Brighton Gears up for LCI UKPT 2012

May 30, 2012

After a fabulous event atGlasgow, the London Clubs International UK Poker Tour of 2012 has reachedBrighton,England. The second leg of the LCI UKPT has started at the Rendezvous casino on May 30 and will be there till June 5. Besides the main event that has a guaranteed prize pool, the Brighton LCI festival would be featuring a few other side events. The LCI UKPT is one of the major poker festivals in theUK, but sadly, the current WSOP happenings inLas Vegasseem to make it less exciting. The LCI events may not be as grand as the WSOP events, but they are being presented by WSOP.com and offer great prizes too.

Schedule of events

The London Clubs International poker tour is one of the major poker events in the UK. If you haven’t been able to make it to the WSOP this year, the LCI poker tour can be a consolation. The poker festival atBrightonbegun with £ 35 satellite tournament for the Main Event on May 30. After that, the schedule of events is as follows.

  1. On May 31, there will be a £ 110 No-limit Hold’em re-entry event. This will be the first side event, and will begin at 8:15 pm on the scheduled day.
  2. Another £ 35 satellite for the Main Event will take place at 4:00 pm on June 1. This will be followed by a £ 165 NLH re-entry event at 8:00 pm
  3. A £ 55 satellite event will take place on June 2, at 12:00 pm.  At 8:15 pm, there will be a NLH Turbo deepstack event, with a buy-in of £ 110.
  4. On June 3, there will be another £ 55 satellite for the Main Event. This will be followed by the £ 135 NLH Bounty event at 8:15 pm.
  5. A 2-day NLH re-entry event begins on June 4, at 7:00 pm. The event takes place through June 5 and has a buy-in of £ 360.
  6. The last side event of the poker tour is the £ 80 NLH event on June 5

The Main Event of the 2012 LCI UKPT atBrighton starts off at 2:00 pm on June 2, when Day 1a of the tournament takes place. Day 1b of the event is on June 3, while Day 2 is on June 4. The final table of the Main Event will be on June 5, 2012. The buy-in for the event is £ 550 and the guaranteed prize pool is £ 30,000.

How to participate

You can participate in the events by registering at the Rendezvous Casino directly, or register for it online, through the casino’s website. Entry for the Main Event is allowed on Day 1a and 1b, and you can enter it through a direct buy-in or through the satellite events.

Following the stint at Brighton, the London Clubs International UK Poker Tour will be at Nottingham in July, at Leeds in August, at London in September and finally come to a close atManchester in October.

King Size Poker Fun at Europe’s Largest Poker Room

May 25, 2012

The news is out. The popular King’s Casino Rozvadov inCzechRepublicis officially home to the largest poker room inEurope. The new ‘Poker Arena’ at the casino is one of the major hubs for poker pros on the continent. The poker room is open 24/7 and offers non-stop poker action to its members. It is also a premier location for some of the major poker tournaments fromEuropeand around the world. Here are a few details about the new largest poker room inEurope.

King’s Casino Rozvadov Poker Arena

The King’s Casino Rozvadov is located less than two hours fromPrague, which is known for its festive and party spirit. With the new development, the city will soon become a hub for poker players inEurope. The new poker room of King’s Casino Rozvadov is located in a separate complex, dedicated completely to the game of poker.

With its newly acquired status, the Poker Arena at King’s Casino Rozvadov  will be hosting more number of events now. Along with the usual tournaments that is hosts there, the casino will also start having at least one tournament everyday. Despite becoming the biggest European poker room, the King’s Casino Rozvadov poker arena will have tournaments and events for all kinds of poker players. The buy-ins for tourneys here can be as low as just €30 and as high as €25,000.

Upcoming Tournaments at King’s Casino Rozvadov

The biggest poker room inEuropeis busy hosting the King’s Deepstack Series this month. The deepstack series began on May 24 and will continue through May 30, 2012. The tournament features several deepstack events in Hold’em andOmahaand offers guaranteed prizes of more than €100,000.

