There was a time when Robin Hood would glide through Sherwood Forest, robbing the rich, and giving his loot to the poor. Sherwood Forest is in the county of Nottinghamshire, UK, the home of poker’s Dusk till Dawn (DTD).
DTD is no Sherwood Forest. Owner, Rob Yong once famously called it a ‘shed on an industrial estate.’ But on Thursday, January 9, for one night only, it will be filled to the brim with the robbed rich, only none of it will find its way to the poor.
As I hold you spellbound with my words, some of the top players are slaloming their way through the partypoker MILLIONS UK schedule, and on Thursday there will be some relief for the lovers of cash games.
Some of the most charismatic high stakes poker players in the business will emerge from their live tournament cocoons, to flutter into’ Trickett’s Room,’ for a night of high stakes action.
The live cash game begins at 18:30 (GMT) on partypoker’s Twitch channel, with a 30-minute security delay. The former World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet and World Poker Tour (WPT) winner, James Dempsey, will provide the commentary, aided by anyone with a pulse who knows a thing or two about poker.
Here is the Twitch link.
Many moons ago, partypoker dominated the airwaves with some of the best high stakes televised action in the business, and the lineup in this one has that same nostalgic feel.
DTD named the poker room after ‘Sam Trickett’ in honour of the man who began life playing low-stakes tournaments and cash games in that ‘shed on an industrial estate’. Trickett will have a seat.
If there is a God then when it came to creating the mould for a poker TV personality, he carved it in the form of one Luke Schwartz. The WSOP bracelet winner is one of the funniest and outrageous people in poker, and will he will appear as a tick alongside Trickett in the pro-column.
Three non-pros are in the original lineup.
DTD owner, and high stakes cash game reg, Rob Yong, will take a seat alongside, King’s Resort owner, Leon Tsoukernik, and the legendary Yair’ The Wolf’ Bitoun.
As the night unfolds, you can expect the cast to change.
The format is £100/£200 Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO), but the players reserve the right to increase or decrease the stakes should they wish. It’s an elevator that never goes down.
partypoker is calling this solo venture a ‘dress rehearsal’ for a new online version of ‘Trickett’s Room’ coming soon to the online poker room – A ‘members only’ area where players will compete in games at stakes of $10/$10 and above.
Selected games will air on partypoker’s Twitch channel with commentary from a host of the game’s top stars.
Do you want a seat?
Grab your bow and arrow, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and hope you don’t end up in the role of Friar Tuck.