Online Satellite For Wembley Available On Sunday

ISPT LogoThe International Stadiums Poker Tours event at Wembley Stadium at the end of May and beginning of June has definitely caught the imagination of poker fans and players across the country. You cannot help but put yourself in the place of all those happy captains and managers who have won at Wembley. If you love football, you love the idea of being a Wembley winner but of course, you don’t have to love football to love the idea of being a big poker winner at Wembley Stadium. The new look stadium may not have the same charm as the former ground but it remains an icon in the world of sport and of course, there is a lot of money to play for.

This means that every poker player should have hopes and ambitions of being a big winner at this event. There is £1m guaranteed for the winner and with the backing and patronage of the Dusk Till Dawn group, there is a lot of confidence about this event. This was not always the case and people were right to be wary or cautious about the event going ahead but now it is full steam ahead for poker at Wembley Stadium.

Play early to reach Wembley

If you love the idea of being a Wembley winner but can’t justify the cost of getting involved, you should always be on the lookout for satellite events. These are a great way to play your way to a huge poker prize without spending too much and on Sunday the 5th of May, there is a genuine opportunity for poker players to book their trip to Wembley Stadium.

The Poker 770 site is running a number of satellite events where the top 10% of each day will make their way to Wembley. Sunday the 5th of May, at 6pm, sees Day 1D begin and time is starting to run out to play your way to Wembley via a satellite game. After Sunday, there will only be two satellite events, Sunday the 12th of May and Sunday theh 19th of May to book your spot so you may as well make plans this weekend.

Today in the football, you have Hull and Watford battling it out to win automatic promotion to the Premier League, sparing them from taking a trip to Wembley in the play-offs. However, on Sunday, poker players get the chance to battle it out to make that trip to Wembley!

British Poker Players Certainly Had A Super Tuesday

PokerStars Super TuesdayWhile the big focus for online poker sites comes with the Sunday games, there is not a day without a poker game that is worth looking out for. This is great news because we all run different lives and have separate schedules that we need to keep track of. What works for one person may not exactly work for another so it can be great to have some time when you know you can get online and enjoy some big poker action for a good amount of money. This is definitely the case on Tuesday evenings and some British poker players definitely had a Super Tuesday this week!

Real Madrid almost had a Super Tuesday this week but they just failed to overcome their first leg deficit and this means that Borussia Dortmund clinched their place at the big Wembley final later on this month. This is something that plenty of poker players will be looking to emulate with the Dusk Till Dawn backed International Stadium Poker Tour event heading for Wembley at the end of May. There was great success this week though and two British poker players managed to grab over $100,000 between them for their play on the Super Tuesday game.

Big poker success playing for big money

The $1,050 buy-in of the PokerStars Super Tuesday event is certainly eye-watering but it managed to draw 541 people to the game. This clearly means that there is a market for this sort of event and the fact that there was a prize pool of $541,000 on offer shows you that there was something special to play for. Whatever else you do with your time on a Tuesday night, it is not likely to be as exciting or as thrilling as this poker game!

Amongst the final 9 players were two UK players so they knew they were in the running to make big money. The smallest amount lined up for the final table was just under $9,000. This would be a big drop from what the winners would expect to get but it would still represent a healthy return for the initial investment and the time spent playing poker.

Going into the final table, the chips leader was David Emmons, who is known as “Betudontbet” online and he held 570,808 chips. In the third position at the table was one British player, “route666” who held 220,383 chips and in the fifth position around the table was Goldenboys, who held 320,280 chips.

For once, the chip leader going into the final table held on for victory and David Emmons grabbed a whopping $92,265 for his trouble. There was real UK success in second place though as “Goldenboys” found himself taking home $86,265 for a second place finish. The other UK player, route666 finished back in sixth place but this still earned a respectable $22,992.50. Both players grabbed the sort of financial return that most players could only dream of when playing poker and it remains to be seen how all their other Tuesdays this year rank against Super Tuesday.

UK Poker Player Strikes It Big On Sunday

David VamplewThere are many different activities and entertainment available to choose from when it comes to a Sunday but there are a lot worse ways to spend it than playing poker. If you make the most of Friday and Saturday, it may be that Sunday is your day of rest before you have to think about getting back to work on the Monday. In this instance it makes perfect sense for someone to have a lazy day but you can take things easy while retaining a mental focus. This is where online poker can provide the perfect platform to sharpen your mind while giving your body a rest.

