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"The Grinder" Becomes Ambassador for the World's Largest Poker Tournament!

Tags: bernard tapie, international stadiums poker tour, ispt, michael mizrachi, the grinder, worlds largest poker tournament.
Posted on 26 July 2012 by "T".

Many expect the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) to become the world's largest live tournament ever. The tournament will take place at Wembley Stadium in London between May 31 and June 6th, 2013. The buy-in is €600 (1 rebuy or add-on possible) and 30,000 players (2,631 players have registered so far) are expected to take part and fight for a chunk of the €20,000,000 prize pool. The players will play online against each other at first, then the "laptops" will be put aside when 3000 players remain and live action begins. 1000 seats are reserved for players that want to buy-in directly (€6000) to the live part of the event.

Bernard Tapie and his son Laurent (the family who was going to buy Full Tilt Poker but pulled out of the deal) are two of the founders of the International Stadiums Poker Tour. The latest member of the ISPT family is no one else than Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, who will be ambassador for the tournament. His experience and knowledge about the game will definitely come in handy.


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6 comments on ""The Grinder" Becomes Ambassador for the World''s Largest Poker Tournament!"

 noonlion26/07/2012 09:06:22 GMT
That's pretty dam awesome.

Love the idea that they battle it out on the laptop then go to the tournament - and one hell of a prizepool.

Mizrachi is a good person to be an ambassador too.
 Fakiry26/07/2012 12:43:31 GMT
The direct buy-in is less than na entrance to WSOP ($10,000 equals €8,153.40) so i believe those 1,000 seats can be all easily ocupied. We aren’t talking about na event that will take part in the USA, but still, it may be a good chance for european players to do a cheap travel to UK and investo n this (travel to Las Vegas to be in the WSOP would always be more expensive). It wil be nice to see pics from the stadium with the 3,000 players.
 kozomoja27/07/2012 07:44:17 GMT
So the online tournament is like a satellite for the live tournament, when players can buy-in directly for the live tournament...
Probably the prizes will also be distributed like there was 3000 players at the beginning.
 TheMachineQC29/07/2012 05:59:29 GMT
Haha, nice prizepool!

Pretty nice idea to make it online AND live for the important part. No way they could make 30 000 players play live at the same place, would take so much space and dealers lol!

I'm looking forward to seeing this tournament ^^
 pochui29/07/2012 12:42:26 GMT
great prize pool, great buyin (affordable), great venue- even a great ambassador, what else could you ask? maybe a free entry Big Smile really believed that when the full tilt buyout didn't materialize for tapie he will forget this idea, this tourney was supposed to be connected with the grand relaunch of new full tilt...
 Macubaas30/07/2012 05:44:20 GMT
I personally really like the idea and it would definately be interesting to see how it will go on Smile

Also the prize pool is really good so i assume we'll see some really nice prizes for the winners.

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