Monday 22nd May, 2017

GUKPT Reading underway!

By Mad Harper

Reading is hosting an amazing festival of poker this week as the GUKPT visits the town for Season 11 of the flagship poker tour.

 

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

 

Last year, Grosvenor Casinos 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 won £31,300 and also has UKIPT and WSOP final table appearances on his CV. His live tournament winnings already amount 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. Also on the schedule is the popular £10,000 GUKPT Mini Main which started Sunday.

 

Grosvenor Casinos welcome 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.