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Goliath

Date 27th July – 6th Aug 2017
Main Event £250,000 Guaranteed Goliath Main Event (£100+20 buy-in)
Venue Grosvenor Casino Coventry in the Ricoh Arena

Read all about last year’s record breaking Goliath here
Important information:

  • 25/50 event has 6 levels of late registration and 2 Re-entry per day.
  • Main event has 6 levels of late registration and 2 Re-Entry per day.
  • All side events have two hours for late registration and 1 Re-Entry permitted.
  • The above may not apply to the RedTooth and APAT events.
  • FULL SCHEDULE

    THURSDAY 27TH JULY | FRIDAY 28TH JULY | SATURDAY 29TH JULY | SUNDAY 30TH JULY | MONDAY 31ST JULY | TUESDAY 1ST AUGUST | WEDNESDAY 2ND AUGUST | THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST | FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST | SATURDAY 5TH AUGUST | SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST

    THURSDAY 27TH JULY
    Event National 25/50 Event Flight (A)
    Buy-in £200+20
    Time 7pm
    Where? in Club Poker Room only
    More info Two Day Event. Cap of 12 tables. 270 min late registration/6 levels and breaks. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 50/100. 40 min clock for all levels, 12 levels played. First break is 9.00pm: 2nd break is end of level 6, 11.15pm, 3rd break is end of level 9, 1.30am.Finish time for the day 3.45am.

    FRIDAY 28th JULY
    Event National 25/50 Event Flight (B)
    Buy-in £200+20
    Time 7pm
    Where? in Club Poker Room only
    More info Two Day Event. Cap of 12 tables. 270 min late registration/6 levels and breaks. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 50/100. 40 min clock for all levels, 12 levels played. First break is 9.00pm: 2nd break is end of level 6, 11.15pm, 3rd break is end of level 9, 1.30am.Finish time for the day 3.45am.

    SATURDAY 29th JULY
    Event £25,000 GTD Redtooth
    Buy-in £75+12
    Time Registration 9.30am Shuffle Up & Deal 11am
    Where? Hall 5 + 10 tables front right side of Hall 3
    More info 135min late registration. 1 Re-Entry until end of late registration. Starting stack is 20,000. Blinds start at 25/50.30 min clock for all levels. First break is 1pm then every 2 hours after. Must be a registered to a Live Redtooth Poker/ The Nuts venue to take part.
    Event £250,000 Goliath Main Event flight (A)
    Buy-in £100+20
    Time 12pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info 50 table cap. 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
    Finish time for the day 12.40am.
    Event National 25/50 Event Flight (C)
    Buy-in £200+20
    Time 7pm
    Where? in Club Poker Room only
    More info Two Day Event. 270 min late registration/6 levels and breaks. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 50/100. 40 min clock for all levels, 12 levels played. First break is 9.00pm: 2nd break is end of level 6, 11.15pm, 3rd break is end of level 9, 1.30am.Finish time for the day 3.45am.

    SUNDAY 30th JULY
    Event Redtooth Tag Team – 2 x Vegas100 Prizes and £3,000 Cash GTD
    Buy-in £60+16 per team
    Time Registration 9.30am Shuffle Up & Deal 11am
    Where? Hall 5
    More info No re-entry. No late registration. Starting stack is 10,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 30 min clock for all levels. First break is at 1pm and then every two hours. 150 team cap. 15 tables and 15 dealers.
    Event £250,000 Goliath Main Event flight (B)
    Buy-in £100+20
    Time 12pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
    Finish time for the day 12.40am.
    Event National 25/50 (Day 2/Final)
    Time 2pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info 45 min clock for all levels. First break is 4.15pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2 hours 15 min. Breaks last for 15min.
    Event £2,500 Redtooth Win the Button
    Time Registration 6pm Shuffle Up & Deal 6:30pm
    Buy-in £30+8
    Where? Hall 5
    More info 135min late registration. Starting stack 10,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 20min clock for all levels. First break is 8.30pm then every 2hours. Must be a registered to a Live Redtooth Poker/ The Nuts venue to take part.
    Event Open Dealers Championships
    Time 7pm
    Buy-in £25+6
    Where? Hall 3
    More info 135min late registration. Starting stack is 12,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 4x30min then a 25min clock. First break 9.00pm; all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels/1hr 40mins, breaks last for 15min. Finish time approximately 6.00am

    MONDAY 31st JULY
    Event £250,000 Goliath Main Event flight (C)
    Buy-in £100+20
    Time 12pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
    Finish time for the day 12.40am.
    Event 4/5/6 Omaha (7 Max)
    Buy-in £30+8
    Time 7pm
    Where? Hall 5
    More info 135min late registration. Starting stack is 12,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 3x40min then a 25min clock.
    First break 9.00pm; all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels/1hr 40 mins. breaks last for 15min.
    Finish time approximately 6.00am.

