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Season 8 of the GUKPT Begins This Weekend in London

2014 GUKPT

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT), one of the longest running poker tours on the live circuit, kicks off its eighth season on Sunday 2 February at The Poker Room in the famous Grosvenor Victoria casino on Edgware Road, London. Featuring eight events and a plethora of satellites into the £200,000 guaranteed GUKPT London Main Event, the first stop on the 2014 tour promises to kick Season 8 off with a bang.

Without a doubt, the highlight of the weeklong festival is the £1,080 GUKPT London Main Event. Always well attended, this season’s GUKPT London Main Event could be one of the biggest on record thanks in part to the GUKPT guaranteeing a prize pool of at least £200,000.

Last season, 397 players packed into “The Vic” over two starting days and created a massive prize pool of £397,000. The final table witnessed a number of deals struck between the final five players, but it was Martin Bader whose name was written into the history books as the man who won the GUKPT London Main Event in 2013. Bader should be in the English capital to defend his title.

GUKPT London Past Winners

SeasonEntrantsBuy-inPrize poolWinnerPrize
7397£1,000+£70£397,000Martin Bader£56,000
6315£1,000+£70£315,000Robin Keston£84,310
5245£1,500+£50£367,500Praz Bansi£101,020
4318£1,500+£90£477,000Cuong Tran£127,800
3398£1,500+£75£597,000Martin Silke£172,850
2424£1,000+£60£424,000Ketul Nathwani£119,780
1433£1,000+£50£433,000Leo Kam£119,590

The 2014 GUKPT London Main Event kicks off on Thursday 6 February with the first of two start days, each costing £1,080 to buy into and each played to a re-entry format. Players competing for the title of GUKPT London champion start with 20,000 chips and play to the tried and tested 60-minute blind structure.

Other highlights of the opening stop include a £330 buy-in re-entry event, a £220 Six-max re-entry side event and a £150+£15 Pot Limit Omaha tournament.

Season 8 GUKPT London Schedule

Sun 2 Feb7:30pm£30+£5 Super Satellite to the Main Event
Mon 3 Feb4:00pm£30+£0 Super Satellite to the Main Event
Mon 3 Feb7:30pm£100+£10 No Limit Hold’em Re-entry
Tue 4 Feb4:00pm£30+£0 Super Satellite to the Main Event
Tue 4 Feb7:30pm£300+£30 No Limit Hold’em Re-entry
Wed 5 Feb4:00pm£30+£0 Super Satellite to the Main Event
Wed 5 Feb7:30pm£200 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Re-entry
Wed 5 Feb9:30pm£150+£15 Super Satellite to the Main Event
Thu 6 Feb1:00pm£1,000+£80 GUKPT London Main Event Day 1a
Thu 6 Feb4:00pm£30+£0 Super Satellite to the Main Event
Thu 6 Feb7:30pm£150+£15 Pot Limit Omaha Re-entry
Fri 7 Feb1:00pm£1,000+£80 GUKPT London Main Event Day 1b
Fri 7 Feb7:30pm£75+£75 No Limit Holdem Re-entry Bounty
Sat 8 Feb1:00pmGUKPT London Main Event Day 2
Sat 8 Feb6:00pm£200+£20 No Limit Hold’em Re-entry
Sun 9 Feb1:00pmGUKPT London Main Event Final
Sun 9 Feb4:00pm£100+£10 No Limit Hold;em Bounty Booster Re-entry

Those players who prefer to qualify for major live events online can do so at Grosvenor Poker, part of the iPoker Network. Satellites run throughout the week, with a £110 Freezeout (2 x £1,080 seats GTD) taking place on Thursday and a £55 rebuy (2 x £1,080 seats GTD) ever Sunday.

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