GUKPT Heads Up Draw
The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour £5000 Heads Up Championship at the Vic were postponed yesterday until today because only 8 players registered. That in itself was very disappointing for the railbirds in us, but what it has set up is one of the most decorated UK line ups you are ever likely to see, fighting it out for a £20,000 first prize from 3pm today.
All of them are champions, all of them having won a major title in either the GUKPT, at the Vic or in a heads up format – in some cases all three. You have EPT London Champion Vicky Coren who won said title at the Vic, World Heads Up Champion Bambos Xanthos who also recently won his title at the Vic, GUKPT London Champions Ketul Nathwani and Martin Silke who made their name at the Vic. GUKPT champions Richard Gryko and Karl Mahrenholz, GUKPT and World Heads Up Champion Jeff Kimber and finally GUKPT Heads Up Champion Tom Bentham who won his trophy at the Vic. The first round draw looks like this:
Karl Mahrenholz v Tom Bentham
Richard Gryko v Jeff Kimber
Bambos Xanthos v Ketul Nathwani
Martin Silke v Victoria Coren
Big Weekend of Poker in the UK
Its yet another massive weekend for poker in the United Kingdom, with events up and down the country for players of all levels. As mentioned above, over at the Vic in London we have the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Final which this weekend includes a £1000 Double Chance on Saturday and a £500 PLO Double Chance on Sunday, both at 6pm.
Over in Luton at the G Casino is the APAT European Amateur Poker Championships. This begins with a team event between teams of 16 International Countries which started yesterday. Then on Saturday is the £75 European Championship Main Event. As always this was a sell out months ago so if you don't have a seat already, you won't be playing.
Finally once again at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham is the return of the 20Twenty Weekend. Mirror £100 main events on Saturday and Sunday, both of which were full to capacity to book your seat in advance. Last time both winners of the main events pocketed around £9000 for one day's work in a £100 competition, so no doubt it will be awesome value once again.
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