January 10, 2012
Pretty excited that dtd are running the grand prix again, starting this saturday. Ive bought in for the saturday day 1, but there are day ones running for 7 days! If you're successful (ie you have chips at close of play day 1) you go to the day two which is the following sat, and then final day is sunday.
For a little under 60 pounds the prize pool is E100,000 which frankly is incredible (dunno why they have done it in euros if you're wondering).
The gnt is pretty massive, and if i'm honest, perhaps a little ambitious for this time of year? Surely January is the month that people save money. That said, I was surprised to see the new £500 tournament smash their guarrantee last weekend BUT that was a weekend comp, this grand prix has the majority of it's day ones during the week days, so I guess their marketting should be geared towards the students and the weekday degens! :)
Being a regular down there I notice that they seem to always stretch their prizepools massively and often fail to hit them so obviously have to cough up the difference themselves, which surely is -ev business wise. But if it means a bit of overlay, hey i'm not complaining.
The structure is dead good too for the buy in - 40 min levels, 15k starting stack. Sort of structure you get for much higher comps. The Grand Prix generates a really fun atmosphere at the club too, you get people making the trip from everywhere in the UK, and those peeps are obvs dead excited as its like a mini holiday for them. DTD is actually 1 of the friendliest poker clubs i've played in, yes you have regs in there, but its not 100% cliquey, people talk to you and the staff are dead helpful too. Well there's my bit of promotion!
But yeah, i'll post a trip update for day 1, hopefully with some positive news, and obv if i make day 2 and/or 3 i'll also update the following week.
Here's a linky if you are thinking about playing http://www.dusktilldawnpokerclub.com/events/grand-prix
NOTE- you have to buy in online so you'd need to get an online account on DTD's software. Pretty painless exercise. You would also then need to fill out a form to get yr membership form. Again, pretty easy.
Happy to offer any peeps advice about notts/dtd/ etc as i live around here.