10th Anniversary Goliath X Exceeds £1M Prizepool, Attracts 10,500+ Entries

Winner takes home £200k

by - Friday, September 2nd, 2022 10:55

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The GUKPT pulled off one of the biggest poker tournaments outside of Las Vegas
Grosvenor Casino’s 10th anniversary Goliath X poker tournament in Coventry, England attracted a record-breaking turnout with 10,584 entries in total (single entries + re-entries combined) creating a total prize-pool of £1,270,080.

Part of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) the main event finale of the series stop in Coventry is the one of the biggest live poker tournaments outside Vegas – with £200,000 guaranteed for the winner.

To create such a staggering prize-pool, the £130+£20 buy-in tournament had multiple day 1 flights (eight in total) with multiple re-entries possible on each day.

Tournament players on Twitter seemed very happy with how the tournament was managed.

Despite having dozens of tournament tables running there was a long waiting list of players hoping to get in on the poker action with a chance at the top prize of £200,000 ($230,200).

GoliathX Winners & Payouts

The payouts were very top-heavy – with most of the meat paid out to those who make the final table. A min-cash was worth £300.
The winner of the trophy, £200,000 and bragging rights was Kyle Jeffrey.

Players who reached the final table received the following payouts:

  1. Kyle Jeffrey -£200,000
  2. Luke Cheslin -£134,000
  3. Charlie Tarimo -£89,120
  4. David Reed -£60,960
  5. Georgian Georgescu -£39,020
  6. Saied Yolmeh -£26,820
  7. Young Seo Yoon -£20,730
  8. Gareth Cresswell -£17,070
  9. Peter Norton -£14,630
GoliathX Payouts
Place Prize
1 £200,000
2 £134,000
3 £89,120
4 £60,960
5 £39,020
6 £26,820
7 £20,730
8 £17,070
9 £14,630
10-11 £11,950
12-13 £10,360
14-15 £8,780
16-17 £7,440
18-19 £6,100
20-21 £4,760
22-23 £4,150
24-25 £3,540
26-27 £2,930
28-29 £2,320
30-31 £2,070
32-34 £1,830
35-37 £1,710
38-41 £1,590
42-45 £1,460
46-50 £1,400
51-56 £1,340
57-63 £1,280
64-71 £1,220
72-80 £1,160
81-90 £1,100
91-100 £1,040
101-115 £980
116-130 £910
131-150 £850
151-170 £790
171-195 £730
196-220 £680
221-250 £630
251-280 £590
281-320 £540
321-360 £500
361-410 £460
411-471 £430
472-540 £390
541-620 £370
621-710 £340
711-800 £320
801-1000 £300

The House *Always* Wins

Collecting £20 (20%) rake from each entry in the main event, the tournament organizers at Grosvenor poker generated a whopping £317,520 in revenue from the Goliath X tournament (as well as revenues from satellites, and the jam-packed cash-games during the multiple day tournament series). A highly successful tournament for the casino which collects more than first place money.

David Burke

iGaming news journalist & editor at PokerIndustryNews.com & GamblingIndustryNews.com

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