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£500K Gtd GUKPT Grand Final Main Event Starts Nov. 28

2019 GUKPT Grand Final

You always know when the current calendar year is drawing to a close because the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour heads to London for its Grand Final. That time has come around lightening fast with the first event on the action-packed 2019 GUKPT Grand Final schedule shuffling up and dealing on November 16th.

It has been another stellar year for the GUKPT which heads into its 14th season in 2020. Eight champions have been crowned, including Matt Eardley who banked £84,550 in Blackpool earlier this month, and now they are all vying for the title of Grand Final champion.

GUKPT Season 13 Main Event Results

*LegEventBuy-inEntrantsChampionPrize
1London£1,100467Anonymous£100,000
2Manchester£1,100302bernar Maregedze£69,470
3Edinburgh£560319£151,410Nathan Slater
4Luton£560382£187,200Chris Louch
5London£560488£239,150Cheuk Lee
6Leeds£560382£187,295Brett Angell
7Luton£1,100307£300,860Vikrum Mehta
8Blackpool£1,100367£367,000Matt Eardley

Previous GUKPT Grand Final Results

SeasonBuy-inEntrantsPrize poolChampionPrize
1£1,050433£433,000Leo Kam£119,590
2£3,150184£552,000Paul Foltyn£167,050
3£3,150183£549,000Tony Cascarino£168,800
4£2,625207£517,500Luong-Huu Bui£144,905
5£2,625195£487,500Fabian Quoss£119,996
6£2,625137£342,500Sam Grafton£102,700
7£2,125294£588,000Kevin Allen£158,700
8£2,125212£424,000Charlie Carrel£108,625
9£2,125321£642,000Ben Winsor£178,600
10£2,125276£552,000Marc Wright£132,380
11£2,125304£607,400Ahmed Abdella£89,000
12£2,140325£650,000Jerome L’Hostis£140,445

Only once has the Grand Final Main Event not awarded its champion a six-figure prize. That was in 2017 when Ahmed Abdella walked away with £89,000 after defeating 303 opponents. There was a six-figure score awarded in that tournament, Wenbin Chen scooped £129,000 as part of a five-way deal that also involved Jaime O’Connor.

Jerome L'Hostis of France is the reigning champion having come out on top of a 325-strong field. The Frenchman struck a deal when three-handed that resulted in hm banking £129,000. Tamer Kamel and Ben Morrison finished in second and third-place for scores of £110,000 and £123,155 respectively.

With £500,000 guaranteed this year there should be yet more massive prizes in the GUKPT Grand Final Main Event.

Several other side events capture the imagination of the GUKPT-loving community. It remains to be seen how many people will turn out for the £10,300 High Roller with it having no guarantee, but London has more than its fair share of high buy-in players who should make the short trip to The Poker Room formerly The Vic to compete in it.

2019 GUKPT Grand Final Schedule

DateTimeTournamentNotes
Sat 16 Nov8:00 p.m.£220 Online UK Heads Up Championship£10,000 Gtd
Sun 17 Nov7:00 p.m.£250 Online 25/50 Flight£50,000 Gtd
 8:00 p.m.£560 Online UK 6-max NLH Championship£20,000 Gtd
Mon 18 Nov7:00 p.m.£250 NLH 25/25 Series Day 1A£50,000 Gtd
Tue 19 Nov7:00 p.m.£250 NLH 25/25 Series Day 1B£50,000 Gtd
Wed 20 Nov7:00 p.m.£250 NLH 25/25 Series Day 1C£50,000 Gtd
Thu 21 Nov3:00 p.m.25/25 Series Day 2£50,000 Gt
 7:30 p.m.£200 High Roller Step Satellite2x £1,500 seats to High Roller Satellite
Fri 22 Nov5:00 p.m.£115 NLH Seniors Event 
 7:30 p.m.£1,500 High Roller Satellite3x £10,300 seats Gtd
Sat 23 Nov12:00 p.m.National League Playoff 
 4:00 p.m.£10,300 NLH High Roller 8-Handed 
 8:00 p.m.£330 Mini Main Event Online Flight£30,000 Gtd
Sun 24 Nov2:00 p.m.High Roller Day 2 
 3:00 p.m.£330 NLH Mini Main Event Day 1£30,000 Gtd
 7:30 p.m.£250 Pot Limit Omaha 
Mon 25 Nov3:00 p.m.£330 NLH Mini Main Event Day 1B£30,000 Gtd
 7:30 p.m.£330 GUKPT Main Event Super Satellite5x £2,650 seats Gtd
Tue 26 Nov3:00 p.m.Mini Main Event Day 2£30,000 Gtd
 7:30 p.m.£330 GUKPT Main Event Super Satellite5x £2,650 seats Gtd
Wed 27 Nov3:00 p.m.£250 NLH 
 6:00 p.m.Online Special Playoff for 6-Max£20,000 Gtd
 7:30 p.m.£330 GUKPT Main Event Super Satellite5x £2,650 seats Gtd
Thu 28 Nov12:00 p.m.£2,650 GUKPT Grand Final Main Event Day 1A£500,000 Gtd
 5:00 p.m.£330 PLO 4/5/6 cards 
 6:00 p.m.Online Special Playoff Heads Up Championship 
Fri 29 Nov12:00 p.m.£2,650 GUKPT Grand Final Main Event Day 1B£500,000 Gtd
Sat 30 Nov12:00 p.m.GUKPT Grand Final Main Event Day 2£500,000 Gtd
 2:00 p.m.£125 NLH Ladies Event 
 4:00 p.m.£550 NLH 
Sun 1 Dec12:00 p.m.GUKPT Grand Final Main Event Final Day£500,000 Gtd
 4:00 p.m.£130 NLH Bounty£100 bounty
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