Tuesday 22nd November, 2016

GUKPT celebrates spectacular tenth year with final in London

By Mad Harper

The GUKPT is celebrating its tenth season this year and is now the  longest running poker tour in the country. It is wrapping up a bumper year with the 14-event GUKPT Grand Final which is underway now at the famous Grosvenor Victoria Casino in London. The £2,125 Main Event starts Thursday and comes with a massive £400k guarantee and there are numerous other tourneys to get your teeth in to as well. MainEventTravel.com is the GUKPT's Official Travel Partner and has great deals on London hotels so don't hesitate to get in touch.

Last season's GUKPT Final winner was Ben Winsor who beat a 321-strong field to cash for £178,600. The victory kicked off a sensational 12 months for the British pro who has now clocked up some $300,000 in live tournament winnings since then, including taking down the WPT 500 event in Nottingham last month for his biggest ever live cash of £182,700. His total live tourney winnings now total close to $1 million.

British pro Tom Middleton won the last GUKPT leg after a three-way chop in Blackpool with Tom Hall and Richard Kellett, awarding him the title and £56,255 payday. There were 251 entries creating a prize pool of €251,000. The biggest winner of the year however was Martin Hogarty who outlasted 394 opponents in London to snag a £66,538 first place prize.