Sunday 12th March, 2017

GUKPT Edinburgh starts March 26

By Mad Harper

Following the huge success of the last GUKPT in Manchester, GUKPT Edinburgh is next on the schedule, with a week-long festival starting March 26.

 

In addition to the £550 buy-in Main Event, which starts March 30 and carries a massive £100,000 guarantee, there is also the £110 Mini Main Event which kicks off March 26 with a £10,000 guarantee. Also on the schedule are a number of £26 turbo satellites, a £100 six max event, £82 Omaha 4/5/6 tourney and £110 Bounty tournament. The last GUKPT Edinburgh in September was won by Tommy Le who topped a field of 184 for £25,000.

GUKPT Manchester attracted 268 entries creating a monster prize pool of £268,000 - the biggest field the Manchester stop has had in years. GUKPT Passport winner Andy “LogJam” Hills won the Main Event for £46,987. He was already a GUKPT and 25/25 Series regular but, thanks to winning the 2016 promotion, he is now free rolling every leg of the 2017 GUKPT tour. Sensationally, he managed to convert his Passport prize in to a £46,987 victory on only the second leg of the 2017 tour. A total of 26 players were paid.

 

The first leg of GUKPT’s 2017 tour – in London in February – also made history, attracting a total of 435 entries, the biggest Main Event in GUKPT history.

 

MainEventTravel.com now sponsors GUKPT’s all-in triangles so look out for them on the live stream from Edinburgh. MainEventTravel.com is the GUKPT’s Official Travel Partner and can help with your travel needs for Edinburgh, and the whole of the 2017 GUKPT tour.

 

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.