GUKPT Heads to Manchester For Second Leg of 2020 Tour

2020 GUKPT Manchester

The 14th season of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) got off to a flying start in January when 379 players packed out The Poker Room in London. Artan Dedusha was crowned champion after topping a star-studded field, including fellow finalists Jack O’Neil, Victoria Coren-Mitchell, and runner-up Ben Winsor.

Dedusha banked £137,430 for his victory and is likely to reinvest £1,110 of that sum in the upcoming GUKPT Manchester Main Event.

A handful of side events take place before that £200,000 guaranteed affair gets underway. This coming Sunday, February 23rd, see the first of three starting flights in the £225 NLHE Mini Main Event. £20,000 was guaranteed in this event last year but a field of 345 entrants resulted in a £67,620 prize pool.

Lorand Nagy

won that particular event after a three-handed deal. Nagy got his hands on the trophy and £12,830, with runner-up Daniel Hide banking £14,000 and Anwar Kanji netting £11,500.

The Main Event also ended in a chop. Bernard Maregedze and Richard Kellett were the last standing dup and they agreed to an almost even chop. Kellett finished second for £70,000 and went on to be crowned the GUKPT Player of the Year, with Maregedze winning £69,470.

2020 GUKPT Manchester Schedule

DateTimeTournamentNotes
Sun 23 Feb3:00 p.m.£225 NLHE GUKPT Main Main Day 1A 
Mon 24 Feb5:00 p.m.£225 NLHE GUKPT Mini Main Day 1B 
Tue 25 Feb12:00 p.m.£225 NLHE GUKPT Mini Main Day 1C Turbo 
 4:00 p.m.NLHE GUKPT Mini Main Day 2 
 7:00 p.m.£150 NLHE£8,500 Gtd
Wed 26 Feb4:30 p.m.£150 NLHE Seniors 
 8:00 p.m.£165 Omaha 4/5/6 
Thu 27 Feb12:00 p.m.£1,110 NLHE GUKPT Main Event Day 1A£200,000 Gtd
 6:30 p.m.£67 Super Satellite6x Main Event seats Gtd
Fri 28 Feb12:00 p.m.£1,110 NLHE GUKPT Main Event Day 1B£200,000 Gtd
Sat 29 Feb12:00 p.m.GUKPT Main Event Day 2£200,000 Gtd
 4:00 p.m.£275 NLHE 
Sun 1 Mar12:00 p.m.GUKPT Main Event Day 3 
 2:00 p.m.£115 NLHE 
 3:00 p.m.£100 NLHE Ladies Event 
 4:00 p.m.£165 NLHE 75/75 Bounty 

Past GUKPT Manchester Winners

The Manchester leg of the GUKPT has crowned some fantastic champions over the year. The late Dave “El Blondie” Colclough won the inaugural GUKPT Manchester Main Event during the tour’s first season. Colclough secured an £88,300 payout.

Others who have left Manchester as a GUKPT champion include Marc Goodwin, Simon Moorman, Kuljinder Sidhu and Sunny Chattha

Rhys “Floppinhel” Jones, the legendary Ali Mallu, and Grosvenor Poker sponsored pro Andrew Hills have also emerged victoriously.

Perhaps don’t follow in the footsteps of Season 12 champion Adam Lulat who padded his bankroll with £68,930. Unfortunately for Lulat, his winnings were confiscated by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

The HMRC pounced when they learned of Lulat’s victory. Lulat was fresh out of jail for his part in a £40 million money-laundering scheme. Lulat and five accomplices were ordered to pay back £590,000 (Lulat’s share was £70,000) for the crimes, but Lulat had only returned £1 due to an apparent lack of assets.

SeasonEntrantsBuy-inPrize PoolChampionPrize
1285£1,000+£50£285,000Dave Colclough£88,300
2309£1,000+£60£309,000Marc Goodwin£90,420
3298£1,000+£60£298,000Simon Moorman£88,630
4192£1,000+£70£192,000Kuljinder Sidhu£54,850
5207£1,000+£70£207,000Peter McAdams£58,100
6171£1,000+£70£171,000Lewis Hunter£49,600
7180£1,000+£70£200,000Sunny Chattha£35,000
8192£1,000+£80£200,000Rhys Jones£42,000
9198£1,000+£90£200,000Ali Mallu£59,000
10232£1,000+£100£232,000Reyaaz Mulla£58,300
11268£1,000+£100£268,000Andrew Hills£46,988
12241£1,000+£110£241,000Adam Lulat£68,930
13308£1,000+£110£308,000Bernard Maregedze£69,470
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