Leeds hosted the seventh leg of the GUKPT earlier this month, and that event was won by local player Leung Ho Cheung. The 35-year-old player won himself a seat worth £500 + £50 by participating in a satellite event, and went on to beat 307 other participants to take home a top prize of £37,900 and a coveted GUKPT trophy.
The fact that Cheung ended up winning £37,900 from a seat that he won in a satellite event should encourage anyone who likes the idea of turning a small risk into a much larger fortune. If even more encouragement is necessary, we can also tell you that another five of the players who reached the final table in Leeds also did so via the satellite route, and each of those players won a four- or five-figure sum for their achievement.
Poker players who take part in the next GUKPT main event in Luton will be playing for a guaranteed prize pool of £200,000. The direct buy-in is £1,000 + £100, but satellites will be running at both Grosvenor Casino Luton and also at Grosvenor Casino online, giving players the chance to repeat the feat achieved by Leung Ho Cheung and other final table competitors in Leeds.
As we said earlier, there aren’t many more GUKPT events to go this year. After Leg 8 has been settled in Luton, Leg 9 will take place at Grosvenor Casino Blackpool from 5 to 12 November, and Leg 10, which is the GUKPT Grand Final, will take place at The Poker Room in London from 19 to 26 November. Grosvenor players can also look forward to the 2017 Christmas Cracker, which is scheduled to take place across the country from 21 to 27 December.
We will bring you more information about the Christmas Cracker tournament closer to the time, but for now we will be watching the GUKPT event in Luton with interest, and we wish the best of luck to everyone who chooses to get involved.