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GUKPT Manchester Main Event Begins Today

Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Reaches Fourth Leg Main Event of 2010


Last year's GUKPT Manchester champ Simon MoormanThe 2010 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour’s fourth leg kicked off at the G Casino, Bury New Rd in Manchester on Apr. 17, but today is the day most have been waiting for, the start of the main event.

The £1,000 buy-in tournament will play out until Sunday, Apr. 25 when a new champion will be found.

Last year, young English pro Chris Moorman bought his father Simon into the event as a late birthday present. Simon Moorman then went on to beat the field of 298 players and take home the £88,630 top prize.

The third leg of the Tour, took place in London, and was won by Vietnam-born, London resident Cuong Tran after he beat former Irish Open champion Neil Channing.