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The record breaking Goliath returns to Grosvenor Casino Coventry in the Ricoh Arena from 26th July to 5th August 2018. Buy in at your local Grosvenor Casino Cardroom or online on Grosvenorpoker.com. Grosvenor Casinos is proud to announce the 2018 Goliath Main Event first prize is guaranteed at £100,000.

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2018 Goliath SCHEDULE
Wednesday 25th July
Event: National 25/50 Event Flight A – Online only
Venue: Online on Grosvenorpoker.com
Buy-in: £200+25
Start time: 7.00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry period 120 mins
Days: 2 days
Levels on Day 1: 12
Clock: 20min
Blinds start at 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000

Thursday 26th July
Event: National 25/50 Event Flight B
Venue: in club poker and sports room only
Buy-in: £200+25
Start time: 7.00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 2 day
Levels: 12 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Blinds start at 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: 9.00pm, 2nd break is end of level 6, 11.15pm, 3rd break is end of level 9, 1.30am, finish at 3.45am

Friday 27th July
Event: National 25/50 Event Flight C
Venue: in club poker and sports room only
Buy-in: £200+25
Start time: 7.00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 2 day
Levels: 12 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Blinds start at 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: 9.00pm, 2nd break is end of level 6, 11.15pm, 3rd break is end of level 9, 1.30am, finish at 3.45am

Saturday 28th July
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50 and £34 for High Roller
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight A
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 16 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. An hour long Dinner break will take place after level 9/5:40pm
Finish: 11:40pm
Event: £25,000 Redtooth
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £80+15
Guarantee: £25,000
Start time: 12.00pm
Re–entry: 1 Re-entry during late registration
Entry Period: 145 mins (4 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 30 mins
Blinds start: 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 2:00pm then every 120 mins

 

Event: National 25/50 Event Flight D
Venue: Hall 3 and 5
Buy-in: £200+25
Start time: 7.00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 2 day
Levels: 12 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Blinds start: 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: 9.00pm, 2nd break is end of level 6, 11.15pm, 3rd break is end of level 9, 1.30am, finish at 3.45am

Sunday 29th July
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50 and £34 for High Roller
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Vegas 100 & £3,000 Redtooth
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £27+8
Guarantee: Vegas100 Prizes and £3,000
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: No Re-entry
Entry Period: No late registration
Days: 1 day
Clock: 30 mins
Blinds start: 25/50
Starting stack: 15,000
Breaks: First break at 1:00pm, then every 120 mins
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight B
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 16 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Blinds start at: 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. An hour long Dinner break will take place after level 9/5:40pm
Finish: 11:40pm
Event: National 25/50 Final Day
Venue: Hall 5
Start time: 1:00pm
Clock: 40 min
Breaks: First break at 3:15pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 15 mins
Event: Grosvenor UK women’s poker championship (GUKWPC)
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £50+8
Guarantee: £5,000
Start time: 6.00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 135 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 5 x 24 mins then a 30 min clock on FTT
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 12,000
Breaks: First break at 8pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels / 120 mins and last for 15 mins
Event: Redtooth Win the Button
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £30+10
Start time: 7.00pm
Re–entry: No re-entries
Entry Period:  135 min late registration (4 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 20 mins
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 10,000
Breaks: First break at 9:30pm and then every 120 mins

Monday 30th July
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50 and £34 for High Roller
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight C
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 16 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Blinds start at: 50/100
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. An hour long Dinner break will take place after level 9/5:40pm
Finish: 11:40pm
Event: 4/5/6 Omaha (7 Max)
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £30+8
Start time: 5:30pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 135 min registration (3 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 5 x 24 min then a 20 min clock on FTT
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 12,000
Breaks: First break is 7:30pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 120 mins (6 levels)

Tuesday 31st July
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50 and £34 for High Roller
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight D
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 16 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. An hour long Dinner break will take place after level 9/5:40pm
Finish: 11:40pm
Event: Win the Button
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £30+8
Start time: 5:30pm
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period:  135 min registration (4 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 5 x 24 min clock then a 20 min clock on FTT
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 10,000
Breaks: First break is 7:30pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 120 mins (6 levels). Each break lasts for 15 mins

Wednesday 1st August
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50, £34 for High Roller and £57 SNG
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight E
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 16 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. An hour long Dinner break will take place after level 9/5:40pm
Finish: 11:40pm
Event: European Championship Of Amateur Poker (ECOAP) International Team Championship
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £100+10
Start time: 2:00pm
Re–entry: No re-entries
Entry Period: No late registration
Days: 2 day
Clock: 30 min clock
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 5,000
Breaks: First break at 4:00pm
Event: Tag Team
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £60+16 per team of 2
Start time: 7:00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited re-entries
Entry Period: 135 mins (4 levels + breaks)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 5 x 24 min clock then a 20 min clock on FTT
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 10,000
Breaks: First break at 9:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels / 120 mins, Each break lasts for 15 mins.

