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GUKPT Thanet Main Event Kicks Off Friday

Last year's GUKPT Thanet winners

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) has stopped off in Thanet for the fourth leg of this season's schedule where it wil call the Grosvenor G Casino on Margate Road home until Monday 30 April.

Last year's Main Event attracted 226 players and they were eventually outlasted by British pro Andrew "Tufat23" Teng who walked away with £68,380 for his win but this year's feature tournament is going to be slightly different in that the buy-in is a much lower £500+£50 but it will also be played in a six-max format; something the organisers are hoping will be a big success.

Short-handed tournaments and cash games are preferred by the majority of online poker players but live venues are usually reluctant to host them due to the fact they take up twice as much space and require twice as many dealers but the GUKPT have followed the Dusk Till Dawn poker club's lead and decided to spread a flagship six-max event during this Thanet leg and we think they should be commended for trying something different.

Each player in the Main Event will start with 20,000 chips and will play to the GUKPT's tried and tested blind structure that increases every hour. Day 1 kicks off at 14:00 on Friday 27 April with Day 2 taking place at the same time on the following day, with the final being played out on Sunday 29 April; again at 14:00.

Before the Main Event GUKPT Thanet boasts some great tournaments for players of all bankroll levels to get their teeth into; the schedule is shown below.

GUKPT Thanet Side Event Schedule

DateTimeEventLengthChipsClock
Wed 25 Apr18:00£100+£10 Pot Limit Omaha1 day7,50025 mins
Thu 26 Apr19:30£100+£10 Six Max NLHE Deep & Steep1 day10,00020 mins
Fri 27 Apr19:30£100+£10 NLHE Freezeout1 day8,00025 mins
Sat 28 Apr15:00£250+£20 NLHE Freezeout2 days15,00045 mins
Sat 28 Apr19:30£50+£5 NLHE Turbo Freezeout1 day7,50015 mins
Sun 29 Apr16:00£75+£7 NLHE Bounty Booster Freezeout1 day7,50025 mins
Mon 30 Apr19:30£50+£5 NLHE Freezeout Online 10% Series1 day5,00025 mins

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