International Stadiums Poker Tour Gets Sam Trickett as Ambassador
August 29, 2012
A tournament series that will change poker forever, the International Stadiums Poker Tour, will make its debut in London in May of 2013. This series is picking up buzz in the poker world and many will be very excited to see it become reality. An estimated 30,000 players are expected to compete, and this number may actually increase.
The inaugural event will be held at London’s Wembley Stadium and this completely novel concept for a tournament that is both online and live is anticipating tens of thousands of players present and accounted for, playing online in the arena. The top 3,000 players who make it through the initial online preliminaries will then advance from the stands to the live tournament to be played on the field at Wembley.
The event will be televised and guarantee a prize pool of €20 million.
Joining Michael Mizrachi as ambassadors for the tour is Sam Trickett, high stakes British pro who has been quite successful in poker, namely in live tournaments like the ISPT. With more than $16.4 million in career earnings, Trickett is currently the all-time money earner in the UK.
Trickett announced his new title via Twitter: “I just want to announce that I will be an @ispt_poker official ambassador. Will be one of the Biggest tournaments ever held May 31, 2013.”
Trickett told Poker Channel Europe, “As a poker player, I have to be associated with such an enormous event. Being part of this tournament means being part of the history of poker.”