WPT Global is sponsoring the Action Poker Tour, the newest tour on the live poker calendar. The inaugural Action Poker Tour Main Event takes place at City North Hotel in Gormanston, County Meath, Ireland, between March 24-25, and you could be playing in the €300 Main Event for a fraction of its cost thanks to exclusive satellites held online at WPT Global.
Satellites for the Action Poker Tour Ireland Main Event are in the WPT Global tournament lobby now, waiting for you to play your way into the €300 Main Event in Ireland. Every day until March 19, there is a $22 Day 1 Qualifier running at 8:00 p.m. UTC where the top 15% of the field progresses to the no-direct buy-in finale on March 19. This finale has at least two €300 Action Poker Tour Ireland Main Event seats guaranteed. $4.40 buy-in feeders run at 6:00 p.m. UTC every day, awarding $22 Day 1 Qualifier tickets.
Those of you that do not have time to play in a multi-day satellite should check out the $33 buy-in direct qualifier at 8:10 p.m. UTC on March 17, as it guarantees at least one €300 seat. Feeders from $6.60 are available for this satellite.
What is the Action Poker Tour?
The Action Poker Tour is the brainchild of Irish poker grinder Jason Tompkins. Anyone that has hit the online poker tables over the past 15 years will no doubt have bumped into “blaaaaaah666,” Tompkins’ famous moniker, at some point. Tompkins has assembled a stellar team for the Action Poker Tour that includes Liam Delaney (tournament director), and Irish poker legend and author Dara O’Kearney (tour ambassador).
About the Action Poker Tour Ireland Main Event
Tompkins and his team have created a progressive clock for the blind structure, and it makes interesting reading. Everyone in the €300 buy-in Main Event (€267+€33) sits down with 50,000 chips. The first level has blinds of 100/200 with a 200 big blind ante. That opening level is one-hour long, with the next three levels each lasting 20 minutes. The rest of the 11 levels on Day 1 are 30 minutes in length. There is a turbo-structured Day 1C where 10-minute levels are in play.
Day 2 starts off with a half-hour clock for the first eight levels, before extending to a 40 minute clock until only six players remain. Levels then reduce to 30 minutes and then to 20 minutes once only a trio of players remain in contention for the title.
Action Poker Tour Ireland Main Event Day 1 Structure
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Day 1A shuffles up and deals at 1:00 p.m. GMT on March 24, with Day 1B scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on the same day. There is a turbo Day 1C at 11:00 a.m. on March 25, which features a ten-minute clock. Day 2 commences at 2:00 p.m. on March 25, with play continuing until a champion is crowned.
Late registration remains open until the second break at the end of the eighth level. Buying in this late will see you enter the mix with a 25 big blind stack.
Side Events and Cash Games
The Action Poker Tour gives you the option to play in all of the starting flights, and uses a “best stack forward policy, meaning you can progress to Day 2 more than once and forfeit your smaller stacks. However, the organisers do not recommend forfeited any stack that is five big blinds or more.
Don’t worry if you don’t take down the Main Event because there is a €150 buy-in side event to get your teeth into at 5:00 p.m. GMT on March 25, in addition to various No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha cash games that have 5% rake capped at €10.
Join WPT Global Today
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WPT Global offers a large deposit match bonus: 100% on deposits up to $1,200 (using any payment method). New players depositing a minimum of $20 automatically receive this match bonus which is unlocked in $5 increments (credited straight to the cashier) for every $20 of rake contribution.
Both tournaments and cash games count towards bonus unlocking; new players have 90 days from the date of first deposit to unlock and claim their full bonus amount.