UK Pokernews Roundup: PartyPoker Sponsor Season Three of the Poker Show, GUKPT Summer Series Results, and more

Jesse May

PartyPoker Sponsors the Poker Show with Jesse May

We have been big advocates of the Poker Show with Jesse May since its inception and we are delighted to say that its gone from strength to strength, with the news that PartyPoker have stepped in as the sponsor. The show returns tomorrow, 30th June and will be on the PartyPoker Blog and available for download. To mark the new sponsorship the guests for the opening show will be Team PartyPoker.com’s Mike Sexton, Tony G and Kara Scott.

Kara Scott
Kara Scott

After each of the first eight scheduled shows there will be an exclusive $5+1 tournament on PartyPoker.com every Thursday and Monday (under the specials tab). Winners of each of the eight tournaments go into a final freeroll on Sunday 1st August where the winner will get a seat for the televised Main Event of the WPT London Poker Classic, which runs from 30th August – 4th September (value of £5,000).

Jesse May said: “I’m very excited about the new format. The last three seasons have been trial and error but I think we have cracked the formula. The key words are big names and fast paced – the strength of the show has always been all the great contacts we have in the poker world but now we think we are coming to something that the listeners will love hearing rather than just the people we interview.”

Speaking of PartyPoker, you can participate in the $5+$1 Poker Show tournaments for FREE when you sign up to PartyPoker via UK Pokernews. That is because we have the exclusive $50 Free No Deposit Bonus promotion, where you get a bankroll for free no strings attached. Check out the $50 Free Promo Page for more details.

GUKPT Summer Series Results

Over the weekend G Casinos in Newcastle and Walsall hosted Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Summer Series events. The £500 Walsall main event was won by Stephen Thompson of Leamington Spa who bagged a £7,220 firs prize. Meanwhile the Newcastle's £300 main event had 66 players and was won by Hugh Frew, who scooped the first prize of £6,340 beating Boris Mutch heads up for the title.

Jonathan Raab
Jonathan Raab

The events also marked the end of Tour Manager Jonathan Raab's time with the tour. He has been with the GUKPT from its inception and did a sterling job turning it into the premier tour on the UK circuit, picking up a 2008 European Poker Award for his efforts. UK Pokernews would like to wish him all the best in the future.

The next Summer Series events take place at the G Casinos in Sheffield (21st - 25th July) and Dundee (22nd -25th July), but before then there are GUKPT Club Championship events at six locations on the 10th July. All are one-day £200 NL Hold'em freezeout and take place at the G Casinos in Newcastle, Coventry and Sheffield and the Grosvenor casinos in Cardiff, Salford and the Victoria in London.

You can qualify for all the remaining Summer Series events by qualifying on Blue Square Poker, also good for a free £11 tournament token and $500 sign up bonus, when you join Blue Square via UK Pokernews.

$10,000 Sunday Million Freeroll

Pokerstars and Pokernews have teamed up for a fantastic $10,000 Sunday Million Freeroll where more than 200 players will win seats into major Sunday tournaments on Pokerstars, including an abundance of Sunday Million and Sunday Warm Up tickets. It costs just 250VPPs to take part, find out more on our $10,000 Sunday Million Freeroll Page.

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