Leg 6 of the 2015 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) sees the popular, long-running tour head up north to the United Kingdom’s third-largest city, Leeds.
Taking place at Grosvenor Casino Westgate between July 26 and August 2, the 2015 GUKPT Leeds festival features 15 tournaments (including satellites) with buy-ins starting as low as £20 and increasing to £550.
The £500+£50 buy-in tournament is, of course, the GUKPT Leeds Main Event that has a £100,000 guaranteed prize pool. When Leeds hosted a GUKPT Main Event in September 2014, a total of 228 entries were processed and a £114,000 prize pool created.
Harry Law emerged victorious in the 2014 GUKPT Leeds Main Event, defeating Michael Howard heads-up to get his hands on the winner’s trophy and £32,500. You can read more about Law’s victory in this recap article.
This year’s GUKPT Leeds Main Event should be another star-studded affair, not least because the city is home to some of the United Kingdom’s most talented poker players. Top pros such as Tom Middleton, Marcin Milde, Richard Hawes, Jamie O’Connor, Dave Nicholson, Shane Mossop, and Ben Jones all call Leeds home and the lure of a big tournament on home soil should be too strong to turn down.
In addition to the Main Event, the organisers are spreading a number of side events throughout the festival. Tournaments such as the £50+£5 No Limit Hold’em Re-entry, £150+£15 No Limit Hold’em Re-entry and the £100+£10 Six Max should all draw decent crowds to the casino.
2015 GUKPT Leeds Schedule
|Sun 26 Jul||7:30pm||£20+£5 Satellite to Main Event||Unlimited rebuys, 10 seats GTD|
|Mon 27 Jul||4:00pm||£20 Super Satellite to Main Event||Rake free, unlimited rebuys, 1 seat GTD|
|Mon 27 Jul||7:30pm||£50+£5 NL Hold’em Re-entry||£10 last man standing with £500 voucher GTD|
|Tue 28 Jul||4:00pm||£20 Super Satellite to Main Event||Rake free, unlimited rebuys, 1 seat GTD|
|Tue 28 Jul||7:30pm||£150+£15 NL Hold’em Re-entry||£10 last man standing with £500 voucher GTD|
|Wed 29 Jul||2:00pm||No Limit Hold’em Re-entry Day 2|
|Wed 29 Jul||4:00pm||£20 Super Satellite to Main Event||Rake free, unlimited rebuys, 1 seat GTD|
|Wed 29 Jul||7:30pm||£100+£10 NL Hold’em Six-Max Re-entry||£10 last man standing with £500 voucher GTD|
|Wed 29 Jul||9:30pm||£50+£5 Satellite to Main Event||One rebuy or add-on, 3 seats GTD|
|Thu 30 Jul||1:00pm||£500+£50 Main Event Day 1a|
|Thu 30 Jul||4:00pm||£20 Super Satellite to Main Event||Rake free, unlimited rebuys, 1 seat GTD|
|Thu 30 Jul||6:00pm||£75+£7 Omaha 4/5/6 card round of each|
|Fri 31 Jul||1:00pm||£500+£50 Main Event Day 1b|
|Fri 31 Jul||9:00pm||£100+£10 NL Hold’em Bounty||£50/£50 split|
|Sat 1 Aug||1:00pm||Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 1 Aug||6:00pm||£100+£10 NL Hold’em Re-entry|
|Sun 2 Aug||12:00pm||Main Event Final Day|
|Sun 2 Aug||4:00pm||£50+£5 NL Hold’em Re-entry||£25 rebuy or add-on|
UK & Ireland PokerNews will be recapping the action of the 2015 GUKPT Leeds Main Event from Day 1a through to completion so make sure that you stay locked to our pages during the 2015 GUKPT festival.