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Dusk Till Dawn Gears Up For the 2015 WPT UK Festival

2014 WPT UK Main Event champion, Matas Cimbolas


  • PokerNews' Live Reporting team will be on hand for the WPT High Roller and Main Event

  • £2.5 million in guarantees up for grabs

  • Aspers Casino in London to host three WPT500 UK Day 1s

The inaugural Grand Prix Poker Tour may only have ended in the early hours of Monday morning but there’s not been chance for a single speck of dust to settle at Dusk Till Dawn as Rob Yong’s team is preparing to host another World Poker Tour UK festival.

Kicking off the 16-day festival is the £1 million guaranteed WPT500 UK, the tournament that Eleanor Gudger took down in 2014, turning her £500 investment into £140,000. This year’s WPT500 UK has the potential to attract an even larger crowd than the 2,133 of last year thanks to the WPT and Aspers striking a deal that sees three Day 1s take place at Aspers’ Westfield Stratford City casino.

Two of those Day 1s take place this weekend (October 24-25) at 2:00pm with the third Aspers-based Day 1 running at 5:00pm on Friday 30 October. Each flight costs £500+£50 to buy into.

Those players preferring to start their quest for glory in the online arena can do so at partypoker at 8:00pm every evening from October 26-29, while Dusk Till Dawn hosts five live Day 1s between October 31-November 2.

As the WPT500 UK preprares to crown its champion, on November 2, the 2015 WPT UK festival commences and brings with it another £1.5 million in guarantees.

Opening the 2015 festival is a £5,000+£250 buy-in High Roller with a £250,000 guaranteed, with several other side events pencilled in including a £10,000+£250 Super High Roller.

The 2015 WPT UK Main Event costs £2,000+£200 and carries a £1 million guaranteed prize pool getting underway on November 3 with the first of its two starting flights. Players who bust during Day 1a can re-enter on Day 1b, but bust on Day 1b and it is game over because this flight is played as a traditional freezeout.

Speaking of the upcoming WPT festival, Rob Yong said: “Last year’s WPT was brilliant and will be a hard act to follow but with WPT, partypoker and Dusk Till Dawn, we have unique combination of online, live and event management expertise so I believe we can improve on last year, specifically by qualifying over 300 players for the Main Event, giving us a chance of breaking the record for a WPT in Europe. It’s a pleasure for me personally and the DTD to work with WPT and partypoker and I am looking forward to developing our relationship with Aspers and really hope their Day 1’s for the WPT 500 will be a success.”

2015 World Poker Tour UK Schedule

Sat 24 Oct2:00pm£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1a (Aspers)£1 million
Sun 25 Oct2:00pm£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1b (Aspers)£1 million
Fri 30 Oct5:00pm£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1c (Aspers)£1 million
Sat 31 Oct12:00pm£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1d£1 million
Sat 31 Oct5:00pm£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1e£1 million
Sun 1 Nov12:00pm£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1f£1 million
Sun 1 Nov5:00pm£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1g£1 million
Mon 2 Nov10:00am£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1h (Turbo)£1 million
Mon 2 Nov2:30pmWPT500 Day 2 
Mon 2 Nov5:00pm£5,000+£250 NLHE WPT High Roller Day 1£250,000
Tue 3 Nov12:00pmWPT High Roller Day 2 
Tue 3 Nov12:00pm£2,000+£200 WPT UK Main Event Day 1a£1 million
Tue 3 Nov12:00pmWPT500 Final Day 
Wed 4 Nov12:00pm£2,000+£200 WPT UK Main Event Day 1b£1 million
Thu 5 Nov12:00pmWPT UK Main Event Day 2 
Thu 5 Nov5:00pm£2,000+£200 NLHE 8-Max£100,000
Fri 6 Nov12:00pmWPT UK Main Event Day 3 
Fri 6 Nov12:00pm8-Max Final Day 
Fri 6 Nov5:00pm£10,000+£250 Super High Roller Day 1 
Fri 6 Nov5:00pm£1,000+£100 NLHE 6-Max£60,000
Sat 7 Nov12:00pmWPT UK Main Event Day 4 
Sat 7 Nov12:00pm6-Max Final Day 
Sat 7 Nov12:00pmSuper High Roller Day 2 
Sat 7 Nov12:00pm£300+£30 Deepstack Day 1a£50,000
Sat 7 Nov5:00pm£1,000+£100 PL Omaha Day 1£30,000
Sat 7 Nov8:00pm£300+£30 Deepstack Day 1b£50,000
Sun 8 Nov12:00pmWPT UK Main Event Final Day 
Sun 8 Nov12:00pmDeepstack Final Day 
Sun 8 Nov12:00pmPLO Final Day 
Sun 8 Nov2:00pm£300+£30 NLHE Turbo 1 Day event£10,000

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