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£200,000 Guaranteed 2018 GUKPT Blackpool Main Event Starts Nov. 8

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  • Leg 8 of the 2018 GUKPT takes place in Blackpool with a £200,000 guaranteed Main Event.

The penultimate stop of the 2018 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) is running at the Grosvenor G Casino in the seaside town of Blackpool.

A town famous for its prominent tower and sparkling illuminations focusses of poker tournaments until Nov. 11 when someone will walk away with the lion’s share of the £200,000 guaranteed prize pool.

2018 GUKPT Blackpool Schedule

DateTimeTournament
Wed 7 Nov6:00 p.m.$165 NLHE Bounty
 9:00 p.m.£165 Satellite to Main
Thu 8 Nov1:00 p.m.£1,110 GUKPT Blackpool Main Event Day 1A
 6:00 p.m.£165 Omaha 4/5/6
Fri 9 Nov1:00 p.m.£1,110 GUKPT Blackpool Main Event Day 1B
 9:00 p.m.£110 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Bounty
Sat 10 Nov1:00 p.m.GUKPT Blackpool Main Event Day 2
 4:00 p.m.£275 No Limit Hold’em
Sun 11 Nov12:00 p.m.GUKPT Blackpool Main Event Final Day
 4:00 p.m.£110 No Limit Hold’em

GUKPT Blackpool started on Nov. 4 and has already crowned one champion. Russ Cawley won the £57 No Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament after outlasting 41 opponents. The tournament ended in a four-handed chop with Cawley winning £465, Daniel Heald and Thomas Treacy netting £400 and Brian Clarke banking £460.

The £225 Mini Main and £165 No Limit Hold’em Bounty events will conclude in the early hours of Nov. 6.

It is the £1,110 buy-in GUKPT Blackpool Main Event that is the flagship tournament of the festival. The Blackpool leg of the tour has always been immensely popular with recreational and professional poker players alike, with several prominent pros having been victorious in the Main Event.

The likes of Priyan de Mel, Simon Deadman, Rick Trigg, Jonny Gray and Tom Middleton have all returned from their Blackpool endeavours with the winner’s trophy and a substantial cash prize. Danny Corbett is the tournament’s reigning champion having triumphed in 2017 and secured an £87,280 score, the largest cash of his career until he finished fifth in the Monster Stack at the 2018 World Series of Poker for $266,987.

Past GUKPT Blackpool Main Events

SeasonBuy-inEntrantsPrize poolChampionPrize
1£1,050353£353,000Paul Bracken£109,700
2£1,060341£341,000Brian Clarke£96,500
3£1,060287£287,000Priyan de Mel£84,900
4£1,070246£246,000David Johnson£67,750
5£1,070262£262,000Andrew Peters£72,020
6£1,070173£173,000Simon Deadman£49,290
7£1,070226£226,000Richard Trigg£53,000
8£1,080171£200,000Justin Astley£59,000
9£1,090275£275,000Jonny Gray£69,050
10£1,100251£251,000Tom Middleton£56,255
11£1,100314£314,000Danny Corbett£87,280

Qualify for GUKPT Event Online

Each GUKPT leg has several satellites feeding into the main event, but you can also win seats online at Grosvenor Poker. Download Grosvenor Poker via UK & Ireland PokerNews and you will receive a 200 percent up to £700 first deposit bonus.

If you deposit less than £25, you receive a 200% match bonus, if you deposit £25 or more, the bonus releases as follows:

  • The first 20 chunks are paid in 50p increments for every 25 Loyalty Points earned.
  • The next six chunks are paid in £2.50 increments for every 125 Loyalty Points earned.
  • The final five chunks are paid in £5 increments for every 250 Loyalty Points earned.

Loyalty Points are earned at a rate of 10 per £1 paid in rake or tournament fees

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