Of course, Sunday online poker is boosted by the fact that there are so many great online poker events and tournaments to choose from. There is a wide range of online poker sites providing a fantastic range of poker events for players and many with big money up for grabs. This is definitely a huge incentive to make no other plans for your Sunday because you could be in line to win a sum of money that could see you start Monday with a massive smile on your face.

Go for the big money and you may just get lucky

You may be thinking that this is a little far-fetched but it happened to one UK player at the weekend so the bar has been raised once again. You have to remember that someone has to win these events and you have to be in it to win it. The odds may be stacked against you but sometimes that is the majesty of poker. This is definitely what David Vamplew will be thinking after his big weekend success. There were a number of Irish and UK success stories to come from Sunday but picking up $61,457 deserves to be the main story and Vamplew, or “david1213” as he is known as online is clearly smiling now! The event was the PokerStars $225,000 Guaranteed Sunday Rebuy event.

One of the interesting things about the win was the fact that there was no agreement made at the final table to split the cash. There were some big step ups in money so the fact that no agreement could be reached meant that Vamplew was a huge winner. This could have worked against him but sometimes fortune favours the brave and this was definitely a daring and deserved success. Vamplew has had some notable success in his poker career, including a EPT London win and this was also his second biggest online cash success, meaning he has achieved even more than what he earned on Sunday.

If you think you have the poker skills to pay the bills, it is time to step up to the plate and show that you can mix it with the big boys. You just never know, you could earn a huge sum of money for doing so when it comes around to poker time on Sunday.

Plenty Of Poker Action To Enjoy This Weekend

International Poker Open LogoWe’re on the brink of another weekend and there are plenty of poker opportunities for players to get involved with. If you feel as though you need to get out of the country, for legal or illegal reasons, the EPT Berlin event may be just the ticket. With budget airlines, there is no great cost in making the short trip to Germany and with some luck and great poker skills; you may be able to get your money back and a whole lot more. Even if you fail to find success at the poker table, there will be plenty of things to do in Berlin with your free time. There are great bars, great clubs, plenty of history or you could just swan about like Lou Reed and David Bowie did in the 1970s. No matter what option you take, there is definitely something of interest in Berlin this weekend.

If you are looking for something closer to home, it will not come as a shock to learn that the Aspers Casino is Stratford has a big poker event this weekend! Saturday is the official Day 2 of the IPO so this means you still have time on Friday to book your seat for the big event. Even if you don’t spend too much time playing poker, you can marvel in the great venue and get yourself used to it. With so many brilliant poker events taking place at this venue, there is every chance you will end up here sooner rather than later so get accustomed to the venue while you can!

Nottingham is also a major location in the UK poker scene

Friday also represents Day 1C of the Monte Carlo event being held at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham so that provides an opportunity to set up a weekend of poker play if you so desire. With Day 2 coming on Saturday, you could find yourself spending a bit of time in Nottingham this weekend!

However, you may think that London or Nottingham is not close enough to home as you would wish for and if this is the case, you might want to play poker from home. Unless you have a poker club in your house or you have invited your friends over for a game of poker, the best way to do this is to play online. There are always plenty of online poker tournaments to look out for at the weekend and you shouldn’t fall into the trap of thinking that you have no chance of winning these events.

PokerStars LogoA quick look at some of the big winners from last weekend’s play on the PokerStars site shows you how many UK players are grabbing success when they play online. There is no reason why you cannot emulate this success so if you are looking for some inspiration for your poker play this weekend, take a look at some of these successes and ask yourself if you can emulate them.

One player that managed to grab success was “josharp01” who received $608 for his play in the $215 Weekly FL Omaha H/L game. There was a great amount of $5,518.50 for “@m@rill0slip” in the $215 Sunday 2nd Chance game. The $215 Weekly Triple Draw 2-7 game allowed “bestofiraq” to pick up $1,680. However, one UK player who was understandably delighted with his activities at the weekend was “willis59” who took part in the $215 Sunday Million Game where $1m was guaranteed to be played for! A fourth place finish saw the poker player pick up $79,238.88 and you can bet that they had a great Monday!

