£400K Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Final Runs Nov. 23-26


The curtain comes down on another successful Grosvenor UK Poker Tour season this week with the £400,000 guaranteed 2017 GUKPT Grand Final at The Poker Room, formerly known as The Vic, in the heart of the British capital.

This has been the 10th consecutive season of the GUKPT and the tour continues to thrive. Each of the nine legs hit their guarantees (£100,000 for the £550 buy-in events and £200,000 for the £1,100 buy-in events) with some blowing the guarantees clean out of the water.

Michael Zhang was the main beneficiary of one of the guarantees being smashed when he took down the opening leg in London. Some 435 players bought in for £1,100 and created a £435,000 prize pool that was more than twice the guaranteed amount. Zhang scooped £113,000 for his victory, the largest score on the tour this year.

Some of the other big winners on the 2017 GUKPT include Andy Hills who won £46,988 in Manchester, John Eames who secured a £68,350 payday by triumphing in Luton, and Daniel Corbett who turned £1,100 into £87,280 by becoming the Blackpool champion.

2017 GUKPT Main Event Results

Leg Buy-In Entrants Prize pool Champion Prize
1: London £1,100 435 £435,000 Michael Zhang £113,000
2: Manchester £1,100 268 £268,000 Andy Hills £46,988
3: Edinburgh £550 227 £113,500 Paul Green £17,500
4: Walsall £550 238 £119,000 Gareth Howard £28,845
5: Reading £550 247 £123,500 Ali Mallu £35,310
6: London £550 449 £224,552 George Alexander £50,000
7: Leeds £550 308 £154,000 Leung Cheung £37,900
8: Luton £1,100 239 £239,000 John Eames £68,350
9: Blackpool £1,100 314 £314,000 Daniel Corbett £87,280

The 2017 GUKPT Grand Final Main Event is a £2,125 buy-in affair with a £400,000 guaranteed prize pool. Two starting flights are available and the guarantee should easily as the last two year’s events have easily reached it.

In 2015, the GUKPT Grand Final Main Event saw 321 players outlasted by Ben Winsor. The £178,600 that Winsor won for his victory is still the biggest score in the history of the GUKPT Grand Final. Last year, Marc Wright topped a field of 276 to win a cool £132,380.

Some of the other past winners of this huge tournament include Paul Foltyn, former professional footballer Tony Cascarino, German superstar Fabian Quoss, Sam Grafton, Kevin Allen and Charlie Carrel.

2017 GUKPT Grand Final Schedule

Date Time Tournament
Thu 23 Nov 1:00 p.m. £2,125 Main Event Day 1a
  4:00 p.m. £46 turbo satellite
  6:00 p.m. £275 Omaha 4/5/6
  7:30 p.m. £275 two seat super satellite
Fri 24 Nov 1:00 p.m. £2,125 Main Event Day 1b
  7:00 p.m. £220 no-limit hold’em bounty
Sat 25 Nov 1:00 p.m. Main Event Day 2
  6:00 p.m. £220 no-limit hold’em Win the Button
Sun 26 Nov 12:00 p.m. Main Event final day
  4:00 p.m. £165 no-limit hold’em

Previous GUKPT Grand Final Results

Season Buy-in Entrants Prize pool Champion Prize
1 £1,050 433 £433,000 Leo Kam £119,590
2 £3,150 184 £552,000 Paul Foltyn £167,050
3 £3,150 183 £549,000 Tony Cascarino £168,800
4 £2,625 207 £517,500 Luong-Huu Bui £144,905
5 £2,625 195 £487,500 Fabian Quoss £119,996
6 £2,625 137 £342,500 Sam Grafton £102,700
7 £2,125 294 £588,000 Kevin Allen £158,700
8 £2,125 212 £424,000 Charlie Carrel £108,625
9 £2,125 321 £642,000 Ben Winsor £178,600
10 £2,125 276 £552,000 Marc Wright £132,380

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