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£100,000 Guaranteed in the GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event

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The Grosvenor Maybury Casino is preparing to host the 2019 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Edinburgh festival for the sixth consecutive year and hundreds of poker players are expected to buy into the £560 Main Event that features a £100,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Edinburgh first appeared on the GUKPT in Season 8 with the inaugural GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event attracting a field of 192 players. Andrew Teng was the last man standing and he padded his bankroll with the £26,000 first-place prize.

James Mitchell triumphed in the GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event on Season 9, topping a field of 234 players to secure the £33,900 top prize, which was the largest score in the GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event until Garry Stevens-Smith was crowned the tournament’s champion last year and banked £36,350.

Past GUKPT Edinburgh Champions

SeasonBuy-inEntrantsPrize poolChampionPrize
8£550192£100,000Andrew Teng£26,000
9£550234£117,000James Mitchell£33,930
10£550184£100,000Tommy Le£25,000
11£550227£113,500Paul Green£17,500*
12£560258£129,000Garry Stevens-Smith£36,350

*prize after a four-way deal

Jeff Kimber
Jeff Kimber holds many GUKPT records

The 2019 GUKPT Edinburgh festival kicks off on Mar. 31 with the £10,000 guaranteed Main Event Mini. This £115 buy-in tournament has proven popular at all GUKPT stops since its creation, with last season’s Edinburgh Mini Main seeing a £22,000 prize pool created; Grant Hall won the tournament for £3,900 after a four-way deal.

Other events include an Omaha 4/5/6 tournament, a £220 no-limit Hold’em event and a £110 no-limit Hold’em bounty hunter tournament where everyone has a £50 bounty on their heads from the moment the first cards are pitched.

It is the Main Event, however, that everyone will be going all out to win. We would expect a host of familiar faces to compete in the £100,000 guaranteed tournament, including Jamie O’Connor, Ali Mallu and Grosvenor Poker sponsored pros Andy Hills and Jeff Kimber.

Kimber has been a big supporters of the GUKPT since its inception and leads the way with total Main Event cashes (17), total cashes including side events (53), Main Event final tables (11) and all-time GUKPT winnings including side events ($557,136).

2019 GUKPT Edinburgh Schedule

Sun 31 Mar3:00 p.m.£115 NLHE Mini Main Day 1A£10,000 Gtd
Mon 1 Apr5:00 p.m.£115 NLHE Mini Main Day 1B£10,000 Gtd
Tue 2 Apr4:00 p.m.Mini Main Day 2 
 7:30 p.m.£82 Super Satellite to Main Event1 re-entry
Thu 4 Apr12:00 p.m.£560 NLHE GUKPT Main Event Day 1A£100,000 Gtd
 6:00 p.m.£110 OMAHA 4/5/6Unlimited re-entries
Fri 5 Apr12:00 p.m.£560 NLHE GUKPT Main Event Day 1B£100,000 Gtd
Sat 6 Apr12:00 p.m.Main Event Day 2 
 4:00 p.m.£220 NLHEUnlimited re-entires
Sun 7 Apr12:00 p.m.Main Event Final Day 
 4:00 p.m.£110 NLHE Bounty£50 bounties

Win Your Way to the GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event Online

Grosvenor Poker, the official online poker site of the GUKPT, has dozens of satellites running around the clock that feed into the 2019 GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event. Satellites start at only £0.25 and increase to £110 with the latter guaranteeing either three £560 seats will be won or three packages made up of £560 seats and £240 in expenses.

Download Grosvenor Poker via UK & Ireland PokerNews and you’l l receive a 200 percent up to £700 bonus when you make your first deposit.

  • The 2019 GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event has a £100,000 guaranteed prize pool for a £560 buy-in.

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