London Poker Championships
This week sees the London Poker Championships take place at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino on the Edgware Road (A5) just up from Marble Arch. The annual summer festival features a £300 Main Event and is accompanied by a full program of side events and satellites.
Last year 182 players battled it out in the Main Event for a share of the £54,600 prize pool, eventually won by Qamram Ghani who pocketed £15,540 for his victory. This year, the starting stack has been increased from 10,000 to 15,000 and the blind structure follows the GUKPT format of 40 minute blind levels.
£50.00 + £7.00 Satellites for the Main Event are being hosted at the casino on Wednesday (8.30pm) and Friday (7.30pm), and the remainder of the schedule looks like this:-
Monday 18 July @ 1930: £200 + £20 Freezeout
Tuesday 19 July @ 1930: £150 + £15 Deep & Steep Freezeout
Wednesday 20 July @ 1930: £200 + £20 Pot Limit Omaha
Thursday 21 July @ 1930: £250 + £25 Six-Max Freezeout
Friday 22 July: Day off, no LPC tournaments planned
Saturday 23 July @ 1400: £300 + £30 Main Event Flight 1
Saturday 23 July @ 1900: £300 + £30 Main Event Flight 2
Sunday 24 July @ 1400: Main Event Day 2
Sunday 24 July @ 1700: £150 + £15 Bounty Freezeout
Sunday 24 July @ 1930: £100 + £10 Deep & Steep Freezeout
Poker in the Park V
The dates and a new venue have been announced for London´s fifth “Poker in the Park” Festival. Following the success of last year´s event which saw an attendance in excess of 20,000, Europe´s biggest poker festival will be heading to Hanover Square (close to Hamley´s on Regent Street) on the 2nd and 3rd September.
Several marquees will be erected in this historic square to host live music and comedy acts as well as free strategy lectures from some of the UK´s top poker professionals (last year´s guest speakers included Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott and Neil “Sensai” Channing). Around the clock Sit ´n´ Go tournaments will be a feature of the event, and there will be a schedule of MTTs where you can play with the stars.
A main stage will host the second annual British Poker Awards to conclude the event – and if you are attending – watch out for some celebrity faces. Last year´s Poker in the Park festival was opened by Liv Boeree, who welcomed none other than Evander Holyfield to the free festival. More details to follow as they are announced.