Get Ready For GUKPT Luton

Get Ready For GUKPT Luton

Thursday, 10 September 2015

The Luton stop of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) is just a week away with the venue running through its final round of live qualifiers.

Of course, in true GUKPT style, entry for the Luton main event is £1,090 with the action set to run from Thursday 17 September to Sunday 20 September. If that buy-in is a little beyond your budget, then you can take part in a live freeroll tomorrow and win one of five seats into the action.

For anyone that makes it through to the GUKPT Luton main event, there will be two starting flights, one optional re-entry per day and a generous 20,000 chip starting stack. Moreover, there will be a prize pool worth an impressive £200,000 for anyone who can make it into the money.

At last year's event, the win went to Cheshunt's Adam Reynolds, who ran riot in a 184-runner field (which also featured rebuys from 35 players) to walk away with the top prize of £53,500. Given when the final day's play began there were still poker luminaries such as Ryan Spittles and Zimnan Ziyard in the hunt for glory, Reynolds had plenty of work to do in order to close out the win.

However, after reaching the heads-up stage trailing opponent Phil Corion by only the slightest of deficits, Reynolds quickly moved up through the gears and turned the stacks on their heads, sailing into a two-to-one lead before the final hand was dealt. With Corion then announcing he was all in, Reynolds looked down to find Ad 4d and made the call, with a blank board failing to improve the Qd Td of the at-risk player.

Just like that, the huge prize and a seat in the 2014 GUKPT Grand Final belonged to Reynolds and this time around it could be your name up in lights should you make the trip to Luton for the 2015 rematch.

Tags: Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, GUKPT, Luton, Zimnan Ziyard, Ryan Spittles, Adam Reynolds, Phil Corion