Do you have what it takes to defeat Goliath
24th March 2011
Do you have what it take to defeat Goliath?
The Ricoh Arena in Coventry has been dealt a winning hand after being selected as the venue for the largest poker tournament in Europe.
G Casino plan to break a European record by hosting Goliath – a five-day poker tournament between Wednesday, August 24 to Sunday, August 28.
Up to 1,500 players will have the unique opportunity to attempt the ultimate live poker challenge for a buy-in of just £100 + £20 registration – the richest prize pool ever seen at this buy-in level. The prize pool has been guaranteed by G Casino, in association with D4 events, at £100,000 which means the winner will walk away with over £25,000!
gcasino.com and G Casino Coventry will offer opportunities to qualify for Goliath for as little as £1, making this tournament one of the most accessible and most original 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 per cent 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.
Daniel Gidney, chief executive of the Ricoh Arena, said the venue was ideally suited to host a poker event of this unprecedented size.
“We are excited to be part of this opportunity of setting a European record for the largest poker tournament ever to be held,” he said.
“This is a great chance for beginners as well as more experienced poker players to test themselves against a huge number of competitors as well as walk away with a five-figure prize.
“G Casino is ideally suited to host a poker event of this unprecedented size since this casino is the largest in the UK, has a legion of experienced dealers and has tournament know-how and I am sure it will be a memorable five days.”
G Casino, 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 offer players preferential rates on hotel accommodation specifically for this event, and Compass will provide catering for competitors on-site.
The tournament will be streamed live on www.gukpt.com, as the country watches one champion emerge from the record-breaking crowd. Reserve your place by buying-in directly at any Grosvenor or G Casino, or accept the challenge of Goliath online at gcasino.com