Situated at the buzzing Ricoh Arena in Coventry, this year’s UK Student Poker Championships (UKSPC) will get the action started on Wednesday 8th April.
The annual tournament runs from Wednesday 8th April – Sunday 12th April and will feature some of the best poker faces in university halls at the table.
The Grosvenor Casino Coventry will be gearing up for another record-breaking year, and even comes kitted out with a special menu tailored specific to student tastes and budgets!
The world of professional poker is still shrouded in a little mystery: can a professional really make their entire living from playing poker? How do you keep your cool during long, intense tournaments? What’s your favourite dinosaur?
These were all questions that Reddit users asked our own Grosvenor-sponsored poker player, Jeff Kimber, in a recent AMA (Ask Me Anything).
Survival can often be the name of the game in tournament poker, making it to day two, trying to make the money, eyeing up the final table, the pay jumps, the trophy.
Look around your average poker table, especially as you get deeper into the tournament, and half of them are in survival mode, all-in or fold poker.
There’s no opening light, never mind three or four betting without the goods, it’s a case of waiting for a hand before getting it in and hopefully doubling up.