Tuesday 23rd May, 2017

GUKPT Reading Mini Main on Day 2; Main Event Thursday

By Mad Harper

There are 34 players through to Day 2 of the GUKPT Reading Mini Main Event – and playing down to a winner today. The current chip leader is Sankarapandin Vimalanathan on 222,300 followed by Hugh Smyth on 186,500. There were 170 entries bringing the prize pool up to £17,000.

MainEventTravel.com now sponsors GUKPT’s all-in triangles so look out for them at GUKPT Reading; the £100,000 Main Event starts Thursday. We have lots of great hotels near Grosvenor Casino Reading including the Novotel and Crowne Plaza.


Grosvenor Casino Reading is running a special promotion for all Day 1a Main Event players giving them the chance to win their buy-in back. There will be a draw after Level 6 (when registration closes) and one lucky player will win their £500 buy in back for free.


The GUKPT Reading stop is Leg 5 of the this year’s GUKPT. The tour, the longest running poker tour in the UK, is now in its 11th season.  Last year, Grosvenor Casino Reading welcomed 240 players through the door to take part in the GUKPT Reading Main Event with well-known poker player and TV personality Ryan Spittles taking home the lion’s share of the prize pool. Spittles, who won £31,300, also has UKIPT and WSOP final table appearances on his CV with live tournament winnings amounting to over $400k. 


At the last GUKPT in Wallsall, it was “the Gareths” who reigned supreme! Gareth Howard beat a 238-entry field to take down the Main Event for £28,845 while Gareth Bakewell won the Mini for £3,090.


This year’s week-long GUKPT Reading festival, which runs through to May 28, consists of numerous events to suit all players, including satellites awarding entry in to the £550 Main Event.


Grosvenor Casinos welcomes poker enthusiasts from all across the UK for a week of fun poker action. As well as the packed schedule of satellites and tournaments, there will be plenty of cash games on offer.

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