Give Hippodrome Theory a try as UKIPT Series returns this month
I have a theory to try out, so you might just have to indulge me for a second. I don't have a name for it yet, but it goes something like this.
When it comes to picking the poker title you most want to win, it's not the EPT Grand Final or the World Series Main Event; it's just whatever tournament you happen to be playing at the time. Let me elaborate.
Winning is what poker is supposed to be about. It's why you pay your entry fee to begin with. So while it'd be nice, we can't all win bracelets or EPT trophies, at least not yet. But that doesn't mean we can't win something else while we wait for that shot at glory.
This, conveniently enough, is where the UKIPT Series at the Hippodrome in London comes in, all set to go in central London from March 27-29.
It may be that you'll be in Malta for the latest stop on the European Poker Tour. In which case we wish you the best of luck and what's more we'll see you there. But for those who aren't the Hippodrome is offering a pretty good incentive to try to "win your next tournament" regardless, one with a £250 buy-in, a starting stack of 20,000 chips and 30 minute levels. And if you haven't played in the Hippodrome before, it's a great place to play cards.
So for a fraction of the cost of an EPT Main Event ticket, you can still win the next tournament you play, which is really all any poker player wants to do, isn't it? What's more you can win your seat to the UKIPT Series on PokerStars, with details of satellites on the PokerStars Blog. Think of it, that's TWO chances to win the next tournament you play!
So what do you think: "Win the next one" theory? How about "I want this one!" theory? It needs work. In the meantime we'll call it "Hippodrome Theory" and encourage you to make your way to Leicester Square in London for what will be a great few days. And while you're there let me know if any of this theory holds true.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.