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By Gary Oakes, posted November 28, 2012


Wednesday 28th November, London:  With three of the six provincial and online legs of the Genting Poker Series being won by qualifiers, it is no surprise that players are already targeting next week’s GPS final at The Fox Poker Club, Saturday 1st – 9 December 2012.

27 year-old Hasmukh Khodiyara from Leicester became the third qualifier to lift a coveted GPS trophy in the stunning Genting Club Sheffield last week and Gary Oakes, online Poker Manager at Genting reports huge interest ahead of next week’s London Final (Split first day on Thursday 6th - Friday 7th December). “I am immensely proud that GPS has proved so popular in its inaugural year. We guaranteed £800,000, but including the Final, the total prize funds will exceed £1.25 million. From leg to leg the tournament has grown and a return to The Fox Club in central London promises to be another sellout already.”

Genting completed a refurbishment of The Fox Poker Club earlier this year and London’s biggest dedicated poker venue played host to a sensational second leg of the GPS back in April, when a massive 580 entries generated a main event prize pool of £232,000 and paid the top 60 players.

The Final, in the heart of London’s West End is expected to be very popular once again and Genting Poker and Hendon Mob player Joe Beevers commented at the time: “The Fox is something special to me for many reasons, but being in the heart of London it is perfectly positioned to cope with the large number of players that will converge on the city for the GPS Final. What is great about the schedule at the Fox Club is that there is something for players of every level.”

With a host of events over the 9 day period, The Fox Poker Club launches its GPS Final Festival with a mouth watering £5000 (+£350) High Roller event which it is expected to attract a number of top poker professionals.

Buy-in for the £200,000 GTD Genting Poker Series Final is £1,500 (plus £100) with online satellites running up to Wednesday 5th December with daily heats starting from £10. Live Qualification at the Fox Poker Club starts on Saturday 1st December where you can qualify for as little as £30 until Thursday 6th December. See online at for more information.

In the GPS Main Event, the organisers have increased starting chips from 25,000 to 30,000 from the provincial legs to ensure maximum play for the players. The Fox Club is also staging a two day ‘Fox Main Event’ alongside the final two days of the GPS Final, with the buy-in similar to that of the provincial legs, £400 + £35. Both the GPS Final and the Fox Main Event are re-entry tournaments with buy-in accepted until the end of the penultimate level of the day (level 9). Players are limited to 1 x Re-entry. 

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Picture attachment: Hasmukh Khodiyara, the third qualifier to be victorious in a GPS leg, winning in Sheffield.

The winners of The Genting Poker Series to date are:
Genting Club, Star City,  Winner - Ruslan Vlasov   (Prize Pool: £146,000)
Fox Poker Club, London Winner - Albert Sapiano   (Prize Pool: £232,000)
Fountainpark, Edinburgh Winner - Paul McTaggart (Qlf)  (Prize Pool: £154,800)
Genting Club Stoke Winner – Yucel Eminoglu       (Prize Pool: £192,800) Leg Winner – Keith Bartholomew (Qlf) (Prize Pool: £100,000) 
Genting Club, Sheffield Winner - Hasmukh Khodiyara       (Prize Pool: £224,800)
1st Dec – 9th Dec Fox Poker Club, London £200,000 Guaranteed

The Fox Poker Club Schedule, London - Sat 1st to Sun 9th Dec 2012
Date Event Details                                 Start Length Chips Clock
Sat 1st #1 £5000 + £350 High Roller                 14:00 1 Day^ 20000 60 mins
Sun 2nd #2 (sat)£200 + £20 Direct (Tier 2) Qualifier           14:00 1 Day 10000 25 mins
Mon 3rd #3 £1000 + £80 Genting Poker Big Game *           19:00 1 Day 15000 30 mins
Tues 4th #4 (sat) £200 + £20 Direct (Tier 2) Qualifier 19:00 1 Day 10000 25 mins
Weds 5th #5 (sat) £200 + £20 Direct (Tier 2) Qualifier 19:00 1 Day 10000 25 mins
Thurs 6th #6 (ME) £200k GTD £1500 + £100 NLHE Main Event Day 1A 13:00 3 Days 30000 60 mins
Fri 7th #6 (ME) £200k GTD £1500 + £100 NLHE Main Event Day 1B       13:00 3 Days 30000 60 mins
Sat 8th #6 (ME) £200k GTD £1500 + £100 NLHE Main Event Day 2       13:00 3 Days
Sat 8th #7 £400 + £35 Fox Main Event No Limit Hold Em Day 1 14:00 2 Days 25000 45 mins
Sun 9th #6 (ME) £200k GTD £1500 + £100 NLHE Main Event Final Day 13:00 3 Days
Sun 9th #7 £400 + £35 Fox Main Event No Limit Hold Em Day 2 14:00 2 Days

LIVE Qualification at Fox
(Tier 1s Award £220 - Direct Qualifier Tickets)
• First Opportunity £25+£5 Tier 1 Saturday Dec-1st at 8pm
• Daily £25+£5 Tier 1s Monday-Thursday at 2:30pm
• Tuesday Dec-4th 19.00 £40+£5 Tier 1 Super Qualifier
• Sunday Dec-2nd 14:30 £200+£20 Tier 2’s start
• Tuesday Dec 4th to Thursday Dec 6th 19.00 Nightly Tier 2s

Online Qualification with
• Daily Stage 1 £10 Rebuy and £60 Freezeout Qualifiers (award Stage 2 tokens (£275)
• Daily Grand Final Seat. Stage 2 Freeze Out – £275 GTD (1 seat) 5 players min
• Daily Grand Final Seat. Stage 2 Re-buy - £275 GTD (1 seat) 5 players min
• Daily Grand Final Seat Stage 2 Re-buy - £430 GTD (1 seat) 7 players min
• Daily Grand Final Seat Stage 2 - £860 GTD (2 seats) 5 players min
• Weekly Grand Final Seat Super Sat – £1600 GTD (1 seat) 5 players min (Weds 20.00hrs)
• Last Chance Grand Final Package Super Sat –£2500 GTD (1 package) 4 players min (1st Dec 20.00hrs)

About Genting UK Genting UK plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Malaysia, trades in the UK as Genting Casinos. It is the UK’s largest operator of casinos with over 40 facilities.
The casinos outside London operate under two brands: Genting Casinos and Genting Clubs. In London the group owns the oldest private members gaming club in the world, Crockfords, along with the Colony Club, Maxims, Palm Beach and Mint in close proximity. Genting UK is Official Club Sponsor to Aston Villa Football Club.

About Genting Alderney Genting Alderney, operates two own branded websites, and and now provides white label solutions to a number of leading media operators.  Genting Alderney Limited is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (the Commission) and supports responsible gambling.

About Genting Malaysia
Genting Malaysia Berhad was founded in 1980 and is one of Malaysia’s leading multinational corporations. Genting Malaysia is part of Genting Berhad, one of Malaysia’s largest multi-national corporations with a market capitalization of c.£25 billion, with operations in the leisure & hospitality, oil palm plantation, property development, biotechnology and oil & gas sectors. The Genting Group has 45 years of gaming experience running some of the most popular land-based casinos and resorts in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, the Philippines and in the UK.

Further Info:  David Hood (Sportsmad Media limited)   +44 7803 233689


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