Those of you who prefer live poker tournaments to their online counterparts can forget all about the going on in Las Vegas this July because the United Kingdom and Ireland is where it is at.
July is jam-packed with tournaments up and down the country with buy-ins to suit all skill and bankroll levels. If ever you needed hard evidence that live poker is booming on our shores, July’s calendar is it.
Kicking off the month in style is the latest edition of The Deepstack at Dusk Till Dawn. Featuring three £300+£30 buy-in events, including the £300,000 guaranteed Main Event, and a £1,000+£100 High Roller, DTD is the place to head for big money action. And don’t forget that DTD owner, Rob Yong, recently wrote that he only expects 850 players to compete in this particular Main Event, meaning there should be around £45,000 of extra value to enjoy.
Some of the UK’s other big hitters are also running events and festivals in July.
888live Local heads to Newcastle, while the Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) travels north of the border to Edinburgh for its Scottish Amateur Poker Championship. Back in England, the Genting Poker Series (GPS) stops off at Luton, the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) kicks off in Leeds and the World Poker Tour National London festival takes place at Aspers.
Throw into the mix several Grosvenor 25/25 tournaments, and the Full Tilt International Poker Open (IPO) Cork and everything points to July being a fantastic month of poker action.
Major Live Poker Tournaments in the UK & Ireland During July 2015
|Dates||Tournament / Festival||Location|
|July 1||Charity Poker Night||Grosvenor G Casino, Thanet|
|July 2-5||The Deepstack||Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham|
|July 2-5||Grosvenor 25/25 Reading||Grosvenor G Casino, Reading|
|July 3-5||The Leinster Challenge Cup||Atlantis Casino, Carlow|
|July 3-5||888Live Local Series Newcastle||Aspers, Newcastle|
|July 4-5||APAT Scottish Amateur Poker Championship||Genting Club, Edinburgh|
|July 9-12||Grosvenor 25/25 Series Swansea||Grosvenor Casino, Swansea|
|July 10-12||Full Tilt International Poker Open Cork||Macau Sporting Club, Cork|
|July 11||Fight Night Poker||Red Cow Hotel, Dublin|
|July 15-19||Genting Poker Series Leg 6||Genting Casino, Luton|
|July 16-19||Grosvenor 25/25 Series Liverpool||Grosvenor Casino, Liverpool|
|July 16-19||Grosvenor 25/25 Series Southend||Grosvenor Casino, Southend|
|July 16-19||Grosvenor 25/25 Series Glasgow||Grosvenor Casino Merchant City, Glasgow|
|July 24-26||Super Stack UK||The Poker Room formerly The Vic, London|
|July 24-26||Summer Classic||Hippodrome, London|
|July 26-August 2||Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Leeds||Grosvenor Casino Westgate, Leeds|
|July 30-August 2||WPT National London||Aspers Casino Westfield, London|
|July 31-August 2||Alea Monthly Series||Alea Glasgow, Glasgow|
You can qualify for the majority of these live events from the comfort of your own home via online satellites.
It is partypoker where you’ll want to head if you want to get into any DTD event on the cheap, while Grosvenor Poker is the place to be for any Grosvenor 25/25 Series or GUKPT Leeds Main Event. Satellites for the 888Live tournaments run around the clock at 888poker and those of you wanting a cheap route into the IPO need to check out Full Tilt.
Thanks to The Hendon Mob for data used in creating this article