Grosvenor Looks for Daves to Conquer Goliath

Grosvenor Looks for Daves to Conquer Goliath

Friday, 12 June 2015

The massive £250,000 Grosvenor Goliath returns in August and the tournament organisers are on the lookout for 12 plucky Davids to take on one of European poker's biggest events.

The only requirement is that the contest participants have a variation of Dave in their name. So it could be David Brent, Larry David, Jim Davidson. You'll even be in with a chance if your middle name is David. The lucky dozen Daves will receive expert tuition from top pros Jeff Kimber, Ellie Biessek and Joe Beevers at a special Goliath Boot Camp prior to the tournament itself.

“Open to complete beginners and passionate amateurs with between 0 – 2 years of poker playing experience, Dave and Goliath offers an unforgettable opportunity to not only learn and perfect your skills under the guidance of seasoned professionals, but the chance to win thousands of pounds at Europe’s largest poker tournament,” read a statement from Grosvenor Casinos.

To enter the Grosvenor Casinos Dave and Goliath competition, fill in the entry form here before 26th June 2015. Entrants will then be posted a poker chip to let them know if they’ve been successful: a plain poker chip for those who didn’t make it and a lucky golden poker chip for the 12 winners who have been selected to take on the challenge of Goliath!

The Goliath takes place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from Saturday 8 to Sunday 16 August 2015. Last year's contest was won by 21-year-old Ryan Foster from Devon who pocketed an impressive £62,120 after topping a record-breaking field of 3,400 entrants.

“Each year the Goliath Poker tournament goes from strength to strength and we expect this year to be the biggest yet!,” said Grosvenor pro Ellie Biessek. “It is really exciting for Joe, Jeff and I to be able to pass on our knowledge of the game from years of playing to the 12 David’s who will be taking on the challenge of Goliath.

“With our training and the right strategy we hope our David’s will not only learn a lot about Poker, but will be able to take home a share of the prize pot at the tournament itself.”

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