 

Thursday 2nd August
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50, £34 for High Roller and £57 SNG
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight F
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 16 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. Dinner break will be at the end of level 9, for group A 5:20pm and for group B at 6:20pm, both lasting an hour.
Finish: 11:20pm
Event: European Championship Of Amateur Poker (ECOAP) International Team Championship Day 2
Venue: Hall 5
Start time: 3:00pm
Clock: 25 min clock
Break: First break at 5:05pm
Event: Joker is Wild
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £50+8
Start time: 7:00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited re-entries
Entry Period: 135 mins (4 levels + breaks)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 5 x 24 min clock then a 20 min clock on FTT
Blinds start at: 25/50
Starting stack: 10,000
Breaks: First break at 9:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every  120 mins (6 levels). Each break lasts for 15 mins.

Friday 3rd August
Event: Flip ’n’ Go
Venue: Sports room
Buy-in: Various buy-ins – £13 for Goliath Main Event, £23 for 25/50 and £34 for High Roller
Start time: 10.00am
Duration: 60 Mins
Finish time: 11:00am
Event: Goliath Main Event Flight G
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £100+25
Guarantee: £100,000 First Prize
Start time: 11.00am
Re–entry: Unlimited
Entry Period: 270 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 3 day
Levels: 16 levels
Clock: 40 mins
Starting stack: 25,000
Breaks: First break is 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 2 hours and last for 20 mins. Dinner break will be at the end of level 9, for group A 5:20pm and for group B at 6:20pm, both lasting an hour.
Finish: 11:20pm

Saturday 4th August
Event: Goliath Main Event Day 2
Venue: Hall 3
Start time: 11:00am
Clock: 40 min clock
Levels: 15 min levels
Blinds start at: 4,000/8,000/1,000
Breaks: First break at 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 120 mins, Each break lasts for 20 mins. Dinner break will be end of level 9 at 5:40pm.
Finish: 11:40pm
Event: European Amateur Poker Championship (ECOAP) Day 1
Venue: Hall 5
Buy-in: £100+10
Start time: 5.00pm
Re–entry: No re-entry
Entry Period: late registration open till 10pm (6 levels + break)
Days: 2 day
Clock: 45 mins
Starting stack: 15,000
Breaks: First break is 7:15pm
Finish: 2:15am
Event: Super High Roller Day 1
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £300+35
Start time: 7:00pm
Re–entry: Unlimited Re-entries
Entry Period: 135 mins (3 levels + break)
Days: 2 day
Clock: 3 x 40 min clock, then 35 min clock
Starting stack: 25,000
Blinds start at: 25/50
Levels: 12 levels played
Breaks: First break is 9:00pm, then every 140 mins, lasting 15 min each.
Finish: 2:45am

Sunday 5th August
Event: Goliath Final Day
Venue: Hall 3
Start time: 11:00am
Clock: 40 min clock
Breaks: First break at 1:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels / 120 mins, Each break lasts for 15 mins. Dinner break TBC.
Event: Super High Roller Day 2
Venue: Hall 3
Start time: 11:30am
Clock: 35 min clock
Breaks: First break at 1:50pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels / 140 mins, Each break lasts for 15 mins.
Event: European Amateur Poker Championship (ECOAP) Day 2
Venue: Hall 3
Start time: 12:00pm
Clock: 45 min clock
Breaks: First break at 2:15pm
Event: European Championship Of Amateur Poker (ECOAP): Round OF Each (NLHE /PLO)
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £50+8
Start time: 12:30pm
Entry Period: Late registration open till 5:00pm (8 levels end of 2nd break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 30 min clock
Starting stack: 15,000
Blinds start at: 25/50
Breaks: First break is 2:30pm
Event: Grosvenor UK Masters poker championship (GUKMPC) (Over 50)
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £50+8
Start time: 1:00pm
Re-entries: Unlimited Re-entries
Entry Period: 135 mins (6 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 5 x 24 min then a 25 min clock on FTT
Starting stack: 12,000
Blinds start at: 25/50
Breaks: First break is 3:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels / 100 mins and last for 15 mins.
Event: Deep and Steep
Venue: Hall 3
Buy-in: £30+8
Start time: 2:00pm
Re-entries: Unlimited Re-entries
Entry Period: 135 mins (4 levels + break)
Days: 1 day
Clock: 6 x 20 min clock then a 20 min clock on FTT
Starting stack: 20,000
Blinds start at: 25/50
Breaks: First break is 4:00pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 6 levels / 120 mins and last for 15 mins.

Read all about the record breaking 2017 Goliath here

The Goliath 2017 Main Event welcomed an epic 6,385 entries, of which 4,022 were unique players. Grosvenor Casinos and its players are yet again the proud owners of the record for the largest live poker tournament outside of Las Vegas – breaking both the record for unique players and overall entries.

The vast numbers involved generated a prize pool of £638,500 – an unbelievable amount of money to play for, particularly for a buy-in of £120 and even more so for the nearly 1,000 qualifiers who won their seat for less! All 4,022 players dreamt of being the last person standing winning the £85,760 first prize. For Scunthorpe Bricklayer Elliott Marais that dream became a reality as he took home the title, comfortably beating his last recorded tournament win of £275. This now gives him the funds to take poker to the next level with plans for 2018 WSOP on the horizon. Elliott, 34, beat runner up and popular Birmingham player Tai Hoang heads up, for the enormous first prize winnings and the coveted trophy. Spectators were kept enthralled as the chip lead changed hands several times during the gruelling heads-up battle.

