The excitement is building in the Steel City of Sheffield as final preparations are made for the upcoming Genting Poker Series Grand Final celebrations.
Sheffield has been one of the most popular stops on the Genting Poker Series (GPS) tour, with both previous events having a combined attendance of 1,108. Season 1 saw Hasmukh Khodiyara top a 562 strong field to get his hands on the £50,000 first place prize, while Season 2 witnessed Mudasser Hussain defeat “Mad Turk” Yucel Eminoglu heads-up to claim the £42,960 winner’s prize; 546 players bought in on that occasion.
The GPS Grand Final heads to the Genting Club Sheffield on Wednesday 11 December and remains there until Sunday 15 December. The highlight of the five day festival is without a doubt the £800+£80 Grand Final Main Event, which is the costliest Main Event on the GPS calendar.
When the Grand Final ran last year, it did so at the now defunct Fox Poker Club and saw 176 players turn out for it. Its eventual champion was Elliott Panyi who took home £66,900 after striking a deal heads up with Ramey Shaio. We would fully expect this year’s champion to be heading home with an even more substantial amount.
Genting Poker Series Grand Final Schedule
|Wed 11 Dec||8pm||£100+£10 Super Satellite to Main Event|
|Thu 12 Dec||1pm||£800+£80 GPS Grand Final Main Event Day 1A|
|Thu 12 Dec||7pm||£100+£10 No Limit Hold’em|
|Fri 13 Dec||1pm||£800+£80 GPS Grand Final Main Event Day 1B|
|Sat 14 Dec||1pm||GPS Grand Final Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 14 Dec||5pm||£200+£20 No Limit Hold’em|
|Sun 15 Dec||1pm||GPS Grand Final Main Event Final|
|Sun 15 Dec||1pm||£200 Event Final|
Genting has slapped a massive £200,000 guarantee onto the Grand Final’s prize pool, a figure it hopes to meet by allowing players to re-enter once per starting day up to the end of Level 9. It will also be the first time the GPS allows what it calls Stack Surrender to take place. Should a player end Day 1A with a stack they are not happy with, they can surrender that stack and start afresh on Day 1B. It will be interesting to see how this effects the game.
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