January 2020

Partypoker Live Grand Prix, 2-5 January 2020 €125+25 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event John Behan from Laois claimed the winner’s cheque at the Partypoker Live Grand Prix Dublin, held at the Green Isle Hotel. Behan accumulated a massive chip lead with four players remaining and continued to run good, beating James Tarrant from Tipperary in a…

2020 Genting Poker Series

The ninth edition of the Genting Poker Series gets underway in Newcastle from 6-9 February, with 15 further stops confirmed for  2020. Twelve of the 16 scheduled GPS Main Events have a £225 entry fee but will feature a £35,000 guaranteed prize pool. While the £500 buy-in £100,000 guaranteed events have also proved popular, fans…

888 Live 2020 Schedule

Kicking off with a first ever trip to Madrid, Spain, 888 Live has scheduled its series of events for the year, including a 2020 WSOP Main Event package guaranteed for each 888 Live Festival Main Event winner courtesy of 888poker, who return as a sponsor for the 2020 World Series of Poker. The first stop in…

Cyprus and London on Millions Tour

The Partypoker Millions Tour will make debuts in Cyprus and London in 2020 and the new season heralds the introduction of the ‘Millions Passport’ that will make qualifying for events online easier than ever. Each main event on the Millions Tour for 2020 will feature a buy-in of $5,300 (pounds in UK, euros in Prague),…

Eight legs to 2020 GUKPT series

Now in it’s 14th season, the 2020 GUKPT Tour promises to be the biggest one yet. With eight legs taking place in London, Luton, Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester and Blackpool, it comes to a conclusion with the Grand Final in November at The Poker Room in London. Main event buy-ins vary from £560, £1110 to £1,500, with…

Irish Poker Open over Easter period

It’s the 40th anniversary of the Irish Poker Open this year and the celebrations will take place from 6-13 April 2020 in the prestigious Citywest hotel, Dublin. The buy-in for the event is €1,150 and the festival will feature a full schedule of events to capture the imagination of poker players at an affordable buy-in…

Ahmed in Toon to take down IPO

The third leg of the Full Tilt International Poker Open Tour attracted 166 entrants to Aspers Casino in Newcastle from 21-23 August to produce a prize pool of £24,900, with Ali Ahmed taking the £6,300 top prize after beating James Maxwell heads-up. Ahmed (pictured above) follows in the footsteps of Dave Masters and Keith Cummins,…

Lodge takes Sky Six-Max crown

University student Harry Lodge is £60,000 richer after winning the main event of the 2015 Sky Poker Six-Max UK Poker Championships at Nottingham’s Dusk Till Dawn. After lining up alongside 513 other entrants, 21-year-old Lodge managed to enter the final 16 on Sunday with the second largest chip stack, trailing only Richard Hawes in the…

Toikka’s the top banana at Goliath

After more than a week of action, Liverpool IT professional Miikka Toikka won this year’s GUKPT Goliath from 8-16 August. Despite an impressive field in 2014, the GUKPT managed to smash all records this time around thanks to a mammoth 4,210 entries creating a first-place prize of £75,800, despite the event itself only costing £120…

Pierrick gets his talons into UKIPT title

Belgian Pierrick Tallon topped a field of 446 runners to win the UK and Ireland Poker Tour main event at the Rainbow Casino in Bristol from 5-9 August. The 23-year-old walked away with a first prize of £53,000 after seeing off a final table that included Ireland’s Joseph Lalor, Frenchman Otto Richard and the UK’s…

Foster takes Leeds GUKPT crown

Stephen Foster is the latest name to be added to the list of GUKPT winners after he took down the event in Leeds from 30 July-2 August. An impressive field of 249 entries created a guarantee-busting prize pool of £124,500 at the Westgate Casino, where local man Foster beat Sheffield’s John Woodhead to the title…

Huntly palms the cash in Glasgow 25/25

Three more 25/25 Series champions were crowned from 16-19 July, with Gordon Huntly winning in Glasgow, Peter Miller in Liverpool and Nicki Kemp in Southend. They follow on from this month’s earlier champions in Reading and Swansea, where Ian Roberts took the title from 9-12 July. In Glasgow, Huntly (pictured above) was one of 169…