Wednesday 29th March, 2017

Mini Main smashes it at GUKPT Edinburgh

By Mad Harper

Ian Swain has taken down the first event of GUKPT Edinburgh with victory in the record-breaking £110 Mini Main Event. The tournament came with a £10k guarantee but totally smashed that –  with 231 entries and a £23,100 prize pool.

 

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 Swain triumphed after beating James Rice heads-up and took £6,600 for his first live recorded cash. He was third in chips going in to the final day. Day 2 chip leader Bartosz Jastrzebski finished fourth for £1,755.

The eagerly-awaited £100,000 guarantee Main Event starts tomorrow (March 30) and a host of big names are expected to take part including GUKPT Passport winner Andy “LogJam” Hills who won the recent GUKPT Manchester for £46,987. Thanks to winning the 2016 Passport promotion, Andy is now free rolling every leg of the 2017 GUKPT tour. 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.

 

As well as the Main Event in Edinburgh, the schedule also includes a £100 six max event, £82 Omaha 4/5/6 tourney and £110 Bounty tournament. The last GUKPT Edinburgh was won by Tommy Le who topped a field of 184 for £25,000.

 

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.