification for this leg is no longer available, head to 888poker where you will find satellites for the Estoril (Portugal) and Vienna legs.
Do let us know if you are playing in any of the events mentioned above so we can look out for you in the various reports we receive. If you are playing, good luck!