Southern England Poker Championship starts today

Southern England Poker Championship starts today

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Reading isn't usually known as a hotbed of poker but that will change over the next few days as the Berkshire town's Genting Club plays host to the Southern England Poker Poker Challenge.

The festival may only feature a trio of events but it should be a case of quality over quantity with plenty of big names expected and a bumper prize pool to be won. Top billing goes to the £500+£50 Main Event which will feature two opening days. The Day 1A action gets under way at 2pm on Friday with Day 1B following at the same time on Saturday. Players will receive starting stacks of 20,000 chips with a one-hour clock. Organisers expect the prize pool to reach £75,000 so there's some serious cash to be won.

Players looking for a cheaper route to enter can try their luck in a £50+£5 NLH freezeout satellite that starts at 6.15pm this evening.

Complementing the Main Event action are a £150+£15 NLH freezeout at 9pm tonight (6k starting stack, 30-minute clock) and a £150+£15 NLH Bounty Freezeout at 8pm on Saturday (10k starting stacks, 30-minute clock with £50 of each entry going for each bounty).

The full schedule can be seen below:

Thursday 15th November
6:15pm £50+£5 NLH Freezeout Satellite to Main Event 6,000 30-mins

Friday 16th November
2:00pm £500+£50 Main Event Day 1a 20,000 60-mins
9.00pm £150+£15 NLH Freezeout 6,000 30-mins

Saturday 17th November
2.00pm £500+£50 Main Event Day 1b 20,000 60-mins
8.00pm £150+£15 NLH Bounty Freezeout (£50 Bounty) 10,000 30-mins

Sunday 18th November
3.00pm Main Event Final

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