The curtain came down on the 2016 Genting Poker Series Dec. 11 when Dan Stanway topped a field of 301 entries in the £440 Genting Poker Series Sheffield Main Event, banking £31,700 for his efforts.
Fans of the popular live tournament series don’t have long to wait for their next fix because the dates for the 2017 Genting Poker Series have been made public. A total of 18 legs take place between Jan. 18 and the end of 2017 and 17 of those stops are written in stone. The 18th leg, which is yet to be confirmed, could be a season-ending Grand Final and that would be hugely popular with GPS regulars.
2017 Genting Poker Series Schedule
|2||Newcastle Mini||Feb. 16-19||£220||£35,000|
|4||Liverpool Mini||March 30-April 2||£220||£35,000|
|5||Reading Mini||March 30-April 2||£220||£35,000|
|6||Glasgow Mini||April 27-30||£220||£35,000|
|7||Blackpool Mini||May 4-7||£220||£35,000|
|9||Resorts World Mini||June 15-18||£220||£35,000|
|10||Luton Mini||July 13-16||£220||£35,000|
|11||Stoke Mini||Aug. 17-20||£220||£35,000|
|12||Liverpool||Aug. 30-Sept. 3||£440||£100,000|
|13||Edinburgh||Sept. 28-Oct. 1||£440||£100,000|
|14||Sheffield Mini||Oct. 12-15||£220||£35,000|
|15||Torquay Mini||Oct. 26-29||£220||£35,000|
|16||Westcliff Mini||Nov. 16-19||£220||£35,000|
|17||Newcastle Mini||Nov. 16-19||£220||£35,000|
As with the 2016 tour, the 2017 GPS features both full-sized and “mini” Main Events on the schedule. Each of the full-sized Main Events cost £440 to enter and give players the opportunity to play for a share of a guaranteed £100,000 while the “mini” events are a cut price £220 to enter, feature a £35,000 guaranteed prize pool and award the nine players who reach the final table a ticket to a £440 GPS tournament.
2016 Genting Poker Series Results
The 2016 Genting Poker Series was another successful tour for Genting with more than a dozen champions crowned up and down the length of the country, including David Lloyd, Danny Tran, Colin Gillion (twice) and the aforementioned Dan Stanway.
|Star City||£440||282||£112,800||Collin Gillion||£26,150|
|Resorts World||£220||237||Michael Hart||£10,000|
|Star City||£220||321||£60,240||Darren Grosvenor||£15,280|