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GUKPT Heads to Luton For Leg 9 of the 2014 Tour

2014 GUKPT Luton

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 Oct19:30£30+£5 NL Hold’em Rebuy Super Satellite
Mon 13 Oct16:00£30 (no rake) NL Hold’em Rebuy Super Satellite
Mon 13 Oct19:30£100+£10 NL Hold’em Re-Entry
Tue 14 Oct16:00£30 (no rake) NL Hold’em Rebuy Super Satellite
Tue 14 Oct19:30£300+£30 NL Hold’em Re-Entry
Wed 15 Oct16:00£30 (no rake) NL Hold’em Rebuy Super Satellite
Wed 15 Oct19:30£200+£20 NL Hold’em Six-Max Re-Entry
Wed 15 Oct21:30£150+£15 NL Hold’em Super Satellite Re-Entry
Thu 16 Oct13:00£1,000+£80 NL Hold’em Main Event Day 1a
Thu 16 Oct16:00£30 (no rake) NL Hold’em Rebuy Super Satellite
Thu 16 Oct19:30£150+£15 Pot Limit Omaha Re-Entry
Fri 17 Oct13:00£1,000+£80 NL Hold’em Main Event Day 1b
Fri 17 Oct19:30£150+£15 NL Hold’em Bounty Re-Entry
Sat 18 Oct13:00Main Event Day 2
Sat 18 Oct18:00£200+£20 NL Hold’em Re-Entry
Sun 19 Oct13:00Main Event Day 3
Sun 19 Oct16:00£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

SeasonEntrantsPrize poolWinnerPrize
1314£314,000Dave Clark£107,300
2376£376,000Sam Trickett£109,050
3304£304,000Richard Gryko£88,850
4229£229,000Neil Channing£64,050
5212£212,000Charles Chattha£59,360
6155£155,000Jamie O’Connor£45,760
7262£262,000Driton Haxhiak£42,750

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.

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