The Blackpool leg of the long-running GUKPT kicks off today and scores of poker players are expected to descend on the UK's version of Las Vegas for some post Bonfire Night poker action.
The £1,000 +£70 Main Event gets under way on Thursday 10 November at midday and should see a bumper field at the G Casino on the South Promenade. For their money players receive a massive stack of 15,000 chips and an hour long clock. Last year a total of 246 players participated and it was David Johnson who walked away with the lion's share of the spoils, defeating Richard Herbert heads up to scoop the £67,750 first place prize.
Along with the Main Event there are a number of fantastic side events taking place between now and Sunday 13 November. In 2010 the nine side event awarded more than £200,000 to players and that is expected to be at least matched this time around as the current trends suggest poker players want medium and small sized buy-in tournaments like those on offer at GUKPT Blackpool.
GUKPT Blackpool Main Event Schedule
|Thu 10 Nov||£1,000+£70 Main Event||12:00||Day 1a|
|Fri 11 Nov||£1,000+£70 Main Event||12:00||Day 1b|
|Sat 12 Nov||£1,000+£70 Main Event||14:00||Day 2|
GUKPT Blackpool Side Events
|Mon 7 Nov||£100+£10 NLHE Freezeout||19:30|
|Tue 8 Nov||£500 + £50 NLHE Freezeout||19:30||Two days|
|Wed 9 Nov||£250+£25 Omaha D/C Freezeout||18:00||Double Chance|
|Thu 10 Nov||£200+£20 NLHE Freezeout||19:30||6-max|
|Fri 11 Nov||£100+£10 NLHE Freezeout||19:30|
|Sat 12 Nov||£250+£25 NLHE Freezeout||18:00||Two Day Re-Entry event|
|Sun 13 Nov||£100+£10 NLHE Bounty Booster||17:00|