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By Gary Oakes, posted November 20, 2012


Tuesday 20th November, Sheffield:  There could be as much as £200,000 in the prize fund when the fifth land based leg of the Genting Poker Series shuffles-up in Sheffield on Thursday with sponsors six-figure guarantee already smashed by 253 pre-event qualifiers.

Embracing the news, Gary Oakes, Genting Poker Manager said; “It is an incredible achievement to see not only the guarantee beaten already, but to see almost 200 players register online for a live tournament! It shows how popular the Genting Poker Series has become in its first year, now one of the most important series in UK poker.”

For recreational and professional players alike, the GPS provides the perfect format and qualifiers have done well this year with Paul McTaggart winning in Fountain Park, Edinburgh and Keith Bartholomew from Portsmouth winning the Online Leg.

Kath Barton, General Manger of the Genting Club Sheffield;  “We are looking forward to welcoming poker players of all skill levels to the new Club in Sheffield, we’ll give them a typically warm welcome and make sure that they enjoy the superb facilities we have to offer.  It’s exciting for such a new venue, to think that the Sheffield leg might just be the biggest GPS event outside of London!”

Arguably the most luxurious provincial club in the country, Genting Club Sheffield opened in October and has already established itself as the place to play poker in the ‘Steel City’. Once again the winner of the main event will receive a seat in the £200,000 Grand Final, at the Fox Poker Club Festival between 1-9 December 2012.

The GPS Main event, costs £400 + £30 to enter and commences with two days of first round play on Thursday and Friday. With such high levels of interest the organisers are hopeful of pushing close to £200,000 with the prize fund.

For players getting to Sheffield ahead of Thursday’s Day 1A, the action starts on Wednesday night with a £100 + £9 Rivers NLHE side event (capped at 100 players) and £43 single chip flips satellites.
Wednesday night also see’s a Q & A session from 19.30 with Genting sponsored professional Paul ‘Action’ Jackson, who recounts some of his more humorous moments from his 20 years playing the game and specifically delves in to the area of ‘tells’, which many players find so mystical.

Full details of the Series and qualifiers for the remaining legs can be found online: Specific details of the schedule for the Sheffield leg found at

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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) 
21st Nov – 25th Nov Genting Club Sheffield £100,000 Guaranteed
1st Dec – 9th Dec Fox Poker Club, London £200,000 Guaranteed

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

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