What you have to remember about so many of these online poker successes is that so many of these players have really stupid online poker names! You have to think that if these players can win at online poker, surely you have a chance of success at online poker too? If you are at a loose end this weekend, get online and see if you can pick up a Saturday or Sunday bonus that will allow you to tackle next week with more confidence or at least a lot more in your bank account!

UK Players Have A Great PokerStars Weekend

PokerStars LogoIt is perfectly understandable that the weekend is the time when plenty of people take to online poker sites. Even though there are poker sites running games and tournaments at every hour of the day, there is not always the time or energy to take part in these games during the week after work. It is not just a case of turning up for these games and hoping that your skills will kick in.

Online poker can be a draining and taxing game which means that people need to feel at their best in order to succeed. This is not always possible after a long shift but at the weekend, people are more relaxed and they should have more free time. This is why online poker sites like PokerStars provide so many different tournaments and cash prizes at the weekend. Taking a look at the results and the winners from this weekend suggests that many UK players had a brilliant weekend!

Pride of place goes to a player called “holly17” who was taking part in the $1m guaranteed game on Sunday. This player managed to finish in third place, which saw them grab a total of $122,595 for their work. The top prize went to a “VanDobeln” from Finland, with a prize of $245,193.87. That may have been double the money that the UK entrant received for their third place finish but no one is going to be overly upset at claiming more than $100,000 for playing poker on a lazy Sunday! This win is undoubtedly the headline grabber when it comes to UK online poker players at the weekend but there were plenty of other successes at PokerStars to look back on too.

Lots of UK poker wins to celebrate

There was a UK triumph in the $109 Sunday Kickoff event although a two-way deal will have lessened the money that made its way back to the UK. “flukey111” was the successful player, holding off “HDH53” from Germany and this saw a prize of $24,862.86 going to the UK player. There was another two-way deal in the $11 Saturday Duel with “jamesg777” from the UK finishing in second place but receiving $3,352.31 for his efforts. This was only $500 less than what the winning player from Russia received so in that sense, it was a good deal for the UK player.

The $162 Sunday 6-Max event, which had a guaranteed $100,000 on offer, also brought notable UK success. “JIZOINT” finished in second place and they received $19,870.87 for their hard work and effort. Missing out on a top prize is always going to be disappointing but again, get close to 20 grand for a few hours’ work is something that most people are happy to accept now and again!

British Flag“TapeWormJim”, a poker player taking the name from a lovable computer character from the 1990s, took part in the $530 Sunday 500 where there was a guarantee of $300,000. Finishing in eight place, the UK player received $8,720.

With “Pyjama Dan” earning $1,500 for a second place finish in the $215 Weekly FL Hold ‘Em game, “TonyParkes” picking up over $4,000 in the $2.22+R Saturday Splash 3x-Turbo game and two UK players finishing in the top 6 of the $3.30 Saturday Micro, $25K Gtd game, there was a lot to celebrate. The last game saw “SplitSpadez” finish second but thanks to a three-way deal, they received $3,713.92 which was the same amount that first and third received.

Anyone looking for something to do next week should take encouragement from this spate of UK poker success. Stay tuned to or follow @maxpokerbonus on Twitter to remain up-to-date with the latest UK poker news.

PokerStars Promises A $30 Million Prize Pool At 2011 Wcoop

WCOOP 2011The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) returns for a tenth year to PokerStars this September. This year’s championship will certainly live up to its excellent reputation as one of the biggest annual poker events and the highlight of many online players’ years. With 62 events and $30 million in prizes guaranteed, players have plenty of reason to forget the trouble that PokerStars has seen previously this year and focus instead on the positive. The main event is standard No-Limit Hold’em, and it will have a $5 million prize pool, with $1 million going to the lucky first place winner. In addition to this hefty sum, the first place winner will also get packages for the EPT Grand Final and 2012 PCA and a 2012 SCOOP seat, among other things.

While there has been a great deal of talk about the decline of online poker, especially with the majority of Americans out of play and the fields becoming noticeably softer, PokerStars is doing everything that it can to make sure that online poker remains alive and well. Many commentators believe that the turn-out at the 2011 WCOOP will be quite a bit smaller than it has been in the past years, but poker trends since Black Friday and last month’s closing of Full Tilt have shown a certain resilience so far. Americans who want to play are flocking to Canada, and more and more European players who didn’t bother entering tournaments before are playing in satellites or buying in, as a softer field means that a greater range of players stand a chance at winning.

