Genting Poker Series

Genting Poker Series

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The new Genting Poker Series is about to commence, with Leg 1 starting tomorrow at Genting Club Star City, Birmingham. Its early days for the fledgling tour, but already it looks like it is going to grow big wings.

With 3 satellites still remaining (2 Live and 1 online at the Series has already attracted 141 PRE registrations and qualifiers, which we think is a superb effort, especially for a first event. Sure there have been several promotions which have given away seats, but the organisers estimate that 130 of the 141 pre registered seats have been won or bought in a proper fashion, which shows the huge level of interest there is in the tour.

The Genting Poker Series has slotted perfectly into the gap vacated by the UKIPT when they raised the buy ins from c. £€500 to £€700, and clearly the UK poker public is responding.

Several of the UK’s leading pros are already bought in, including of course members of the Hendon Mob and Hit Squad, plus it is a chance to see poker prodigy Ben Jackson in action (Day 1B), who hit the UK poker scene in the back half of 2011.

The event schedule is:

Wed 1 Feb £20+£2 Rebuy Satellite - 5 Seats GTD 8pm 1 Day
Wed 1 Feb £43 Single Chip 'Flips' Satellites Ongoing 5 Mins
Thu 2 Feb £400+£30 Main Event Day 1a 1pm 3 Days
Thu 2 Feb £100+£9 NLHE Side Event 7pm 1 Day
Thu 2 Feb £43+£3 Turbo Satellite 10pm 1 Day
Fri 3 Feb £400+£30 Main Event Day 1b 1pm 3 Days
Fri 3 Feb £100+£9 NLHE Side Event 7pm 1 Day
Sat 4 Feb2£400+£30 Main Event Day 2 1pm 3 Days
Sat 4 Feb £150+£10 NLHE Side Event 2.30pm 2 Days
Sun 5 Feb £400+£30 Main Event Final 1pm 3 Days
Sun 5 Feb £150+£10 NLHE Side Event Final 2pm 2 Days
Sun 5 Feb7£50+£5 NLHE Megastack Turbo 5pm 1Day
So as you can see there is plenty going on to keep poker players happy. There will also be a wide range of cash games at every level and of most game types. Dealers Choice and Round of Each will be offered, in addition to the usual NLHE and PLO games. Plus, for what we think is the first time on a UK tour, you will be able to view the Cash Game waiting list online at

Come back to Bluff throughout the week for full results and an in depth tournament report.

Tags: Genting Poker Series, Birmingham, Star City