Dusk Till Dawn played host to the inaugural Grand Prix Poker Tour leg in October and saw 1,015 players pile into the Nottingham-based club for the £250,000 guaranteed spectacular.
It was Benjamin Preece who emerged victorious on that occasion, defeating Paul Romain heads-up to collect £35,000 for his £60+£10 investment, denying Romain a £35,000 bonus for winning the main event with a Golden Chip in his possession; more on those Golden Chips later.
Next on the impressive Grand Prix Poker Tour schedule is a trip to London where it stops at Stamford Bridge. That’s correct, you’ve not read anything wrong, from November 28-29, you could be playing poker for a share of a guaranteed £250,000 at Stamford Bridge.
How to play in the Grand Prix Poker Tour Stamford Bridge Leg
There are multiple ways that you can get involved in the Grand Prix Poker Tour Stamford Bridge leg. The first is by playing an online Stamford Bridge specific Day 1 or Players Choice at partypoker. These cost $109 to buy into – you can use a $109 ticket if you wish – and if you manage to progress to Day 2, you simply head to Stamford Bridge and play the rest of the tournament in the iconic stadium.
If $109 is out of the constraints of your bankroll, why not try to win your way into the $109 buy-in event via one of the many satellites that run around the clock. It is possible to start your quest for Grand Prix Poker Tour glory for as little as $0.01, imagine turning one cent into at least £35,000!
Another route is to head to Aspers Casino at Stratford and play in one of the four Live Day 1s taking place there.
Buy-in to the Aspers live Day 1s also costs £60+£10 and these take place at the following times and dates:
- 2:00 pm on Saturday 21 November, 2015
- 2:00pm on Sunday 22 November, 2015
- 7:00pm on Thursday 26 November, 2015
- 7:00pm on Friday 27 November, 2015
But wait because there’s more! Those of you who prefer to play a Day 1 at Dusk Till Dawn can head to the Nottingham-based club and try your luck there. Day 1s run at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday 22 November and Sunday 23 November.
Finally, it wouldn’t be called the Stamford Bridge leg if you couldn’t play poker at Stamford Bridge, would it? Head to Stamford Bridge at 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Saturday 28 November to play your Day 1 there. The former Premier League and Champions League winners may be struggling for form so far this season, fingers crossed that you won’t!
Grand Prix Poker Tour Stamford Bridge Side Events
To compliment the Grand Prix Poker Tour Stamford Bridge main event, there is a trio of side events to get stuck into should your plans of following in Preece’s footsteps be dashed.
There is a £1,000+£100 buy-in two-day High Roller taking place. One Day 1 runs online at partypoker at 8:00 pm on Thursday 26 November with a subsequent Day 1 held at Aspers in Stratford at 6:00 pm on Friday 27 November. Play then concludes at noon on Saturday 28 November at Stamford Bridge.
Grand Prix Poker Tour Stamford Bridge Information
Before playing any of the Day 1s and heading to Stamford Bridge, please familiarise yourself with the following information:
- Buy-in is online only via your partypoker account. It will be possible to create a partypoker account at the venue
- All Day 1s are freezeouts using the WPT structure
- Players can play multiple Day 1s, but can only progress with their highest stack
- All Day 2 players cash for at least £140 and a £70 Grand Prix Poker Tour seat
- There is a £250,000 guaranteed prize pool – £35,000 is the minimum the champion wins
- Blinds are rolled back two levels at the start of Day 2
- All payouts are made to your partypoker account
- All players must be at least 18-years-old to be permitted entry into the venue and must bring valid identification with them
Grand Prix Poker Tour Stamford Bridge Location
The Great Hall (Entrance via The West Stand Main Reception)
Please be aware that car parking is limited and not complimentary; it may be a better idea to use the excellent public transport links to and from the stadium.