Tuesday 18th April, 2017

Student alert! Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championship starts today

By Mad Harper

UK poker stars of the future will be vying for top prizes at the Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championship which starts today.

 

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The event, which is being held this year at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, is the biggest student poker festival nationwide and has been growing year-on-year since its creation. Last year Joseph Kwok staged a remarkable comeback on the final table – and beat a 965-strong field overall - to take down the Main Event for £5,000. He cut a three-way deal with Leicester student Isaac Carlisle, who was runner-up, and third-placed Jack Armorgie. Philip Bain took down the £250 High Roller for £3,230.

 

Players get 15,000 starting stack for the £30 + £6 buy-in Main Event and two re-entries are allowed per flight.