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2016 GUKPT Manchester


  • The 2016 GUKPT Manchester festival runs from February 28-March 6 at the Grosvenor Casino Bury New Road.

Grosvenor Casino Bury New Road in Manchester plays host to the second leg of the 2016 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) from Sunday 28 February through to Sunday 6 March and everything points towards it being an excellent week-long festival.

Most of the focus is on the £200,000 guaranteed 2016 GUKPT Manchester Main Event, which costs £1,000+£100 to buy into, but also grabbing plenty of attention is the addition of a £200+£20 buy-in Mini Main Event and its £20,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Other side events include the ever-popular £150+£15 Omaha 4/5/6 card Round Of Each, a £150+£15 buy-in bounty tournament, and a handful of satellites feeding into the £200,000 guaranteed Main Event.

2016 GUKPT Manchester Schedule

Sun 28 Feb2:00pmMini Main Event Day 1a£200+£20£20,000
Sun 28 Feb7:30pmSuper Satellite to the Main Event£30+£610 seats
Mon 29 Feb4:00pmTurbo Satellite to the Main Event£30+£61 seat
Mon 29 Feb7:30pmMini Main Event Day 1b£200+£20£20,000
Tue 1 Mar4:00pmTurbo Satellite to the Main Event£30+£61 seat
Tue 1 Mar6:00pmMini Main Event final  
Tue 1 Mar7:30pmNLHE Six-Max£200+£20 
Wed 2 Mar4:00pmTurbo Satellite to the Main Event£30+£61 seat
Wed 2 Mar7:30pmSuper Satellite to the Main Event£150+£155 seats
Thu 3 Mar1:00pmMain Event Day 1a£1,000+£100£200,000
Thu 3 Mar4:00pmTurbo Satellite to the Main Event£30+£61 seat
Thu 3 Mar6:00pmOmaha 4/5/6 ROE£150+£15 
Fri 4 Mar1:00pmMain Event Day 1b£1,000+£100£200,000
Fri 4 Mar9:00pmNLHE Bounty (£75 bounty)£150+£15 
Sat 5 Mar1:00pmMain Event Day 2  
Sat 5 Mar6:00pmNLHE 100£150+£15 
Sun 6 Mar12:00pmMain Event final  
Sun 6 Mar4:00pmNLHE 100£100+£10 

Whoever walks away with the 2016 GUKPT Manchester Main Event title joins a talented group of past winners.

Dave “El Blondie” Colclough won the first-ever GUKPT Manchester Main Event in Season 1 when he topped a field of 285 players to claim the £88,300 top prize. Marc Goodwin emerged victorious in Season 2, followed by Kuljinder Sidhu, Peter McAdams, Lewis Hunter, Sunny Chattha, Rhys Jones, and most recently, the legendary Ali Mallu.

Past GUKPT Manchester Winners

SeasonEntrantsBuy-inPrize PoolChampionPrize
1285£1,000+£50£285,000Dave Colclough£88,300
2309£1,000+£60£309,000Marc Goodwin£90,420
3298£1,000+£60£298,000Simon Moorman£88,630
4192£1,000+£70£192,000Kuljinder Sidhu£54,850
5207£1,000+£70£207,000Peter McAdams£58,100
6171£1,000+£70£171,000Lewis Hunter£49,600
7180£1,000+£70£200,000Sunny Chattha£35,000
8192£1,000+£80£200,000Rhys Jones£42,000
9198£1,000+£90£200,000Ali Mallu£59,000

Qualify for GUKPT Main Events at Grosvenor Poker

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