To accommodate the additional players from all over the world, PokerStars has implemented six different starting times: 6:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, and 17:00 (all times are listed in EST), so no one will have to start a game in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning. The full schedule is as follows:

Sunday, September 4

  • Event 1, 10:00, $215 No-Limit Hold’em (six-max), $1 million guaranteed;
  • Event 02, 12:00, $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em (high roller), $1.25 million guaranteed;
  • Event 03, 14:00, $215 No-Limit Hold’em, $1.25 million guaranteed.

Monday, September 5

  • Event 04, 11:00, $320 Pot-Limit Omaha;
  • Event 05, 14:00, $320 No-Limit Hold’em (six-max, shootout, no late registration);
  • Event 06, 17:00, $215+Rebuy No-Limit Hold’em (turbo).

Tuesday, September 6

  • Event 07, 11:00, $215 Pot-Limit Draw;
  • Event 08, 14:00, $215 Triple Stud;
  • Event 09, 17:00, $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em.

Wednesday, September 7

  • Event 10, 6:00, $265 Pot-Limit Omaha (knockout);
  • Event 11, 11:00, $320 No-Limit Hold’em (ante up);
  • Event 12, 14:00, $215 No-Limit Hold’em (heads-up, no late registration).

Thursday, September 8

  • Event 13, 6:00, $215 Pot-Limit Omaha High/Low (six-max, one rebuy/one add-on);
  • Event 14, 11:00, $265 No-Limit Hold’em (six-max, knockout);
  • Event 15, 14:00, $215 Razz.

Friday, September 9

  • Event 16, 11:00, $215 Pot-Limit Omaha (six-max);
  • Event 17, 14:00, $215 No-Limit Single Draw 2-7;
  • Event 18, 17:00, $320 No-Limit Hold’em (10-minute levels).

Saturday, September 10

  • Event 19, 10:00, $109 No-Limit Hold’em;
  • Event 20, 14:00, $215 Fixed-Limit Hold’em.

Sunday, September 11

  • Event 21, 10:00, $215 No-Limit Hold’em, $1.25 million guaranteed;
  • Event 22, 14:00, $530 No-Limit Hold’em, $1.5 million guaranteed.

Monday, September 12

  • Event 23, 11:00, $215 No-Limit Hold’em (four-max);
  • Event 24, 14:00, $320 Stud;
  • Event 25, 17:00, $215 Pot-Limit Omaha (turbo, one rebuy/one add-on).

Tuesday, September 13

  • Event 26, 11:00, $320 Mixed Hold’em (six-max);
  • Event 27, 14:00, $320 Fixed-Limit Badugi;
  • Event 28, 17:00, $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em.

Wednesday, September 14

  • Event 29, 6:00, $265 No-Limit Omaha High/Low (six-max, knockout);
  • Event 30, 11:00, $530 No-Limit Hold’em (10-max, triple shootout, no late registration);
  • Event 31, 14:00, $320 Eight-Game.

Thursday, September 15

  • Event 32, 6:00, $320 No-Limit Hold’em (six-max);
  • Event 33, 11:00, $320 Pot-Limit Omaha (six-max, one rebuy/one add-on);
  • Event 34, 14:00, $320 Triple Draw 2-7.

Friday, September 16

  • Event 35, 11:00, $215+Rebuy No-Limit Hold’em;
  • Event 36, 14:00, $530 Fixed-Limit Omaha High/Low;
  • Event 37, 17:00, $109 Eight-Game (10-minute rounds).

Saturday, September 17

  • Event 38, 10:00, $530 No-Limit Hold’em (heads-up, no late registration);
  • Event 39, 14:00, $320 H.O.R.S.E.

Sunday, September 18

  • Event 40, 10:00, $215 No-Limit Hold’em, $1 million guaranteed;
  • Event 41, 12:00, $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em (high-roller heads-up, no late registration);
  • Event 42, 14:00, $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em, $1.5 million guaranteed.

Monday, September 19

  • Event 43, 11:00, $320+Rebuy Pot-Limit Omaha (six-max);
  • Event 44, 14:00, $320 No-Limit Hold’em (2X chance);
  • Event 45, 17:00, $265 No-Limit Hold’em (turbo, knockout).

