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Will the 2018 Goliath Be the Biggest Yet?

2018 GUKPT Goliath

The popularity of some live poker tournaments wains over the years, but the GUKPT Goliath is not just some poker tournament; it is a massive event that continues to grow every year.

Past Goliath Champions

YearEntrantsChampionPrize
20111,765Lee Rawson£32,705
20121,954Leslie Fenton£35,800
20132,570Jake Skidmore£29,690*
20143,394Ryan Foster£62,320
20154,210Miikka Toikka£70,800
20165,230Vamshi Vandanapu£62,750
20176,385Elliott Marais£85,760

The 1,765 players who turned out for the inaugural Goliath in 2011 was a substantial enough crowd in anyone’s eyes, but it pails into insignificance when you compare it to what lay in store for this amazing tournament.

Lee Rawson emerged victorious in the 2011 Goliath and turned his £120 investment into £32,705, a fantastic return we’re sure you’ll agree.

Two years later, the attendance broke through the 2,000 barrier when 2,570 players were outlasted byJake Skidmore. He netted £29,690 after a three-way deal, which may have been less than previous champions but he could brag about winning the biggest Goliath yet.

In 2014, the Goliath saw more than 4,000 players buy in; there were 4,210 entries in total. Miikka Toikka and Katie Swift locked horns heads up and it was the former who became the tournament’s champion, netting a cool £70,800 for his efforts.

The next two years saw the tournament’s attendance break through the 5,000 and 6,000 barrier. 2016 saw Vamshi Vandanapu outlast 5,230 players to scoop £62,750 while 2017 saw 6,385 entries process and Elliott Marais win a massive £85,760, which is the largest prize ever won from the Goliath.

2018 Goliath Schedule

DateTimeTournament
Wed 25 July7:00 p.m.£225 NL Hold’em National 25/50 Online Flight A
Thu 26 July7:00 p.m.£225 NL Hold’em National 25/50 Flight B
Fri 27 July7:00 p.m.£225 NL Hold’em National 25/50 Flight C
Sat 28 July10:00 a.m.NL Hold’em Flip n Go
 11:00 a.m.£125 Goliath Main Event Day 1A
 12:00 p.m.£95 NL Hold’em Redtooth
 7:00 p.m.£225 NL Hold’em National 25/50 Flight D
Sun 29 July10:00 a.m.NL Hold’em Flip n Go
 11:00 a.m.£125 Goliath Main Event Day 1B
 11:00 a.m.£35 NL Hold’em Redtooth Vegas
 1:00 p.m.National 25/50 Day 2
 6:00 p.m.£58 Grosvenor UK women’s poker championship
 7:00 p.m.£40 NL Hold’em Win the Button Redtooth
Mon 30 July10:00 a.m.NL Hold’em Flip n Go
 11:00 a.m.£125 Goliath Main Event Day 1C
 5:30 p.m.£38 Omaha 4/5/6 card seven-max
Tue 31 July10:00 a.m.NL Hold’em Flip n Go
 11:00 a.m.£125 Goliath Main Event Day 1D
 5:30 p.m.£38 NL Hold’em Win the Button
Wed 1 Aug.10:00 a.m.NL Hold’em Flip n Go
 11:00 a.m.£125 Goliath Main Event Day 1E
 2:00 p.m.£110 ECOAP by APAT
 7:00 p.m.£76 NL Hold’em Tag Team
Thu 2 Aug.10:00 a.m.NL Hold’em flip n Go
 11:00 a.m.£125 Goliath Main Event Day 1F
 5:30 p.m.ECOAP by APAT Day 2
 7:00 p.m.£58 Joker is Wild
Fri 3 Aug.10:00 a.m.NL Hold’em Flip n Go
 11:00 a.m.£125 Goliath Main Event Day 1G
Sat 4 Aug.11:00 a.m.Goliath Main Event Day 2
 5:00 p.m.ECOAP by APAT
 7:00 p.m.£335 NL Hold’em Super High Roller
Sun 5 Aug.11:00 a.m.Goliath Main Event Final Day
 11:30 a.m.Super High Roller Final Day
 12:00 p.m.ECOAP by APAT Final Day
 12:30 p.m.£58 ECOAP by APAT Team Event
 1:00 p.m.£58 NL Hold’em UK Senior poker championship
 2:00 p.m.£58 NL Hold’em Deep and Steep

This latest instalment of Goliath could see more than 7,000 players buy in. Grosvenor Poker is guaranteeing at least 750 players will win their £125 seats online and that the eventual champion will win a six-figure score as the champion will bank no less than £100,000!

Satellites are available online at Grosvenor Poker from as little as £0.25. Will you qualify for this event for pennies and then turn that small investment into £100,000? There is only one way to find out.

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