Day 1b of the GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event garnered a huge crowd, with 227 entries in total, smashing the guarantee with a prize pool of £113,500.
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A total of 59 players survived yesterday, currently led by Mark Frith who holds the overall chip lead going into Day 2. Among those who made it through are Deborah Worley-Roberts, fresh from her final table appearance at Unibet UK Poker Tour Brighton. She has 73,600. Grosvenor Ambassador Jeff Kimber will also be back today with 37,100 as well as Dean Lyall (93,600) Sin Melin (34,400) and Kerryjane Craigie (15,300). Ian Swain, who won the Mini Main earlier in the festival, is on 37,300.
Day 1a survivors include 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.
Among others competing in Edinburgh is 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.