The year is rapidly drawing to a close, but the live poker scene is not showing many signs of slowing down with several major tournaments taking place in the United Kingdom and Ireland during December.
Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham, is running two massive tournaments with combined guaranteed prize pools of £550,000. The first is the £300,000 Deepstack, an £550 ($675 if you play an online Day 1 at Partypoker) event that is sure to attract a huge field on December 2 through to December 4.
Nine days after the £300,000 Deepstack crowns its champion, Dusk Till Dawn hosts the £250,000 guaranteed Xmas Grand Prix, itself an £80+£10 ($109) buy in tournament that is played both at DTD and online at partypoker.
Major Live Poker Tournaments in December 2016
|December 1-4||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||Grosvenor Casino Westgate, Leeds|
|December 1-4||Xmas Countdown||Genting Casino Luton, Luton|
|December 2-4||£300,000 Deepstack||Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham|
|December 7-11||2016 Genting Poker Series||Genting Club Sheffield, Sheffield|
|December 8-11||Macau Cork Xmas Poker Festival||Macau Sporting Club, Cork|
|December 8-11||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||Grosvenor G Casino, Newcastle|
|December 8-11||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||Grosvenor G Casino, Thanet|
|December 8-11||Grosvenor 25/25 Series||Grosvenor Casino Riverside, Salford|
|December 9-11||Unibet UK Poker Tour 2016||Manchester 235, Manchester|
|December 13-18||Xmas Grand Prix||Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham|
|December 15-18||December Super Stack UK||The Poker Room formerly The Vic|
|December 21||Christmas Cracker Day 1a||Grosvenor G Casino, Dundee|
|December 22||Christmas Cracker Day 1b||Grosvenor Casino Merchant City, Glasgow|
|December 23||Christmas Cracker Day 1c||Grosvenor G Casino, Aberdeen|
|December 23||Christmas Cracker Day 1d||Grosvenor Maybury Casino, Edinburgh|
|December 26||Christmas Cracker Day 1e||Grosvenor G Casino, Dundee|
|December 27||Christmas Cracker Final Day||Grosvenor G Casino, Dundee|
|December 27||Christmas One Day Special||Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel|
|December 29||Winter One Day Special||Green Isle Hotel, Dublin|
The ever-popular Grosvenor 25/25 Series takes place at four Grosvenor Casinos around the country. Tournament specialists can play for a share of a guaranteed £25,000 prize pool in Leeds, Newcastle, Thanet, and Salford.
Also taking place in December is the final leg of the 2016 Genting Poker Series. Leg 16 is held at the Genting Club Sheffield, costs £440 to enter and features a £100,000 guaranteed prize pool. Previous GPS events I Sheffield have drawn bumper crowds and this latest edition should be no different.
Other key tournaments include the multi-venue Christmas Cracker in Dundee, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh, while Irish grinders can head to Clonmel on December 27 for the Christmas One Day Special and Dublin on December 29 for the Winter One Day Special.
You may also want to check out the satellites at Unibet Poker because the Unibet UK Poker Tour sets sail for the Manchester 235 casino, taking with it a £220 Main Event with a £40,000 guaranteed prize pool.