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Grosvenor UK Poker Tour 2011 Details Released

GUKPT Announces New Schedule And New Features For 2011

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Although it seems the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) has scaled back for 2011, its plans for the year include a new schedule, Champion of Champions tournaments, and many more interesting features. Plus the GUKPT will be giving away £300,000 in total added value over the course of the year.

The first of seven stops is to take place in Manchester from Jan. 24 to 30. More details about this event will be released shortly. The last stop of the main tour is the £2,500 Grand Final, which will be held in London, and also features the £2,000 World Heads Up Championship. The Summer Series kicks in from May to July across six different locations around the UK with its main event buy-ins set at £500.

The Monday following the end of each festival, at gcasino.com, there will be online 10% series events with buy-ins from £50 to £250. The winners of these events go through to the new Champion of Champions tournaments. These new tournaments are special online events for the winners of both the main tour and the Summer Series. They will be held online the week after each festival and offer up to £20,000. These tournaments replace the previous once-a-year event where all the winners came together at the end of the season to fight for £100,000.

Playing also in each Champion of Champions event will be some wild-card entries such as the first player knocked out from each starting day of the main event, the player who had the best hand in each of the festival’s events, and the Lucky Draw Player – the player drawn on Table 5, Seat 5.

Players of these festivals can earn points according to the events’ buy-in, number of entrants, and finishing position to carve their way up the GUKPT leader board, which is sharing out £65,000 to the top 20 players, with the winner taking home £26,000.

The Grosvenor Poker League will divide £100,000 between four quarters. This £25,000 will then be divided between the top four in each league and the winners of an online playoff held between the top 100 finishers.

Finally, anyone who qualified for a main event, either online or live, will be competing against other qualifiers in the hopes of lasting the longest and receiving the amount of the event entry in buy-ins for an upcoming event. One online and one live qualifier will receive this added bonus.