PokerStars Festival Dublin: Back for more Main Event action
Hello and good morning from Dublin, Ireland. Do you have that Friday feeling? We do and it's all to do with today being Day 1B of the Main Event. You know the drill by now, they'll be more players than there were on Day 1A but everything else will remain the same.
Those taking their shot at the €700,000 guaranteed Main Event will have to traverse the same 12 45-minute levels as anyone who played on Thursday and should they get knocked out, then they'll still have the option to enter the turbo Day 1C flight. That takes place at 9.30pm tonight and follows the same structure as Days 1A and B, but the levels are reduced from 45-minutes to just 20. It's only open to anyone who has busted out of 1A or 1B.
So in summary the proposed Main Event schedule is as follows:
Buy-in: €1,000 + €100
Starting chips: 30,000
Day 1A & 1B: 12 x 45-minute levels (no dinner break)
Day 1C: 12 x 20-minute levels (re-entry only)
Day 2: 10 x 60-minute levels (dinner break after level 18)
Day 3: 60-minute levels, play to a champion
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There's no doubt that Chris Moneymaker was the star attraction yesterday, the 2003 Main Event champion performed the shuffle up and deal announcement, then ran his stack of 30,000 all the way up to 179,900.
They'll be another sprinkling of star dust today as Stephen Hendry, the seven-times World Snooker Champion, will be trading pots of one kind for another and ex-professional footballers Wayne Bridge and Michael Duberry will be taking to the felt. They'll have to deal with the likes of Jake Cody, Ludovic Geilich and Niall Farrell.
Play starts at noon and you'll find feature articles throughout the day from us and then hand-by-hand coverage via Poker News.
As well as the Main Event, the €330 PokerStars Cup begins today at 7pm and there's also a satellite to tomorrow's €2,000 High Roller. You can find the full schedule over on the PokerStars Live Dublin Schedule Page.