The final table showcased exactly what the Goliath is about, having fun whilst taking part in a great structured poker event, bringing together players from all walks of life and experiences.
3rd place finisher was Sheffield native and football mad Levan Reid. He held the chip lead coming into Day 3 and ended up taking home £44,630. During the final table Levan’s thoughts were with his two kids and his main aim was to earn enough to take them to Disneyland.

Ex-Marine Paul Morris bowed out in 4th for £31,670, beating his last cash of £2,500.
Robert Shore held his nerve to finish in 5th for £21,900. Recently retired after being made redundant, Robert soon found poker at his local pub and has since played regular small buy-in tournaments at Grosvenor Casino Reading South where he’s immersed himself into the local poker community. This was Robert’s first time at the Goliath and after finishing in 5th for £21,900, we’re sure it won’t be the last!

In 6th place was University of Leicester student Calum Goodwin, who set his eyes on the Goliath after taking part in the UK Student Poker Championship also held at Grosvenor Casino Coventry earlier in the year. Calum plans to use his £15,390 winnings on heading to Las Vegas next summer, soon after his 21st birthday.
Reading was represented for the second time on the final by Oneib Saeed who finished in 7th for £12,005. Oneib was one of the more experienced players on the table with a few big online scores already under his belt.
Portuguese Fabio Liriomiranda finished in 8th for £9,895. Fabio recently moved to London and works as a receptionist in a London hotel.
Completing the final table, Pub Poker player Dean Perry, originally from Somerset but now living in Warrington, finished in 9th for his best result to date of £8,490.
Once again Grosvenor Casinos are blown away by the support of the Goliath over the years, seeing growth of over 20% from last year alone. Not long after the final hand was dealt talk turns to the Goliath 2018 with Grosvenor Casinos’ new goal to surpass the 7,000 mark and attempt to beat the record held by the WSOP for the most entries in to a live poker tournament.

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Goliath Blind Structure

The Grosvenor casino Goliath is proud to provide you with the best tournament structure ever used for a tournament at this buy in level.

Day 1

Play starts: 11am

Starting Chips: 25,000

Blinds: 40 Minutes

Level Small Blind Big Blind Ante Start Time End Time
1 25 50 0 11am 11:40am
2 50 100 0 11:40am 12:20pm
3 75 150 0 12:20pm 1:00pm
20 Minute Break
4 100 200 25 1:20pm 2:00pm
5 150 300 25 2:00pm 2:40pm
6 200 400 50 2:40pm 3:20pm
20 Minute Break
7 300 600 50 3:40pm 4:20pm
8 400 800 100 4:20pm 5:00pm
9 500 1,000 100 5:00pm 5:40pm
1 Hour Dinner Break  (2 Flights  A+B)
10B

10A

600 1,200 100

100

5:40pm

6:40pm

6:20pm

7:20pm

11 800 1,600 200 7:20pm 8:00pm
12 1,000 2,000 200 8:00pm 8:40pm
20 Minute Break
13 1,200 2,400 300 9:00pm 9:40pm
14 1,500 3,000 300 9:40pm 10:20pm
15 2,000 4,000 400 10:20pm 11:00pm
16 2,500 5,000 500 11:00pm 11:40pm
End of Day 1

Day 2

Play Starts: 12pm, Saturday 17th August

Blinds: 40 Minutes

Level Small Blind Big Blind Ante Start Time End Time
17 3,000 6,000 500 11:00am 11:40am
18 4,000 8,000 1,000 11:40am 12:20pm
19 5,000 10,000 1,000 12:20pm 1:00pm
20 6,000 12,000 1,000 1:20pm 2:00pm
21 8,000 16,000 2,000 2:00pm 2:40pm
22 10,000 20,000 2,000 2:40pm 3:20pm
23 12,000 24,000 3,000 3:40pm 4:20pm
24 15,000 30,000 3,000 4:20pm 5:00pm
25 20,000 40,000 4,000 5:00pm 5:40pm
26 25,000 50,000 5,000     6:40pm      7:20pm
27 30,000 60,000 5,000     7:20pm      8:00pm
28 40,000 80,000 10,000     8:00pm      8:40pm
29 50,000 100,000 10,000     9:00pm      9:40pm
30 60,000 120,000 10,000     9:40pm      10:20pm
31 80,000 160,000 20,000     10:20pm      11:00pm
32 100,000 200,000 20,000     11:00pm      11:40pm
End of Day 2

Day 3

Play starts: 12pm

Blinds: 40min

Level Small Blind Big Blind Ante
33 120,000 240,000 30,000
34 150,000 300,000 30,000
35 200,000 400,000 50,000
36 250,000 500,000 50,000
37 300,000 600,000 50,000
38 400,000 800,000 100,000
39 500,000 1,000,000 100,000