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Allan Peers Wins Smallest Ever GUKPT Main Event

Just 73 Players Show Up For Stockton Event, Total Prize Pool Smaller Than Most First Prizes


Allan Peers has won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Stockton but won only £11,000 after just 73 players turned up to play the £500+£50 buy in main event.

It was Peers first live tournament. He decided to attend after he gave up tickets to see the FA Cup Semi-Final involving Liverpool.

The total prize pool was just £36,000 – smaller than most GUKPT main event first prizes. Only 10 players got paid even though the event had re-entry for the first six levels.

The poor showing comes after GUKPT Dublin in May was cancelled and replaced with GUKPT Belgium in June.

The final table payouts were:

1: Allan Peers — £11,000
2: Thomas Dunwoodie — £8,000
3: James Marriott — £5,380
4: Mark O’Kane — £3,190
5: Mark James — £2,560
6: Andy Lambert — £1,920
7: CT Law — £1,550
8: Darren Meynell — £1,280
9: David Galo — £1,100
10: Paul Reilly — £520

The next main event takes place at the G Casino in Thanet starting April 27.