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 Oct||2:00pm||£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1a (Aspers)||£1 million|
|Sun 25 Oct||2:00pm||£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1b (Aspers)||£1 million|
|Fri 30 Oct||5:00pm||£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1c (Aspers)||£1 million|
|Sat 31 Oct||12:00pm||£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1d||£1 million|
|Sat 31 Oct||5:00pm||£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1e||£1 million|
|Sun 1 Nov||12:00pm||£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1f||£1 million|
|Sun 1 Nov||5:00pm||£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1g||£1 million|
|Mon 2 Nov||10:00am||£500+£50 WPT500 Day 1h (Turbo)||£1 million|
|Mon 2 Nov||2:30pm||WPT500 Day 2|
|Mon 2 Nov||5:00pm||£5,000+£250 NLHE WPT High Roller Day 1||£250,000|
|Tue 3 Nov||12:00pm||WPT High Roller Day 2|
|Tue 3 Nov||12:00pm||£2,000+£200 WPT UK Main Event Day 1a||£1 million|
|Tue 3 Nov||12:00pm||WPT500 Final Day|
|Wed 4 Nov||12:00pm||£2,000+£200 WPT UK Main Event Day 1b||£1 million|
|Thu 5 Nov||12:00pm||WPT UK Main Event Day 2|
|Thu 5 Nov||5:00pm||£2,000+£200 NLHE 8-Max||£100,000|
|Fri 6 Nov||12:00pm||WPT UK Main Event Day 3|
|Fri 6 Nov||12:00pm||8-Max Final Day|
|Fri 6 Nov||5:00pm||£10,000+£250 Super High Roller Day 1|
|Fri 6 Nov||5:00pm||£1,000+£100 NLHE 6-Max||£60,000|
|Sat 7 Nov||12:00pm||WPT UK Main Event Day 4|
|Sat 7 Nov||12:00pm||6-Max Final Day|
|Sat 7 Nov||12:00pm||Super High Roller Day 2|
|Sat 7 Nov||12:00pm||£300+£30 Deepstack Day 1a||£50,000|
|Sat 7 Nov||5:00pm||£1,000+£100 PL Omaha Day 1||£30,000|
|Sat 7 Nov||8:00pm||£300+£30 Deepstack Day 1b||£50,000|
|Sun 8 Nov||12:00pm||WPT UK Main Event Final Day|
|Sun 8 Nov||12:00pm||Deepstack Final Day|
|Sun 8 Nov||12:00pm||PLO Final Day|
|Sun 8 Nov||2:00pm||£300+£30 NLHE Turbo 1 Day event||£10,000|
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