With the attention of the poker world focussed on the happenings in Las Vegas where the 2016 World Series of Poker is taking place, it is easy to forget there are some fantastic live poker tournaments running on home soil during July.
It is a busy month ahead for the team at Dusk Till Dawn and partypoker who are running no less than five events during July 2016. Four of those are the $50,000 guaranteed Grand Prix Poker Tour (GPPT) Minis at Bristol, Newcastle, Birmingham, and Glasgow, with the $250,000 guaranteed GPPT Brighton leg taking place as July ends.
There are two major tournaments in Ireland this month, namely the LSPkr 30/30 Series II and the Northern Open, both of which are in the capital city of Dublin.
888poker is another company upping the ante this coming month with three events at Aspers Casino in London. Players can choose from the 888 Max Poker Event, the 888 Summer Special, and the 888 Live Local events.
Major Live Poker Tournaments in the UK & Ireland During July
|Dates||Tournament / Festival||Location|
|Jun 26-Jul 3||2016 GUKPT London||Poker Room formerly the Vic, London|
|Jun 29-Jul 3||Grand Prix Poker Tour Mini||Rainbow Casino, Bristol|
|Jun 30-Jul 3||888 Max Poker Event||Aspers Casino, London|
|Jul 6-10||Grand Prix Poker Tour Mini||Aspers Casino, Newcastle|
|Jul 7-10||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||Grosvenor Maybury Casino, Edinburgh|
|Jul 7-10||888 Summer Special||Aspers Casino, London|
|Jul 8-10||2016 Summer Classic||Hippodrome Casino, London|
|Jul 13-17||2016 Genting Poker Series Mini||Genting Casino Luton, Luton|
|Jul 14-17||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||Grosvenor Casino, Liverpool|
|Jul 14-17||LSPkr 30/30 Series II||Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, Dublin|
|Jul 13-17||Grand Prix Poker Tour Mini||Broadway Casino, Birmingham|
|Jul 17-24||Grand Prix Poker Tour Mini||Manchester 235, Manchester|
|Jul 21-24||£10,000 Guaranteed||Grosvenor G Casino, Thanet|
|Jul 21-24||July 2016 Super Stack UK||Poker Room formerly the Vic, London|
|Jul 28-31||888 Live Local||Aspers Casino, London|
|Jul 28-Aug 7||2016 Grosvenor Goliath||Ricoh Arena, Coventry|
|Jul 29-31||Northern Open||Green Isle Hotel, Dublin|
|Jul 30-31||Grand Prix Poker Tour Brighton||Amex Stadium, Brighton|
Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated tournament of the month is the 2016 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Goliath event.
A record-breaking field of 4,120 took part in the £120 buy-on event in 2015, creating a £421,000 prize pool that obliterated the £250,000 guarantee. This year, the organisers are hoping for a field of 5,000, which would be amazing if it happened.
Miikka Toikka is the reigning champion, the flying Finn bagged himself £75,800 for his victory. Will you be following in his footsteps come the end of the month?