Full Seven-Leg 2021 GUKPT Schedule Released
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Grosvenor Casinos has announced the dates for the full 2021 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) only a week after revealing details about the first leg.
The 2021 GUKPT features six stops between July 15 and November 7 before concluding with the Grand Final from November 21.
2021 GUKPT Schedule
|1||July 15-25||The Poker Room London||£1,350|
|2||August 5-15||BNR Manchester||£1,350|
|3||August 29 - September 5||Edinburgh||£750|
|6||October 28 - November 7||Blackpool||£1,350|
|Grand Final||November 21 - December 5||The Poker Room London||£2,000|
The Poker Room London is the venue for the first of the six 2021 GUKPT legs. The £1,350 buy-in Main Event comes with a £200,000 guaranteed prize pool, making it the biggest British tournament since the COVID-19 related restrictions were put in place.
Satellites for the Main Event hit Grosvenor Poker's online poker site from June 11.
Leg 2 takes place at Bury New Road, Manchester a little over a week after the first leg's champion is crowned. Again, the Main Event commands a £1,350 buy-in. Grosvenor Casinos is yet to confirm if the Main Event comes with a guaranteed prize pool.
A pair of more affordable Main Events take place in Edinburgh then Leeds. The Main Events at these stops cost £750 to enter in total.
Who Will Become the Next Stellar Name to Become GUKPT Luton Champion?
The poker hotbed that is Luton returns to the GUKPT schedule once again. Several big names have returned from Luton with a GUKPT title in tow. They include Sam Trickett, Richard Gryko, Neil Channing, Charles Chattha, Jamie O'Connor, John Eames, and Driton Haxhiaj who has one the Luton Main Event twice.
Blackpool is the place for the penultimate leg of the 2021 GUKPT. The seaside town is a hugely popular stop that always obliterates its Main Event guarantee. Matthew Eardley is the reigning champion having outlasted 366 opponents in 2019; Eardley banked £84,550 after a heads-up deal with Terry Jordon.
Rounding off the 2021 GUKPT is the eagerly anticipated Grand Final. This year's GUKPT Grand Final comes with a £2,000 buy-in, making it cheaper than the 2019 edition by some £650. Ben Winsor won that event and took home £188,610.
Dates Subject to Change
All dates are subject to change, something we need to get used to with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The United Kingdom learns on June 14 whether or not social distancing measures are to be removed on June 21. A surge in new coronavirus variants has led to rumours so-called "Freedom Day" will be pushed back by at least two weeks.
There has been no indication from the GUKPT regarding protective screens around the poker tables, or if players must wear masks. PokerNews will relay this information to you as soon as it receives it.