Monday June 3,2013 : INTERNATIONAL STADIUMS POKER TOURNAMENT DRAWS 761 ENTRIES
Cruyff and Beckham marquees at Wembley thronged but chilly
It looks as if the late million dollars guaranteed prize involvement of Dusk Til Dawn poker chief Robert Yong has saved the day for the International Stadiums Poker Tournament currently on-going in two rather chilly marquees at Wembley Stadium in London.
The guarantee has undoubtedly boosted the credibility and attendance at the inaugural event, which reported an entry field of 761 players over the weekend. Nevertheless, the overlay approached Euro 600,000.
Day 3 took place on Sunday, with 421 survivors of the original entry field starting, but whittled down over the next 8 levels of sixty minutes each to just 99 players, led by the young German pro Ole Schemion (20) on 1,534,000 chips.
He was chased by closest rivals Neil Benardout (1,400,000), Alban Juen (1,100,000) and Ben Middleton, with some notable names in the rest of the pack that included Toby Lewis, Pete Linton, Sam Trickett, Tony G, James Akenhead, Marcel Luske, former tennis ace Boris Becker, Liz Lieu, David Benyamine, Roberto Romanello.and Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott.
The cash bubble has been reached, with the players out next due Euro 2,400
The race is now to decide the winner, who will take home Euro 1 million, made up of a prize pool Euro 410,940 and booster of Euro 589,060, part of the DTD guarantee.