Friday 25th October, 2019

GUKPT in Blackpool from November 3

By Mad Harper

The penultimate leg of this year’s amazing GUKPT season is GUKPT Blackpool which gets underway at the town’s Grosvenor Casino from November 3. This is Leg 8 of the GUKPT’s 13th season and features a £200,000 guarantee Main Event along with a £20,000 guarantee Mini Main.


The £1,000 + £110 buy-in Main Event takes place November 7-10 with unlimited re-entries. Players get a 20,000 starting stack and 60 minute levels. Late registration is open until the start of Day 2. The packed schedule also includes an £150 Omaha 4/5/6 event, several NL tournaments and a £150 75/75 Bounty tournament – plus, of course, lots of satellites and cash games.


MainEvent Travel sponsors the GUKPT all in triangles so do look out for them on the GUKPT Blackpool live stream hosted by Phil “The Tower” Heald.


The GUKPT has visited Blackpool every single year of the tour and awarded close to £3 million for the Main Event. Previous winners included Tom Middleton, Jonny Gray (2015, £69,050), Richard Trigg (2013, £53,000), Simon Deadman (2012, £49,200) and Yiannis Liperis who took down last year’s event for £84,250 after beating a 304-strong field.


Grosvenor Ambassador Jeff Kimber said: “GUKPT Blackpool is most definitely the ‘business end’ of the poker season and a great warm-up for the Grand Final. This is one of my favourite events of the year and I can't wait.”


Don’t miss the final event of this year’s GUKPT. After GUKPT Blackpool - Leg 8, it’s straight into the GUKPT Grand Final from November 18 to December 1.


The GUKPT is Grosvenor Poker’s flagship tour and the longest-running poker tour in the UK. 2019 is the GUKPT’s 13th consecutive season and promises to provide another record-breaking year with nine action-packed legs around the country – with a combined prize pool guarantee of £1,700,000. Buy-ins range from £500+60 to £2,500+150 with guarantees totalling between £100,000 and £500,000.

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