GUKPT Goliath Set to Break Records

GUKPT Goliath Set to Break Records

Friday, 7 August 2015

One of the largest live poker tournaments, the GUKPT Goliath, will get under way this Saturday and you've still got time to ante-up.

For no more than £120, you can sit down inside Coventry's Ricoh Arena and not only compete for a six-figure prizepool, but become a part of history.

With a guaranteed £250,000 up for grabs, the Goliath's organiser, Grosvenor, believes that this year's incarnation will be even bigger than before. In fact, to cope with the projected demand of the tournament, Grosvenor has scheduled seven opening flights which will take place between Saturday August 8 and Friday August 14.

To help people ante-up in the easiest way possible, Grosvenor is accepting buy-ins both in person and online courtesy of Grosvenor Poker.

Back in 2014, the Goliath broke the record for the largest live poker tournament outside of the US after 2,374 players bought in a staggering 3,394 times to generate a prizepool in excess of £335,000. However, as impressive as that was, Grosvenor is confident that this year's event will top that figure. In fact, if expectations are met, then GUKPT Goliath 2015 could hit 4,000 buy-ins.

As well as giving players the chance to play for at least £250,000 in the Goliath, the festival as a whole will offer a slew of side events; each of which will offer different buy-ins, formats and prizepools.

Most interesting is the selection of team events. Giving players the chance to form allegiances and use their collective skills to win some serious prizes, these events will add another layer of excitement to the festival and make it one to remember.

To check out the latest information on the GUKPT Goliath as well as any other event on the roster, make sure you visit

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