Brunson and Hellmuth to Play English Poker Open

Brunson and Hellmuth to Play English Poker Open

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Both Doyle Brunson and Phil Hellmuth, two of the all-time poker tournament greats, have confirmed their attendance at the upcoming English Poker Open at the Dusk Till Dawn club in Nottingham. With a $1m prize pool already guaranteed, the event is sure to attract a lot more big names.

The seat to the Main Event is worth $5,000 (approximately £3,000) and Dusk Till Dawn themselves are the only place in the country hosting live satellites to the huge event on Tuesday, September 15.

The first live satellite is the Saturday prior to the event; a £50 rebuy at 4pm with 2,000 chips. The day after, a £100 rebuy is taking place with the same starting stack. Given the popularity of the famous poker club, there should be a fair few seats up for grabs.

The full timetable of events at the EPO is as follows:

Monday 14th September 2009 - Welcome Party 7.00pm
Launch party, Crowne Palace Nottingham.

Tuesday 15th September 2009 - Dusk Till Dawn doors open from 11.00am
Main Event Day 1: 2.00pm - 1.00am
$5000 + $300
Break every 2 levels, split dinner break between 5.15pm - 7.15pm.
10,000 chips with a 1 hour clock

Wednesday 16th September - Doors open 12pm
Main Event Day 2: 2.00pm - Play until the final 9
Event #2 Day 1: 2.30pm
£500 + £60 No Limit Freezeout
10,000 Chips, 45 minute clock
Dinner Breaks 4pm - 4.45pm and 5pm - 6.30pm

Thursday 17th September - Doors open 12pm
Main Event Final Table: 3.00pm
Event #2 Day 2: 2pm
Event #3: 2.30pm (1 Day Event)
£250 + £30 No Limit Freezeout
6000 Chips, 30 minute clock
Dinner Break 4.30pm - 5.15pm

You can also qualify online at Littlewoods Poker, Full Tilt Poker and Cake Poker.

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