First PokerStars UK and Ireland Tour Main Event starts today

First PokerStars UK and Ireland Tour Main Event starts today

Friday, 11 December 2009

The much anticipated PokerStars UK and Ireland Tour starts in Galway today with a host of top names expected to play in the €2,000 buy in Main Event. Bookmaker SportingBet has installed former WSOP Main Event champion Peter Eastgate the 33/1 favourite. Joining him at the head of the market are former Poker Million winner Marty Smith and double WSOP bracelet winner JP Kelly also at 33/1

Andy Black heads the home challenge at 50/1 with new BoylePoker pro Nicky Power also on offer at 50/1. Neil Channing has fond memories of Ireland (although we’re sure he won’t be leaving any unattended suitcases in his hotel room this time) and is also available at 50/1, as is crooner extraordinaire Marcel Luske. Recent GUKPT winner Tony Cascarino is at 100/1 with fellow footballer Teddy Sheringham at 150/1.

After the Galway leg concludes the PokerStars UK and Ireland Tour will head to Manchester for a £500 event in February with further stops scheduled for Coventry, Nottingham, Killarney, Brighton, Dublin and an as yet unnamed venue in Scotland before a grand finale in London.

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