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2014 GUKPT Grand Final Festival Begins

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With 2014 rapidly coming to a close, one of the United Kingdom's premier poker tours is preparing to host its £400,000 grand final, we are of course talking about the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT).

It seems only minutes ago that we were writing about Oliver Price walking away with the title of 2014 GUKPT champion, but since then Rhys Jones, Andrew Teng, Chris Cousins, Ben Winsor, Vaidas Sirionas, Paul Vas Nunes, Harry Law, Adam Reynolds and Justin Astley have all taken down GUKPT Main Event, leaving only the eagerly anticipated Grand Final to play.

The 2014 GUKPT Grand Final festival takes place at the Poker Room above the iconic Grosvenor Victoria Casino, a fitting venue for such a prestigious event. Last year it was Kevin Allen who staged an epic comeback to won the £158,700 first place prize, joining illustrious former champions such as Paul Folytn, Fabian Quoss, former footballer Tony Cascarino and Sam “TheSquid” Grafton.

Several tournaments run either side of the £2,125 buy-in Grand Final including a £250+£25 No Limit Hol'em Six-Max event, a £200+£20 NL Hold'em / Omaha Round of Each, a £200+£20 NL Hold'em Bounty and a £150+£5 NL Hold'em freezeout, but it is the Grand Final and its £400,000 guaranteed prize pool that is the major attraction.

2014 GUKPT Grand Final Schedule

Tue 25 Nov16:00£40+£5 NL Hold'em Rebuy Satellite
Tue 25 Nov19:30£250+£25 NL Hold'em Six-ax Re-entry
Wed 26 Nov16:00£40+£5 NL Hold'em Rebuy Satellite
Wed 26 Nov19:30£200+£20 NL Hold'em / Omaa Round of Each Re-entry
Wed 26 Nov21:30£250+£35 NL Hold'em Freezeout Satellite
Thu 27 Nov13:00£2,000+£125 Main Event Day 1a
Thu 27 Nov16:00£40+£5 NL Hold'em Rebuy Satellite
Thu 27 Nov18:00£250+£25 Pot Limit Omaha Re-entry
Thu 27 Nov21:30£250+£25 Last Chance Super Satellite Freezeout
Fri 28 Nov13:00£2,000+£125 Main Event Day 1b
Fri 28 Nov19:30£200+£20 NL Hold'em Bounty Re-Entry
Sat 29 Nov13:00Main Event Day 2
Sat 29 Nov16:00£300+£30 NL Hold'em Freezeout
Sun 30 Nov13:00Main Event Final
Sun 30 Nov16:00£200+£20 NL Hold'em Bounty Re-Entry
Sun 30 Nov19:30£150+£15 NL Hold'em Re-Entry

The Grand Final Main Event is always one of the most star-studded tournaments of the year as professional players travel from far and wide in an attempt to see the year out in style. When Kevin Allen won the Grand Final in 2013, he was joined at the final table by the likes of Matthew Davenport, Ben Jackson, Scott Margereson, Richard Kellett, Thomas Bichon, Will Kassouf and Pratik Ghatge, while Zimnan Ziyard, Sam Grafton, Mitch Johnson, Victor Ilyukhin, Joe Laming, Caicai Huang, and Charlie Combes made it into the money places!

UK & Ireland PokerNews will have recaps of each of the Main Event day's action so make sure you keep checking back in and keeping yourself up-to-date with all of the goings on from the 2014 GUKPT Grand Final.

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