The last main event of the 2012 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) – the GUKPT Grand Final – kicks off on Nov. 30 and it promises to be one of the biggest and best in the tour’s history.
The £2,500+£125 buy-in Grand Final Main Event will take place at the famous London Victoria Casino over the course of three days, during which time some of the most recognisable names and faces from the world of British poker should be on display.
The GUKPT Grand Final always attracts big names in their droves thanks to their usually being upwards of £500,000 up for grabs. Last year 195 players bought in and created a prize pool of £487,500 that found its way into the coffers of the top 20 finishers. A min-cash on that day was worth £4,900 and a final table appearance £9,750 – and what a final table it was.
The final table was the home to the likes of John Gale, Tamer Kamel and former Irish Open champion James Mitchell. Heads-up was a railbirds dream, as it pitted Triple Crown winner Jake Cody one-on-one with the talented German Fabian Quoss. Unsurprisingly, the duo struck a deal during the man-o-man encounter that saw second place prize money increase from £96,300 to £115,054. Cody would ultimately win this amount, Quoss claiming the £119,996 first place prize for himself.
Many will see the GUKPT Grand Final as the perfect warm-up to the upcoming Prague Poker Festival where, among other major events, the World Poker Tour, the PokerStars European Poker Tour and Grand Series Of Poker have their main events taking place over a two week period. Others may decide to give a trip to the Czech Republic a miss and focus solely on winning a title on home soil. Either way, ‘The Vic’ should be packed to the rafters and PokerNews will bring you updates from the Grand Final as soon as we have them.