Tuesday, September 20

  • Event 46, 11:00, $320 Mixed Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha;
  • Event 47, 14:00, $530 Stud High/Low;
  • Event 48, 17:00, $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em.

Wednesday, September 21

  • Event 49, 6:00, $215 No-Limit Hold’em (one rebuy/one add-on);
  • Event 50, 11:00, $215 No-Limit Hold’em (big antes);
  • Event 51, 14:00, $320 Pot-Limit Omaha High/Low.

Thursday, September 22

  • Event 52, 6:00, $320 No-Limit Hold’em;
  • Event 53, 11:00, $530+Rebuy No-Limit Hold’em;
  • Event 54, 14:00, $2,100 Pot-Limit Omaha (six-max).

Friday, September 23

  • Event 55, 11:00, $530 No-Limit Hold’em (one rebuy/one add-on);
  • Event 56, 14:00, $1,050 Fixed-Limit Hold’em (six-max);
  • Event 57, 17:00, $215 No-Limit Omaha High/Low (10-minute levels).

Saturday, September 24

  • Event 58, 10:00, $530 Pot-Limit Omaha (heads-up, no late registration);
  • Event 59, 14:00, $2,100 H.O.R.S.E.

Sunday, September 25

  • Event 60, 10:00, $215 No-Limit Hold’em, $1.25 million guaranteed;
  • Event 61, 12:00, $10,300 Eight-Game (high roller);
  • Event 62, 14:00, $5,200 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event ($5 million guaranteed, $1 million guaranteed to first place).

bwin Poker Introduces New Double Or Quits Sit & Go Format

Double or Quits Sit & GosIn bwin Poker’s newest style of poker to be introduced into their online poker repertoire, half the players will win and half will lose.

The only question is, in which half will you be? Double or Quits is the name of the new game and as bwin Poker describes it, it’s basically a twist on the Double or Nothing style of tournament that has lately become so popular in live poker.

bwin Poker’s Double or Quits Tournaments are a Sit & Go style of tournament which means that they run around the clock, a new one beginning each time the requisite number of players (in this case, 10) is met.

The first difference between bwin Poker’s Double or Quits and your standard sit and go tournament is that in Double or Quits, the top 5 players are paid out. That’s half the playing field of each tournament walking away from the table in the money. It’s not even split according to placement in the top 5, but rather split equally amongst all 5 players, hence the “Double” in the name, because the top five double up and the bottom five bottom out.

From there, bwin Poker puts another spin on the structure and gives every player, that’s all 10 players, whether they made the top 5 or bottom 5, are permitted a rebuy within the first half hour (30 minutes) of the game. This gives players knocked out before making the top 5 another chance at doing so, and it rewards the other players by enriching the total prize pool to be split amongst half of them, hence the “Quits” in the name, as players have to choose early on whether to contribute double their investment into the pot for a 50/50 shot at winning it back or quit now.

The starting stack for Double or Quits Sit & Gos is 1,500, with blinds going up every 6 minutes. The original buy-in (and rebuy) is $6 (or $5 + $1), giving the top 5 finishers from each Double or Quits tournament a minimum of $12 back, but probably a whole lot more because, after all, who can resist a rebuy?

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, A One-two Punch At bet365 Poker

bet365 PromotionsEvery Tuesday and Wednesday is a one-two punch of promotional goodness at bet365 Poker, with Guaranteed Bonus Tuesdays and the 500 Euro Freeroll.

The Guaranteed Bonus Tuesdays and 500 Euro Freeroll Wednesdays differ in one key way, that being that the former is offered only for a limited time while the latter is an ongoing promo at Bet 365 Poker.

Every Tuesday between September 7 and October 5 at bet365 Poker will be Guaranteed Bonus Tuesdays, which means that players will be entitled to receive a bonus of as much as $1,000 per player with no deposit required. What’s more, each player can earn this maximum $1,000 bonus each and every Tuesday of the promotional period. Since there are 5 Tuesdays between Sept 7 and Oct 5, that means each bet365 Poker player can earn up to a $5,000 bonus for free.

