£100,000 GUKPT Leeds Main Event Starts Sep. 13
The sixth leg of the 2018 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) takes place at the Grosvenor Casino Westgate in the Leeds where a £100,000 guaranteed Main Event is the showpiece tournament.
This season’s GUKPT Leeds festival is the fourth to take place in the Yorkshire city and it should be a superb, value-packed Main Event if the previous editions are anything to base judgement on.
GUKPT Leeds made its debut in 2014 and saw 228 players pony up £550 for the chance to become a GUKPT champion. Harry Law emerged victorious on that occasion and banked a cool £32,500 after defeating Michael Howard heads-up.
The tour returned to Leeds the following year and saw 249 players battle it out for a slice of the £124,500 prize pool. A four-way chop brought the curtain down on an action-packed weekend. Stephen Foster was crowned champion and received £24,500. John Woodhead,Simon Taberham and Thomas Besnier each collected £19,500.
It was 2017 the last time the GUKPT stopped off in Leeds and it was the biggest Main Event held there. Some 308 players created a £154,000 prize pool that was shared among the top 30 finishers. Leung Cheung decided to make a deal with the controversial Renee Xie that saw the latter scoop £33,000 and Cheung bank £37,900.
2018 GUKPT Leeds Schedule
|Tue 11 Sep||7:00 p.m.||£110 No Limit Hold’em Bounty||£50 bounties, unlimited re-entries|
|Wed 12 Sep||7:00 p.m.||£110 No Limit Hold’em||Unlimited re-entries|
|9:00 p.m.||£82 satellite to Main Event||One rebuy or add-on|
|Thu 13 Sep||1:00 p.m.||£560 No Limit Hold’em Main Event Day 1a||£100,000 Gtd, Unlimited re-entries|
|6:00 p.m.||£110 Omaha 4/5/6||Unlimited re-entries|
|Fri 14 Sep||1:00 p.m.||£560 No Limit Hold’em Main Event Day 1b||£100,000 Gtd, Unlimited re-entries|
|9:00 p.m.||£110 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Bounty||£50 bounties, one re-entry|
|Sat 15 Sep||1:00 p.m.||Main Event Day 2|
|4:00 p.m.||£220 No Limit Hold’em||Unlimited re-entries|
|Sun 16 Sep||12:00 p.m.||Main Event Final Day|
|4:00 p.m.||£82 No Limit Hold’em||Unlimited re-entries|
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