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£40,000 Guaranteed PokerStars Live London Series Stars May 11

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  • £40,000 is guaranteed in the £275 PokerStars Live London Series that kicks off at 2:00 p.m. on May 11.

PokerStars takes its popular PokerStars Live London Series to the Hippodrome Casino in the heart of London from May 11 and the £40,000 guarantee should be smashed, if the previous two editions are anything to go by.

The PokerStars Live London Series is a £275 (£250+£25) buy-in tournament with four starting flights and a £40,000 guaranteed prize pool. While the buy-in is at the more affordable end of the scale, it is possible to qualify for the live event online at PokerStars from as little as £11, although the final satellite, a £33 buy-in, takes place on May 10.

Joseph Stewart took down the inaugural PokerStars Live London Series in Mar. 2017. Stewart outlasted 247 opponents to bank £10,795. Robert Turlej and Emre Bayram followed in Stewart’s footsteps on got their hands on the winner’s trophy two events played during 2017.

Li Youzhou and Gareth Gardner are the more recent champions and are also the biggest winners thanks to big crowds turning out for their events.

Youzhou triumphed over 363 entries in Nov. 2017 to bank £17,077 while Gardner came out on top of a 343-strong field to win £13,480 and a Platinum Pass for the upcoming PokerStars Players Championship worth $30,000. Former Premier League footballer [Removed:30] was the runner-up to Gardner in his event.

Previous PokerStars Live London Series Events

DateEntriesPrize poolChampionPrize
March 2017248£60,140Joseph Stewart£10,975
May 2017163£39,527Robert Turlej£7,500
October 2017174£42,194Emre Bayram£10,134
November 2017363£88,028Li Youzhou£17,077
March 2018343£85,845Gareth Gardner£13,480

Four starting flights are available for this latest edition of the PokerStars Live London Series, the first of which shuffles up and deal at 2:00 p.m. on May 11 with a second flight kicking off at 8:00 p.m. on the same day. Two more flights take place at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on May 12 with the 8:00 p.m. flight being played to a turbo blind structure.

Day 2 begins at 2:00 p.m. on May 13 and play continues until a champion is crowned. Players can also get involved in a £110 No-Limit Hold’em - Double Chance tournament at 4:00 p.m. on May 13.

PokerStars Live London Series Schedule

Fri 11 May2:00 p.m.PokerStars Live London Series Day 1a
 8:00 p.m.PokerStars Live London Series Day 1b
Sat 12 May2:00 p.m.PokerStars Live London Series Day 1c
 8:00 p.m.PokerStars Live London Series Day 1d Turbo
Sun 13 May2:00 p.m.PokerStars Live London Series Day 1
 4:00 p.m.£110 NLHE Double Chance

Qualify for this £40,000 guaranteed tournament online at PokerStars. Download PokerStars via UK & Ireland PokerNews, enter the marketing code “PNEWS32” when creating your free account then use the bonus code “STARS600” when making your first deposit to be rewarded with a 100 percent match up to $600 bonus. Following these steps makes you eligible for the remaining PokerNews Bi-weekly $3,000 Freerolls.

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