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.