GUKPT Bolton Main Event starts today

GUKPT Bolton Main Event starts today

Friday, 22 January 2010

First and foremost is a new sponsor. The Tour will now be run in association with, which will be opening its online poker room next month. Former sponsor will remain involved though and will continue to offer online satellites.

The new sponsor has boosted the prize pool by a very juicy £300,000, £150,000 of which will be awarded in the Champion of Champions event. The Player of the Year race returns with a further £50,000 to be won. £100,000 can also be won in the GUKPT National League.
In addition to eight week-long Main Tour events there will also be an expanded Summer Series taking in 23 card rooms throughout the UK. A super satellite has been added for each Main Event with 10-seats guaranteed in each. This new addition got off to an excellent start in Bolton with 14 players qualifying.

There have also been alterations to the format of tournaments, most notably in stack sizes. Players will receive 15,000 chips for Main Events with 10,000 for side events with buy-ins of £250 or more and 7,500 for side events with smaller buy-ins. Those lucky enough to reach the Champion of Champions event will be able to enjoy an extremely deep 25,000 chip starting stack.

Bluff Europe Poker Academy instructor Stuart Rutter has also been named as GUKPT ambassador. The former 32Red pro will become the Tour’s sponsored pro for 2010.

If the side events in Bolton are anything to go by then it should be another very successful GUKPT season. We will of course keep you up to date with all the results from the weekend.

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