The third leg of the Genting Poker Series (GPS) 2015 will be held at Genting Newcastle during the next week. The event is expected to attract a huge crowd of poker players.
The GPS Newcastle Main Event, which has a buy-in of £440, will be played till April 12, attracting players with a guaranteed prize pool of £100,000. The event will have three starting flights, the first of which will be played at Genting’s online poker room. Each participant will be given a starting stack with 25,000 chips. The other starting flights will be played in the casino with the same starting stack, but with longer blind levels.
Although Newcastle did not host the inaugural edition of the GPS, it received the series well in 2013. That year, it was Ellie Biessek who became the first female poker player to win a GPS Main Event by beating a 400-strong field and winning the first-place prize of £38,620. Players who performed incredibly well that season were Amy Mahrenholz, Dominic Mahoney, Jeff Smith, and Wayne Thomas.
The winner of the 2014 GPS Main Event was Timothy Chung, who defeated prominent professional poker players such as Robert Yong, Keith Hawkins, Tom Brady, Brett Angell, and Willie Tann.
The GPS 2015 schedule comprises events such as Beat the Boss charity cash game and the £100+£10 PLO Double Chance, which will be played on April 8; the Paul Jackson poker seminar and the cocktail making course, which will be held on April 9; the £50+£5 NL Hold’em Turbo, which will be held on April 10; the £100+£10 NL Hold’em Mix Max, which will be held on April 11; and the £30+£5 NL Hold’em, which will be played on April 12.
The Main Event is designed to accommodate re-entries, enabling players to re-enter once at every starting flight. The rules also allow players to re-enter till the end of the first level on the second day. The structure allows anybody who buys into the tournament in this stage to get 25 big blinds.
For more information about the GPS 2015 and to view the entire schedule, players should visit the official website of the Genting Casino. Genting is currently running live and online satellites to help players qualify for the GPS 2015 Main Event. In fact, players can qualify for as low as a penny by taking part in a penny roll that Genting Poker is holding every night.