There’s just over a week until the next partypoker WPT National London event kicks off and of course we’re super excited. Running from February 27 through to the final table on March 2 we’re back at the fantastic Aspers Casino Westfield in Stratford City. The best part could be the £100k guarantee making it the largest ever guaranteed poker prizepool at an Aspers Casino. 100 seems to be a popular number around these parts as already 100 unique online partypoker qualifiers have won seats to the event, but don’t worry you still have some time to grab your seat as online qualifiers on partypoker run until Sunday February 23.
A Real Star-Studded Cast
Roll out the red carpet Stratford the A-List of Poker celebs is coming including UK poker superstar Sam Trickett, actor and poker pro Michael Greco and Hendon Mobsters Barny Boatman, Ross Boatman and Joe Beevers. And of course Team partypoker’s Kara Scott will be there too! We caught up with a few of these legends on the felt to get their thoughts:
Barny Boatman: “I think the game will be more open in the earlier flights. It may be harder to get people of draws and mid strength hands. My plan is be solid and selective!”
Joe Beevers: “Having never played an accumulator format before this is a learning curve for me in how to approach the WPTNUK at Aspers next week. I think I’ll just start out trying to play well making good decisions and see how it goes.”
Michael Greco: “I’m not too familiar with the accumulator strategy but I LIKE the idea of an it. It gives you the option to play different flights all with different strategies!”
If you’ve never heard of the Accumulator then you’re in for a real treat. The event is split into three £200 flights giving players the option to buy-in to one, two or all three of the Day 1 flights. And here’s the best part at the end of each flight chips will be bagged and moved forward to Day 2. All chips from each flight are accumulated to give players their total starting stack for Day 2!
The Man With The Plan
Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City Poker Manager John Scanlon said: “The response from players to the new WPT National Aspers Accumulator events has been great – players have the opportunity to become a WPT National Champion for £200 and take home not only the prestigious WPTN title but over £20,000 in cash. The live satellites step up this weekend with two seats guaranteed every day until Thursday. It is clear to us there will be over 300 players in the field who have qualified for a fraction of the buy-in.”
As we mentioned you’ve only got until Sunday to secure your seat on partypoker. Short on bucks but big on talent then freeroll into the tournament! Check all the options here: https://www.partypoker.com/whats-going-on/tournaments/wpt-national-uk.html.
3 Very Special Promotions:
But wait there’s more! partypoker players will also have three chances to win $1,000 WPT National packages via:
Second Chance Freeroll
All partypoker players who play WPT National London are invited to a second chance freeroll on partypoker.. The winner takes home a $1,000 package to partypoker WPT National Newcastle (1st May – 4th May), 2nd– 4th a $310 buy-in into a flight at partypoker WPT National Newcastle and 5th-7th a $33 buy-in into the partypoker WPT National Newcastle online satellite.
Last Man Standing
The last partypoker qualifier to be knocked out of the WPT National London will win a $1,000 package to WPT National Newcastle.
Daily Chip Leader
Each daily chip leader of Flight 1A, Flight 1B, Flight 1C, Day 2 and Day 3 of WPT National London will be invited to beat a partypoker pro in an online 6 person Sit & Go.
You might remember that last time around at the WPT National Milton Keynes winner and partypoker qualifier John Gudger took home first prize in the WPT Aspers and won the Last Man Standing Competition, meaning we’ll be seeing him again in London real soon! For John’s story see: https://www.partypoker.com/blog/en/just-facts-catching-catching-cards-john-gudger-winner.html
Coming Up Next…
The three remaining partypoker WPT National UK Tour stops taking place at Aspers Casinos are as follows:
- Aspers Westfield Stratford City London: February 27- March 2, 2014
- Aspers Newcastle: May 1 – 4, 2014
- Aspers Westfield Stratford City London: July 3 – 6, 2014.