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Dates and Venues for the 2017 GUKPT Revealed

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  • The full 2017 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour schedule has been released. Which events will you play?

The long-running Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) is set for an 11th season after Grosvenor Casinos revealed the key dates for both the GUKPT and its popular 25/25 series for the coming year, 2017.

2017 sees the return of the GUKPT Leeds leg, which was on the 2016 schedule but later cancelled due to ongoing repairs at the Grosvenor Casino that was badly damaged by the devastating floods the city endured at the end of 2015, otherwise the 2017 schedule is almost the same as its 2016 counterpart save for the Edinburgh now being the third leg, not the seventh.

2017 GUKPT Schedule

DatesEventVenueBuy-inGuarantee
January 29-February 5GUKPT LondonLondon Poker Room at The Vic£1,100£200,000
February 26-March 5GUKPT ManchesterGrosvenor Casino Bury New Road£1,100£200,000
March 26-April 2GUKPT EdinburghGrosvenor Casino Maybury£550£100,000
April 23-April 30GUKPT WalsallGrosvenor Casino Walsall£550£100,000
May 21-May 28GUKPT ReadingGrosvenor Casino Reading South£550£100,000
June 25-July 2GUKPT LondonLondon Poker Room at The Vic£550£100,000
September 10-September 17GUKPT LeedsGrosvenor Casino Leeds£550£100,000
October 8-October 15GUKPT LutonGrosvenor Casino Luton£1,100£200,000
November 5-November 12GUKPT BlackpoolGrosvenor Casino Blackpool£1,100£200,000
November 19-November 26GUKPT Grand FinalLondon Poker Room at The Vic£2,200£400,000

Also on the schedule of key dates are 45 of the Grosvenor 25/25 Series events, £220 buy-in tournaments with £25,000 guarantee prize pools. These take place up and down the United Kingdom and are sure to be big hits with the locals of the casino they visit during 2017 as they give them the chance to play for big money and with a great blind structure for a relatively low investment.

The students among you need to keep April 19-23 free because those are the dates of the 2017 UK Student Poker Championships (UKSPC). The UKSPC has grown year-on-year since its creation, which means the £36 buy-in 2017 Main Event is likely to be nothing short of huge.

Finally, commit the dates July 27 through August 6 to memory because this is when the £250,000 guaranteed Goliath Main Event returns to the Grosvenor Casino in Coventry. Vamshi Vandanpau won the 2016 Goliath, outlasting 5,231 opponents in the £120 buy-in events, banking £62,750 after a three-way deal involving Robbie Richmond and Cristian Popescu.

Qualify For GUKPT Events at Grosvenor Poker

You can qualify for the remainder of the 2016 GUKPT events, and then the 2017 GUKPTs when they become available, online at Grosvenor Poker. Grosvenor Poker via PokerNews and you will receive a 200% up to £700 bonus on your first deposit including a £50 bonus bag.

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