Get Ready For GUKPT Blackpool

Get Ready For GUKPT Blackpool

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

If you're looking for some seaside fun and a stack-load of fish and chips, then the forthcoming Blackpool stop of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) is a must.

Always full of stars and promise, the seaside festival will once again kick into life on November 8 with another round of fun, frolics and fish and chips. As ever, there will be a slew of qualifiers running ahead of the tournament series but if you're in town and fancy a cheap route into the £1,090 buy-in main event you can always jump into one of the £30 satellites. Taking place from Sunday to Wednesday, these cut-price qualifiers will be flanked by a selection of higher priced offerings that should mean smaller fields and the same prize.

Of course, if you're not one for satellites and don't mind buying in for the full asking price, then you can simply pre-register or hand over your readies on either of the two starting days (Day 1A on November 12 or Day 1B on November 13).

Naturally, the Blackpool stop of the GUKPT would be nothing without a selection of side events and cash games to keep everyone happy and this year’s festival at the Grosvenor Casino Blackpool is set to feature a variety of both.

Cash games will be ongoing throughout the series while tournament fiends will be able to indulge in anything from £100 buy-in re-buys to £150 buy-in pot-limit Omaha showdowns.

Basically, if you love poker, enjoy the seaside and fancy some fresh fish with your chips, then the Blackpool stop of the GUKPT is a must next month.

For those who are not attracted by one for the GUKPT's bigger events, there is also the operator’s 25/25 Series, which is offering a plethora of £200 buy-in tournaments at locations around the UK throughout the rest of the year.

As with all of Grosvenor's 25/25 Series events, players will start with 25,000 chips and there are to be guaranteed prize pools of at least £25,000. What's more, each tournament has three starting flights that begin at a work-friendly 7pm while the finals are to be done and dusted in time for players to get a few hours of sleep before work on Monday morning.

To take part in the 25/25 Series action, players can buy-in direct at any of the venues or satellite online via weekly contests at for as little as £3.

Upcoming 25/25 Series Events

October 22 - October25: Manchester and Swansea

October 29 - November 1: Dundee and Luton

November 5 - November 8: Birmingham and Thanet

November 19 - November 22: Leeds and Southampton

December 3 - December 6: Didsbury and Edinburgh

December 10 - December 13: Reading and Stockton

Tags: Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, GUKPT, Grosvenor, 25/25 Series, Blackpool