World Poker Tour makes its first appearance at the world renowned Nottingham poker club, Dusk Till Dawn, November 6-23, for WPT UK festival, sponsored by partypoker. The jam packed poker festival features £3,000,000 guaranteed spread across a wide range of events including £1,000,000 for the WPT500, featuring 7 starting days and £1,000,000 for the £3,000 buy-in WPT UK Main Event. The full schedule has now been confirmed and can be found here: WPT.com
“The WPT UK will be the biggest event ever held at Dusk Till Dawn with combined guarantees of £3,000,000. As well as hosting such a prestigious and renowned poker brand, what is extra special about this festival is the wide variety of buy-ins on offer for massive prizepools.” commented Rob Yong, Dusk Till Dawn’s Owner. “Smashing the numbers this year will make the WPT UK a permanent yearly feature at DTD. Our online satellites have been running for the last 2 months giving players the opportunity to win WPT seats from 1p. Players can alternatively qualify in our live satellite programme at the Club.”
WPT President Adam Pliska adds, “Dusk Till Dawn is a globally recognised club in the player community that is a prime location for poker action. With this in mind, plus the vast space capable of hosting huge player fields, this is the perfect place to launch the WPT500 brand in Europe.”
Online qualifiers for the WPT500 and WPT UK are available on partypoker.com every day from as little as $1, or, there are chances to qualify through daily freerolls for the next couple of months. To find out all partypoker qualifier information click here: http://www.partypoker.com/whats-going-on/tournaments/wpt/season-XIII.html
Winner of the WPT500 at ARIA Resort & Casino in July was 39-year-old Los Angeles Biotech sales consultant Sean Yu. Yu will be in Nottingham to defend his title after winning a £2,000 package to the Dusk Till Dawn event. The launch of the WPT500 this summer saw a total of 3,599 entries, a total prizepool of a $1,799,500 and first place picking up $260,000.