The ever-popular Genting Poker Series (GPS) is heading to Stoke for the fifth leg of its 2014 season and if the 20013 edition is anything to go by it should be another action-packed festival and a well-attended Main Event.
Once again the Genting Club Stoke hosts a GPS festival, which spans over five days from May 21. Getting GPS Stoke up and running is the online leg that takes place at Genting Poker and Dusk Till Dawn’s online poker arm on May 21 at 9:00pm. For their £420+£20, players in the online Day 1a receive 25,000 chips and play to a 24-minute clock.
Days 1b and 1c are held at the Genting Club Stoke on May 22 and May 23 at 1:00pm and cost £400+£40 to buy into. Like the online leg, players receive a generous helping of 25,000 tournament chips, but play to hour-long blind levels instead of 24-minutes.
Running alongside the Main Event is a £50+£5 No Liimt Hold’em Side Event that features a £2,500 guarantee, a £75+£10 side event with £5,000 guarantee and a £25+£5 tournament with a £2,000 guarantee.
This year’s Main Event boasts an unconditional £125,000 guarantee, which should be surpassed if it follows in the footsteps of the 2013 GPS Stoke Main Event. That particular tournament attracted 415 buy-ins, which meant a £166,000 prize pool.
The tournament ended in a chop between Tony Hallam and Jon Alley when the tournament was heads-up, Alley taking £30,000 and Hallam walking away with £34,360 after going on an winning the whole shebang. You can read how the final table panned out in this recap.
UK & Ireland PokerNews will have recaps of the action from the GPS Stoke Main Event at the close of play each day. Give us a shout if you are planning on playing in the Main Event and we will do our best to look out for you in the Genting Poker Blog and chip counts.