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Walsall Gears Up for a £100,000 GUKPT Main Event



  • The 2016 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour heads to Walsall between May 29 and June 5.

Leg 4 of the 2016 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) sees the long-running tour take one of its festivals to the Grosvenor Casino Walsall for eight days of poker action, including a £100,000 guaranteed GUKPT Main Event.

The GUKPT Walsall festival kicks off at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday May 29 with the newest addition to its offering, the £110 buy-in Mini Main Event. This popular tournament features two starting flights, allows re-entry, sees players start their quest for glory with a 20,000 stack, and guarantees at least £10,000 will be won.

Also part of the opening day’s tournaments is the ever popular 10 seat guaranteed satellite. This rebuy event, which starts at 7:30 p.m., only costs £26 to enter yet awards at least 10 GUKPT Walsall Main Event seats worth £550 each.

2016 GUKPT Walsall Schedule

Sunday 29 May2:00pm£110 Mini Main Event Day 1a
 7:30pm£26 Super satellite to Main Event
Monday 30 May4:00pm£26 Turbo satellite to Main Event
 7:30pm£110 Mini Main Event Day 1b
Tuesday 31 May4:00pm£26 Turbo satellite to Main Event
 6:00pmMini Main Event final day
 7:30pm£82 Super satellite to Main Event
Wednesday 1 June4:00pm£26 Turbo satellite to Main Event
 7:30pm£110 no-limit hold’em six-max
Thursday 2 June1:00pm£550 GUKPT Walsall Main Event Day 1a
 4:00pm£26 Turbo satellite to Main Event
 6:00pm£82 Omaha 4/5/6 card Round of Each
Friday 3 June1:00pm£550 GUKPT Walsall Main Event Day 1b
 9:00pm£115 no-limit hold’em bounty
Saturday 4 June1:00pmGUKPT Walsall Main Event Day 2
 6:00pm£110 no-limit hold’em
Sunday 5 June12:00pmGUKPT Walsall Main Event final day
 4:00pm£82 no-limit hold’em

Until the 2015 tour, Walsall had been ever present on the GUKPT circuit. Over the years, Walsall has been a popular stop on the tour, and has awarded some substantial prizes.

SeasonBuy-inEntrantsPrize poolChampionPrize
1£1,050360£360,000Jerome Bradpiece£121,600
2£1,060287£287,000Jeff Kimber£83,940
3£1,060301£301,000Sunny Chattha£88,150
4£1,070206£206,000Colin McTaggart£57,700
5£1,070172£172,000Alan Mansbridge£50,000
6£1,070153£153,000Daniel Haglund£45,100
7£550144£86,000David Tighe£24,910
8£550196£100,000Ben Winsor£29,000

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