DeepStacks Poker Tour Coming in 2012
Online poker may be on hold in the U.S. but the live game seems to be thriving with the DeepStacks Poker Tour set to debut next year.
Organizers are promising affordable buy-ins, big name poker pros and numerous stops across North America.
“DeepStacks has established itself as a leading brand in the poker industry. Now we’re giving players a chance to play against some of the best pros in the world on TV, without having to go broke,” said DeepStacks CEO Chris Torina.
“DeepStacks Poker Tour is tournament poker how it should be -- great value, top pros and exciting television programming.”
The DeepStacks Poker Tour (DSPT) kicks off Season 1 on February 15-19 with a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event at Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, NY. The tournament will offer a $200,000 guaranteed prizepool.
There are plans to televise various DSPT events and Joe Stapleton and Tristan “Cre8ive” Wade will provide commentary to the first event.
Despite the relatively small buy-in, don’t expect the field to be completely devoid of professional poker players.
All of the Team DeepStacks Pros are expected to make an appearance at the tournament including the aforementioned Wade, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Matt Graham, Randal Flowers, Justin Smith, Karina Jett and Adam “Roothlus” Levi.
The DeepStack Poker Tour has tentative plans to stop in California, Nevada, Oregon, New York and Quebec, Canada. Expect a complete schedule to be released in the near future. For more information check the DeepStacks website.
Since online poker’s Black Friday last spring many of the smaller buy-in poker tours such as the World Series of Poker Circuit and the Heartland Poker Tour have been drawing some exceptionally large fields as former online players look to get their poker fix.