The live poker scene in the United Kingdom and Ireland is positively booming right now and live grinders are being spoilt for choice when it comes to low and mid-stakes tournaments. March is no different, with several major events taking place around the country and those being complemented by some smaller, yet still exciting, tournaments.
One of the biggest live tournaments taking place in the UK during March is the £100,000 guaranteed Dusk Till Dawn (DTD) £300 Deepstack. The excellently structured Deepstack events are what first put DTD on the map and they still prove popular today. This latest instalment runs from March 5 through March 8 and takes advantage of the club’s recent partnership with partypoker as Day 1a takes place online.
Three other big players flex their muscles in March, namely the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT), Genting Poker Series (GPS) and the Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT).
The GUKPT runs first, heading to Manchester for the second leg of the 2015 tour between March 8-15. Last year’s GUKPT Manchester Main Event saw 192 entries in total (leaving the tour with an £8,000 overlay), among them some of the best poker talent that the UK has to offer.
Rhys “floppinhel” Jones
In the end it was Rhys “floppinhel” Jones who emerged victorious, scooping £42,000 after defeating a final table that was the home to the likes of Simon Deadman, Steven Warburton, Richard Kellett and Karl Mahrenholz.
One day after the GUKPT Manchester crowns it champion, the GPS Southend leg kicks off. The 2014 edition saw Rob McAdam outlast a field of 270 to grab the winner’s trophy and a bankroll-boosting £33,730 in prize money.
As mentioned, the ever popular APAT heads to London as March ends for the latest incarnation of its World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP), a festival that we will look into in much greater detail closer to the time, but trust us when we say that you do not want to miss out on what is sure to be a spectacular event in “the big smoke.”
Check out the table below for a glimpse of the major live tournaments taking place in the UK & Ireland during the month of March 2015.
|March 5-8||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||Grosvenor Casino, Plymouth|
|March 5-8||300 Deepstack||Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham|
|March 6-8||Mega March||Green Isle Hotel, Dublin|
|March 6-8||Rainbow Bristol Cup||Rainbow Casino, Bristol|
|March 8-15||GUKPT Leg 2||Grosvenor G Casino Manchester|
|March 13-15||March 2015 Super Stack UK||The Poker Room, London|
|March 15||Super 100||Genting Casino, Newcastle|
|March 16-22||Genting Poker Series Leg 2||Genting Club Southend|
|March 19-22||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||Grosvenor G Casino, Coventry|
|March 19-22||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||Grosvenor Casino, Bradford|
|March 20-22||PKR Live||Aspers Casino Westfield, London|
|March 20-22||Galway Festival||Radisson Hotel, Galway|
|March 20-29||JP Poker Masters & Norwegian Championship||Village Green Card Club, Dublin|
|March 26-29||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||Grosvenor G Casino, Didsbury|
|March 26-29||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||The Poker Room, London|
|March 27-29||888Live Local Series||Aspers Casino, Milton Keynes|
|March 28-April 6||APAT WCOAP||Aspers Casino Westfield, London|
Let us know which events you're playing in and we will look out for you in the chip counts and payout reports!