It is a huge weekend for live poker in the UK this bank holiday weekend with major tournaments taking place all over the country. No doubt the biggest is the “Poker for Heroes” at Dusk till Dawn in Nottingham (previewed below), but if you cannot get to Nottingham this weekend, we have listed some of the other great tournaments which are taking place.
Poker for Heroes – DTD Sunday May 29th
Help for Heroes is a charity organisation providing financial assistance and other forms of help for injured servicemen and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan (web site). The poker community has come together to stage a fundraiser for this non-political charity at Dusk till Dawn – who have donated the venue and staff free of charge.
Other contributors to the event include PokerStars, who have donated an £8,000 EPT poker package, Sky Poker (Sky Poker Tour Grand Final seat), Betfred ($4,300 of online tournament tickets) Grosvenor Casinos (GUKPT Main Event seat and 2x GUKPT Goliath Seats), Ladbrokes, William Hill, PKR Poker, 888 Poker, Blue Square Poker, Party Poker, Genting Casinos and many, many more.
The tournament buy-in is £125.00, with £25.00 going directly to the charity (no registration or administration fees) and starts at 4.00pm. You can register for the event at the club or online (registration closes at 3.00pm on Sunday), and find out more about the Poker for Heroes event on their dedicated Facebook page.
The Best of the Rest Weekend Diary
Saturday May 28th – Day 1a of Luton´s Circus Casino big bank holiday weekend “Deeper Stack” tournament. £100 buy-in with the winner guaranteed to take home no less than £2,500. Day 1b on Sunday and tournament concludes on Monday evening. Contact the club for more info via the Circus Casino web site
Saturday May 28th – A Big £2,000 added tournament takes place at the Leeds Gala with a buy-in of just £20.00 + £4.00. Last month´s 2K tournie saw 278 players and a prize pool of £12,520 – not a bad ROI for a score! Play starts at 5.00pm and more info is available on the Leeds Gala web site
Saturday May 28th – The Big Slick in Purley hosts a £50.00 super stack tournament at 7.30pm with £2,500 guaranteed prize fund. Each player has 20,000 starting chips and if you blow them before the first break, you can re-buy in for another £50.00. More info on the Big Slick web site
Sunday May 29th – The two day Edinburgh Circus Summer Sizzler starts at 6.00pm on Sunday, with a big entry expected for this £110.00 buy-in tournament. Starting stack is 12,000 chips and if you bust out too quickly a £50.00 re-buy is allowed. More info on the Poker in Edinburgh web site.
Sunday May 29th – It is the last Sunday of the month, so it is time for the G Casino Manchester´s £100 freezeout with £1,000 added. This tournament usually sees more than a hundred entries, so a good payday for the winner. Game starts at 5.00pm with 90 mins late registration. Details on the G Casino web site
Monday May 30th – The Western Club in NW London (Western Avenue) is providing members with a bank holiday £40.00 freezeout with £1,000 added to the prize money. Unlimited re-entry is available for the first hour and their last £40.00 game saw a total prize pool in excess of £3,500. Membership is required and the game kicks off at 2.30pm. More info on the Western Club web site.
Monday May 30th – On the other side of London, the Big Slick hosts a £40.00 buy-in Deep Stack tournament at 4.00pm with £5,000 guaranteed in prize money. 15,000 starting chips and a 4.00pm kick-off. Should be finished in time for work on Tuesday! More info on the Big Slick web site
Wednesday June 8th – TC´s in Maidenhead is hosting a 64 player £100 buy in Heads Up tournie with first and second round losers being consoled with a seat in a £1,000 freeroll. Please note that you have to be a member to play, but membership and entry can be organised online if you visit TC´s web site