The term “being sent to Coventry” is rather negative but there will not be a single ounce of negativity this weekend when scores of poker players descend on the Ricoh Arena, Coventry for the latest instalment of the PokerPlayer UK Tour 2012.
Billed as “a taste of the GUKPT at a fraction of the price,” the PokerPlayer UK Tour sees players start with a generous stack of 10,000 chips and play to a slow blind structure that allows the tournament to be played out over the course of two days.
The winner of each £110 event will not only take home with them a substantial cash prize, trophy and bragging rights but they will also feature in the UK's best poker magazine and as a bonus the champion will bag themselves a GUKPT Main Event seat worth £1,070.
The Coventry leg is the third of five stops and runs between August 11-12 in the superb Ricoh Arena in heart of the Midlands. If you cannot make it to the Coventry tournament then fear not as the Leeds leg takes place October 27-28 then the £165 Grand Final on November 17-18 at the famous London Grosvenor Victoria casino.
The Newcastle leg attracted a crowd of 118 players who were eventually outlasted by Dean Aldred. Aldred walked away from the North East with £3,000 in cash, a seat to a GUKPT Main Event and entry to the Brighton leg of the PokerPlayer UK Tour.
Aldred did not cash in the Brighton leg but was one of the 111 players who took part at the G Casino Brighton. Simon Griffin was the Brighton champion, defeating PokerPlayer Magazine's very own Editor Alun Bowden heads-up on his way to the £2,770 first place prize.
Will it be you who is crowned Coventry's champion? The only way for that to happen is to get involved this weekend!