Friday 3rd March, 2017

Join in the action: PokerStars new London Series at The Hippodrome Casino

By Mad Harper

The first of five new PokerStars London Series events is under way at The Hippodrome Casino. Flight 2 of the £40k guarantee event starts tonight at 8pm and there are two flights tomorrow: Flight 1C at 2pm and a 15-minute level turbo 1D at 8pm. The final is on Sunday March 5.


The Main Event has a £275 buy in with 25,000 starting stack and 30 minute levels on Day 1, increasing to 40 minutes on Day 2. The PokerStars London Series is the new banner for regular tournaments The Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square, where PokerStars’ roots have been firmly established with the UKIPT Series and Hippodrome Classics.


With five standard events planned for 2017 this event has grown in size and now features four flights per event including a Saturday night turbo and the introduction of one entry per flight.  The


Late August will see the return of the five-day Super Series - with a £550 main event plus side events to suit all budgets. At least £40,000 is guaranteed to be distributed to those navigating their way to the money places for all the London Series events.


The key dates are: PokerStars London Series - May 25-28 (£275 buy-in, £40k guarantee), PokerStars London Super Series - August 30 - Sept 4 with £550 buy in, PokerStars London Series – October 6-8 (£275 buy-in, £40k guarantee) and : PokerStars London Series - Nov 10-12


At the recent PokerStars Festival London in January – the first of the new PokerStars Festival events to take place on European soil – Rehman Kassam, a 23-year-old law student from London, beat Daniel Harwood heads up on the very stroke of midnight at The Hippodrome Casino to win £89,320. PokerStars Festival Rozvadov is under way at Kings Casino right now; the next Festival events are Chile in May and Marbella in June, Korea in July, Manila in August and Uruguay in September.

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