£500,000 Guaranteed WPT500 UK Heads to Dusk Till Dawn From May 26
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Dusk Till Dawn poker club in Nottingham, United Kingdom, is set to host the latest edition of the exciting WPT 500 event. May 26-29 are the dates you need to keep free in your diaries if you plan on becoming a WPT500 UK champion and reeling in the largest slice of a prize pool guaranteed to weigh in at £500,000.
The £560 buy-in £500,000 guaranteed WPT500 UK features five Day 1s running from May 26-28, including a turbo-structured Day 1E. Day 2 commences on May 28, with the worthy champion crowned on May 29.
Dusk Till Dawn is hosting five live satellites, each costing £65, with a total of 60x £560 seats guaranteed. They take place before the festival on May 20, 21, 24, and 25, and between Day 1B and 1C on May 26.
Dusk Till Dawn Excited to Host WPT500 UK
Live Poker Director at Dusk Till Dawn, Simon Trumper, is delighted to see the Nottingham venue, regarded as the home of British poker, host the WPT500 UK again after a seven-year hiatus.
We're very excited to be hosting the WPT500 UK at the club. It is an event we expect to highly resonate with our customers, and we hope the timing of the event over a UK bank holiday gives players an even better opportunity to take part."
Previous WPT500 Results
Dusk Till Dawn hosted the inaugural WPT500 UK in November 2014, and saw 2,133 players take to the tables. Eleanor Gudger emerged triumphantly from that event, turning her £500 investment into £140,000. Gudger went on to become a sponsored pro of the now-defunct online poker site PKR.
WPT500 UK returned the following year and saw Welshman Richard Harris walk away with the title, the trophy, and £150,000 in prize money after outlasting 1,615 opponents. The last time Dusk Till Dawn played host to the WPT500 UK was in October 2016, when Benjamin Winsor helped himself to the £182,700 top prize, leaving 1,834 opponents in his wake.
The 2023 WPT500 UK is the first such tournament in a live setting since December 2019 thanks, in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last three editions have all taken place online at PartyPoker, making Pedro Cavalieri of Brazil, champion in August 2021, the reigning champion.
There was a WPT500 held online in June 2021 that David Afework won, but he was subsequently disqualified for a breach of the PartyPoker terms and conditions.
|July 2014||Aria, Las Vegas||$565||3,599||$1,561,000||Sean Yu||$260,000|
|November 2014||Dusk Till Dawn, UK||£500||2,133||£1,066,500||Eleanor Gudger||£140,000|
|July 2015||Aria, Las Vegas||$565||5,113||$2,556,500||Craig Varnell||$185,800|
|October 2015||Dusk Till Dawn, UK||£550||1,616||£1,000,000||Richard Harris||£150,000|
|July 2016||Aria, Las Vegas||$565||3,956||$1,978,000||Andreas Olympios||$260,000|
|October 2016||Dusk Till Dawn, UK||£550||1,835||£1,000,000||Benjamin Winsor||£182,700|
|May 2017||Gardens Casino, Los Angeles||$565||3,266||$1,633,000||Dong Lee||$224,500|
|July 2017||Aria, Las Vegas||$565||3,541||$1,770,500||Jonathan Borenstein||$230,000|
|March 2018||Aspers, London||£420||1,810||£626,550||Gary Miller||£114,000|
|July 2018||Aria, Las Vegas||$565||2,983||$1,259,200||Kyriakos Papdopoulos||$184,900|
|August 2018||Gardens Casino, Los Angeles||$570||2,509||$1,254,500||Michael Copeland||$170,125|
|November 2018||Playground Poker Club, Canada||C$550||2,536||C$1,229,960||Miguel Goncalo||C$173,030|
|March 2019||Casino Barcelona, Spain||€550||2,763||€1,340,055||Lukasz Fraczek||€215,000|
|June 2019||Aria, Las Vegas||$565||1,932||$966,000||Ben Farrell||$155,000|
|December 2019||Gardens Casino, Los Angeles||$570||2,310||$1,155,000||Griffin Paul||$174,850|
|May 2020||PartyPoker, Online||$530||4,828||$2,414,000||Fabio Sperling||$281,126|
|March 2021||PartyPoker, Online||$530||2,420||$1,211,000||Dylan Rowe||$181,544|
|August 2021||PartyPoker, Online||$530||2,295||$1,147,500||Pedro Cavalieri||$153,504|
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