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March 2023

Time to book GUKPT Edinburgh

The GUKPT is heading north in May for its annual jaunt to Edinburgh. The festival is Leg 4 of this year’s 17th GUKPT season and gets underway on May 4 with an action-packed £150 + 30 + 150 Mystery Bounty event. The £1,000 buy-in GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event starts on May 11.

Congrats to GUKPT Blackpool champion Lin Chen

Massive congrats to Lin Chen who has just taken down the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event for £65,310. It was a chop for the final three with runner-up Greg King from Ireland snagging £57,855 and third-placed Peter Charalambous winning £53,915.

Aspers Casino Stratford planning a great Spring Festival

After a record-breaking Winter Festival event, Aspers Casino Stratford in London has an even bigger schedule on offer at next month’s Spring Poker Fest. The Main Event comes with a £150,000 guaranteed prize pool and the schedule also features 17 other tournaments.

Here, there and everywhere – the cosmopolitan mix of the Irish Open

Players from all over the world will be flocking to Dublin next month to take part in the Irish Open. The annual festival – which is taking place this year from April 3 to 10 at the Royal Dublin Society – is an annual trip that most regulars wouldn’t dream of missing.

Poker Power Aims to Empower Women Through Poker at the Malta Poker Festival

The MPF will kick off a hotbed of poker activity on the majestic island of Malta at Portomaso Casino on April 24 to May 1, including an opportunity for women that desire to play poker or want to improve their poker skills, as Poker Power make their way to the Malta Poker Festival (MPF) next month.

Discounted Irish Open rates at the 4* Clayton Ballsbridge

As the Official Travel Partner of the Irish Open, MainEventTravel.com always aims to secure fantastic deals for players and has negotiated hugely discounted room rates at the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge.

The 2023 Irish Open schedule – something for everyone!

This year's Irish Open schedule has something for everyone with nearly 40 events.

Talica heading to Irish Open after winning €2,200 MainEventTravel competition

Nottinghamshire poker player Alexandru Talica will be making his first-ever trip to Ireland next month after winning the Irish Open & MainEventTravel’s “Luck of the Irish” competition and snagging a €2,200 Irish Open Main Event prize package. 

Chris Read Shares Excitement About Hosting MPF Ladies First!

The Malta Poker Festival (MPF) is just a month away from its fabulous return at the Portomaso Casino from April 24 to May 1. The €300,000 guaranteed MPF €550 Grand Event is easily the festival’s highlight. However, players will also be traveling for the dozens of side events including the €150 Ladies First! on Saturday, April 29.

PokerStars Team Pro Fintan Hand heading to 2023 Irish Open

Irish PokerStars Ambassador Fintan "EasyWithAces" Hand will be competing at this year’s Irish Open.

Have a go at winning a €2,200 Irish Open Main Event Package and get your Trip to Dublin sorted!

If you haven’t done so yet, you still have time to have a go at our ‘Luck of the Irish’ Main Event Package Giveaway promotion. The winner of this Craic-ing competition will see themselves heading to the Emerald Isle to play the prestigious €1 MILLION guaranteed Irish Open Main Event!

Something for Everyone at the Malta Poker Festival

If you are looking for the perfect poker holiday, look no further as not only does Malta provide perfect weather in the Spring but the Malta Poker Festival also provides plenty of poker and parties to make MPF one you will always remember.

Irish Open 2023 highlights: The €350 buy-in Heads-Up tournament

The Irish Open schedule is chock-full of exciting tournaments including 11 prestigious, trophy-awarding Championship events. One of those that invariably sells out is the Heads-Up tournament which is capped at 64 players.

Irish Open 2023 highlights: The Liam Flood Memorial

Since 2015, the Liam Flood Memorial tournament has been one of the key Championship tournaments on the Irish Open schedule. The tournament – which is always a six-max and always a turbo – is a lively affair and a favourite with players who appreciate the chance to remember the former Irish Open organiser and poker legend in an annual event.

Irish Open 2023 highlights: The €250 buy-in Ladies Event

The Ladies event is a regular fixture on the Irish Open schedule and always attracts a lot of interest. For some women, it’s a chance to try out live poker for the first time, for others it’s a chance to catch up with old mates.

GUKPT Blackpool & the eagerly-awaited Kav Cup!

Following the stonking success of the debut UK Poker Open – which created a record Main Event prize pool of nearly £1.5 million last week – Grosvenor fans are very buoyed up for the next Grosvenor event in Blackpool.

Goliath Main Event dates released – bag your hotel room now!

Grosvenor has just announced dates for this year’s Goliath Main Event, fuelling a flurry of activity on MainEventTravel.com as people rush to book accommodation near the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Have you got ‘The Luck of the Irish’? Try your hand at winning a €2,200 Irish Open Main Event package with MainEventTravel.com!

MainEventTravel has teamed up with the Irish Open in a special St. Paddy’s Day promotion to give one serendipitous player the chance to win a €2,200 package for next month’s €1 million guaranteed Main Event.

Man Moc wins biggest ever Grosvenor tournament: the first ever UK Poker Open Main Event

The UK Poker Open has made a spectacular debut with a £1,500 buy-in Main Event that attracted more than a thousand entries and created the biggest prize pool in Grosvenor poker history.

MainEventTravel.com Announced as the Official Travel Partner of the Malta Poker Festival

Get ready to head to sunny Malta in style with the Malta Poker Festival returning to the luxurious Portomaso Casino from April 24 to May 1.

February 2023

Irish Open 2023 highlights: High Rollers

A veritable feast of High Roller action is on the schedule at this year’s Irish Poker Open in Dublin. The packed calendar features both a €5k tournament on April 4 and a €3k event four days later.

Northern Europe's largest festival kicks off this weekend - Kings of Tallinn

The largest festival in Northern Europe kicks off this weekend with the Kings of Tallinn making its triumphant return to the luxurious Olympic Park Casino and the adjoining world-class Hilton Tallinn Park from Feb. 23 to March 5.

The UK Poker Open kicks off on Friday 24 February!

The £1 million guaranteed UK Poker Open festival gets underway in Coventry in just over one week!

WSOP-C returns to Dusk Till Dawn in March

After a four-year hiatus, the WSOP International Circuit will be back in the UK next month with a festival at the celebrated Dusk Till Dawn casino in Nottingham.

A Winning Poker Proposal

Ian Simpson proposes moments after taking down the 2013 Irish Poker Open for €265,000!

Cal Morreale wins GUKPT Manchester; up next UK Poker Open

GUKPT regular Cal Morreale has won the Main Event at the second leg of this year’s GUKPT in Manchester.

Feel the love with MainEventTravel and Luxon Pay this Valentine’s Day - #LiveLoveTravel

It’s an oft-quoted aphorism that true happiness is planning a trip to somewhere new, with someone you love. But whether you’re loved up this Valentine’s Day or not, MainEventTravel and Luxon Pay are making a fabulous trip away even more affordable with a very special travel offer.

Triumphant Return for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at Baha Mar

After a three-year hiatus, PokerStars’ sun-drenched flagship festival, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, was resurrected in the brand new setting of Baha Mar Resort in the Bahamas.

Book now for the £1 million guaranteed UK Poker Open

The countdown is on with just over two weeks to go before the £1 million guaranteed UK Poker Open festival gets underway in Coventry on February 24 with Event 1. 

Aspers Winter Festival smashes Main Event records again

The Aspers Stratford Winter Festival has smashed records once again with a £212,140 prize pool for the Main Event.

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