PKR Poker and Fox Poker Club are holding an event called London Calling this October, 2010. The first event of its kind, London Calling will be a full live poker series lasting 28 days, during which a total of 57 different poker tournament events of varying types and stakes will take place. The slogan for this first-ever PKR Presents London Calling at the Fox Poker Club is “Poker To The People”.
PKR Poker promises that London Calling events will include Pot Limit Omaha (PLO), Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better (PLO8), even heads-up events and a two-day long HORSE event (HORSE, if you don’t know, is a mixed game event of alternating hands of Hold’em, Omaha, Razz, Stud, and Eight or Better). Buy-ins for London Calling events are being kept purposely small, with most ranging between £20 and £100. The London Calling Main Event will have a £300 buy-in.
The dates of this inaugural running London Calling are from October 11 to November 7. All 57 events comprising London Calling over the entire 28 days will take place at the famous Fox Poker Club on Shaftesbury Ave in the heart of down town London.
In addition to the normal payouts the top finishers in each tournament will receive from the pot (and the guaranteed prize pool), a leader board will also be kept, ranking players on a points basis throughout the entirety of the series. At the end of the series, those points will be transferred into chips comprising each player’s starting stack in a special freeroll tournament to take place online at PKR Poker.
What makes this poker series so unique, PKR Poker points out, is that it gives those players who wish to compete in high stakes live poker tournaments with live human dealers but don’t have the bankroll to foot it, the chance to have that experience at a cost they can afford.