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 Feb||2:00pm||Mini Main Event Day 1a||£200+£20||£20,000|
|Sun 28 Feb||7:30pm||Super Satellite to the Main Event||£30+£6||10 seats|
|Mon 29 Feb||4:00pm||Turbo Satellite to the Main Event||£30+£6||1 seat|
|Mon 29 Feb||7:30pm||Mini Main Event Day 1b||£200+£20||£20,000|
|Tue 1 Mar||4:00pm||Turbo Satellite to the Main Event||£30+£6||1 seat|
|Tue 1 Mar||6:00pm||Mini Main Event final|
|Tue 1 Mar||7:30pm||NLHE Six-Max||£200+£20|
|Wed 2 Mar||4:00pm||Turbo Satellite to the Main Event||£30+£6||1 seat|
|Wed 2 Mar||7:30pm||Super Satellite to the Main Event||£150+£15||5 seats|
|Thu 3 Mar||1:00pm||Main Event Day 1a||£1,000+£100||£200,000|
|Thu 3 Mar||4:00pm||Turbo Satellite to the Main Event||£30+£6||1 seat|
|Thu 3 Mar||6:00pm||Omaha 4/5/6 ROE||£150+£15|
|Fri 4 Mar||1:00pm||Main Event Day 1b||£1,000+£100||£200,000|
|Fri 4 Mar||9:00pm||NLHE Bounty (£75 bounty)||£150+£15|
|Sat 5 Mar||1:00pm||Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 5 Mar||6:00pm||NLHE 100||£150+£15|
|Sun 6 Mar||12:00pm||Main Event final|
|Sun 6 Mar||4:00pm||NLHE 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
Qualify for GUKPT Main Events at Grosvenor Poker
It is possible to qualify for Grosvenor-run events via their online poker site Grosvenor Poker. Download Grosvenor Poker via UK & Ireland PokerNews and when you come to make your first deposit you can do so safe in the knowledge that it is matched 200% up to £1,200.