The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) is north of the border for the second annual GUKPT Edinburgh festival. Having hosted a popular stop during Season 8, the Grosvenor Maybury Casino welcomes the long-running tour’s third leg of its ninth season.
When the GUKPT last dropped anchor in Edinburgh, 150 entrants bought 42 re-entries between them, which left a £4,000 overlay on the £100,000 guaranteed prize pool. The main beneficiary of this added cash was Andrew Teng who took down the £500+£50 buy-in Main Event, collecting £26,000 after besting a final table that homed the likes of Dominic Nitsche, Ross “RLOG” Loggie, Jeff Kimber and Teng’s heads-up opponent Jonny Gray.
A £150+£15 No Limit Hold’em event takes place on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. serving as a warm-up for the Main Event on April 23. This eagerly anticipated tournament is again a £500+£50 buy-in event that features a £100,000 unconditional guarantee.
For you money, you receive a healthy stack of £20,000 but if you manage to dust those off you can re-enter.
Season 9 GUKPT Edinburgh Schedule
|Tue 21 Apr||4:00pm||£20 NL Hold’em Rebuy Turbo Super Satellite to Main Event|
|Tue 21 Apr||7:30pm||£150+£15 NL Hold’em Re-Entry|
|Wed 22 Apr||4:00pm||£20 NL Hold’em Turbo Super Satellite to Main Event|
|Wed 22 Apr||7:30pm||£100+£10 NL Hold’em 6-Max Re-Entry|
|Wed 22 Apr||9:00pm||£50+£5 NL Hold’em Super Satellite to Main Event|
|Thu 23 Apr||1:00pm||£500+£50 GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event Day 1a|
|Thu 23 Apr||4:00pm||£20 NL Hold’em Turbo Super Satellite to Main Event|
|Thu 23 Apr||7:30pm||£75+£7 PLO 4/5/6 card round of each|
|Fri 24 Apr||1:00pm||£500+£50 GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event Day 1b|
|Fri 24 Apr||7:30pm||£100+£10 NL Hold’em Bounty Re-Entry|
|Sat 25 Apr||1:00pm||GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 25 Apr||6:00pm||£100+£10 NL Hold’em Re-Entry|
|Sun 26 Apr||1:00pm||GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event Final Day|
|Sun 26 Apr||4:00pm||£50+£5 NL Hold’em Rebuy and Add-on|
Scotland has some exceptional poker talent and many of them are expected to head to Edinburgh in an attempt to follow in Teng’s footsteps. Such luminaries as David Vamplew, Richard Milne, Robbie Bull, Alan Gold, Paul McTaggart, could all be present and correct while the likes of Teng, Nitsche and Rupert Elder also live in Edinburgh and will probably find the lure of the GUKPT too much to resist.
Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews during the 2015 GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event for full recaps of each day’s action.