Thursday 23rd March, 2017

GUKPT Edinburgh starts Sunday

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 Sunday (March 26). The £100,000 guarantee, £550 buy-in Main Event kicks off March 30. The last GUKPT Edinburgh was won by Tommy Le (pictured) who topped a field of 184 for £25,000.

 

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.

As well as the Main Event,  the schedule also includes a £110 Mini Main Event with a £10,000 guarantee, plus a number of £26 turbo satellites, a £100 six max event, £82 Omaha 4/5/6 tourney and £110 Bounty tournament.

Among those competing will be GUKPT Passport winner Andy “LogJam” Hills. He took down the last GUKPT in Manchester for £46,987. He was already a GUKPT and 25/25 Series regular but, thanks to winning the 2016 promotion, 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. GUKPT Manchester attracted 268 entries creating a monster prize pool of £268,000 - the biggest field the Manchester stop has had in years.

 

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.

 

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.