GUKPT Walsall Schedule 2011
Possibly Walsall´s biggest claim to fame is that the town (as it was then) was completely omitted from the Domesday Book. However, if you are looking for live tournament poker of the highest standard you should not bypass the opportunity to get involved in the third leg of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour at the Grosvenor Casino in Bentley Mill Way, Walsall.
The venue is possibly one of the most impressive poker establishments outside of London, and easily accessible from Junction 10 of the M6. It has a fully equipped casino, superb bar and restaurant and a vibrant poker league from which many poker players will be hoping to claim the title of GUKPT Champion Walsall 2011.
Walsall GUKPT 2010 provided one of the toughest and most exciting Main Events in the GUKPT´s five year history, with 207 entrants and a final day field of 23 players which contained seven previous GUKPT winners and 2009 Champion of Champions, Haitao Wu.
However, it was eventually Ormskirk-based Colin McTaggart who emerged victorious and won first prize of £57.700, a seat at the Champion of Champions 2010 tournament and precious points in the GUKPT Leaderboard competition.
Colin had qualified for the Main Event via an online satellite, and everybody has the opportunity of emulating his fantastic feat by visiting Grosvenor Casino Poker and entering the GUKPT feeders which culminate in the Sunday Super Satellites – giving you the chance to win a seat at the GUKPT Main Event of your choice.
GUKPT Walsall 2011 Main Event
The Main Event for leg 3 of the GUKPT 2011 starts on Friday 29th April at 12.00 noon and 6.00pm with a maximum of 200 players permitted at each session. Play continues throughout Saturday and Sunday until a winner is crowned.
Direct buy-in to the Main Event is £1.000 + £70.00, but as Colin McTaggart proved last year, it is worth attempting to qualify through the online satellite program available on Grosvenor Casino Poker, or you can participate in any of the “Super Satellites” which are being held at the Grosvenor Casino in the run up to the event, or those qualifiers which form part of the side event schedule.
GUKPT Walsall 2011 Side Events
Although victory in the GUKPT Walsall 2011 Main Event is everybody´s goal, there is an extended schedule of side events also taking place throughout leg 3 of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour with some valuable prizes and automatic entry into the GUKPT Champion of Champions Tournament which is held in November in London.
A good finish in one of the GUKPT Walsall 2011 side events also helps collect points towards the GUKPT Leaderboard competition – Europe´s most valuable poker rankings system.
The full schedule of side events for Walsall GUKPT 2011 is as follows:-
24th April 2011 £30 + £5 NL Hold’em Re-buy 10 Seat Super Satellite to Main Event 7.30pm
25th April 2011 £100 + £10 £NL Hold’em Re-buy 7.30pm
26th April 2011 £300 + £30 NL Hold’em Freezeout 7.30pm (2 days)
27th April 2011 £150 + £15 Omaha D/C Freezeout 6.00pm
27th April 2011 £150 + £15 NL Hold’em Freezeout Super Satellite to Main Event 8.30pm
28th April 2011 £200 + £20 NL Hold’em 6 Max Freezeout 7.30pm
28th April 2011 £50 + £5 Main Event Super Satellite 1 x Re-Buy or Add-On 9.00pm
30th April 2011 £250 + £25 NL Hold’em Freezeout Re-entry 6.00pm (2 days)
1st May 2011 £100 + £10 NL Hold’em Bounty Booster Tournament 5.00pm