DTD Announces $1m Grand Prix

DTD Announces $1m Grand Prix

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Rob Yong and team at Dusk Till Dawn are nothing if not ambitious and they're aiming sky high once again this spring with a $100+$20 buy-in tournament featuring a massive $1m guarantee.

To put that target of 10,000 runners into context, the previous record for a Grand Prix attendance stands at a none too shabby 4,932 entrants.

“This is a huge target but I believe it is possible. I remember the first ever Grand Prix in September 2010 with a £50 buy-in and a £40,000 GTE, requiring 800 entrants, we broke the UK record and it was one of our proudest moments, so five years later, to achieve 10,000 entries and a $1M prizepool would be simply amazing.”

The fruit of the partnership between the Nottingham club and partypoker, the $1m Grand Prix will run from Friday 15 May until Sunday 25 May.

Online qualifiers will kick off at partypoker.com on Monday 16 Feb with five seats guaranteed every night at 7pm and 9pm. Feeder satellites start from just 1c.

The first 1,000 online qualifiers will be in line for a $25,000 Golden Chip and if they go on to reach the Grand Prix final table they'll see their tournament winnings boosted by a further $25,000.

“We are all very excited about this Grand Prix Million,” said partypoker’s Grace McMillan. “partypoker want to make this experience as much fun as possible for the players, it will be great to meet so many of our online qualifiers face to face. What a story it would be if the winner qualified for one cent and also won a $25,000 Golden Chip bonus.”

The full schedule Grand Prix will be unveiled in the near future.

Hats off again to Rob Yong for having the stones to try and stage such a massive event for grassroots players.

Tags: Dusk Till Dawn, partypoker