Welcome to Warwick Poker Society 2023/24!
Founded in 2002, Warwick Poker Society (WPS), AKA Poker Soc, is the UK’s largest university Poker Society and one of the most active societies on campus with over 100 players every week and an active alumni community with over 3000 members.
When do we play?
Our regular schedule consists of cash games every Monday from 5pm, and a tournament followed by cash games every Wednesday from 5pm during term time.
The fun doesn’t end when term is over! During the holidays we play online cash games as well as online tournaments. Although, there isn’t an official schedule as these games depend on demand, but they usually run weekly.
What games do we play?
The format we most commonly play is Texas hold'em. We play both cash games and tournaments. Cash games vary in stakes ranging from 1p/2p and upwards. We try and run any game there is interest for, although there is no guarantee that every stake will run. The most common stakes are 5p/10p and 10p/20p and these will run every session.
We also run live tournaments with varying formats. In the past these have included the: Freshers Tournament, £5 NLH, £10 NLH, tag team, bounty, mystery bounty, Win the Button, Heads-Up, Freezeout, Shootout, Sit & Go’s, and our flagship event taking place at the end of Term 2, "The Big One".
Is the society welcome to beginners?
If you did not understand the above, just come along to any of our sessions, we welcome all beginners and those wanting to learn the game, there will always be an exec member who is happy to teach the game whilst you play! We are open to everyone regardless of skill level and place a great emphasis on teaching and improving our skills together as a society.
What about advanced players?
We welcome people of all skills level and for advanced players there is also the opportunity to represent Team WPS!
We compete in inter-uni events online and around the country, most recently the UK University Poker Open, with Team WPS sending a team of five to the live final in London after a series of online qualifiers. Also the UPT, where a team of WPS’s six best players are selected to compete in knockout style tournaments.
Additionally, we are recent winners of the UK Student Poker Championship; winning the main event, the high roller and the team event.
Warwick Poker Society continues to produce many talented poker players with our notable alumni list including: Ben Heath, Conor Beresford, Rupert Elder, Nicolas Cardyn, Ashley Mason and Andrew Hulme amongst others.
2023/2024 Exec team
The exec team will always be happy to help with any additional questions you might have. The current exec team are:
- President: Samuel Taylor
- Vice President: Yash Patel
- Treasurer: Dominic Tang
- Welfare: Alex Fiani
- Events and Socials: Inesh Ramanathan
- Events and Socials: Haydn Balkwill
- Marketing: Max Chowdhury
- Sponsorships: Sam Lee
- Sponsorships: Luke Lennard-Berney
- General: Ollie Rhodes
Find out more and keep in contact
We are mainly active on Discord and Instagram. Keep up to date with all of our live and online sessions by checking the events tab on our Discord. We are most active on Discord so this is the best place to stay up to date with the society. We post all updates, announcements and live tournament updates on Instagram. We also have a Facebook group with our alumni community, although this is less active.
Discord - https://discord.gg/3VDZ7d36Tc (All event times/locations are posted here only).
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/warwickpokersociety/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/126708497438530/
If you have any questions DM us on Instagram or ask in the general tab on Discord. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All Links including tournament leaderboard - https://linktr.ee/warwickpokersociety
You do not need official SU membership to join our sessions, although membership is free and we encourage you to sign up below.
Jane Street - Our Sponsors
We are proud to be sponsored by Jane Street and have them as a partner this year. Jane Street are a global liquidity provider and trading firm. We have a discord channel allowing members to keep up to date with any promoted events our members are invited too. The sponsorship allows us to continue to invest in our poker equipment and society.
Burger Boi Coventry - Food Sponsors
For the 23/24 year we are proud to announce we will have our first ever food sponsor, Burger Boi Coventry. Burger Boi has long been a favourite at Poker Soc and we cannot wait to work with them to keep everyone well-fed at soc. Burger Boi Coventry will be providing soc with exclusive discounts throughout the year and we may even put on events with free food from time to time. Click here to find out more!