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GUKPT Heads to the Seaside Town of Blackpool

  • Past winners include Rick Trigg, and Simon Deadman

  • £200,000 guarantee on the Main Event is unconditional

The eighth and final leg of the 2015 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT), not forgetting the Grand Final, sees the long-running tour head to the seaside town of Blackpool for the ninth consecutive year.

Always a popular destination on the GUKPT, the Blackpool leg features at £200,000 guaranteed Main Event which could be fantastic value for those competing as many of the United Kingdom’s top players could miss it due to having played at the World Series of Poker Europe, then European Poker Tour (EPT) Malta, and then the World Poker Tour (WPT) UK festival in quick succession prior to this event starting.

Also, this year’s GUKPT Blackpool Main Event is in direct competition with the €1,500 buy-in Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam which is sure to attract a large British following.

This means it is the perfect time to try and win your way to the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event, either via one of the many live satellites running at the casino during the first few days of the festival (including some rake-free satellites) or online at Grosvenor Poker in the run up to the festival kicking off.

Emerge victorious in Blackpool and you’re name will be written alongside past winners such as Priyan de Mel, Richard Trigg and Simon Deadman, plus your bank manager will be pleased to see you as you deposit around £50,000 into your account!

Past GUKPT Blackpool Main Event champions

SeasonBuy-inEntrantsPrize PoolChampionPrize
1£1,000+£50353£353,000Paul Bracken£109,700
2£1,000+£60341£341,000Brian Clarke£96,500
3£1,000+£60287£287,000Priyan de Mel£84,900
4£1,000+£70246£246,000David Johnson£67,750
5£1,000+£70262£262,000Andrew Peters£72,020
6£1,000+£70173£173,000Simon Deadman£49,290
7£1,000+£70226£226,000Richard Trigg£53,000
8£1,000+£80171£200,000Justin Astley£59,000

There’s not only the Main Event and its satellites taking place, the casino has organised a number of side events for players to get stuck into.

The first non-satellite tournament is a £100+£10 no limit hold’em tournament while those with bigger bankrolls may want to try their arm at the two-day £300+£30 no limit hold’em event that runs from November 10-11.

This year’s Main Event costs £1,000+£90 to enter and features a re-entry format, allowing you ample opportunity to spin a stack up. Should you use up your re-entries or not fancy another bite at the Main Event cherry, there’s a £150+£15 bounty tournament where you win £75 for each opponent you bust, a £200+£20 no limit hold’em event, another £100+£10 no limit hold’em tournament and an Omaha 4/5/6 card Round of Each costing £150+£15.

2015 GUKPT Blackpool Schedule

Sun 8 Nov7:30pm£30+£5 Satellite to the Main Event
Mon 9 Nov4:00pm£30 turbo satellite to the Main Event
Mon 9 Nov7:30pm£100+£10 NL Hold’em Re-Entry
Tue 10 Nov4:00pm£30 turbo satellite to the Main Event
Tue 10 Nov7:30pm£300+£30 NL Hold’em Re-Entry Day 1
Wed 11 Nov2:00pmNL Hold’em Re-Entry Day 2
Wed 11 Nov4:00pm£30 turbo satellite to the Main Event
Wed 11 Nov7:30pm£200+£20 NL Hold’em 6-Max
Wed 11 Nov9:30pm£150+£15 satellite to the Main Event
Thu 12 Nov1:00pm£1,000+£90 Main Event Day 1a
Thu 12 Nov4:00pm£30 turbo satellite to the Main Event
Thu 12 Nov6:00pm£150+£15 Omaha 4/5/6 card ROE
Fri 13 Nov1:00pm£1,000+£90 Main Event Day 1b
Fri 13 Nov9:00pm£150+£15 NL Hold’em Bounty
Sat 14 Nov1:00pmMain Event Day 2
Sat 14 Nov6:00pm£200+£20 NL Hold’em Re-Entry
Sun 15 Nov12:00pmMain Event Final
Sun 15 Nov4:00pm£100+£10 NL Hold’em Re-Entry

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