The Genting Poker Series (GPS) returns for its second season and if 2012 was anything to go by, this season should be spectacular.
When the GPS launched in 2012 it took the live poker world by storm. For £440 players received a generous stack of 25,000 tournament chips and played to a blind structure that had a 60-minute clock. The deepstacked format proved extremely popular with budding poker players and seasoned professionals alike, crowds of both descended on the Genting venues up and down the country.
Tomorrow, Feb. 7, marks the start of the 2013 GPS. The first event of the new season will take place at the Genting Club, Star City Birmingham and will feature the £440 Main Event and four side events. The Main Event, which will run over the course of three days, carries a £100,000 guaranteed prize pool!
2013 GPS Star City Schedule
|Thu 7 Feb||13:00||£400+£40 Main Event Day 1a|
|Thu 7 Feb||19:00||£100+£10 NLHE Button Poker|
|Fri 8 Feb||13:00||£400+£40 Main Event Day 1b|
|Sat 9 Feb||13:00||Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 9 Feb||14:00||£150+£15 NLHE Side 2-Day Side Event|
|Sun 10 Feb||13:00||Man Event Final|
|Sun 10 Feb||14:00||£150+£15 side event final|
|Sun 10 Feb||15:00||£50+£25 (b) + £10 Side Event Bounty|
Please note the Main Event is a re-entry format.
This 2012 edition of this event attracted a field of 365 players and was eventually won by Ruslan Vlasov after a six-way chop of the prize pool. With £100,000 guaranteed for the 2013 GPS Star City, the total buy-ins will have to exceed 500 runners otherwise Genting will have an overlay on their hands.