Following the roaring success of the Grand Prix Million, partypoker is delighted to announce the launch of the Grand Prix Poker Tour, a series of affordable buy-in tournaments with huge guarantees taking place at iconic football grounds around the United Kingdom.
partypoker’s commitment to grassroots poker continues to bear fruit for the UK poker community with this amazing Grand Prix Poker Tour. Each leg features an affordable buy-in of £60+£10 yet has a large guaranteed prize pool to play for, £250,000 for each of the first three legs.
Players from around the country have the chance to play poker at the homes of Chelsea FC, Manchester United, Leeds United, Newcastle United and more where they can turn a small investment into a substantial payday.
2015-16 Grand Prix Poker Tour Schedule
|17-18 October, 2015||Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham|
|28-29 November, 2015||Stamford Bridge, London|
|December, 2015||Online at partypoker|
|16-17 January, 2016||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|20-21 February, 2016||St James’ Park, Newcastle|
|March, 2016||Online at partypoker|
|9-10 April, 2016||Elland Road, Leeds|
|14-15 May, 2016||Hampden Park, Glasgow|
|June, 2016||Online at partypoker|
|30-31 July, 2016||Amex Stadium, Brighton|
|TBC||Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff|
|October, 2016||Online at partypoker|
The poker tour for the people
After consulting with players and listening to their valued feedback, we believe that the Grand Prix Poker Tour is the poker tour for the people.
While each leg features multiple starting flights, these Day 1’s are played as freezeouts – once you bust, you bust. You can, however, buy into as many Day 1’s as you wish, but doing so forfeits any stack you progressed to Day 2 with previously.
Playing in the Grand Prix Poker Tour gives you the opportunity to try the superb blind structure used on the World Poker Tour, except it only costs you £70 to do so. Levels are 30-minutes long in the live legs and 12-minutes long in the online legs, with play being rolled back two levels on Day 2 to ensure there is plenty of room to manoeuvre at the business end of the tournament.
Introducing Players Choice
The Grand Prix Poker Tour sees a brand new type of Day 1 that we’re calling Players Choice. Play in one of these online Day 1’s and make it through to the end of play to be able to choose which Day 2 you want to play. So long as the Day 2 is within the next 12 months, you can choose to play it.
This gives you the ultimate flexibility as to when and where you want to play your Day 2. It also means you can qualify for as many Day 2s as you wish and book your places in Day 2s across the tour’s calendar.
Win a Holiday or a Porsche with the Golden Chips promotion
Golden chips return to the action in the Grand Prix poker Tour and this time they yield even better prizes.
Win one of the Daily UK Majors that run at 7:00pm at partypoker every night and receive a Golden Chip for your victory. Each time you enter a Day 1 of the Grand Prix Poker Tour, your Golden Chip count drops by one. Reach the final table of a Grand Prix Poker Tour event with a Golden Chip intact and win a dream holiday. Better still, win a Grand Prix Poker Tour event while holding a Golden chip and you’ll receive a brand new Porsche worth more than £40,000!
The online tournaments that award the winner a Golden Chip are:
- 7:00pm Daily UK Major: $2,500 Gtd Micro ($5.50 buy-in where the winner receives a $109 ticket and positions 2-9 receive a $22 DTD Ticket)
- 7:00pm Daily UK Major: $5,000 Gtd Mini ($22 buy-in where the final table receive a $109 DTD Ticket)
The WPT £100,000 Leaderboard
If you thought that all of the above looks like tremendous value then wait until you read about the WPT £100,000 Leaderboard that every Grand Prix Poker Tour players is automatically competing in.
Simply reach a Day 2 of a Grand Prix Poker Tour event and you’ll receive a WPT Reward. The top 30 WPT Rewards earners walk away with a 2016 WPT UK Main Event seat worth £2,200 with players in positions 31-100 winning a 2016 WPT500 UK seat worth £550.
Start your quest for Grand Prix Poker Tour glory today by competing in the Daily UK Majors at 7:00pm and in the various DTD Ticket awarding tournaments that run around the clock with buy-ins starting as low as $0.01