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Golden Nugget Lighting Up Downtown with The Grand Poker Series

2021 The Grand Poker Series

Right now, the 2021 World Series of Poker isn’t the only game in town. That’s because the Golden Nugget kicked off their annual Grand Poker Series at the end of September.

The 50-event series will run through October 18 in downtown Las Vegas offering combined guarantees in excess of $1.2 million, and with buy-ins starting as low as $120 and increasing to $600.

Up to five events take place every day during the Grand Poker Series, and they come with a wide range of formats including No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha, Big-O, Stud, Mixed Games, and more.

The series got underway when Jose Leon of Bellflower, California took down Event #1: $250 Omaha 8 or Better for $3,480 and the first trophy of the series. As for the biggest prize awarded in the first three days of the series, that went to Michael Brewer of Oxford, North Carolina, who topped a 99-player field in the Event #5: GNLV Poker Room Invitational for $9,100.

Other winners include Eric Plunkett (Event #3: $250 Big-O for $3,370), David Wortham (Event #7: $100 Pot-Limit Omaha Fire Till You're Tired for $2,376), and Kathy Chang (Event #9: $250 HORSE for $3,765).

Here’s a look at all those who’ve captured titles at the 2021 The Grand Poker Series thus far:

2021 The Grand Poker Series Early Winners

*DateTournamentGTDEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometownPrize*       
28-SepEvent #1: $250 Omaha 8 or Better$5,00095$18,990Jose LeonBellflower, CA$3,480       
28-SepEvent #2: $150 Daily NLH$5,00041$5,000Mary CampbellSpring, TX$1,535       
28-SepEvent #3: $250 Big-ON/A70$10,640Eric PlunkettSolvan, CA$3,370       
28-SepEvent #4: $120 Nightly NLH$3,00047$4,089Daryl OppeltBrookings, SD$1,324       
29-SepEvent #5: GNLV Poker Room Invitational$100,00099$100,000Michael BrewerOxford, NC$9,100       
29-SepEvent #6: $150 Daily NLH$5,00072$7,920Adam MirlissPrescott, AZ$2,460       
29-SepEvent #7: $100 Pot-Limit Omaha Fire Till You're TiredN/A48$9,470David WorthamMurrieta, GA$2,376       
29-SepEvent #8: $120 Nightly NLH$3,00036$3,132Matthew MaddoxToulumne, CA$1,034       
30-SepEvent #9: $250 HORSE$5,00087$17,400Kathy ChangValencia, CA$3,765       

Remaining Grand Poker Series Schedule

2021 The Grand Poker Series
2021 The Grand Poker Series

While there are plenty of great events on offer, there is one that really stands out. The other eye-catching event is Event #22, the Championship No-Limit Hold’em tournament. It commands a $600 buy-in and boasts a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. There are three Day 1s, each running from 11:00 a.m. on October 7-9, with Day 2 scheduled for a slightly later time of 12:00 p.m. on October 10. PokerNews will offer live updates from the championship event.

Here's a look at upcoming poker tournaments in downtown Las Vegas:

DateTimeEventTournamentBuy-in
Tue 5 Oct10:00 a.m.18Big-O $10K Guarantee$250
 11:00 a.m.19ANo Limit Hold’em $100K Guarantee (Flight A)$200
 3:00 p.m.19BNo Limit Hold’em $100K Guarantee (Flight B)$200
 7:00 p.m.19CNo Limit Hold’em $100K Guarantee (Flight C)$200
Wed 6 Oct10:00 a.m.20Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed $10K Guarantee$250
 11:00 a.m.19DNo Limit Hold’em $100K Guarantee (Flight D)$200
 3:00 p.m.19ENo Limit Hold’em $100K Guarantee (Flight E)$200
 7:00 p.m.19FNo Limit Hold’em $100K Guarantee (Flight F)$200
Thu 7 Oct10:00 a.m.218-Game Mix $5K Guarantee$250
 11:00 a.m.22AChampionship No Limit Hold’em $500K Guarantee Day 1A$600
 12:00 p.m.19Day2No Limit Hold’em $100K Guarantee Day 2 
 1:00 p.m.23Daily No Limit Hold’em $10K Guarantee$150
 7:00 p.m.24Nightly No Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee$120
Fri 8 Oct11:00 a.m.22BChampionship No Limit Hold’em $500K Guarantee Day 1B$600
 1:00 p.m.25Daily No Limit Hold’em $10K Guarantee$150
 6:00 p.m.26Night HORSE$200
 7:00 p.m.27Nightly No Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee$120
Sat 9 Oct11:00 a.m.22CChampionship No Limit Hold’em $500K Guarantee Day 1C$600
 7:00 p.m.28Nightly No Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee$120
Sun 10 Oct12:00 p.m.22Day2Championship No Limit Hold’em $500K Guarantee Day 2 
 1:00 p.m.29Daily No Limit Hold’em $25K Guarantee$200
 7:00 p.m.30Cheap and Deep No Limit Hold’em$120
Mon 11 Oct11:00 a.m.31A.1Bar Poker Open Championship Day 1A (Flight 1)Invitational
 4:00 p.m.31A.2Bar Poker Open Championship Day 1A (Flight 2)Invitational
 7:00 p.m.32Tag Team No Limit Hold’em$200
Tue 12 Oct11:00 a.m.31BBar Poker Open Championship Day 1B (Second Chance)Invitational
 1:00 p.m.33Daily No Limit Hold’em $25K Guarantee$200
 7:00 p.m.34Green Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em$125
Wed 13 Oct11:00 a.m.31C.1Bar Poker Open Championship Day 1C (Flight 1)Invitational
 4:00 p.m.31C.2Bar Poker Open Championship Day 1C (Flight 2)Invitational
 7:00 p.m.35Nightly No Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee$120
Thu 14 Oct11:00 a.m.31DBar Poker Open Championship Day 1D (Second Chance)Invitational
 1:00 p.m.36Daily No Limit Hold’em $25K Guarantee$200
 7:00 p.m.37Nightly No Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee$120
Fri 15 Oct11:00 a.m.31D2Bar Poker Open Championship Day 2 
 1:00 p.m.38Daily No Limit Hold’em $50K Guarantee$250
 7:00 p.m.39Nightly No Limit Hold’em $5K Guaramtee$120
Sat 16 Oct10:00 a.m.40Seniors No Limit Hold’em (50+) $50K Guarantee$250
 1:00 p.m.41Daily No Limit Hold’em $25K Guarantee$200
 4:00 p.m.31FTBar Poker Open Championship Final Table 
 7:00 p.m.42Nightly No Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee$120
Sun 17 Oct10:00 a.m.43Seniors ChampionshipNo Limit Hold’em (50+) $50K Guarantee$400
 1:00 p.m.44Daily No Limit Hold’em $25K Guarantee$200
 6:00 p.m.45Triple Stud$200
 7:00 p.m.46Nightly No Limit Hold’em $5K Guarantee$120
Mon 18 Oct10:00 a.m.47Super Seniors (60+ or played Seniors) $50K Guarantee$250
 1:00 p.m.48Daily No Limit Hold’em $10K Guarantee$150
 4:00 p.m.49Super Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em$200
 7:00 p.m.50Nightly No Limit Hold’em $3K Guarantee$120

Remember, PokerNews will offer live updates from Event #22: $600 Championship No-Limit Hold’em, which boasts a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. That tournament will run from October 7-9.

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