Poker players looking to maximise their expected value need to look no further than the Grand Prix Poker Tour at Dusk Till Dawn and online at partypoker.
The first leg of the fledgling tour features a £250,000 guaranteed prize pool despite the buy-in being set at a mere £60+£10 ($109). In order to hit this lofty target, 4,166 entries need to be processed otherwise DTD owner Rob Yong is going to be left with a potentially large shortfall to make up.
Yong wrote on Facebook on the morning of October 15 that 1,495 players have bought in on the Day 1s so far so another 2,617 players need to pony up the £60+£10 at the Nottingham-based club or the $109 if they choose to start their quest for Grand Prix Poker Tour glory online at partypoker.
It seems that the Players Choice concept, one that allows players to play a Day 1 online and choose a future Grand Prix Poker Tour leg if they progress to Day 2, is taking some players away from this weekend’s DTD leg, but Yong seems to be unfazed by that.
“Around 60% of Players Choice players are choosing Stamford Bridge or Old Trafford, we want the stadiums full so it’s fine if we fall a BIT short at DTD, but all support is appreciated.”
Those who prefer playing poker in a live environment have five more Day 1s to choose from at DTD’s brick-and-mortar venue, while online grinders have four starting flights to choose from – two are Players Choice – while those looking to qualify cheaply can try their arm in the Mega Sats with some having 100 x $109 seats guaranteed.
The remaining live legs take place at 4:00pm and 7:00pm on Friday, with three further live starting flights running at 12:00pm, 4:00pm and 7:00pm on Saturday 17 October.
Online Day 1s run at partypoker at 7:00pm and 9:00pm on both Friday 16 October and Saturday 17 October.
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Those wanting to play their Day 1s online will need a partypoker account. Download partypoker via UK & Ireland PokerNews and when you come to make your first deposit use the bonus code UKPNEWS and your first deposit will be matched up to £250.