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First Leg of the 2015 GUKPT Begins Today


UK & Ireland PokerNews have been brining you recaps of the action for the first leg of the UKIPT's fifth season and this coming week we'll be kept busy by providing similar reports as the 2015 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) begins its ninth season.

The highlight of the London leg is the £200,000 guaranteed Main Event, which costs £1,000+£90 to enter, although with no fewer than seven side events for players to get their teeth into there is sure to be something for everyone.

When the GUKPT last stopped by in London, Grand Final apart, it was Oliver Price who emerged victorious and claimed the £86,400 first place prize after outlasting a field of 323 players. Among those who Price beat to the title were the likes of Philippe Souki, Mathew Frankland, Ben Vinson, Steve Watts, Tamer Kamel, Harry Law, Praz Bansi and Simon Deadman, big names that go to show how popular and prestigious the GUKPT Main Events are.

Check out the table below to discover past winners of the GUKPT London Main Events.

GUKPT London Past Winners

SeasonEntrantsBuy-inPrize poolWinnerPrize
8323£1,000+£80£323,000Oliver Price£86,400
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

Kicking off the first leg of the 2015 GUKPT is a £100+£10 No Limit Hold'em event, followed by a £300+£30 buy-in event, then the Main Event. In the run up to Day 1b of the Main Event, there are plenty of opportunities to win your way into it for a fraction of the cost with the live satellites taking place at The poker Room, formerly The Vic.

2015 GUKPT London Schedule

Mon 26 Jan7:30pm£100+£10 No Limit Hold'em
Tue 27 Jan7:30pm£300+£30 No Limit Hold'em
Wed 28 Jan7:30pm£200+£20 No Limit Hold'em 6-Max
Thu 29 Jan1:00pm£1,000+£90 Main Event Day 1a
Thu 29 Jan6:00pm£150+£15 Omaha 4/5/6
Fri 30 Jan1:00pm£1,000+£90 Main Event Day 1b
Fri 30 Jan7:30pm£150+£15 No Limit Hold'em Bounty
Sat 31 Jan1:00pmMain Event Day 2
Sat 31 Jan6:00pm£200+£20 No Limit Hold'em
Sun 1 Feb1:00pmMain Event Final Day
Sun 1 Feb4:00pm£100+£10 No Limit Hold'em

Let us know if you're heading to London for the GUKPT and we'll keep an eye out for you in the reports and chips counts!

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