London Poker Championship Begins Tonight

London Poker Championship Begins TonightThe Grosvenor Victoria London Poker Championship kicks off this evening at The Vic, with seven tournaments scheduled to take place in various versions of poker, including Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha, as well as six-max and bounty events.

A £200+£20 (€229/$322+€22.90/$32.20) No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout (100-player maximum) starts the championship, while the £300+£30 (€343/$483+€34.30/$48.30) main event begins on Saturday and will be completed the following day.

A total of 182 participants fought it out in last year’s main event to create a prize pool of nearly £55,000 (€62,860/$88.540), with England’s Qamran Ghani picking up £15,540 (€17,760/$25,000) for the win.

However, this week’s main event look set to surpass that mark as two opening flights have been arranged for 14:00 (BST) and 19:00 starts.

The London Poker Championship tournament schedule (all times BST):

Monday, July 18:

19:30, £200+£20 (€229/$322+€22.90/$32.20) No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout (100-player maximum, 10,000 starting stack, 25-minute levels).

Tuesday, July 19:

19:30, £150+£15 (€172/$241+€17.20/$24.10) No-Limit Hold’em Deep & Steep Freezeout (100-player maximum, 15,000 starting stack, 15-minute levels).

Wednesday, July 20:

19:30, £200+£20 (€229/$322+€22.90/$32.20) Pot-Limit Omaha Freezeout (100-player cap maximum, 10,000 starting stack, 25-minute levels);
20:30, £50+£7 (€57/$80+€8/$11.25) Main Event Super Satellite (£330/€531/$531 ticket) No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout (60-player maximum, 5,000 starting stack, 25-minute levels).

Thursday, July 21:

19:30, £250+£25 (€286/$402+€28.60/$40.20) Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout (72-player maximum, 10,000 starting stack, 25-minute levels).

Friday, July 22:

19:30, £50+£7 (€57/$80+€8/$11.25) Main Event Super Satellite (£330 ticket) No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout (60-player maximum, 5,000 starting stack, 25-minute levels).

Saturday, July 23:

14:00, £300+£30 (€343/$483+€34.30/$48.30) Main Event No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Flight 1 (100-player maximum, 15,000 starting stack, 40-minute levels);
19:00, £300+£30 (€343/$483+€34.30/$48.30) Main Event No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Flight 2 (100-player maximum, 15,000 starting stack, 40-minute levels).

Sunday, July 24:

14:00, £300+£30 (€343/$483+€34.30/$48.30) Main Event Final Day;
17:00, £150+£15 (€172/$241+€17.20/$24.10) No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Freezeout (£25/€28.60/$40.20 bounty, 80-player maximum, 7,500 starting stack, 25-minute levels);
19:30, £100+£12 (€114/$161+€13.70/$19.30) No-Limit Hold’em Deep & Steep Freezeout (60-player maximum, 15,000 starting stack, 15-minute levels).