The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) heads to Luton for the tenth consecutive year on October 2 for the seventh leg of its 2016 tour.
Luton may not be the most glamourous place in the United Kingdom, but when it comes to poker it is something of a hotbed, and the GUKPT Luton Main Event is one that several of the UK’s most popular and talented poker players have triumphed in.
A certain Sam Trickett, who was a relative unknown at the time of his victory, won the GUKPT Luton Main Event back in Season 2. Richard Gryko was crowned its champion the following year, then the likes of Neil Channing, Charles Chattha, and Jamie O’Connor have all emerged victorious after battling in Luton.
Last year it was William Davies who walked away with the winner’s trophy, turning his £1,090 investment into £65,500, taking on the likes of Chris Gordon and Richard Kellett at the tournament’s final table on his way to glory.
Davies has since reached the final table of the GUKPT Grand Final, finished third in the GUKPT Reading Main Event, and enjoyed cashes in the Caribbean, Las Vegas, and Marbella showing that winning in Luton can spur a poker player on to greater things in the game.
Past winners of the GUKPT Luton Main Event
This season’s GUKPT Luton festival takes place at the Grosvenor Casino, Luton from October 2 through to October 9, and features a £200,000 guaranteed Main Event, several side events, and half a dozen satellite tournaments.
|Sunday 2 October||2:00pm||£220 Mini Main Day 1a|
|7:30pm||£36 Super Satellite to Main Event|
|Monday 3 October||4:00pm||£36 Super Satellite to Main Event|
|7:30pm||£220 NL Hold’em Mini Main Day 1b|
|Tuesday 4 October||4:00pm||£36 Turbo Satellite to Main Event|
|6:00pm||Mini Main Final Day|
|7:30pm||£220 NL Hold’em 6-Max|
|Wednesday 5 October||4:00pm||£36 Turbo Satellite to Main Event|
|7:30pm||£165 Super Satellite to Main Event|
|Thursday 6 October||1:00pm||£1100 GUKPT Luton Main Event Day 1a|
|4:00pm||£36 Turbo Satellite to Main Event|
|6:00pm||£165 Omaha 4/5/6 card Round of Each|
|Friday 7 October||1:00pm||£1,100 GUKPT Luton Main Event Day 1b|
|9:00pm||£165 NL Hold’em Bounty (£75 bounty)|
|Saturday 8 October||1:00pm||GUKPT Luton Main Event Day 2|
|6:00pm||£165 NL Hold’em|
|Sunday 9 October||12:00pm||GUKPT Luton Main Event Final Day|
|4:00pm||£110 NL Hold’em|
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