Blackpool has hosted a Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Main Event since the tour started almost 10 years ago and it continues to be one of the more popular stops on the circuit thanks to its vibrant atmosphere and its “old school” feel.
In the run up to the season 10 edition of GUKPT Blackpool, many of the UK’s top poker players have been reminiscing on social media about their experiences in the north’s seaside town. The general consensus is that poker in Blackpool is one of the most fun places to play live poker, and thanks to usually attracted a large number of entrants to the GUKPT Main Event, the weekend can be a profitable one.
The first GUKPT Blackpool Main Event saw 353 players compete for a £353,000 prize pool. Paul Bracken was the last man standing, turning £1,050 into a most impressive £109,700.
Other past winners include Priyan de Mel, Simon Deadman, Rick Trigg, and last season’s champion Jonny Gray. Scotland’s Gray topped field of 275 in the 2015 GUKPT Blackpool Main Event to bank £69,000 after a heads-up deal with runner-up Yiannis Liperis.
Past GUKPT Blackpool Main Events
|3||£1,060||287||£287,000||Priyan de Mel||£84,900|
Day 1a of the 2016 GUKPT Blackpool Main Event, which has a £200,000 guaranteed prize pool, kicks off at 1:00 p.m. on November 10 with Day 1a, the final starting flight, commencing at the same time on November 11. The penultimate day’s play also starts at 1:00 p.m. but on November 12, with the final day’s play starting at the slightly earlier time of 12:00 p.m. on November 14.
2016 GUKPT Blackpool Schedule
|Wednesday 9 November||4:00pm||£36 Turbo Satellite to Main Event|
|7:30pm||£165 Super Satellite to Main Event|
|Thursday 10 November||1:00pm||£1,100 GUKPT Blackpool Main Event Day 1a|
|4:00pm||£36 Turbo Satellite to Main Event|
|6:00pm||£165 Omaha 4/5/6 card Round of Each|
|Friday 11 November||1:00pm||£1,100 GUKPT Blackpool Main Event Day 1b|
|9:00pm||£165 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty|
|Saturday 12 November||1:00pm||Main Event Day 2|
|6:00pm||£165 No-Limit Hold’em|
|Sunday 13 November||12:00pm||Main Event Final Day|
|4:00pm||£110 No-Limit Hold’em|