Poker players looking to play for big money for a relatively small initial outlay this weekend need to look no further than the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square where the PokerStars Live Summer Classic takes place.
Entry to the two-day events costs £250+£25 and for that sum you receive a stack of 25,000 chips and play to a blind structure that increases every 30-minutes. Should you manage to dust off your starting stack, you’re permitted to re-enter once and take another shot at the £35,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Those of you who are late risers should be pleased to learn that each of the two starting flights and the final day’s action commences at 2:00pm with players wanting to emulate Phil Hellmuth and his penchant for arriving fashionably late being able to do so until the end of the fourth level.
PokerStars Live Summer Classic Schedule
|Fri 24 Jul||2:00pm||Summer Classic Day 1a|
|Sat 25 Jul||2:00pm||Summer Classic Day 1b|
|Sun 26 July||2:00pm||Summer Classic Day 2|
Leg 7 of the Super Stack UK Also Runs This Weekend
If you live in London or are willing to travel there this weekend you have another low-stakes option to consider because the seventh leg of the Super Stack UK series is also taking place.
Held at The Poker Room, situated above the Grosvenor Victoria Casino, the £150+£15 buy-in Super Stack sees you start your quest for glory with 30,000 chips and, like the PokerStars Live Summer Classic, play to a 30-minute clock. With blinds starting at 25/50, there is plenty of play in the Super Stack.
There are three starting flights to choose from and you can re-enter once on each flight if required, meaning the maximum number of entries per player is six.
Super Stack UK Schedule
|Date||Start time||Late reg. closes||Tournament|
|Fri 24 Jul||8:00pm||10:15pm||Super Stack Day 1a|
|Sat 25 Jul||2:00pm||4:15pm||Super Stack Day 1b|
|Sat 25 Jul||8:00pm||10:15pm||Super Stack Day 1c|
|Sun 26 Jul||2:00pm||n/a||Super Stack Day 2|