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£200,000 Gtd GUKPT Luton Man Event Starts Oct. 10

GUKPT Luton Main Event action

The 2019 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) is in the poker hotbed of Luton until after the weekend and a £200,000 guaranteed Main Event is the jewel in the schedule’s crown. Luton has featured on the GUKPT since the very first season, always attracts a decent crowd, and awards its champion a significant prize.

Past winners of the GUKPT Luton Main Event

SeasonEntrantsPrize poolWinnerPrize
1314£314,000Dave Clark£107,300
2376£376,000Sam Trickett£109,050
3304£304,000Richard Gryko£88,850
4229£229,000Neil Channing£64,050
5212£212,000Charles Chattha£59,360
6155£155,000Jamie O’Connor£45,760
7262£262,000Driton Haxhiaj£42,750
8219£219,000Adam Reynolds£53,500
9226£226,000William Davies£65,550
10240£240,000Driton Haxhiaj£61,250
11239£239,000John Eames£68,350
12304£304,000Neil Mcfayden£58,326

Dave Clark won the inaugural GUKPT Luton Main Event during Season 1 before Sam Trickett banked the £109,050 top prize in the Main Event the following season. This is still the largest GUKPT Main Event prize won in Luton.

Several notable stars have triumphed in the GUKPT Luton Main Event including Richard Gryko, Neil “Bad Beat” Channing, Charles Chattha, Jaime O’Connor, and John Eames. There has even been a double winner with Driton Haxhiaj taking down the Main Event on both Season 7 and Season 10 for combined prizes worth £104,000.

Neil Mcfayden is the reigning champion having topped a field of 304-entrants in Season 12 to pad his bankroll with £58,326.

2019 GUKPT Luton Schedule

Tue 8 Oct4:00 p.m.£165 Super Satellite to Main Event
Thu 10 Oct12:00 p.m.£1,110 GUKPT Luton Main Event Day 1A
 6:00 p.m.£165 Omaha 4/5/6
Fri 11 Oct12:00 p.m.£1,110 GUKPT Luton Main Event Day 1B
Sat 12 Oct12:00 p.m.GUKPT Luton Main Event Day 2
 4:00 p.m.£275 No Limit Hold’em
Sun 13 Oct12:00 p.m.GUKPT Luton Main Event Final Day
 4:00 p.m.£165 No Limit Hold’em Bounty

Another bumper crowd is expected for this season’s GUKPT Main Event, with a host of familiar faces set to descend on Luton. It would be a huge surprise to not see Grosvenor Poker sponsored pro Jeff Kimber battling it out at the tables as he is one of the most successful players in GUKPT history.

Kimber has 17 GUKPT Main Event cashes and an incredible 54 cashes when side events are included. Kimber has 11 GUKPT Main Event final table appearances and one victory, that coming in Walsall in 2008.All those cashes have helped Kimber top the GUKPT all time money list with $555,988 in earnings.

We should also see Richard Kellett return to Luton as he has some superb past results there. Kellet has 10 GUKPT Main Event cashes with seven of them seeing him reach the final table. He has finished third twice and been the runner-up twice in GUKPT Main Events, the most recent second-place finish coming in Leeds last month for £20,177.

In Luton, Kellett finished third in 2015 and seventh last year. If he turns up again, he is definitely one to watch.

Stay tuned to UK & Ireland PokerNews to see who turns out for the GUKPT Luton Main Event and who emerges victoriously.

  • The GUKPT returns to Luton for the 13th consecutive season and its £200,000 Gtd Main Event will be huge.

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