Dusk Till Dawn Grand Prix set to be largest UK tournament ever

Posted by Dan Brown in Poker News, Date: February 9, 2011

Dusk Till Dawn Poker Tournament

The Dusk Til Dawn Poker Club in Nottinham, England, has raised the number of competitors in tits annual Grand Priz tournament to 1,600 for this year’s event.

The same event held last year attracted 900 players – the maximum capacity at the time – that still holds the record for the largest poker tournament held in the United Kingdom that also had a televised final table with a five-figure first prize. This figure is compared with the European Poker Tour (EPT) London in 2010 that comes a close second with 848 players in the Main Event that saw David Vamplew beat John Juanda to take the title. There is an important difference in that the Dusk Til Dawn Grand Prix has a buy-in of £55, whereas the EPT London has a buy-on £5,000 + £250 and generates a prize pool of £4,112,800 and a first prize of £900,000.

The next Dusk Til Dawn Grand Prix will retain the £55 buy-in but will offer a guaranteed prize pool of £80,000 from the 1,600-player-strong field. The event will get underway on 16 May and will include five equivalents to Day 1. The final table will play out on 22 May. The new structure will mean the first prize will be around the £20,000 mark.

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