Thursday, 27 September 2012
Lovers of the six-max game will be out in force in Dublin this weekend for the European Short Handed Poker Championship which gets under way this lunchtime.
The four-day festival at the Regency Hotel will feature a total of seven hold'em and PLO events with top billing going to the three-day €550 Main Event. The first of two opening flights starts at 1pm with players receiving starting stacks of 20,000 chips with a 60-minute clock. The second opening flights starts at the same time tomorrow and is already a sell out.There's plenty of action scheduled in addition to the main event including nightly €100 NLH turbos at 8pm, a two-day €300 no limit hold'em tournament starting on Saturday at 2pm and a two-day PLO triple chance that follows at 4pm. The festival draws to a close on Sunday afternoon with a €200 no limt hold'em event which gets under way at 2pm.The full schedule can be seen below:Thu 27 Sept 1pm €550 Main Event Day 1a 20,000 60-mins3-day event Thu 27 Sept 8pm €100 NLH Turbo 7,000 15-minsFri 28 Sept 1pm €550 Main Event Day 1b 20,000 60-mins Sold Out Fri 28 Sept 8pm €100 NLH Turbo 7,000 15-minsSat 29 Sept 1pm Main Event Day 2Sat 29 Sept 2pm €300 NLH 15,000 45-mins 2-day event Sat 29 Sept 4pm €200 Pot Limit Omaha Triple Chance 12,000 30-mins 2-day event Sat 29 Sept 8pm €100 NLH Turbo 7,000 15-minsSun 30 Sept 1pm Main Event Day 3Sun 30 Sept 2pm €200 NLH10,000 30-minsEnglishman Steven King outlasted a 656-runner field to walk away with a first prize of €63,000 after winning last year's event.
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