The New Year is just around the corner and with that, we have 12 months’ worth of fresh poker tournaments to look forward to. These days, you can of course find major poker events taking place all over the globe but the UK in particular plays host to numerous great tournaments every year. From what we know already, 2020 will be no different.
So, whether you live in the UK or want to plan a poker trip there for next year, this list of top UK poker tournaments to look forward to in 2020 should be quite helpful.
2020 partypoker Millions UK Main Event at Dusk Till Dawn
Kicking things off in style for the New Year, one of the best-known UK poker rooms is organizing the 2020 UK Millions poker series. Lasting from December 29, 2019 to January 9, 2020, the event will host several tournaments worth playing. The major one is, of course, the 2020 Millions UK Main Event featuring a guaranteed prize pool of £5,000,000.
🔎 Tournament Spotlight 🌍 partypoker MILLIONS UK 🇬🇧
📅 4-12 Jan 2020
📍 Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham, UK 🇬🇧
🔗 Schedule: https://t.co/WN5OnESeDy
🐦 @partypokerLIVE @partypoker @DTD_Cardroom pic.twitter.com/UQlKD1OFlh
— The Hendon Mob (@TheHendonMob) December 22, 2019
The Main Event will feature two starting days on January 8 and 9 and those wanting to get in will need to dish out £10,300 for the privilege. Historically speaking, Dusk Till Dawn has been very successful organizing poker events with great turnaround so the guaranteed prize pool for the Main Event will likely be shattered.
The massive Goliath event has already been confirmed for 2020. The tournament will take place between July 29 and August 9, 2020, at the Ricoh Arena and Grosvenor Casino. There is no detailed information about the event as of yet but — if past years are any indicator — it’s safe to say it’s going to be a big one.
In 2019, the Goliath gathered 9,300 entries, smashing records from previous years. The eventual winner ended up pocketing £64,000 for his efforts, which may not seem like a massive amount. However, considering the buy-in is just £125, it’s definitely not a paltry sum.
Next year will also mark the 10th anniversary of Goliath, so it’s possible the organizers will have some surprises lined up for the players. Stay tuned!
888poker LIVE Event
One of the best online casinos in the UK according to CasinoGuide.co.uk, over the past few years 888 has been building a network of live poker events across Europe. Just last month ago, their £1,100 Main Event at the Aspers Casino in London crowned a champion who took home not just the cool £100,000 first prize but also a free package for the 2020 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas.
— 888poker (@888poker) December 3, 2019
888poker don’t release their schedule of live events all at once, so there is no official information about their plans for the UK in 2020. However, considering the fact the London stop was quite a success, with the Main Event attracting 518 entries, we’re likely to see 888poker LIVE coming back to the UK the next year.
The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour
Dates for the 13th Grosvenor UK Poker Tour have been announced and this is definitely something local players can look forward to. Namely, with the guaranteed prize pool in excess of £1.6 million and Main Events featuring buy-ins of £500 and £1,000, there’ll be plenty of cash up for grabs at all the different stops throughout the year.
Main Event Dates, Buys In & GTDs pic.twitter.com/gmweRbfT5o
— Grosvenor Poker (@GrosvenorPoker) December 12, 2019
The first leg will kick off in London on January 26, followed by events in Manchester, Edinburgh, Luton, Leeds, and Blackpool, so almost everyone in the country should have at least one of the legs taking place somewhere nearby. The 2020 Grosvenor Poker Tour will culminate with the London Grand Final event taking place November 21 – December 6, 2020.
While the above list isn’t a complete one as far as UK poker tournament events in 2020, it highlights some of the biggest and most important festivals and poker series to keep an eye out for. So, plan your schedules and your bankrolls accordingly!