New Genting Fountain Park Schedule

by Martin Smith on 18/04/2014

Here is also a reminder of the Genting Fountain Park tournament schedule:


New Grosvenor Maybury Schedule

by Martin Smith on 17/04/2014

Grosvenor Maybury has published its new tournament schedule which will take effect on 5th May 2014. The highlights include:

  • A brand new £15/£15/£15 Monday tournament with £2,750 guaranteed.
  • An increased Friday guarantee to £3,250.
  • An increased monthly game guarantee to £5,000 and earlier 6pm start.
  • In all tournaments only 1 re-entry is now permitted.
  • All tournaments continue to be dealer dealt for a £5 registration fee.

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Easter events in Edinburgh

by Martin Smith on 08/04/2014

Now that the GUKPT is over what’s next in Edinburgh?

Thur 10th April
Genting Easter Extravanganza Satellite
8pm £20 freezeout with 10×160 packages guaranteed

Sat 12th April
Grosvenor 7pm £50 with 1×20 top-up
£4,000 guaranteed
Dealer Dealt

Thur 17th April
Genting Easter Extravanganza Satellite
8pm £20 freezeout with 10×160 packages guaranteed

Fri 18th to Sun 20th April
Genting Easter Extravaganza
£30,000 guaranteed
£100+£10 with 1x£50 rebuy
Dealer Dealt
Note the early 4pm starts every day

Thur 24th April
Genting 8pm £25 freezeout
£2,000 guaranteed
1x£440 GPS Seat staff bounty

Fri 25th April
Genting 8pm £20/£10/£10
£2,500 guaranteed plus £500 added
1x£440 GPS Seat staff bounty

Sat 26th April
Genting 6pm £64 freezeout
£5,000 guaranteed
Dealer Dealt
1x£440 GPS Seat staff bounty

Sat 26th April
Grosvenor Charity Team Poker
£160 per team


GUKPT Edinburgh Poetry Collection

by Martin Smith on 05/04/2014

Day 2

GUKPT Day 2, we’ve made it, me and you, that’s who.
We’ve got 62 left from 192, a lot of work remaining but that’s nothing new.
It’s gonna be a lot of fun, with Loggie, Vamplew, Kimber each with a tonne.
Mad Ludo is short but not down and out, he can come back and win this, of that there is no doubt.
Everyone’s hoping for a big payday but let’s keep it real and focus on 500/1k.
When the clock starts ticking, our spots we’ll start apicking.
3bet, 4bet, 5bet, 6, everywhere you look they’ll be pulling these tricks.
With so many heroes left in the field, I’m praying for a good table draw to act as my shield.
We’ll play down to the final table, I hope I make it there.
‘Cause I’ve got dreams of making it rain and dancing on my chair.

Day 1B

93 showed up yesterday for our GUKPT
28 made it through, wish one was me
With Loggie and Vamplew leading it wasn’t no breeze
But what did you expect in a £500 freeze?
In 1B today we’re sure to crack the £100k
But I’m starting to wonder if I’m the hunter or the prey
It’s great to see an event like this in Bonnie Scotland
Hope there are 2 next year because I’m a big fan
Without further ado let’s take our seats
Don our shades, hoodies and regulation Beats
Someone’s gotta win this thing, it might as well be me
See you Sunday at the FT, I’ll be in Seat 3

Day 1A

Today begins the GUKPT main event
Let’s make it to Day 2 without a dent
It all kicks off at one
And we’re sure to have some fun
With the 1 hour blinds
And the £100k guarantee on our minds
Registration is open until a little after eight
So no rush to start fast right out of the gate
Don’t forget the Omaha side at Six if you wanna have a dash
But if you bust early make sure you get involved in a little bit of cash


Grosvenor’s GUKPT comes to Edinburgh

by Martin Smith March 29, 2014

The GUKPT comes to Scotland for the fist time this week. Here is the full schedule for the festival at the Grosvenor Maybury Casino here in Edinburgh:

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2014 tournaments for the discerning Scottish Player

by Martin Smith February 10, 2014

Planning your poker trips for 2014? Here’s a list of the biggest and best events relatively accessible for Scottish players: February GPS Star City Birmingham 12/02/2014 to 16/02/2014 £400+£40 with £125k guaranteed Sky Poker UK Championships DTD Mon 17th Feb to Sun 23rd Feb £1000+£100 with £500,000 guaranteed European Deepstack Dublin 20th -23rd Feb €500+€50 […]

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Genting FP Christmas Cracker Day 2

by Martin Smith December 29, 2013

The Christmas Cracker had 283 entrants and a prize pool of £42,050. The top 3 prizes are £10,860, £7,270 and £4,750 with 9th getting £780 and 29th £250. 64 players start Day 2 at 6pm tonight. We have over 8 million chips in play with an average stack of 129k. Blinds will be 1200/2400/300 and […]

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Genting Poker Rewards Scheme Update

by Martin Smith December 19, 2013

You may recall my post from 21st October about the Genting loyalty points given for cash games at Fountain Park. I had tracked my points over 56 hours of £1/2+ NL cash and had received 10p/hr. I had also paid £80 in GPS tournament rake during that time that I didn’t think I received any […]

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New Genting FP Schedule for December 2013

by Martin Smith December 1, 2013

Genting FP’s special schedule for December 2013 starts today:

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Edinburgh Poker Awards 2013 Winners!

by Martin Smith November 27, 2013

Here are the winners in the Edinburgh Poker Awards 2013. The trophies should be ready for the weekend and I’ll present them next week. BEST TOURNAMENT PLAYER 2013 ROBBIE BULL BEST CASH GAME PLAYER 2013 STEPHEN NG LOW STAKES GRINDER AWARD 2013 CRAIG SMITH BIGGEST NIT 2013 BILL WALLACE RUN LIKE GOD AWARD 2013 ROBBIE […]

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