GUKPT heads to Manchester after record-breaking season opener in London
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Monday 11th February, 2019

GUKPT heads to Manchester after record-breaking season opener in London

By Mad Harper

Following a smash hit season opener in London in January, the GUKPT is headed north in March for GUKPT Manchester. Highlights of Leg 2 of the popular UK tour will include £200,000 guarantee Main Event, which has two start flights, and the £20,000 guarantee Mini Main which features on online Day C.

GUKPT London was an outstanding start to the tour’s 13th season with numbers through the roof for both the Main Event – which attracted a record 467 entries – and the Mini Main which pulled in 395 entries. The Main Event generated a staggering £467,000 prize pool. The winner opted to remain anonymous after beating Greek pro Alexios Zervo to a £100,000 first prize at the Poker Room above the Victoria Casino. Poker superstars Martin Jacobson, Ludovioc Geilich and Patrick Leonard all enjoyed deep runs in the stellar event. 

The £200,000 guarantee GUKPT Manchester Main Event starts Thursday, March 7 with Grosvenor Ambassadors Andy Hills, Richard Trigg and Jeff Kimber all in attendance.

Andy Hills will be seeking a GUKPT Manchester double after winning the £1,100 buy-in event in 2017. He said: “Winning GUKPT Manchester - off the back of the 'Passport' promotion where I freerolled every GUKPT 2017 Main Event - was an absolute game changer for me after following the tour for years. I've since gone on to grind live poker and had by far the best two years of my poker career. I’ve secured a full sponsorship with Grosvenor and gone on to cash for just over $500,000 in live tourneys since my Manchester win! I also finished in the money in more live tourneys than any other player from the UK/Ireland on 2 consecutive years so very happy with what I've achieved so far!

Players can qualify for the Manchester Main Event online at Grosvenor Poker with direct satellites taking place every Tuesday and Sunday. There are 11 events on the GUKPT Manchester schedule including the 75/75 Bounty, Omaha 4/5/6 and numerous satellites.

Players can qualify for the Main Event online at Grosvenor Poker with direct satellites taking place every Tuesday and Sunday. There are 11 events on the GUKPT Manchester schedule including the 75/75 Bounty, Omaha 4/5/6 and numerous satellites.

Following GUKPT Manchester, the GUKPT heads to Edinburgh with a week-long festival at the end of March and GUKPT Luton - Leg 4 in June. The GUKPT is Grosvenor Poker’s flagship tour and the longest-running poker tour in the UK. The 2019 GUKPT will comprise nine legs each hosting a flagship Main Event with buy-ins ranging from £500+60 to £2,500+150 and guarantees of between £100,000 and £500,000.

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