Dusk Till Dawn attempts to break UK poker attendance record

Dusk Till Dawn attempts to break UK poker attendance record

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

When JP Kelly won the £1,000 event at last year’s WSOPE he took down the largest field in tournament poker history in the UK; the record lasted for all of a week before 730 players competed in the 2009 EPT London which set the benchmark for tournament attendance.

Now Nottingham’s Dusk Till Dawn, the UK’s favourite poker club, is aiming to smash that record with their 2010 Grand Prix by offering a £50 buy-in three-day deepstack with a £40,000 guarantee. This will require 800 runners, beating the EPT’s current record, with the field capped at 900 players.

“We had to set it above the current UK record of 730 runners to show we are serious about breaking it,” said Dusk till Dawn owner Rob Yong. “I also wanted the buy-in to be accessible to all bankrolls, so for a modest buy-in of £50, players will get a great structure with 10,000 chips and a 45 minute clock. With that in mind, the guaranteed £40,000 prize money means that this tournament is equivalent to a £500 entry tournament with 80 runners - so the value is simply amazing for our players.”

The Dusk Till Dawn Grand Prix 2010 runs for three days from Friday 29th October until Halloween. There are two opening flights with registration – online only at dusktilldawn.com - closing at 11am on Friday and the tournament kicking off at noon. The £40,000 guaranteed event has 10,000 starting stacks and a 45 minute clock.

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