From Feb. 12-15, the partypoker World Poker Tour National (WPTN) London will take place at Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City. The series will feature three events culminating in the reasonably-priced £200 buy-in, four-day partypoker WPT Aspers Accumulator, which sports a £100,000 guarantee.
That event will hold two starting flights, and offer a deep structure with 20,000 starting chips, 30-minute blind levels on Day 1, 40-minute blind levels on Day 2, and 60-minute blind levels for the final day.
The tournament is split into three £200 flights, and players have the option to buy-in into all of them if they so choose. Whatever they bag each night will then be carried over to Day 2, hence the accumulator status. Right now you can qualify for the Accumulator via either partypoker, which are putting up $800 packages to the event, or a live £25 satellite on Feb. 12.
One man confirmed to attend the event is the host of the WPT's Raw Deal segment, Tony Dunst.
“I’ve visited the U.K. before but never played any poker there; I’m looking forward to my first chance in doing so at WPT National," said Dunst. "I’ll be there trying to win all the pounds, and hold down the ping-pong table. Come and attempt to beat me at the partypoker lounge.”
The series will also host a £110 buy-in WPTN Experience (24-minute blind levels and 15,000 chips) on Feb. 14, and the £55 WPTN Turbo Charged Deepstack (15-minute blind levels and 20,000 chips) on Feb. 15.
“There were over 2,500 entries in last season’s partypoker WPT National UK. It proves what we set out to achieve, bringing more people into the game at various levels of buy-ins”, John Scanlon, Poker Manager at Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City, told the WPT Blog. “Following on from our first event in February we have also confirmed £200,000 guarantees at partypoker WPT National Newcastle April 30- May 3 and partypoker WPT National London July 30- August 2.”
Here’s a look at the entire partypoker WPT National London schedule:
|Date||Time||Event #||Buy-in (Fee Inc.)||Starting Chips||Level Times||Info|
|Thu, Feb 12, 2015||2:00 PM||1 - Super Satellite Main Event||£25*||5K+5K+10K||30/15||Unlimited £20 Re-buy for 90 Minutes|
|Thu, Feb 12, 2015||8:00 PM||2 - partypoker WPT Aspers Accumulator Flight 1||£200||20K||30||£100K Guaranteed prizepool. 8 Levels x 30 minutes|
|Fri, Feb 13, 2015||2:00 PM||2 - partypoker WPT Aspers Accumulator Flight 2||£200||20K||30||£100K Guaranteed prizepool. 8 Levels x 30 minutes|
|Fri, Feb 13, 2015||8:00 PM||2 - partypoker WPT Aspers Accumulator Flight 3||£200||20K||30||£100K Guaranteed prizepool. 8 Levels x 30 minutes|
|Sat, Feb 14, 2015||1:00 PM||2 - partypoker WPT Aspers Accumulator Day 2||Closed||20K||40||12 Levels x 40 minutes|
|Sat, Feb 14, 2015||7:00 PM||3 - WPTN Experience||£110||15K||24||NLHE|
|Sun, Feb 15, 2015||1:00 PM||2 - partypoker WPT Aspers Accumulator Final Day||Closed||20K||60||Final Day|
|Sun, Feb 15, 2015||2:00 PM||4 - WPTN 8 Max Bounty||£80*||10K||20||£50 Prizepool, £25 Bounty. 8 Handed NLHE|
|Sun, Feb 15, 2015||6:00 PM||5 - WPTN Turbo Charged Deepstack||£55*||20K||15||NLHE|
For more information, head on over to worldpokertour.com.
*Lead photo courtesy of partypoker.com.