The increasingly popular Genting Poker Series (GPS) finds itself north of the border in bonny Edinburgh where the sixth leg of the 2013 season is in full swing. On Thursday, the £440 buy-in GPS Edinburgh Main Event kicks off at the Genting Club Fountainpark on Dundee Street, a venue that will be rocking while the GPS is in town.
The GPS appeared from nowhere in 2012 and became an instant hit with tournament players who wanted a relatively low buy-in but did not want to compromise on the tournament’s structure. GPS Edinburgh ticks both of these boxes because for the £440 buy-in, players receive 25,000 chips and play to 60-minute levels that start as low as 50/100.
In addition to the superb structure, the GPS Edinburgh Main Event has a £100,000 guaranteed prize pool on offer, a guarantee that should be easily met by the time registration closes during Friday’s Day 1b.
Last year’s GPS Edinburgh Main Event saw 387 players turn out despite a number of other major live events taking place around the UK. The eventual champion was Paul McTaggart who left the Scottish capital with £32,685 in his back pocket after defeating Paul Jackson heads-up. The pair had struck a deal before the one-on-one battle that saw Jackson win £30,000.
As is usually the case at the GPS legs, there are some side events for players to get their teeth into should they bust from the Main Event, hopefully you will put together a deep run and won’t need to buy into any of them!
The venue is open from noon until 6 a.m. every day, with the well-stocked bar open during the same times. The club does operate a Challenge 25 scheme so if you or anyone in your party looks under the age of 25 be sure they have valid ID with them.
Good luck to any PokerNews readers who are planning on battling it out for the guaranteed first place prize of at least £25,000.