Rob Yong Looking for Players at Stamford Bridge

Grand Prix Poker TourDusk till Dawn´s Rob Yong is encouraging players to qualify early for this weekend´s £250,000 guaranteed DTD/Party Poker Grand Prix event at Stamford Bridge.

The DTD/Party Poker Grand Prix Tour kicks off this weekend at Stamford Bridge – the home of Chelsea FC – with a £250,000 guaranteed Main Event. The kick-off event is the first of eight live stops scheduled for the Tour, with a further four Grand Prix events being played online over the next twelve months – subject to the success of the initial legs.

Writing in the Dusk till Dawn blog, Yong notes that all the logistics are in place for a successful first event. One hundred poker tables have been purchased to ensure plenty of capacity, a Party Poker relaxation lounge has been created, and the whole of the Dusk till Dawn team will be in attendance. Only one element is not assured according to Yong – a good turnout to ensure the event´s success.

“He Who Dares Wins”

Yong acknowledges that to schedule such an ambitious tour is a bold move, but says he believes in the words of Del Trotter (from the TV series “Only Fools and Horses”) that “he who dares wins”. Also, it is not uncommon for Dusk till Dawn to promote unlikely events and turn them into a success. Remember the International Stadiums Poker Tour at Wembley?

However, the tone of Rob Yong´s blog is concerning. He writes that it would be a shame if only three players turned up for Sunday´s climax to the Grand Prix Main Event and, although that is not likely to happen, a low turn-out would have implications for the guarantees offered during the rest of the Tour. Yong encourages players to get involved in the online and live Day 1s already underway, and concludes his blog You choose where we go from here.

Multiple Main Event Day 1s Already Under Way

The DTD/Party Poker Grand Prix Main Event has a structure that allows players to enter Day 1 of the tournament at Dusk till Dawn in Nottingham, at Aspers Casino in Stratford or online at partypoker.com. Players can enter as many times as they wish (the buy-in is £60 + £10 live/$100 + 9 online) and take their biggest stack through to Sunday´s climax overlooking the pitch at Stamford Bridge. The schedule for all the DTD/Party Poker events can be found here.

There will also be three Day 1 flights played on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, but Yong warns that cash cannot be accepted at the venue. If players want to buy into any of Saturday´s Day 1s directly – or the supporting side events – they should enter through the Party Poker client. An arrangement has been made with Aspers Casino to accept cash entries for the High Rollers event, but players will have to travel the width of London if they want to take advantage of it.

Satellite into the Stamford Bridge Event at Party Poker

The prospect of winning a share of £250,000 for a buy-in of £70 should be sufficient for plenty of players to respond to Rob Yong´s pleas; but those who want to get a little extra value from the event can take advantage of online satellites at partypoker.com to qualify for any Day 1 of the Grand Prix Main Event.

Among the many opportunities available at Party Poker, the standout qualifiers appear to be the $22.00 (c. £14.50) satellites running at 6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm that guarantee ten seats, twenty seats and ten seats respectively into Day 1 of the event. For further information about these, and to start your trip to Stamford Bridge, visit partypoker.com today.