The Goliath Returns!

Europe’s biggest poker tournament is back!

The GUKPT Goliath, the ultimate amateur deepstack poker championship, is back! After the £100 + £20 event smashed the European land-based entry record in 2011, organisers Grosvenor Casinos are proud to announce that the madness will be happening all over again on August 22-27.

GUKPT Goliath offers its entrants a prizepool usually associated with only the highest stakes tournaments, and if you’re interested in playing, here’s a taste of what’s to come at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena this summer:

  • Three start days featuring late and re-entry
  • A guaranteed prize pool of £100,000 with a minimum top prize of £25,000
  • A 25,000 starting stack and 40 minute clock
  • 25% of the entrance fee donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care
  • Extra prizes on offer for the 2012 Goliath Team Challenge
  • Live streaming from the feature table and live blogs

In 2011, Lee Rawson took down Goliath ahead of 1,765 entrants for a cool £32,705 and organisers expect this year’s event to be even bigger, with up to 2,500 runners gearing up for a shot at the title, cementing Goliath’s place in the record books.

But that’s not all. GUKPT Coventry’s £1,000 + £70 Main Event will be taking place alongside the latter stages of Goliath from the 25th-27th August, along with a full schedule of side events and satellites.  For full details, including structures, visit

The Goliath Team Challenge is already accepting entrants, through which up to six players may compete in a team, their in-the-money finishers contributing points to their total score.  The highest scoring team can win a bunch of prizes including, entry into next year’s event and a $1,000 private online tournament, while their top two finishers earn £1,000 GUKPT Main Event seats. For more on the Team Challenge, click here.

Qualification for Goliath will start at as little as £1, with satellites hosted on Direct entry is also available at all G Casinos with a Poker Room. Good luck!

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