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2015 Goliath


  • At least £250,000 to be won at the 2015 Goliath in Coventry

  • 4,000 entries expected over the course of seven starting flights

One of the most exciting live poker tournaments of the year kicks off at midday on Saturday August 8 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. We are, of course, talking about the 2015 GUKPT Goliath.

The Goliath attracts complete amateurs and professional players alike thanks to its low buy-in and massive guarantee. Entry costs £100+£20 and for that affordable sum, players receive 25,000 chips, play to a 40-minute clock and get to compete for a share of the £250,000 guaranteed prize pool.

In 2013, the Goliath broke the record for the largest land based tournament held in Europe when 2,570 entries were processed during its starting flights. On that occasion, Jake Skidmore topped the huge field to get his hands on the winner’s trophy and £56,540 in cash.

The following year, the Goliath broke its own record when a field of 3,394 was assembled – including 1,020 re-entries. Ryan Foster won the 2014 Goliath, securing a £62,320 payday as he did so.

According to the 2015 Goliath landing page, Grosvenor Casinos are expecting 4,000 entries over the course of the seven start days. Reaching this ambitious total will be aided by the fact players can re-enter up to twice per starting flight, meaning a player could take 21 shots of the 2015 Goliath title.

If re-entering the same tournament isn’t part of players’ plans, there are a number of side events taking place alongside the Goliath, including a special edition of the ever-popular Grosvenor 25/25 series known as the 50/50, with a £50,000 guarantee and a 50,000 chip starting stack.

The full 2015 Goliath schedule can be found below:

2015 Goliath Schedule

DateTimeTournamentBuy-inStarting stackBlinds
Sat 8 Aug12:00pmGoliath Day 1a£100+£2025,00040-mins
Sat 8 Aug7:00pmWin The Button£30+£57,50025-mins
Sun 9 Aug12:00pmGoliath Day 1a£100+£2025,00040-mins
Sun 9 Aug7:00pmOpen Dealer Championships£25+£512,00025-mins
Mon 10 Aug12:00pmGoliath Day 1c£100+£2025,00040-mins
Mon 10 Aug7:00pm4/5/6 Omaha£30+£57,50025-mins
Tue 11 Aug12:00pmGoliath Day 1d£100+£2025,00040-mins
Tue 11 Aug7:00pmBlinds Man Bluff£25+£57,50025-mins
Wed 12 Aug12:00pmGoliath Day 1e£100+£2025,00040-mins
Wed 12 Aug7:00pmTag Team£60+£10 per team7,50025-mins
Thu 13 Aug12:00pmGoliath Day 1f£100+£2025,00040-mins
Thu 13 Aug7:00pm50/50 Flight A£200+£2050,00040-mins
Fri 14 Aug12:00pmGoliath Day 1g£100+£2025,00040-mins
Fri 14 Aug7:00pm50/50 Flight B£200+£2050,00040-mins
Sat 15 Aug12:00pmGoliath Day 2   
Sat 15 Aug4:00pm50/50 Flight C£200+£2050,00040-mins
Sun 16 Aug12:00pmGoliath Final Day   
Sun 16 Aug12:00pm50/50 Final Day   
Sun 16 Aug12:00pmRed Tooth Event   
Sun 16 Aug2:00pmDeep & Steep£30+£520,00025-mins

There are a number of ways to buy into the 2015 Goliath including in cash at the Ricoh Arena, directly via the Grosvenor Casino site, via live satellites at various Grosvenor Casinos and online at sites such as Grosvenor Poker and Everest Poker.

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