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.