Genting Poker SeriesTuesday, May 9, 2017 12:08
The Genting Poker Series is a major series of regional poker tournaments held across the United Kingdom run by Genting Casinos, a UK based casino chain operated by the Genting Group. The Genting Poker Series was established in 2012 and has been running successfully ever since.
The 2017 Genting Poker Series started at Luton in mid-January. A strong field of 334 players tested the poker knowledge to win the coveted top spot of the event. The prize pool was a tasty sum of £133,600 and the eventual winner was John Bonadies JR. John was lucky enough to pick up the top prize at the event with was a tantalising £31,591. It was a somewhat unconventional end to the event. The last remaining trio decided to strike a deal for the remaining prize pool based on the chip counts.
The second Leg of the Genting Poker Series was held in Newcastle in February. A field of 287 players pitted their wits against each other for a share of the £57,400 prize pool. John Stirling from Scotland was able to carve his way through the field to pick up a prize of £11,490. Stirling had previously finished 9th at a Genting Poker Series event in Newcastle so it was nice for him to go the whole way this time around.
Leg 3 of the Genting Poker Series took place in Sheffield and 230 players took part in the main event. The winner by the name of Brandon Shiels took home the top prize of £27,000.
The fourth Leg of the tour saw the Genting Poker Series brought to Liverpool. There was £55,400 on offer here and a large field of 277 took their seats to try and earn themselves a payout. There were cash prizes for the top 25 players and the top prize of £8,840 went to Louis Eyles.
The Genting Poker Series stopped in Reading for Leg 5 of the tour across the UK. This was another mini event which attracted a field of 242 players. These players who paid the £220 entry fee fought it out to compete for the attractive £48,400 prize fund. There can only be one winner and the “Poker Champion” of Reading was named Justinas Pactauskas.
The 6th leg of the Genting Poker Series was another mini event which this time took place in Glasgow. There was £50,000 on offer here and a large field of 234 took their seats to try and earn themselves a payout. There were cash prizes for the top 25 players and the top prize of £11,000 went to Scott Logan.
Below are the dates for the remaining legs of the Genting Poker Series.
4 - 7 May 2017 2017 Genting Poker Series Mini - Leg 7, Blackpool (5)
18 - 21 May 2017 2017 Genting Poker Series - Leg 8, Westcliff-On-Sea (9)
15 - 18 June 2017 2017 Genting Poker Series Mini - Leg 9, Birmingham (5)
13 - 16 July 2017 2017 Genting Poker Series Mini - Leg 10, Luton (5)
17 - 20 August 2017 2017 Genting Poker Series Mini - Leg 11, Stoke on Trent (5)
30 August - 3 September 2017 2017 Genting Poker Series - Leg 12, Liverpool (7)
28 September - 1 October 2017 2017 Genting Poker Series - Leg 13, Edinburgh (9)
12 - 15 October 2017 2017 Genting Poker Series Mini - Leg 14, Sheffield (5)
26 - 29 October 2017 2017 Genting Poker Series Mini - Leg 15, Torquay (5)
16 - 19 November 2017 2017 Genting Poker Series Mini - Leg 17, Newcastle (5)
16 - 19 November 2017 2017 Genting Poker Series Mini - Leg 16, Westcliff-On-Sea (5)