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 Sep||8:00pm||£50+£5+£10 top-up Satellite to Main Event (10 seats GTD)|
|Tue 29 Sep||8:00pm||£75+£10 NL Hold’em|
|Wed 30 Sep||7:00pm||Beat the Boss £1/£2 charity cash game|
|Wed 30 Sep||8:00pm||£100+£10 4-Card PLO Double Chance|
|Wed 30 Sep||9:00pm||£400+£40 Main Event Day 1a Online|
|Thu 1 Oct||12:00pm||£40 player draw to Main Event (1 seat)|
|Thu 1 Oct||1:00pm||£400+£40 Main Event Day 1b|
|Thu 1 Oct||8:00pm||£40+£5+£20 top-up Satellite to Main Event (5 seats GTD)|
|Fri 2 Oct||12:00pm||£40 player draw to Main Event (1 seat)|
|Fri 2 Oct||1:00pm||£400+£40 Main Event Day 1c|
|Fri 2 Oct||8:00pm||£100+£10 NL Hold’em Turbo|
|Sat 3 Oct||12:00pm||£40 player draw to Main Event (1 seat)|
|Sat 3 Oct||1:00pm||Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 3 Oct||4:00pm||£100+£10 Mix Max NL Hold’em|
|Sun 4 Oct||2:00pm||Main Event final day|
|Sun 4 Oct||4:00pm||£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.