The 2019 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) is heading to Blackpool for its penultimate stop, which is set to take place from November 3-10.
The Blackpool stop is the eighth leg of the year-long festival which kicked off in London during January 2019.
Players from all over the UK will gather in the seaside town of Lancashire to compete for a slice of the hundreds of thousands of pounds up for grabs at the tournament, spread across a week of poker action.
GUKPT Blackpool Schedule
The poker tournament begins with the £225 No Limit Hold’em Mini Main Event which has two starting flights on November 3-4, as well an online flight hosted by Grosvenor Poker. A winner will be determined on Day 2 of the event which happens on November 5, during which a Super Satellite to the Main Event will also take place, with a buy-in of £165.
The main attraction of the festival is the £1,100 GUKPT Blackpool Main Event taking place on November 8-10, featuring £200,000 in total prize pool. The winner of the event will take home the GUKPT Blackpool Champion title, alongside the top prize.
Players may also take part in other side events running throughout the festival, including a £165 Omaha event on November 7, £275 No Limit Hold’em event on November 9, as well as a No Limit Hold’em Bounty on November 10.
Former GUKPT Blackpool Main Event Champs
Previous winners of the GUKPT Main Event include Simon Deadman, Tom Middleton, Priyan de Mel, Yiannis Liperis, Richard Trigg, David Johnson, Andrew Peters, Justin Astley, Jonny Gray and Danny Corbetteach, each taking home between £53,000 and £84,900 in first-place prize. 4
Season 1 winner Paul Bracken captured the biggest top prize to be awarded in the history of the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event, worth £109,700. Brian Clarke, who triumphed in the second edition event also walked away with a cool £96,500 in winnings.
Warm-up for GUKPT Finale in London
The winners of the Main Event in each leg can all look forward to the highly-anticipated GUKPT Grand Final which is set to take place on November 16 to December 1 at The Poker Room, London, located just above the Grosvenor Casino Victoria on Edgware Road. The GUKPT Grand Final Main Event carries a buy-in of £2,650 and offers a whopping £500,000 in guarantees.
For more details, do check out the GUKPT website.