The poker room at  King’s Casino Rozvadov would also be hosting the German Championship of Poker or GCOP 2012 in July. The GCOP will begin on July 4 and will continue through July 9, 2012. The main event of the GCOP has a buy-in of €1,100 and and offers a guaranteed prize pool of €200,000. Here is a note on some of the interesting side events that you can participate in at the GCOP II.

  1. The opening NLH event is on July 4, and has a buy-in of 30 Eur. It has a guaranteed prize pool of 40,000 Eur
  2. On July 6, there is a €90 NLH 6-max deepstack event you can participate in. A Turbo deepstack bounty event with a buy-in of €250 and a guaranteed prize pool of €15,000 will take place on July 8
  3. On July 9, you can participate in the last side event, the Cool Down NLH, which has a buy-in of €75 and a guaranteed prize pool of €4,000

The Main Event of the GCOP II will begin on July 6 and end with the final table on July 9. The series will also feature a number of satellite events for the Main Event.

WSOP Express and More on BetVictor Poker

May 23, 2012

BetVictor’s WSOP Express has come back to give away some more free passes to the World Series of Poker events for its VIP players. If you are a member on this poker site and don’t want to miss the World Series of Poker experience, then this is your chance. All you have to do is become a VIP member and earn points to participate in the qualifier events. In addition to this, BetVictor poker also has several other promotions running for its VIPs. Here is a look at what you can get by becoming one of the loyal members on BetVictor.

WSOP Express

Every evening for two weeks, between May 21 and 26, and May 28 and June 2, BetVictor poker room will be hosting two WSOP qualifier events exclusively for its VIP members. The tournaments will start at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm CST on all days. The qualifiers are open to all VIP members of the site, who earn at least 1 VIP point during the qualification period. This buy-in, or 1 VIP point, must be earned by the players within the three days, or 72 hours to be precise, before the tournament begins.

Earning 1 VIP point to participate in these events may seem very easy. While BetVictor has been very generous in terms of buy-in for the qualifiers, it has capped the maximum number of players for the event to 500. This means you not only have to earn that one VIP point, but be among the top 500 players to do so.

WSOP packages worth $7,500

BetVictor poker is hosting a total of 12 qualifier tournaments but is giving away just 2 more WSOP packages. Well, you guessed it right. The competition for the packages is going to be tough and participating is just not enough. You have to win the tournament to be among the top 20 players during the promo. The winners will be participating in the WSOP Express Final on Sundays following the 6 tournaments. Winners of the two finals will each get a WSOP package worth $7,500. This includes

 $1,500 buy-in for the WSOP Event # 56, which takes place between July 2 and 4, 2012.
 Accommodation for a week at Palazzo Hotel’s luxury suite
 $1,750 in cash for travel and other expenses

Other VIP promos at BetVictor

BetVictor poker has several other promos and tournaments for its VIP members. One of them is the Two Five Special, where VIP members who earn at least 100 VIP points in a month will get to participate in the exclusive €2,500 Freeroll Tournament that takes place once a month. For players who are unable to earn the required points, BetVictor hosts special feeder events on a daily basis. The winners of this event are guaranteed seats to the Freeroll. To participate in this, you should earn 1 VIP point in the 24 hour period before the feeder event begins. Besides these, BetVictor also has a superb VIP bonus program, where the points you can earn can be redeemed for cash.

Schedule for WPT Season XI is Out

May 18, 2012

The wait is over. It’s out. The World Poker Tour recently announced the first part of its Season XI schedule. After revealing that Cyprus would be the opening venue for Season XI, the WPT has released the schedule of rest of the events in 2012. This year’s tour includes a few extended locations, which makes it all the more exciting. The first Season XI event in 2012 will begin in August, two months after the Season X Grand Finale at the Bellagio. The last WPT Season XI event for this year would also be at the Bellagio, Las Vegas.

WPT Season XI 2012 schedule

Here is a detailed note on the 11 events during the 2012 leg of the WPT Season XI.

WPT Merit Cyprus Classic (NTV) – The first stop of the World Poker Tour Season eleven will be at the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino, which will play host from August 4 to 9, 2012. The Main Event here has a buy-in of $4,400.

