GPS off to Sheffield
Wednesday 8th March, 2017

GPS off to Sheffield

By Mad Harper

Genting Poker Series is heading to Sheffield from March 16-19 with a £100,000 guarantee for the £440 Main Event and guaranteed first prize of £25,000. It’s a re-entry with buy ins accepted until the end of level 8. Players are limited to 8 entries (1 Entry plus 1 Re-entry, then a further 2 Re-entries per available Day 1).

The last GPS Sheffield was won by Dan Stanway; he beat a 301-entry field for a £31,700 payday back in December.. MainEventTravel is the tour’s Official Travel Partner so check out our great hotel deals.


Scottish player John Stirling won Genting Poker Series Newcastle champion after carving his way through a field of 287 players to win £11,490. Stirling came close to victory at GPS Newcastle only two years ago when he finished ninth for £2,360.


One of the great features of the Genting Poker Series tour is that if your chips total less than the starting stack when you’re bagging up, you can opt to hand them in and re-enter the following day.  There are 18 events planned for 2017 taking place right across the UK. All the “Mini” events have a £220 buy-in with £35,000 guarantee while the major £440 buy-in events – such as Sheffield, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, in May, Liverpool in August, Edinburgh in October, boast a £100k guarantee.

The Genting Poker Series is a fantastic national tour that uses local casinos to provide that 'big' tournament experience at affordable buy ins. MainEventTravel is the tour’s Official Travel Partner and we’ve negotiated a number of deals at hotels local to all the stops so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re planning a trip.

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