On Tuesday, the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) announced the singing of David Benyamine as an ambassador. Benyamine will now join forces with Michael Mizrachi, Liz Lieu, Patrik Antonius and Sam Trickett to promote what's expected to become the world's biggest poker tournament.
Besides being a very successful cash game player, David Benyamine has a WPT title and a WSOP bracelet under his belt. In total, his live tournament career earnings exceed more than 6 million dollars. The only Frenchman to have won more than him is Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier.
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.