The main event of London’s EPT has just started and this year more and more players are set to flock to the United Kingdom in order to enjoy this annual poker extravaganza. This year a huge selection of more minor events has also been planned and it is for this reason that this year’s Poker Festival is set to be the biggest yet. Last season was particularly great for the Germans with poker professional Benny Spindler winning the London Main Event and taking home the top prize of £750,000 and fellow countryman Philipp Gruissem banking the grand total of £450,200 in the High Roller event.
How to get involved
This year there will be a whole host of different events taking place during the London Poker Festival. Buy-ins will be ranging from around £110 turbos to £10,300 for the High Roller event. Make sure that you take a look at the EPT schedule as well as at the venue information in order to plan your day out.
How to buy in
You will be able to buy in to a number of events (excluding the Super Satellite and Main Event) via the PokerStars client account (ID is necessary). Despite PokerStars’ recent acquisition of Full Tilt Poker (more news here) the two gaming platforms are still managed in a separate way, so even in case you already have a Full Tilt Poker account, you will still need a separate PokerStars account to be able to take advantage of this promotion. Buying in can be done up to three hours before the events kick off. If you have not yet got an account with PokerStars you will be able to download the free software online.
How to follow the action
You will be able to view live updates on the PokerStars Blog alongside a number of interviews with some of the top players. You will also be able to enjoy the EPTLive live webcast from the comfort of your own home. This year coverage of this event has been doubled meaning that you won’t miss a trick.
A new champion will also be crowned by the UKIPT; this means that there will be big winnings for one lucky player. You will be able to find out just how much money is on offer by checking the UKIPT London updates.
This year’s venues are set to be the Grosvenor Victoria Casino on Edgware Road and PokerStars LIVE at the Hippodrome on Carnbourn Street, Leicester Square. There will be a complimentary shuttle bus running between these two venues from 10am until 2am. During non-rush hour traffic this journey is expected to take between 10 and 15 minutes.
This year’s London Poker Festival is set to be one of the most exciting yet, meaning that if you haven’t already had a look at the schedules and venues and considered buying in to a number of events, then this is almost certainly the time to do so.