GUKPT Heads to Manchester on Feb. 1, Huge Main Event Turnout Expected

GUKPT Heads to Manchester on Feb. 1, Huge Main Event Turnout Expected January 26, 2024 January 26, 2024 David Edwards
Posted on  Jan 26, 2024 | Updated on  Jan 26, 2024 by David Edwards

Grosvenor UK Poker TourSummary:

  • The 2024 GUKPT Manchester takes place from Feb. 1-11 featuring 10 events
  • The schedule culminates in the £1,250 GUKPT Main Event which kicks off on Feb. 8
  • A large turnout is expected in the Main Event

The first stop of the 2024 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour successfully concluded nearly two weeks ago at The Vic in London and now, the next place of action will be Manchester, a regular stop on the GUKPT calendar.

GUKPT Manchester Main Highlights

The 2024 GUKPT Manchester runs from February 1-11 at Grosvenor Casino Bury New Road, featuring 10 events. The festival opens with the £330 NLHE Mystery Bounty (Feb 1-4) which has four Day 1 flights. Other key events on the schedule include the following: £250 Mini Main Event (Feb 4-6), £1,650 NLHE High Roller (Feb 7-8) and £550 GUKPT Cup (Feb 10-11).

The schedule also includes a £250 Pot-Limit Omaha (Feb. 6), £150 NLHE Seniors (Feb. 11) and £330 PLO 4/5/6 Card Bounty (Feb.11).

As usual, the center of attraction is the £1,250 GUKPT Main Event which gets underway on February 8. Players can enter via three starting flights scheduled for Feb. 8-9, with Day 1C adopting a Turbo structure. Day 2 takes place on Feb. 10.

The GUKPT Manchester Main Event always attracts a huge turnout as observed in the past editions. Over the last three years, the tournament has pulled in more than 440 entrants, paying out a six-figure top prize. In 2022 in particular, the tournament attracted a record 526 entries, ultimately topped by Trevor Reardon for £141,000.

GUKPT Manchester Main Event Former Winners

Manchester is a regular destination for the GUKPT, having been on the UK tour’s schedule since it launched in 2007. In 2020, the tour hosted its last event in Manchester during that year as the rest of the schedule was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first-ever GUKPT Manchester Main Event was won by the late Dave “El Blondie” Colclough for £88,300. Other notable winners include Simon Moorman – the father of WPT title holder and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Chris Moorman – who took down the tournament in 2009 for £88,630.

The first six-figure payout of the stop went to Richard Trigg who won the Main Event in 2021 for £134,250, while the largest prize of £141,000 was claimed by Reardon in 2022.

The reigning GUKPT Manchester Main Event champion is Calogero Morreale who won the 2023 edition of the tournament for £106,700. That victory helped him secure a £40,000 Grosvenor sponsorship package.

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