WPT Parx Open Poker Classic (TV) – After Cyprus, the WPT returns to the US for its next stop at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA. The festival will be from August 10 to 15, and the buy-in for the Main Event here is 3,500.

Legends of Poker (TV) – On its third stop, the WPT will be hosting the Legends of Poker TV event at the famous Bicycle casino in California. This event will take place from August 24 to 29 and the Main Event buy-in is $3,700.

WPT Grand Prix de Paris (TV) – The Grand Prix de Paris will take place from September 10 to 15 at the Aviation Club de France in Paris. The Main Event has a buy-in of €7,500 and is expected to attract a huge crowd this year.

WPT Malta (NTV) – Casino Portomaso in Malta would be hosting the next event from September 16 to 20. The Main Event buy-in here is $3,300.

Borgata Poker Open (TV) – The Borgata Poker Open will also take place from September 16 to 21, at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ. The Main Event here will have a buy-in of $3,300.

Jacksonville bestbet Fall Series (NTV) – The tour will continue its stint in the US with the Jacksonville bestbet Fall Series from November 9 to 12. The buy-in for this event is $3,500

WPT Copenhagen (NTV) – The next stop will be in Denmark, at the Casino Copenhagen from November 12 to 17. The Main Event here has a buy-in of DKK 26,250.

WPT Mazagan (NTV) – Morocco will be hosting the WPT events at the casino in Mazagan Beach & Gold Resort, from November 26 to December 1. The buy-in for this is € 3,500.

WPT Prague (NTV) – The Corinthia Hotel in Prague will be hosting the WPT from December 3 to 9, where the Main Event has a €3,300 buy-in.

Five Diamond World Poker Classic (TV) – The WPT will return to the Bellagio in Las Vegas in December. The Five diamond World Poker Classic will be held here from December 17 to 22, and the Main Event buy-in is $10,300.

Bellagio’s Super Satellites for WPT Championship

May 16, 2012

The World Poker Tour Championship event is all set to begin on Saturday, May 19. And Bellagio casino in Las Vegas, which is the venue for the event, is hosting Super Satellites for it till May 19. Besides that, the casino is also hosting the remaining Five Star World Poker Classic events, which will continue till May 26, 2012. The buy-in for the Championship event is $25,500, which is why it makes sense to participate in the satellites and win a free seat to the event using just your skills. Here are more details about the satellites and remaining WPT events that the Bellagio Hotel Casino will be hosting this month.

Super satellites for WPT Main Event

Starting May 16, a series of super satellites for the WPT Championship event will keep the Bellagio Poker room buzzing. All the satellite events offer guaranteed seats to the Main Event, which will begin at 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 19. The main event will continue till May 26, alongside a few other side-events.

The super satellite tournaments you can participate in have buy-ins of $2,620. There will be 2 satellite events on May 16, one on May 17, two on May 18 and one on May 19. In all these events, the top players will be given away free seats to the Main Event. There is no cap yet on the number of seats being rewarded. So if you are good at the game, be there and try to end up in the list of top few players to win your place at the main event.

Five Star WPT side-events

Besides the Main Event, there will be other events you can participate in at the Bellagio. Here is the schedule of the remaining WPT events for you.

1. On May 17, you can participate in the $5,180 no-limit Hold’em event. This event will last for 3 days. Similar events will also take place on May 21, 22  and 24.

2. On may 23, you can take part in the No limit Hold’em Super High Roller WPT event. This event has a buy-in of $100,000 and will take place for three days.

3. The last side-event of the WPT will be the $1080 NLH event, which takes place on May 25

The Main Event, the WPT Championship event, starts on may 19 and will go on for 8 days, till May 26, when the final table will be played.

Bellagio Casino

The Bellagio poker room is one of the best places to play poker in Vegas. If you can make it to the casino for WPT event, there is nothing like it. But don’t lose heart if you cant. The poker room at the Bellagio casino is the hub for the best poker games and tournaments that are sure to make you happy. The casino hosts a number of daily and weekly tournaments and gives away hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. To enjoy poker and win money at the Bellagio, you can visit there any time of the year. But if it’s the WPT championship title that you are eying, you don’t have a lot of time to waste.

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