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International Stadiums Poker Tour Changes Format; Day 1 Will Take Place Online

ISPT In preparation for its inaugural event at Wembley Stadium this spring, the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) has introduced some changes to its groundbreaking format. Rather than running the entire tournament inside Wembley Stadium, Day 1 of the first-ever ISPT event will be held online between Feb. 3 and May 19. Up to 30,000 players will be able to compete in the €300 buy-in across several online poker rooms. The top 10 percent of the field at the end of each qualifier will advance to play on Day 2 of the event on the Wembley Stadium lawn. Players who make Day 2 will begin with the...

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starting to come apart stupid tapie and company


Well, at least they have satellites in multiple online sites, a step in the right direction. The PR to the average player seems weak. This is a new format for a tournament. You would think that they would create some overall interest by directly appealing to players by fronting some tournaments in live and online sites as soon as possible to maximize the number of people holding entries to the tournament. The more poker players holding entries, the more "solid" and legit this first event becomes. They have only to look at all the hard work and sweat PartyPoker put in for their first Millions poker cruise, qualifying people to "make the boat". The PartyPoker first cruise ship Millions tournament is the perfect model for the ISPT to follow.

PartyPoker literally had online entries given at the lowest sub-qualifier level GIVEN to people to play. We are talking of maybe $500 per day for a month or so, peanuts compared to the rake generated by the sub-qualifiers. They should be spending money to feed people directly into the tournament rather than apparently paying silly salaries to people that quite honestly are not doing any practical work aside from being mouthpieces.

The stadium is a boat ... ISPT seems to have forgotten that to be successful you have to work hard to fill up the boat rather than just talking about it.

"The lucky player is usually the player that knows how much to leave to chance."

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