The Golden Nugget’s Grand Poker Series will return this summer, running from May 3 to July 3, with over $3 million in guaranteed prize money and 89 events—eight more than in 2022.
The Golden Nugget Grand Poker Series will feature poker variants such as Mystery Bounty, Pot-Limit Omaha, Big O, and Mixed Triple Draw Lowball, Limit 2-7 Lowball, H.O.R.S.E., and Triple Stud. This aligns well with other tournament series that will take place in Las Vegas this summer, including the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP).
Also, we’re exceptionally eager to affirm that the $1,000,000 GTD Cup will get back to downtown Las Vegas. Given that the $1,100 buy-in tournament is now being offered in the popular Mystery Bounty format, the previous year’s edition set the record for the largest prize pool ever offered in the history of the Golden Nugget. This summer, the record may very well be broken. On that, more below!
A Gander at the Timetable
Last year, the Brilliant Piece’s Terrific Poker Series took care of 18,209 contestants and granted $4,532,670 in prize cash over its 81 occasions. It’s likely that this year will be even bigger and better!
On Tuesday, May 30, the series will begin with four tournaments, the first of which is Event #1: At 11 a.m. local time, $10,000 Omaha Hi/Low 8 or Better. On that day, there will also be the first $150 buy-in, $10K GTD Daily Deep Stack NLH at 1 p.m., and the first $130 buy-in Nightly NLH at 7 p.m., both of which will be a staple on the schedule of the 2023 Grand Poker Series.
Event #10: The buy-in of $200 From Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 3, $200,000 GTD NLH will operate nine initial flights, with departure times of 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 7 p.m. on each day. Day 2 of the tournament will begin at noon on Sunday, June 4 for the remaining players from each tournament.
The news that the Bar Poker Open, the Golden Nugget’s annual invitational, will take place from Monday, June 12 to Thursday, June 15 will please poker fans. That tournament’s final table will be streamed live. Additionally, the Bar Poker Open Pro-Am, which has a $1,000 buy-in, will take place on that Thursday.
A $300 buy-in, $250K GTD
Mystery Bounty event will be held from Friday, June 16 to Monday, June 19 for Mystery Bounties fans. There will be nine starting flights for that tournament, with three per day at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. The 2023 Grand Poker Series Championship Event has a guarantee of $500,000 and costs $600 to enter. From June 23 to June 25, there will be three starting flights, starting at 11 a.m. each day. The winners of each flight will play down to a winner on June 26 at noon.
The second Cup, which will take place at the Golden Nugget, will be the series’ largest tournament. For the second year in a row, the Mystery Bounty tournament with a buy-in of $1,100 will provide a guarantee of $1,000,000.
In the coming months, poker players can anticipate a variety of giveaways and promotions for the Cup, which will undoubtedly make it one of the most exciting tournaments of the summer. Put it on your calendar right now!
Here is a look at the schedule for the 2023 Cup at Golden Nugget, which is expected to once again live stream final table action and will be reported live throughout.
In 2022, the first Cup at the Golden Nugget attracted 1,245 entries and created a $1,207,650 prize pool, the largest in the casino’s 76-year history, surpassing the $1 million guarantee.
Gary Gelman of Brooklyn, New York, was declared the winner of the $202,725 grand prize at the conclusion of the five days of competition. During the final table, Gelman had a Ukrainian flag draped around him, and after he won, he was asked to elaborate on that.
It means a lot to me. I spent my childhood with my parents in Ukraine, where I was born. Also, a few years ago, I got married to a Ukrainian. These past few months have been extremely challenging. In fact, the war began in February while we were in Kiev. We needed to advance out and we carried her mom back with us.”
“When I made the final table, I thought I would represent, and luckily one of my friends on the rail had a flag, so I decided to wear it today,” he went on to say.