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2015 Genting Poker Series Edinburgh Starts Sept.28

Genting Poker Series Edinburgh


  • Host of Scottish stars expected to turn out for the £100,000 guaranteed Main Event

  • 2015 marks the fourth consecutive year that Edinburgh has hosted a Genting Poker Series festival

The Genting Poker Series (GPS) is in Edinburgh for the fourth consecutive year and if previous editions are the benchmark for the Socttish stop it should be another superb festival of poker for all involved.

When the GPS first visited Edinburgh in May 2012, its £430 buy-in Main Event attracted 388 players who created a prize pool of £155,200. On that occasion it was Paul McTaggart who emerged victorious, defeating Paul Jackson heads-up for the title and £32,685 after the heads-up duo struck a deal.

In October 2013, Mark Lane topped the 352-strong field and collected £30,850 while in November 2014, the number of entrants dropped to 290 but eventual champion, Martin Smith, still walked away with a cool £33,730 and bragging rights of beating former European Poker Tour (EPT) London champion, David Vamplew, heads-up.

This year’s GPS Edinburgh focal point is the £400+£40 buy-in £100,000 guaranteed Main Event, a tournament that should see the cream of Scottish poker head to their capital city. Whoever enters the Main Event receives 25,000 chips and plays to an hour-long clock, giving them ample opportunity to play poker.

Should they dust off that ample starting stack, re-entry is permitted and players can even buy in until the end of the first level on Day 2.

There are seven side events and several satellite tournaments taking place around the Main Event including pot limit Omaha, turbos and a Mix Max event. The full 2015 GPS Edinburgh schedule is below:

Mon 28 Sep8:00pm£50+£5+£10 top-up Satellite to Main Event (10 seats GTD)
Tue 29 Sep8:00pm£75+£10 NL Hold’em
Wed 30 Sep7:00pmBeat the Boss £1/£2 charity cash game
Wed 30 Sep8:00pm£100+£10 4-Card PLO Double Chance
Wed 30 Sep9:00pm£400+£40 Main Event Day 1a Online
Thu 1 Oct12:00pm£40 player draw to Main Event (1 seat)
Thu 1 Oct1:00pm£400+£40 Main Event Day 1b
Thu 1 Oct8:00pm£40+£5+£20 top-up Satellite to Main Event (5 seats GTD)
Fri 2 Oct12:00pm£40 player draw to Main Event (1 seat)
Fri 2 Oct1:00pm£400+£40 Main Event Day 1c
Fri 2 Oct8:00pm£100+£10 NL Hold’em Turbo
Sat 3 Oct12:00pm£40 player draw to Main Event (1 seat)
Sat 3 Oct1:00pmMain Event Day 2
Sat 3 Oct4:00pm£100+£10 Mix Max NL Hold’em
Sun 4 Oct2:00pmMain Event final day
Sun 4 Oct4:00pm£50+£5 NL Hold’em

UK & Ireland PokerNews will have recaps of the 2015 GPS Edinburgh Main Event so make sure you stay tuned for the updates from the Genting Edinburgh casino.

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