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December 2022

Head to Vegas to ring in the New Year spectaculary!

When it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations, there’s no better city in the world to party in than Las Vegas. Whether you’re there to play poker or simply take in the sights, the City of Sin really pulls out all the stops to make sure the last night of the year is one to remember.

November 2022

Pearn foiled in back-to-back bid at Hippodrome Mega Series

Scottish player Tom Pearn was foiled in his bid to win back-to-back Mega Series titles at the Hippodrome Casino last week. The Mega Series defending champion carved his way through a record field of 203 entries but was eventually defeated heads-up by Yuval Rosenberg.

Less than two weeks until GUKPT Grand Final!

The hugely popular Grosvenor UK Poker Tour is back in London next month for its annual Christmas extravaganza at the Poker Room at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino.

Clossick wins GUKPT Blackpool Main Event for £109,000

Podcaster Jamie Clossick has won the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event in his home town for a bumper prize of £109,000.

Aspers Autumn Festival breaks Main Event records

Steven Spivack (pictured) has won the Main Event at Asper’s Casino Stratford in London for a bumper prize of £35,318. Spivack did a heads-up deal with Eastbourne player Chris Dirsin, with the pair splitting the remaining prize pool and playing it out for the coveted Main Event champion’s title and trophy.

PokerStars and Paddy Power to Sponsor Irish Poker Open

PokerStars and Paddy Power today announced they are joining forces to sponsor next year’s Irish Poker Open which is being held at the Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge, Dublin from April 3 -10, 2023.

Countdown to the Hippodrome Mega Series starting November 16

The countdown is on for the Hippodrome Casino’s annual Mega Series festival which kicks off in just two weeks. With a £125,000 guaranteed Main Event, the festival promises to bring Autumnal cheer to the heart of London’s West End with a schedule packed with exciting poker tournaments.

October 2022

The Irish Poker Open’s illustrious past

Thousands of poker players from all over the world will be making their annual pilgrimage to Dublin next April to take part in the Irish Poker Open. The €1 million guaranteed event – which is taking place at the Royal Dublin Society from April 3 to April 10 next year ­– is considered an absolute must on the international poker calendar and always attracts a stellar crowd.

Blackpool beckons for GUKPT fans

For many GUKPT enthusiasts, the forthcoming festival in Blackpool is their favourite event of the year. Located at Grosvenor Casino Blackpool, the 10-day festival is a calendar highlight and the last chance to win big on the tour before December’s Grand Final in London.

October’s Battle of Malta notches up more than €3.5 million in prize money –  with over 12,400 festival entries!

The stats are in – and it’s clear that October’s Battle of Malta was one of the biggest yet! The festival as a whole attracted a total of 12,438 entries, creating an overall prize pool of €3,581,415.

Why fans of deep stack poker flock to the Venetian!

If you’re a deep stack poker enthusiast then there’s no better place to head for in Vegas than the Venetian. The sumptuous Italian-style casino located right on the Strip has been a mecca for deep stack players for more than 15 years and, as usual, has furnished 2022 with a virtually non-stop offering of deep stack events.

Main Event Travel talks to Matt Davenport: one to watch

One of the real stars at the GUKPT’s Luton festival last week was Macclesfield player Matt Davenport. Down to just 1.5 BBs on Day 3 with around 12 players left, he managed to recover, make the final table and finish third for £41,050.

Autumn Fest Warm Up Event £500 Package Giveaway

MainEventTravel.com announce a £500 value package giveaway promotion with Aspers Casino Stratford to kick off the Autumn Festival starting next week!

Jamie Le wins GUKPT Luton for £96,630

Jamie Le won a fiercely-contested battle in Luton on Sunday night to become the latest GUKPT champion. Along with his trophy, the father-of-two from Birmingham has snagged a giant cash prize of £96,630 in the £1,100 buy-in event after beating a 353-entry field.

Aspers Casino Stratford releases bumper schedule for Autumn Festival

Aspers Casino Stratford in London kicks off Autumn Fest next week with a packed schedule including a £120,000 guaranteed Main Event as well as 15 other tournaments.

GUKPT Luton starts Thursday

The second GUKPT Luton of the year gets underway at the Grosvenor Casino on Thursday with a packed schedule of tournaments planned for the ten-day festival.

International Poker Open partners with Unibet in Dublin from October 26-31

The hugely popular International Poker Open is back again later this month with a six-day festival at Dublin’s Bonnington Hotel from October 26-31.

Welcome to the Battle of Malta

The second Battle of Malta of 2022 kicks off tomorrow (October 4) in the lively seaside resort of St Julian’s. Thousands of players are expected to take part in the tenth­-anniversary edition with record numbers predicted for the flagship €1 million guaranteed Main Event.

September 2022

888 heads back to Madrid in November

888 will be joining forces with Spain’s popular Circuito Nacional de Poker once again in November with an 11-day festival in Madrid featuring two Main Events and 14 other tournaments.

Laura Cornelius returns as the “face” of Battle of Malta

Event host Laura Cornelius is returning to her role as the “face” of the Battle of Malta for next month’s tournament. The former PokerNews presenter will play a leading role at the festival – introducing the action in the Eden Arena each day as well interviewing players, chatting to event winners, and reporting on all the fun and excitement at Battle of Malta’s tenth anniversary celebrations.  

The full low down on the BOM Main Event structure

A generous starting stack, unlimited re-entries and a Big Blind Ante from Level 2 are just some of the features of next month’s €1 million guaranteed Battle of Malta Main Event.

Countdown to EPT London!

British players are not the only poker fans who are thrilled by the return of next month’s EPT festival in London. After a break of nearly seven years, the popular event will be attracting players from all over the world to its new home at the spectacular Park Lane Hilton.

Irish Poker Open partners with MainEventTravel.com at new venue for 2023

The Irish Open is headed to pastures new for 2023 and an exclusive partnership with MainEventTravel.com will be providing players with special rates at three different hotels close to the new venue.

GUKPT Leeds kicks off next week!

One of the most exciting festivals on the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour kicks off next week with the ever-popular GUKPT Leeds. The eagerly-awaited event, which runs from September 22 to October 2, is the first GUKPT since the record-breaking Goliath took place in Coventry a few weeks ago.

Battle of Malta – the perfect poker destination for sun-loving Brits

The Battle of Malta is a perfect destination for British poker players, combining both a superb poker experience with the chance to enjoy a really great holiday resort.

DTD Hall of Famer Wadey Ashraf wins a $30k PSPC Platinum Pass

Dusk till Dawn star Wadey Ashraf has won a Platinum Pass worth $30k to next January’s PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship in the Bahamas. Ashraf scooped his massive prize after taking down the Road to PSPC event held at the Nottingham card room last weekend.

Be at the heart of the action! Stay at the 5* Intercontinental Hotel for October’s Battle of Malta

MainEventTravel has some great special offers for October’s Battle of Malta giving players the chance to stay at the luxurious 5* Intercontinental Hotel right where the festival is being held.

Excitement builds for Hippodrome’s Super Super Series

Excitement is building for the Hippodrome Casino’s “Super Super Series” which is being held at the celebrated central London venue next week.

Goliath celebrates another massive record-breaker!

Grosvenor Goliath has celebrated its tenth anniversary by hosting the largest live poker tournament ever held outside of Las Vegas. The £150 buy-in Goliath X Main Event at Coventry Building Society Arena attracted a staggering field of 10,584 entries to create a £1,219,270 prize pool.

August 2022

How to snag your Goliath merch – and other useful information!!

If you're heading to Goliath X – and especially if it’s your first time – it’s worth reading the info below to help you get a handle on Europe’s largest live poker tournament!

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