Friday 31st March, 2017

GUKPT Edinburgh Day 1b starts at 1pm

By Mad Harper

Scottish player Patrick Doonan is leading the way in the £100,000 guarantee GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event after bagging up 140,000 at the end of Day 1a.

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Doonan’s biggest cash to date was for £3,105 when he was runner-up at the Showdown at Genting Edinburgh in 2015. His live tournament winnings total more than £18k.

 

There are 26 through to Day 2 including last year’s winner Tommy Le on 54,900 and GUKPT Manchester champion Andy “LogJam” Hills on 28,200. Thanks to winning the 2016 Passport promotion, Andy is now free rolling every leg of the 2017 GUKPT tour.  

Locals have turned out in force yesterday to support the UK’s premier tour. There were 70 entries in total, nearly 50% up on Day 1a last year and, as always in Edinburgh, the event has been played in great spirits.

 

Among others competing in Edinburgh include Grosvenor-sponsored UK pro Jeff Kimber. There is a live stream running throughout the four-day event.

2017 is the GUKPT’s 11th consecutive season and promises to provide another record breaking year with a packed schedule and £1.8 million in Main and Mini Main guarantees. There will be nine legs in total this year before the GUKPT Grand Final takes place at The Poker Room above the iconic Grosvenor Victoria Casino in London in November.