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GUKPT Takes Its £200,000 Guaranteed Main Event To Luton



  • The seventh leg of the 2016 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour takes place in Luton from Oct. 2-9.

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) heads to Luton for the 10th consecutive year on Oct. 2 for the seventh leg of its 2016 tour.

Luton may not be the most glamorous place in the United Kingdom, but when it comes to poker, it is something of a hotbed. The GUKPT Luton Main Event is one that several of the UK’s most popular and talented poker players have triumphed in.

A certain Sam Trickett, who was relatively unknown at the time of his victory, won the GUKPT Luton Main Event back in Season 2. Richard Gryko was crowned its champion the following year. The likes of Neil Channing, Charles Chattha and Jamie O’Connor have all emerged victorious after battling in Luton.

Last year it was William Davies who walked away with the winner’s trophy, turning his £1,090 investment into £65,500, taking on the Chris Gordon and Richard Kellett at the tournament’s final table on his way to glory.

Davies has since reached the final table of the GUKPT Grand Final, finished third in the GUKPT Reading Main Event and enjoyed cashes in the Caribbean, Las Vegas and Marbella showing that winning in Luton can spur a poker player on to greater things in the game.

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 Haxhiak£42,750
8219£219,000Adam Reynolds£53,500
9226£226,000William Davies£65,550

This season’s GUKPT Luton festival takes place at the Grosvenor Casino, Luton from Oct. 2 through to Oct. 9 and features a £200,000 guaranteed Main Event, several side events and half a dozen satellite tournaments.

Sunday Oct. 22:00pm£220 Mini Main Day 1a
 7:30pm£36 Super Satellite to Main Event
Monday Oct. 34:00pm£36 Super Satellite to Main Event
 7:30pm£220 NL Hold’em Mini Main Day 1b
Tuesday Oct. 44:00pm£36 Turbo Satellite to Main Event
 6:00pmMini Main Final Day
 7:30pm£220 NL Hold’em 6-Max
Wednesday Oct. 54:00pm£36 Turbo Satellite to Main Event
 7:30pm£165 Super Satellite to Main Event
Thursday Oct. 61:00pm£1100 GUKPT Luton Main Event Day 1a
 4:00pm£36 Turbo Satellite to Main Event
 6:00pm£165 Omaha 4/5/6 card Round of Each
Friday Oct. 71:00pm£1,100 GUKPT Luton Main Event Day 1b
 9:00pm£165 NL Hold’em Bounty (£75 bounty)
Saturday Oct. 81:00pmGUKPT Luton Main Event Day 2
 6:00pm£165 NL Hold’em
Sunday Oct. 912:00pmGUKPT Luton Main Event Final Day
 4:00pm£110 NL Hold’em

You can qualify for GUKPT Main Events exclusively at Grosvenor Poker. Download Grosvenor Poker via PokerNews and be rewarded with a 200 percent (up to £700) bonus on your first deposit, plus a bonus bag full of extras worth a combined £50.

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