£100,000 Guaranteed GUKPT Cardiff Stars This Weekend
The 2015 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) continues this weekend when it takes its £100,000 guaranteed Main Event to the Welsh capital Cardiff.
This year’s GUKPT Cardiff Main Event costs £500+£50 to enter and for that sum players receive a generous helping of 20,000 tournament chips, play to 60-minute long blinds and have a shot at winning a slice of £100,000 and, of course, the coveted GUKPT trophy.
Kicking off the festival is a £20+£5 Super Satellite to the Main Event that guarantees 10 Main Event seats, with the first cash tournament taking place on Monday when a £50+£5 No Limit Hold’em event runs.
Other side events include a £150+£15 No Limit Hold’em tournament, a £100+£10 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max, a £75+£7 Omaha 4/5/6, a £100+£10 No Limit Hold’em event and a £50+£5 buy-in No Limit Hold’em rebuy.
2015 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Cardiff Schedule
|Sun 24 May||7:30pm||£20+£5 Main Event Super Satellite Rebuy|
|Mon 25 May||4:00pm||£20 Main Event Super Satellite Turbo Rebuy|
|Mon 25 May||7:30pm||£50+£5 No Limit Hold’em Re-entry|
|Tue 26 May||4:00pm||£20+£5 Main Event Super Satellite Rebuy|
|Tue 26 May||7:30pm||£150+£15 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry|
|Wed 27 May||2:00pm||No Limit Hold’em Re-entry Day 2|
|Wed 27 May||4:00pm||£20 Main Event Super Satellite Turbo Rebuy|
|Wed 27 May||7:30pm||£100+£10 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Re-entry|
|Wed 27 May||9:30pm||£50+£5 Main Event Super Satellite|
|Thu 28 May||1:00pm||£500+£50 No Limit Hold’em Main Event Day 1a Re-entry|
|Thu 28 May||4:00pm||£20 Main Event Super Satellite Turbo Rebuy|
|Thu 28 May||6:00pm||£75+£7 Omaha 4/5/6 Re-entry|
|Fri 29 May||1:00pm||£500+£50 No Limit Hold’em Main Event Day 1b Re-entry|
|Fri 29 May||9:00pm||£100+£10 No Limit Hold’em Bounty Re-entry|
|Sat 30 May||1:00pm||Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 30 May||6:00pm||£100+£10 No Limit Hold’em Re-entry|
|Sun 31 May||1:00pm||Main Event Final Day|
|Sun 31 May||4:00pm||£50+£5 No Limit Hold’em Rebuy|
The inaugural GUKPT Cardiff Main Event cost £1,050 to enter and attracted 314 entrants. Those players were outlasted by a certain Michael Greco who walked away with £97,680 for his efforts.
Season 2 saw Cardiff dropped from the schedule, but it returned the following year and was won by Karl Mahrenholz who bested a field of 120 to scoop the £38,700 first place prize.
Vaidas Sirionas is the reigning GUKPT Cardiff champion having won the event during Season 8. Sirionas chopped heads-up with Mick Corrigan before going on to secure the title and £24,000.
Stay tuned to UK & Ireland PokerNews during the 2015 GUKPT Cardiff Main Event as we recap the action from each of its days, from Day 1a through to the crowning of its champion. Are you heading to Wales for this event? Let us know and we’ll look out for you in the chip counts.