To earn some part or all of your Guaranteed Bonus Tuesdays bonus, just play your heart out at bet365 Poker every Tuesday of the promotion. Each Tuesday you earn a bonus equivalent to your results for the day, regardless of it’s a positive or negative number, in other words, if you come out for the day with a $900 loss, bet365 Poker will amazingly pay you a $900 bonus. And your opponent who came out $900 ahead gets the same bonus too. As bet365 Poker says, this is far better than even a reload bonus because there isn’t any deposit or money transfer required in order to win.

The following day, Wednesday, is bet365 Poker’s €500 Freeroll. As already mentioned, this is an ongoing promotion at bet365 Poker. To play for a part of the weekly €500 guaranteed prize pool, you just need to earn 10 Merit Points at bet365 Poker’s real money tables during the week prior to the Wednesday €500 Freeroll event, which takes place at 19:00 GMT. Games played at both Euro (€) and Pound (£) tables apply.

Snowball Into Big Winnings At partypoker With September Snowball Promo

Snowball partypokerpartypoker is holding a new promotion this September called the Snowball, with every player participating able to win up to 15 prizes each.

Prizes in the partypoker Snowball promotion include cash, as much as $5,000, and freeroll entries, valued as high as $100,000. With the Snowball promotion, the more momentum you gain, the more prizes you can win, and the faster and easier it is for you to win subsequent prizes. Hence the name Snowball.

Between September 1 and 30 just play in as many real money games at partypoker cash and tournament tables as you can, racking up as many PartyPoints as you can before the promotional period’s end.

In some promotions, every time you pass a hurdle from one level into the next, you give up the preceding prize to advance to a better prize, but here the prizes snowball one on top of the other, with partypoker only adding and never taking away from your kitty of prizes as you progress up and up toward the top prize level of $1,500 and $50,000 in freeroll tournament entries for all players earning at least 50,000 PartyPoints.

Players from Bronze to Palladium Elite status will find something for them in the Snowball promotion, with each level player able to strive for prizes typically a bit out of their price range (or prize range, as the case may be).

Earn at least 500 PartyPoints during the Snowball promotion and you’re guaranteed a cash prize of at least $20. Earn at least 5 PartyPoints and you’re guaranteed a $5,000 freeroll entry. Five freerolls are taking place in all, with prize pools ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. All it takes to win entry into all 5 freeroll tournaments is 200 PartyPoints.

The partypoker Snowball Freeroll tournaments will take place between October 4 and 8, one per day, starting with the lowest stakes and leading up to the highest.

bwin Poker Hosting 5th Grand Series Of Poker And Mini Grand Series Of Poker

Grand Series of Poker 5bwin Poker has announced the 5th installment of its beloved Grand Series of Poker, along with the lower stakes but equally anticipated Mini Grand Series of Poker.

The GSOP 5 is a 15-day long online poker marathon with a total guaranteed prize pool up for grabs of $2.5 million. Of the 15 main events in the bwin Poker Grand Series of Poker 5 is the Grand Slam, a deepstack event boasting a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000.

bwin Poker is now hosting a wide range of Daily Qualifiers and Last Chance Qualifiers for the various main events in GSOP 5 with separate Grand Slam Qualifiers and Leaderboard Qualifiers (also for the Grand Slam deepstack tournament).

In terms of the leaderboard, bwin Poker will be tracking players’ progress throughout the event, and the player who earns the most points calculated by a careful formula gets a free Grand Slam ticket. The remaining top 100 players get to compete against each other in one of 3 Grand Slam Leaderboard qualifiers on October 9, at each one the winner receiving a seat in the Grand Slam.

The 15 GSOP 5 main events run from September 19 to October 3, with the Grand Slam taking place October 10 for a direct buy-in of $5,000.

Mini Grand Series of Poker 5

The Mini GSOP 5 is, just as it sounds, a miniature version of the GSOP, with lower cost buy-ins and smaller prize pools. The Grand Slam Mini deepstack event, for example, has a guaranteed prize pool of $30,000.

There are qualifiers into the GSOP Mini just as there are for the regular GSOP, including a separate leaderboard tracking players’ progress for one of four Grand Slam Mini tickets being awarded that way. The direct buy-in for the Grand Slam Mini is $525.

The GSOP 5 Grand Slam starts at 20:00 GMT and the Mini GSOP 5 Grand Slam Mini starts at 20:00 (GMT + 1), or 21:00 GMT.