Goliath is the ambitious name of an upcoming live UK poker tournament arranged by Grosvenor Casinos. It’s a five-day poker tournament planning to break European records at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, running from the 24th-28th August 2011.
1,500 players will attempt the ultimate live poker challenge, building – for a buy-in of just £100 + 20 – the greatest prize pool ever seen at this buy-in level. The prize pool has been guaranteed by Grosvenor Casinos at £100,000 which means the winner will walk away with over £25 000.
Online G Casino Poker and live G Casino Coventry will offer opportunities to qualify for Goliath for as little as £1, making this tournament one of the most accessible (and definitely the most original) UK event of the year. Goliath represents an opportunity to turn a tiny buy-in into a five-figure payday, while breaking a record and supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care (25% of the registration fee goes directly to charity).
Goliath will combine the deep-stacked No Limit Hold’em structure and excitement of the brick-and-mortar game with the sort of field size usually only found on the virtual felt. Beginner or pro, playing against this multitude of competitors each day (midday to 10pm) will test the poker stamina and skill of everyone who individually attempts to topple the giant – but the reward for doing so will be great.
The Ricoh Arena, a state-of-the-art 21st century complex, provides a huge conference area as well as exhibition, hotel and sports facilities; combined with the poker equipment, legion of experienced dealers and tournament know-how of Grosvenor Casinos it is ideally suited to host a poker event of this unprecedented size. Grosvenor Casinos, the force behind the GUKPT – the UK’s biggest poker tour – looks forward to presenting the one-of-a-kind Goliath in this new arena. The Ricoh will be offering players preferential rates on hotel accommodation specifically for this event, and through Compass will provide catering for competitors on-site.