    TUESDAY 1st AUGUST
    Event £250,000 Goliath Main Event flight (D)
    Buy-in £100+20
    Time 12pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
    Finish time for the day 12.40am.
    Event Win the Button
    Buy-in £30+8
    Time 7pm
    Where? Hall 5
    More info 135min late registration. Starting stack 10,000. Blinds start at 25/50.4x30min then a 25min clock. First break is 9.00pm; all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels (1h40mins), breaks last for 15min.Finish time approximately 6.00am.

    WEDNESDSAY 2nd AUGUST
    Event £250,000 Goliath Main Event flight (E)
    Buy-in £100+20
    Time 12pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
    Finish time for the day 12.40am.
    Event Tag Team
    Buy-in £60+16
    Time 7pm
    Where? Hall 5
    More info 135min late registration. Starting stack is 10,000. Blinds start at 25/50.4x30min then a 25min clock. First break at 9.00pm; all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels/1hr 40 mins, breaks last for 15min. Finish time approximately 6.00am.

    THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST
    Event £250,000 Goliath Main Event flight (F)
    Buy-in £100+20
    Time 12pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
    Finish time for the day 12.40am.
    Event APAT 8-Game Championship (Day 1)
    Buy-in £75+8
    Time 6pm
    Where? Hall 5
    More info Two day event. 8 X 7 handed tables capped at 56. 135min late registration. Starting stack 50,000. Blinds start 25/50. 30min clock, (to final table). First break 8.00pm. Finish time for the day 4.00am
    Event Joker is Wild
    Buy-in £30+8
    Time 7pm
    Where? Hall 5
    More info 135min late registration. Starting stack is 10,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 4×30 min then a 25min clock.
    First break 9.00pm; all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels/1hr 40mins, breaks last for 15min. Finish time approximately 6.00am.

    FRIDAY 4th AUGUST
    Event £250,000 Goliath Main Event flight (G)
    Buy-in £100+20
    Time 12pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
    Finish time for the day 12.40am.
    Event APAT 8-Game Championship (Day 2)
    Time 8pm
    Where? Hall 5
    More info 1 x 7-handed table, 5 hrs finish 01 

    SATURDAY 5TH AUGUST
    Event £250,000 Goliath Main Event (Day 2)
    Time 12pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info Blinds start at 3000/6000 (500 ante). 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played. First break is 2.00pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min. Finish time for the day 12.40am.
    Event APAT UK Amateur Poker Championship (Day 1)
    Buy-in £75+8
    Time 4pm
    Where? Hall 5
    More info 250 soft cap, 25 tables only. 150min late registration. Starting stack is 15,000. Blinds start 25/50. 45min clock, 12 levels played. First break is 6.00pm and then every 2h 15min after that.Finish time for the day 2.00am.

    Event Super high roller (Day 1)
    Buy-in £300+£30
    Time 7pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info Two Day event. 150 soft cap, 15 tables only. 270min late registration. Starting stack 25,000. Blinds start 25/50. 40min clock, 12 levels played. First break is 9.00pm, then every 2hrs after that. Finish time for the day 3.45am

    SUNDAY 6th AUGUST
    Event Goliath Final Day
    Time 12pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info 40min clock for all levels. First break is 2.00pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels (2h), breaks last for 15min.
    Event High Roller (Day 2)
    Time 12:30pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info 40min clock for all levels. First break is 2.30pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hrs, breaks last for 15min.
    Event APAT UK Amateur Poker Championship (Day 2)
    Time 1:00pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info 45min clock. First break 3.15pm and then every 2h 15min after that.
    Event APAT PLO Championship
    Buy-in: £50+8
    Time 1:30pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info Capped at 96, 12 X 8 handed tables only. 135min late registration. Starting stack 20,000. Blinds start 25/50. 30min clock for all levels. First break is 3.30pm and then every 2h. Finish time approximately 1.00am.
    Event Deep and Steep
    Buy-in: £30+8
    Time 2:00pm
    Where? Hall 3
    More info 135min late registration. Starting stack 20,000. Blinds start 25/50. 4x30min, then a 25min clock. First break is 3.00pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels/1hr 40min, breaks last for 15min.Finish time approximately 11.00pm.

