GUKPT Blackpool Begins

GUKPT Blackpool Begins

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The main event for the Blackpool stop of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) has begun today offering a guaranteed total prize pool of £200,000.

The first of two opening flights for the £1,090 ($1,655) buy-in tournament at the Grosvenor Casino Blackpool began at 1pm local time while a second is to follow at the same time on Friday. Players are receiving 20,000 chips with one re-entry allowed while those that want to take part for less can win the one guaranteed main event seat on offer via a £30 ($45) re-buy turbo satellite starting from 4pm today.

Other GUKPT highlights taking place in Blackpool over the next few days include a £165 ($250) buy-in 4/5/6-card Omaha event at 6pm this evening alongside a £110 ($167) no-limit hold‘em event due to get underway from 4pm on Friday. There will additionally be a £75/£75 ($114) bounty contest at 9pm on Friday before the side action comes to a close on Saturday from 6pm with a £220 ($334) buy-in no-limit hold‘em tournament.

The Blackpool main event hopefuls will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Justin Astley after the Englishman topped a field of 171 runners last year to pocket a first prize of £59,000 ($89,629).

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