It seems like it was only minutes ago that we were writing about Driton Haxhiaj winning the 2013 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Luton Main Event, taking home £42,750 after a three-way chop, but it was in fact 12 months ago and the 2014 edition is now upon us.
Once again it is the Grosvenor G Casino on Park Street West that plays host to the GUKPT Luton festival, welcoming in the crowds from October 12 through to October 19. During the week, a total of eight events are set to play out with the crown jewel being the £1,080 buy-in Main Event that carries an unconditional £200,000 guaranteed prize pool.
2014 GUKPT Luton Festival Schedule
|Sun 12 Oct||19:30||£30+£5 NL Hold’em Rebuy Super Satellite|
|Mon 13 Oct||16:00||£30 (no rake) NL Hold’em Rebuy Super Satellite|
|Mon 13 Oct||19:30||£100+£10 NL Hold’em Re-Entry|
|Tue 14 Oct||16:00||£30 (no rake) NL Hold’em Rebuy Super Satellite|
|Tue 14 Oct||19:30||£300+£30 NL Hold’em Re-Entry|
|Wed 15 Oct||16:00||£30 (no rake) NL Hold’em Rebuy Super Satellite|
|Wed 15 Oct||19:30||£200+£20 NL Hold’em Six-Max Re-Entry|
|Wed 15 Oct||21:30||£150+£15 NL Hold’em Super Satellite Re-Entry|
|Thu 16 Oct||13:00||£1,000+£80 NL Hold’em Main Event Day 1a|
|Thu 16 Oct||16:00||£30 (no rake) NL Hold’em Rebuy Super Satellite|
|Thu 16 Oct||19:30||£150+£15 Pot Limit Omaha Re-Entry|
|Fri 17 Oct||13:00||£1,000+£80 NL Hold’em Main Event Day 1b|
|Fri 17 Oct||19:30||£150+£15 NL Hold’em Bounty Re-Entry|
|Sat 18 Oct||13:00||Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 18 Oct||18:00||£200+£20 NL Hold’em Re-Entry|
|Sun 19 Oct||13:00||Main Event Day 3|
|Sun 19 Oct||16:00||£100+£10 NL Hold’em Bounty Re-Entry|
The 2014 GUKPT Luton Main Event could be massive thanks to it backing onto the UKIPT and European Poker Tour festivals in nearby London. Whoever does take down the £200,000 guaranteed Main Event will join an elite group of former Luton champions that includes Sam Trickett, Neil Channing, Charles Chattha and Jamie O’Connor.
Past winners of the GUKPT Luton Main Event
If the £1,080 Main Event buy-in is out of reach, there are a plethora of live satellites taking place at the G Casino Luton from October 12 through to the October 16, including a number of £30 rebuys that are completely rake free.
As usual, UK & Ireland PokerNews will have full recaps of the Main Event after each day ends, so make sure you keep your browsers locked to us to keep up-to-date with all the goings on from the 2014 GUKPT Luton Main Event.