Busy 2022 GUKPT Season Continues With the Tour Heading to Luton
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The 2022 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) heads to Luton for the 15th time in 16 seasons from May 26 and it should be one of the busiest stops on the schedule if past events are anything to base judgement on. Luton is one of the most popular GUKPT stops, with only the 2020 edition (Season 15) missing since the GUKPT formed and that was due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A £560 buy-in GUKPT Midi Main Event kicks things off on May 26. It has a trio of Day 1s before crowning its champion on May 28. The Midi Main Event made its debut at the 2022 GUKPT London festival and saw Alexios Zervos outlast 647 opponents and scoop £77,910.
The £250 buy-in Mini Main Event has become a staple tournament on the GUKPT circuit and is massively popular. Last season's GUKPT Luton Mini Main Event drew in a crowd of 828 players and ended in a three-way chop. Daniel Peacock finished third for £26,310, Amanpreet Singh banked £32,000 after falling in second place, while Bhavin Khatri got his hands on £35,000 and the title.
Of course, the £1,250 buy-in Main Event is the tournament everyone looks forward to. The first of three Day 1s shuffles up and deals at midday on June 2, with Day 1B and 1C taking place on June 3. We discover who the 2022 GUKPT Luton Main Event champion is on June 5.
David Docherty is the reigning champion after he came out on top of a 513-strong crowd in 2021. Docherty, a permanent fixture on the GUKPT, overcame a star-studded final table that housed the likes of Lee French, Leon Campbell, and runner-up Dominik Nitsche.
Full 2022 GUKPT Luton Schedule
|Thu 26 May||12:00 p.m||GUKPT Midi Main Event Day 1A||£560|
|Fri 27 May||12:00 p.m.||GUKPT Midi Main Event Day 1B||£560|
|9:00 p.m.||GUKPT Midi Main Event Day 1C Turbo||£560|
|Sat 28 May||12:00 p.m.||GUKPT Midi Main Event Day 2|
|2:00 p.m.||£300 Side Event||£330|
|8:00 p.m.||GUKPT Mini Main Event Online||£560|
|Sun 29 May||12:00 p.m.||GUKPT Midi Main Event Day 3|
|3:00 p.m.||GUKPT Mini Main Day 1A||£250|
|Mon 30 May||3:00 p.m.||GUKPT Mini Main Day 1B||£250|
|Tue 31 May||12:00 p.m.||GUKPT Mini Main Day 1C Turbo||£250|
|4:30 p.m.||GUKPT Mini Main Day 2|
|Wed 1 Jun||3:00 p.m.||GUKPT High Roller||£2,200|
|4:00 p.m.||PLO 4/5/6 card||£200|
|5:00 p.m.||GUKPT Mini Main Final Day|
|Thu 2 Jun||12:00 p.m.||GUKPT Main Event Day 1A||£1,250|
|3:00 p.m.||GUKPT High Roller Final Day|
|Fri 3 Jun||12:00 p.m.||GUKPT Main Event Day 1B||£1,250|
|9:00 p.m.||GUKPT Main Event Day 1C Turbo||£1,250|
|Sat 4 Jun||12:00 p.m.||GUKPT Main Event Day 2|
|7:00 p.m.||£200 Turbo||£200|
|Sun 5 Jun||12:00 p.m.||GUKPT Main Event Final Day|
|4:00 p.m.||Bounty (£50 bounties)||£170|
Past winners of the GUKPT Luton Main Event
Plenty of stellar names have returned home with the GUKPT Luton Main Event title in tow.
Sam Trickett won the second-ever Luton Main Event back in Season 2 of the GUKPT. Others to emerge victoriously include Richard Gryko, Neil Channing, Chaz Chattha, Jamie O'Connor, and John Eames.
A special mention must go to Driton Haxhiaj who has taken down this tournament twice, doing so in Season 7 and again in Season 10.
Docherty, last year's champion, won £138,000 which is the largest-ever GUKPT Luton Main Event top prize.
*Season 14 saw Luton cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2022 GUKPT Results So Far
The 2022 GUKPT season has crowned four champions so far, and attendances are on par with those spectacular figures put up in 2021 when the COVID-19 shackles were removed. Timothy Chung, Joe Hindry, Trevor Reardon, and Gary Armstrong have won the first four Main Events of the 2022 campaign. Do not be surprised if they head to London and attempt to reel in another trophy and bankroll-boosting top prize.
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