UK Pokernews Roundup: GUKPT Summer Series Sheffield and Dundee Begin, Evander Holyfield at Poker in the Park, and more
GUKPT Summer Series in Sheffield and Dundee
Once again it’s time for the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Summer Series, which this week take place in Dundee and Sheffield. This is the first major festival to take place at the G Casino in Sheffield and you might just see this writer playing in a few of the events in his home town. As always there is added value in the form of seats to the £150,000 Champion of Champions event at the end of the year for every event winner.
Wednesday 21st July £150 + £15 NL Hold'em Freezeout 7.30pm 2 days
Thursday 22nd July £250 + £25 NL Hold'em Freezeout 7.30pm 2 days
Friday 23rd July 100 + £10 PL Omaha 1 Rebuy or Add On 6.00pm 1 day Friday 23rd July SS 42 £50 NL Hold'em 1 Rebuy or Add On Super Satellite to £500 Main Event 9.00pm 1 day
Saturday 24th July £500 + £50 NL Hold'em Freezeout Main Event 2.00pm 2 days
Saturday 24th July £50 NL Hold'em Rebuy Super Satellite to £1,000 GUKPT Main Tour Event 7.30pm 1 day
Sunday 25th July £100 + £11 NL Hold'em Bounty Freezeout 5.00pm 1 day 7,500 25-mins
Thursday 22nd July £200 + £20 NL Hold'em Freezeout 7.30pm 2 days
Friday 23rd July £150 + £15 NL Hold'em Freezeout 7.30pm 1 day 7,500 25-mins
Saturday 24th July £300 + £30 NL Hold'em Freezeout Main Event 2.00pm 2 days
Saturday 24th 49 £50 NL Hold'em Rebuy Super Satellite to £1,000 GUKPT Main Tour Event 7.30pm 1 day
Sunday 25th July £100 + £11 NL Hold'em Bounty Freezeout 5.00pm 1 day
You can qualify and buy in direct for all GUKPT events at Blue Square Poker, not only that, but loyal grinders can actually get sponsored into these events at a reduced rate.
When you factor a free £11 and £55 tournament token for Pokernews referred players and a $500 welcome bonus and you would be mad not to start your GUKPT campaign via UK Pokernews.
Meet Evander Holyfield at Poker in the Park
It turns out boxing legend Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield is a poker fan and players in London will get to meet him in London at Poker in the Park. On September 2nd and 3rd the festival will feature the boxing champ who will be representing RealDealPoker.com.
Festival organiser Michael Caselli said, “We are thrilled to have a superstar like Evander on board at Poker in the Park. We’re used to having the most famous players in poker drop by, but Evander’s presence really illustrates the synergy between poker and mainstream sports and the exciting growth of poker in general”
Betfair Release November Nine Odds
In the 3 month wait for the final table to roll around what better way to twiddle our thumbs than betting on the November Nine? Betfair seem to be the first people to release a market and no surprise that chip leader Jonathan Duhamel is the big favourite at 2-1, with big name Michael Mizrachi at 8-1.
Betfair’s Richard Bloch said “As usual the final table is dominated by young online poker players from North America. Duhamel is the man to beat but having seen Michael Mizrachi grind his way back from under 100k on Day 4 he is going to be tough to beat and at 8-1 looks to be amongst the favourites with our customers.
Senti 25-1 (at time of writing)
Full Tilt Renew Million Dollar Cash Game for 3 Years
Emblaze Productions have announced that Full Tilt Poker will be sponsoring their popular Million Dollar Cash Game show for 3 more years. The next series will be filmed on September 8 and 9 in London and will be available to watch in High Definition on Sky Sports next January.
James Hopkins, Founder and Managing Director of Emblaze Productions, said ‘We are delighted that Full Tilt Poker have continued their association with the Million Dollar Cash Game and we are expecting the strongest player line up yet for season 5.’