There may be a couple of storms brewing in the United Kingdom right now but we have some other news that will blow your hat off: there is $625,000 worth of guaranteed prize pools coming up in the Grand Prix UK Online-Live Hybrid series.
The action begins online at partypoker on February 27 and runs all the way through to March 14. Week 1 of the series takes place exclusively online at partypoker and sees players battle it out in the $109 Grand Prix UK Knockout, which has a $250,000 guarantee. Those of you on a tighter budget can jump into the $11 Mini Knockout and play for a share of at least $50,000.
The £150,000 guaranteed Main Event kicks off on March 6 and comes with a £150 buy-in. However, there are satellite from a single penny, which opens the door for every partypoker player.
There are 12 Day 1s in total: nine running online at partypoker from March 6 through March 12, and three held live at Dusk Till Dawn. You can buy into the Live Day 1s via holding tanks on partypoker, via LuxonPay, or with cash at the Dusk Till Dawn cashier desk. Be warned, all Live Day 1s have an entry cap, so buy in sooner rather than later as not to be disappointed.
All Main Event players who make it through to Day 2 are in the money places. Day 2 takes place at Dusk Till Dawn at 3:00 p.m. GMT on March 13.
As you would expect, there is a Mini Main Event for you to get your teeth into. It commands a $22 buy-in and comes with a prize pool guaranteed to weigh in at $50,000. The Mini Main Event runs entirely online at partypoker.
Grand Prix UK Online-Live Hybrid Schedule
Feb 27-Mar 7
Grand Prix Knockout
Feb 27-Mar 7
Grand Prix Mini Knockout
Mar 6-Mar 13
Grand Prix Main Event
Mar 6-Mar 14
Grand Prix Mini Main Event
Grand Prix Super109
Main Event Last Longer Competition
Anyone who enters the Grand Prix Main Event via partypoker is automatically registered for the Last Longer competition. The top ten finishers in the Las Longer get their hands on a range of prizes, including an official golden chip card protector, a collectors’ goodie bag, and a $22 Grand Prix Mini Main Event ticket. Whoever wins the Las Longer receives a £550 ticket for an upcoming event at Dusk Till Dawn.
Chris Donnachie, partypoker’s Head of Poker Room Management, said: “The resumption of normal service in the live poker calendar is something we’ve been looking forward to for what feels like a very long time.
“Creating a hybrid series of live and online events will allow more players to get involved in the festival, no matter where they are located. The combination of live and online events in the Grand Prix UK will change the way players engage in our poker festivals and we’re eager to see how this inaugural hybrid series is received.”
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