Grosvenor’s Goliath Breaks Records Again

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Aug 11, 2017

Massive 6,385 entries – 4022 unique players

Grosvenor Casinos Goliath Main Event once again broke the record as the largest live poker tournament outside of Las Vegas.

Overall entries reached a record 6,385, of which 4,022 were unique players, generating a massive prize pool of GBP 638,500 on a buy-in of GBP 120.

But it was Elliot Marais, a 34-year-old bricklayer from Scunthorpe, who took the first prize of GBP 85,760 after he outplayed popular Birmingham player Tai Hoang heads up.

Final table results were:

1 Elliot Marais, GBP 85,760
2 Tai Hoang, GBP 62,060
3 Levan Reid, GBP 44,630
4 Paul Adrian Morris, GBP 31,670
5 Robert Shore, GBP 21,900
6 Calum James Goodwin, GBP 15,390
7 Oneib Saeed, GBP 12,005
8 Fabio Liriomiranda, GBP 9,895
9 Dean Perry, GBP 8,490

Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath has seen growth of 20 percent over last year and a new target of 7,000 entries has been set for Goliath 2018 – a new record that would surpass that held by the WSOP.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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