GUKPT Grand Final Begins Today
Today sees the start of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Final Festival at the Vic in London. Last year the £3000 main event was won by Paul Foltyn who won £167,050 when he defeated Jeff Duvall heads up.
The festival starts today with the prestigious £5000 UK Heads Up Championships which will see some massive names emerge to contest the title, no doubt recent World Heads Up Champion Bambos Xanthos, a Vic regular, will be looking to make back to back heads up titles at the Vic.
GUKPT Grand Final Schedule
19th November - 3pm - £5,000 UK Heads Up Championships
19th November - 8pm - £300 NL Hold'em Freezeout
20th November - 8pm - £500 PLO Hi-Lo Double Chance Freezeout
21st November - 6pm - £1,000 NL Hold'em Double Chance Freezeout
22nd November - 6pm - £500 PLO Double Chance Freezeout
23rd November - 8pm - £200 NL Hold'em Rebuy
24th November - 8pm - £300 NL Hold'em 1 Rebuy or Add On
25th November - 8pm - £350 NL Hold'em Freezeout Super Satellite
29th November - 4pm - £100 NL Hold'em Bounty Freezeout
UK Players Flying High at EPT Vilamoura
Over in Portugal 322 players from 30 countries attended the EPT Vilamoura main event and we are now down to 177, with plenty of Brits flying the flag. DTD Owner Rob Yong is leading the charge in 4th place with 123,300 and its great to see the UK poker pioneer actually being able to enjoy some poker, no doubt he will have a big cheering section later today. Up and coming young player John Eames is also flying high, in 7th with 110,000. Other UK names left in the field include Julian Thew, Simon Nowab, Stuart Rutter, Praz Bansi and JP Kelly.
What is also very interesting is that JP Kelly has officially been unveiled as a Team Pokerstars Pro, the young double bracelet winner is 13th overall going into day 2 and well done to him, as it was only a matter of time before he got snapped up by a sponsor. You can follow all their fortunes from start to finish via our Live Updates.