Friday 22nd September, 2017

What’s on in October

By Mad Harper

What’s on in October!

Yup - summer is over - but the poker calendar is only just starting to rev up! Now's a great time to check out what fun tournaments are coming up this Autumn. If it’s sun you’re after, then take your pick from tourneys in Marrakech, Uruguay and Malaga. There’s also plenty to tempt tournament and cash game fans across Europe and the UK, with buy-ins to suit a range of budgets and bankrolls.

 

UK poker tournaments

GUKPT Luton

After a record-breaking GUKPT Leeds this month, the GUKPT is now off to Luton.  GUKPT Luton runs October 8 – 15 so bag your accommodation early! Leg 8 of the 2017 GUKPT tour in Luton features a £200k guarantee Main Event plus a bunch of side events. The GUKPT is celebrating its 11th season in 2017 – and has been to Luton every single season where previous winners have included Sam Trickett (Season 2), Richard Gryko, Neil Channing, Charles Chattha and Jamie O’Connor. Driton Haxhiaj won last year for £61,520.

 

The GUKPT is the  longest running poker tour in the UK, welcoming poker enthusiasts from all across the country for a packed week of fun poker action. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner and can help you find great hotels near the tournament venue.

 

888Live Festival heads back to London

888Live will be London next month with a giant 888Live London Festival at Aspers Casino offering 12 days of non-stop poker action from October 5 to 16. The £1,100 buy-in Main Event runs October 12 to 16 and a host of big names are set to compete including 888poker Ambassadors Dominik Nitsche, online poker legend and WSOP bracelet winner Chris Moorman, poker personality Kara Scott and Sweden’s Sofia Lövgren.

 

The festival, which is offering a staggering total guaranteed prize pool of £800,000, is the second 888Live London Festival at Aspers following a debut event last October. We have got dozens of hotels on offer so check them out.

 

Redtooth Poker Tour

It will be all action in Luton and Manchester on Sunday, October 8 as the Redtooth National Final South and Redtooth National Final North get underway. Do note that the Redtooth National Finals are only open to those who have qualified from the respective venue. On

Sunday, October 22, Leg 4 of the Redooth Poker Tour takes place in Dundee. You’ll need to have played four games in the Redtooth league in the past 12 months to enter.

 

Genting Poker Series

It’s Leg 14 of Genting Poker Series next month with a Mini event in Sheffield. The Main Event has a guaranteed prize pool of £35,000 which includes nine £440 GPS seats. The event runs October 12-14 at Genting Club Sheffield with players entitled to one re-entry per Day 1 and late reg open until the end of Level 6.

 

EUROPE AND BEYOND

Cash Game Festival Dublin

Cash Game Festival is off to Ireland with a five-day festival starting October 11 in DUBLIN. MainEventTravel is the Official Travel Partner for Cash Game Festival Dublin with lots of great hotels in the Irish capital all within very easy reach of Village Green Card Club. Cash Game Festival offers 24/7 cash games with live online broadcasts straight from the two feature tables.

 

PMU.fr WPTDeepstacks Marrakech
The next stop for WPTDeepstacks is WPTDeepStacks Marrakech. Held in one of Morocco’s most popular tourist destinations, the WPTDeepStacks Marrakech festival runs September 30 to October 8 with the €1,200 Main Event taking place October 5-8.

 

Morocco has a gorgeous climate at this time of year so don’t miss this chance to enjoy some sun in the fabulous city resort of Marrakech, along with a fantastic poker schedule. We have hundreds of lovely riads and hotels close to the Casino so book now for your trip to Morocco.

 

WPT in Uruguay and Netherlands
WPTDeepStacks is back in Holland for WPTDeepStacks Netherlands at Holland Casino in Valkenburg with a jam-packed schedule from October 9-15. The €1,200 Main Event starts October 12.

 

The World Poker Tour is making its debut in Uruguay at the gorgeous resort of Punta del Este from October 31 to November 5 – with a televised $1,500 WPTDeepStacks Main Event from November 1-5.

 

SuperStack

Super Stack Spain will be heading back to Malaga for another great event in October. Super Stack Spain - Malaga runs October 19-22 at Torrequebrada Casino. All Super Stack Spain events kick off with a Day 1a on Thursdays at 8pm, with Day 1b the same time again on Friday. But if you’re short on time, you can fly in on Saturday for Day 1C which starts at 8pm local time. The final day starts Sunday at 2pm.

 

All Super Stack destinations are easy and cheap to get to. There are numerous return flights from the UK to Spanish resorts enabling Super Stack players the chance to compete in great locations at an affordable cost. MainEventTravel is Super Stack’s Official Travel partner and can arrange fantastic hotel deals for all the events.

 

MPN Tallinn

The Estonian capital of Tallinn is one of Europe’s loveliest cities – a stunning Medieval centre crammed with great restaurants and bars. MPN Tallinn (October 19-22) gives you a great excuse to visit so don’t miss it – plus the €550 Main Event comes with a €150,000 guarantee.

 

PokerStars’ MEGASTACK in Estoril

PokerStars’ popular new grassroots MEGASTACK tour is heading back to the Iberian peninsula with a debut event in the lovely Portuguese  resort of Estoril from October 4-8. They’ll be following that up with MEGASTACK London from October 20-22. All MEGASTACK stops have a €170 buy-in and €40k guarantee.

 

International Poker Open in Dublin

Enjoy the craic! Irish fun is back on the agenda next month with the International Poker Open 2017 running October 26-30 at Dublin’s Regency Hotel. The IPO is one of Europe’s longest running poker tournaments with average field of 1,000 + and prize pools topping €250,000.

 

PokerStars Festival in Sochi

It’s been all go at Sochi this year – and PokerStars is heading back to this fab Russian resort next month with  PokerStars Festival Sochi from October 16-22. There are dozens of exciting tournaments on the schedule, with a guaranteed Main Event prize pool worth $500,000 (approx. RUB 30,000,000).

 

partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Austria
The €115 buy-in partypoker Grand Prix Austria is running September 29 to October 5 at Vienna’s famous Montesino club and boasts a €500,000 guarantee. Online Day 1s start this Sunday on partypoker with live Day 1s at Montesino, as well as nine other clubs in Austria and international venues in Nova Gorica, Malta and Banja Luka in Bosnia.

 

Unibet UK Poker Tour
The Unibet UK Poker Tour is back in Brighton in October with a £40,000 guarantee event at the spacious Rendezvous Casino in the city’s marina. This is the tour’s second stop in Brighton this season after a gripping event in March which saw three women make the final table. The £200 + £20 buy-in event runs October 27-29 with players getting a 25,000 starting stack and one re-entry allowed per starting day. One great feaure of Unibet UK Poker Tour events is that you have the option of playing both Day 1a and 1b – and taking your biggest stack through to the final day.