The second leg of the 2013 Genting Poker Series (GPS) heads to the Genting Casino on Forth Street in Newcastle Upon Tyne for the first time in the tour’s brief, but successful, history.
The first leg took place in early February at Star City, Birmingham and saw a massive crowd of 590 players turn out for the £440 buy-in main event. Sky Poker pro Julian Thew, who picked up £40,120 after a four-way chop, won that tournament and should be in attendance at the Newcastle leg.
The GPS Newcastle Main Event begins at 13:00 on Wednesday 20 March with the first of its three starting flights. Day 1B and 1C will take place at the same time of 13:00 on Thursday 21 March and Friday 22 March respectively. This particular tournament carries a £100,000 guarantee, meaning the organisers are expecting a field of at least 250. According to the GPS website there are currently 98 players registered, at time of writing.
GPS Newcastle schedule
|Wed 20 Mar||13:00||£400+£40 Main Event Day 1A||3-days||25,000||60-mins|
|Wed 20 Mar||19:00||£100+£10 PLO||1 day||10,000||30-mins|
|Thu 21 Mar||13:00||£400+£40 Main Event Day 1B||3-days||25,000||60-mins|
|Thu 21 Mar||19:00||£100+£10 NLHE Button||1-day||10,000||30-mins|
|Fri 22 Mar||13:00||£400+£40 Main Event Day 1C||3-days||25,000||60-mins|
|Sat 23 Mar||13:00||Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 23 Mar||17:00||£150+£15 NLHE Day 1||2-days||15,000||45-mins|
|Sun 24 Mar||13:00||Main Event Final Day|
|Sun 24 Mar||14:00||NLHE Day 2|
|Sun 24 Mar||15:00||£50+£25+£10 NLHE Bounty||1-day||10,000||30-mins|
This will be the first GPS stop since Genting appointed Main Event Travel as its official travel partner. If you are heading to the North East for GPS Newcastle, be sure to check out the Main Event Travel concierge desk and enter their special last-longer competition and the other various promotions they are sure to be running.