Friday 17th November, 2017

GUKPT Grand Final starts Sunday

By Mad Harper

One of the best UK tourneys of the year starts on Sunday with the GUKPT Grand Final at the Poker Room above the iconic Victoria Casino. The event runs November 19 to 26 and features a £400,000 guarantee Main Event along with £25,000 guarantee Mini Main and a host of other side events. For more information, click here.

 

We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner and have great deals for London hotels including the luxurious Marriott at Marble Arch and Hilton Metropole at Edgware Road, as well as some great nearby budget options.

 

 

The GUKPT is the longest running poker tour in the UK and has featured nine legs in total during Season 11 including a hugely successful 314-entry GUKPT Blackpool last week, plus visits to Manchester, Edinburgh, Walsall, Leeds and Luton, and two stops in London. This year’s champions include GUKPT Passport winner Andy Hills, who took down GUKPT Manchester in March, GUKPT legend Ali Mallu who won GUKPT Reading in May and John Eames who won GUKPT Luton last month.

 

British poker pro Marc Wright was last year’s GUKPT Grand Final champion after beating a 276-entry field for a career-best score of £132,380. Wright, now 30, turned pro after quitting his job in retail to concentrate on the game. The last GUKPT in Blackpool was won by Daniel Corbett for £87,280.