Date Changes to Sheffield Leg of Genting Poker Series

Genting Poker SeriesThe Sheffield leg of this year’s inaugural Genting Poker Series has been put back by a couple of months from September to November.

Originally slated to take place between September 26 and 30, the fifth leg of the tour will now take place between November 21 and 25 at Sheffield’s Genting Club, with the £400+£30 No-Limit Hold’em main event running from the 22nd to 25th.

Although still down as Leg 5 on the official website, these date changes will now see the sixth leg – the Genting Online Poker Tournament – take place before the Sheffield event kicks off as the dates for the virtual poker event are November 8 to 11.

What appears to be certain is that the Sheffield stop will become the most worthwhile event to sign up to in the north of England in 2012 as a £100,000 prize pool has been guaranteed by the organisers.

Ruslan Vlasov Took Down Opening Stop

Former Dusk Till Dawn dealer Ruslan Vlasov took down the opening leg of the series in Birmingham early last month, when the Nottingham-based Russian pocketed £16,600, as well as a £1,600 seat at December’s Grand Final in The Palm Beach Casino in London, after outlasting 364 other players at the Genting Club Star City venue in England’s second city.

Meanwhile, Leg 2 of the series kicks off next Tuesday at the Fox Poker Club in London, with the £400+£30 main event starting the following day for five days of top quality action.

The remaining stops on the Genting Poker Series are as follows

Leg 2: March 27-April 1, Fox Poker Club, London, £400+£30 No-Limit Hold’em main event (running 28th to 1st, 25,000 starting chips, 60-minute levels, £100,000 prize pool guaranteed)

Leg 3: May 30-June 3, Genting Club Fountain Park, Edinburgh, £400+£30 No-Limit Hold’em main event (running from 31st to 3rd, 25,000 starting chips, 60-minute levels, £100,000 prize pool guaranteed)

Leg 4: August 1-5, Genting Club Stoke, £400+£30 No-Limit Hold’em main event (running from 2nd to 5th, 25,000 starting chips, 60-minute levels, £100,000 prize pool guaranteed)

Leg 5: November 21-25, Genting Club, Sheffield, £400+£30 No-Limit Hold’em main event (running from 22nd to 25th, 25,000 starting chips, 60-minute levels, £100,000 prize pool guaranteed)

Leg 6: November 8-11, GentingPoker.com Online Tournament, £400+£30 No-Limit Hold’em main event (running on 9th, 25,000 starting chips, 20-minute levels, £100,000 prize pool guaranteed)

Leg 7: December 5-9, Grand Final, The Palm Beach Casino, Mayfair, London, £1,500+£100 No-Limit Hold’em main event (running from 6th to 9th, 25,000 starting chips, 60-minute levels, £200,000 prize pool guaranteed)