Friday 6th October, 2017

GUKPT Luton starts tomorrow

By Mad Harper

After a record-breaking GUKPT Leeds, the GUKPT is now off to Luton with Leg 8 of the 2017 tour. GUKPT Luton starts tomorrow (October 8) so bag your accommodation now! The schedule includes a £200k guarantee Main Event plus a whole bunch of side events as well as the usual lively cash games.

 

We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner and can help you find great hotels near the tournament venue in Luton.

 

As always at GUKPT events, MainEventTravel.com is sponsoring the all-in triangles in Luton to do watch out for them on the live stream. The GUKPT, which is celebrating its 11th season this year, has never missed a Luton stop; previous winners have included Sam Trickett, Richard Gryko, Neil Channing, Charles Chattha and Jamie O’Connor. Driton Haxhiaj won last year for £61,520.

 

Among those competing at  GUKPT Luton will be Grosvenor Ambassador Joe Beevers and Jeff Kimber, who are  playing a whole bunch of events, along with  fellow Ambassador Katie Swift who is playing both the £200,000 guarantee Main Event and the £20,000 Mini Main.

 

The GUKPT is the  longest running poker tour in the UK, welcoming poker enthusiasts from all across the country for a packed week of fun poker action.  GUKPT Luton is the penultimate leg of the 2017 tour with Leg 9 –  GUKPT Blackpool – taking place next month from November 5-12. The GUKPT Grand Final London starts November 19 at the Poker Room above the iconic Grosvenor Victoria Casino in Edgware Road.

Leeds player Leung Cheung won the last GUKPT, a record-breaking event in Leeds which attracted 308 entries making it the biggest £500 GUKPT event outside of London. The prize pool totaled £154,000 with Cheung scooping £37,900 for his win. GUKPT Passport winner Andy Hills was ninth for £2,950 while Grosvenor Ambassador Will Kassouf was 10th for £2,450 and fellow Ambassador Jeff Kimber was 21st for £1,250.