The DeepStack Open (DSO), is finally coming to Asia in 2017. Sponsored by Unibet, the DSO has found great success in Europe hosting Festivals in Paris, Vienna, Marrakesh, Cannes, Malta and the Costa Brava for the past few years. The Tour is now extending its tournament offerings to the Asian region for 2017.
A distinctive format
DSO is setting a different pace for its tournaments with short festivals built around a 3-4 day Main Event with a low buy-in of $550. This is designed to attract the casual player who cannot attend the normal 2 week out of town festivals and who cannot spend a lot of cash on buy-ins.
They have also asked the help of Matt Savage, the most respected tournament director in the world, to help them create a structure that will be beneficial to the players. The result of the collaboration is an increase in the percentage of players to be paid, from 10% to 12%; a not so top-heavy payout structure where the winner will receive 18%-20% of the prize pool and a blind structure that maintains an average of 25BB to 30BB throughout the levels.
During its young history, the DSO has also always chosen tourist destinations for its stops to ensure that the players will be able to mix poker with pleasure and relaxation – the ultimate quick vacation get-away for the poker player.
First stops in Asia announced
DSO has announced that it will have 4 stops in Asia. The year 2017 will kick off with an event in Mauritius Island, which will be held from January 24 to 28 at Casino Ti Vegas, Grand Bay. On the top of a €550 Main Event, the DSO will have a €211 PLO Event and €316 DSO Classic.
African Series of Poker happening on January 20 to 24 will precede the DSO in the exact same venue. The highlight of the series will be its €1316 Main Event.
Article by Gabrielle Barredo