    Media Release: Monday 8th August 2016

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    Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath slays its own title, as record breaking tournament tops 5,000 entries!

    Grosvenor Casinos had high expectations for this year’s Goliath but no one expected the numbers witnessed over the last week. The Goliath 2016 Main Event attracted an incredible 5,232 entries, over 1,000 more than in 2015, creating a staggering £523,200 prizepool!

    At just before 8pm last night and after 3 days of solid poker, one of those players outlasted the other 5,231 entries, officially winning the largest live poker tournament in Europe. A huge (Goliath even) congratulations to Londoner Vamshi Vandanapu for finishing on top, earning £62,750 and taking home the much coveted trophy. Vamshi, the 2nd IT consultant to win this event in as many years, has been playing poker for a number of years after being introduced by his friends. He can usually be found at his local, The Poker Room, located above Grosvenor Casino Victoria.

    Phil The Tower Heald caught up with Vamshi who was still visibly shocked from his remarkable achievement; “I never imagined I’d be the remaining one. I just played it one hand at a time” he said.

    With 30 players left Vamshi battled hard with fellow big stack Robbie Richwood, with both commenting that it felt inevitable they would eventually find themselves headsup for the title. Neither player therefore was too surprised when this later became a reality, with 44 year old Irish Robbie Richwood finishing as a valiant runner up. He and 33 year old Romanian born Cristian Popescu (3rd) both left the Ricoh Arena £50,000 better off after the final three made a deal which saw each player secure £50,000 and leaving £12,750 and the title to play for. An understandable arrangement given the amount of money at stake especially compared to their original £120 investment!

    As ever the final table showcased the huge diversity of players who attend these events. This included; 44 year old William Campbell (4th) a teacher from Birmingham, 21 year old Bartender Tom Powell (5th) who has recently become a Dad, 33 year old Graeme Evans from Horsham (6th) who planned to put winnings towards a deposit for a house, Poker Professional Luke Winsley (7th), Sheffield student Craig Drew (8th) who was looking to beat his best cash of £700 so he can treat his girlfriend and Roofer Jonathan Mellor from Bristol (9th) who has only been playing for two years and cashed for his best poker result yet.

    1st Vamshi Vandanapu £72,850.00 (£62,750 after deal between top 3)
    2nd Robbie Richmond £52,200.00 (£50,000 after deal between top 3)
    3rd Cristian Popescu £37,700.00 (£50,000 after deal between top 3)
    4th Will Campbell £27,000.00
    5th Tom Powell £18,850.00
    6th Graeme Evans £13,400.00
    7th Luke Winsley £10,450.00
    8th Craig Drew £8,600.00
    9th Jonathan Mellor £7,400.00
    10th Daniel Andrew Corbett £6,400.00

    Every year Grosvenor Casinos strives to put together an unparalleled week of poker festivities offering top class entertainment as well as the best tournament and cash poker Europe has to offer. All that hard work and dedication put in by Grosvenor Casinos staff, from both behind the scenes and those working the tournament floor, is worth every single minute when we see our customers making the most of that experience. Grosvenor Casinos wants to thank all our players for supporting the Goliath as well as our other Poker Tours, without you, this wouldn’t be possible.

    Other notable performances during the Goliath festival week included Deep and Steep winner Lester Mobbs, Red Tooth Event winner Jennifer Barr, Joker is Wild winner Kevin Leeds, Tag Team winner Sophie Rigali, Omaha winner Wayne Beet, Win the Button winner Drew Grewcock and 25/50 winner Peter Wigglesworth. The overall team winners from the Goliath Main Event were the Hampshire Squad. Congratulations to you all.
    A small well earned break is now on the cards for all for the Grosvenor Casinos tournament staff and live media team before our attentions to the Summer Sizzler which is reaches various destinations around the UK over the August bank holiday weekend. Shortly after the Summer Sizzler the GUKPT will be heading North towards Edinburgh for the £100,000 GTD GUKPT Main Event.

    For updates and details on all of Grosvenor Casinos Poker events including the GUKPT, 25/25 and Summer Sizzler please go to http://www.gukpt.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter