WPT Legends Of Poker Preview And ISPT Given Green Light By Council

As one event comes near to completion, another one starts today in the form of the 2012 World Poker Tour Legends Of Poker. This event will hold 37 events in total at the Bicycle Casino In California and will culminate in the $3,700 WPT Legends Of Poker Main Event.

The main event actually kicks off today and continues through until the 29th of August, the event will allow rebuys for the first flight of Day 1, so if you are eliminated on Day 1a you can buy back in for Day 1b if you so wish.

Last year saw 757 players taking part, however if attendances in poker tournaments across the globe in recent times are anything to go by, we can certainly expect a significant improvement on that total. That field created a prize pool of just over $2.5 million with the winner Will Failla taking home $750k of it.

Other notable winners of this event in the past include a certain Doyle Brunson, Andy Frankenberger, John Phan and Dan Harrington.

The ISPT Gets Given The Go Ahead By The Local Council

The first proposed event of the International Stadiums Poker Tour has been given the green light to go ahead by the local council involved. The first event is to be held at Wembley Stadium on the 31st of May next year, with Brent Council confirming that they are happy to let it proceed.

The ISPT have also confirmed that they will be working in partnership with the Amatuer Poker Association and Tour (APAT) to organize this event. The APAT were responsible for the first ever poker tour to be held across the UK and are excited at the prospect of being involved in this huge event.

The ISPT event is set to be the largest event ever held in the UK and possibly in the whole of Europe if it is pulled off. The organizers are hoping to be able to attract over 30,000 players to the stadium, in which each player will play by using their own laptops. Once the field gets whittled down to the final 3,000 they will play on the Wembley turf to try and stake a claim in the projected 20 million Euro prize pool.

The Buy-In will be 600 Euros though it is expected players will be able to qualify for much cheaper online, though an poker site has yet to be confirmed as a backer in that regard as of yet. It is also thought that a buy-in of 6,000 Euros will be available to let players buy directly into the final 3000 player stage.