GUKPT Luton Schedule 2011
After a brief break for the GUKPT summer mini-series (very brief if recent English summers are anything to go by), the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour starts to gain momentum towards the climax of the series with leg 4 – held at the Grosvenor Casino in Luton from Sunday 14th August through to Sunday 21st August.
Luton is a town made famous by song about its airport and by the patronage of the town´s football club by a certain late Mr Eric Morecambe, and within the town, the Grosvenor Casino is a very well located venue – being just a few miles from the afore-mentioned airport and easily accessible from junction 10 of the M1.
The casino itself is one of the best entertainment centres in Luton, with a lively casino floor, very active 200 seater poker facility and an Italian themed restaurant serving up some truly memorable meals. There is also a full drinks and snack bar service, with special breakfast menus for those who play late into the night, and a brunch menu for those who play even later.
The Main Event at GUKPT Luton 2010 was won by London poker player Neil Channing, a familiar face on the GUKPT who had also previously won the Grosvenor Masters (2006) and is a regular at the Grosvenor Victoria casino in London. Overcoming a challenge from 226 other keen poker enthusiasts, Neil pocketed £64.050 for his victory and entry into the Champion of Champions tournament in London.
GUKPT Luton 2011 Main Event
This year´s Main Event is a £1.000.00 + £70.00 NLHE freeze-out which lasts three days and commences on Friday 19th August. A maximum of 200 players can be seated at any one time, so the opening day is split into two sessions starting at 12 noon and 6.00pm.
As well as a direct buy-in to the tournament, an online satellite feeder program runs every week on Grosvenor Casino’s poker site, with a daily qualifying program to the “Sunday Super Satellite” which has four seats guaranteed to the GUKPT Main Event of your choice, plus the Grosvenor Casino in Luton will be hosting live satellites to the Main Event from Monday 14th August through to Thursday 17th August with buy-ins from as little as £30.00.
GUKPT Luton 2011 Side Events
A full schedule of side events compliments the Main Event, with some valuable prizes up for grabs plus entry into the exclusive Luton Champion of Champions online tournament in the week following GUKPT Luton 2011. Furthermore, good finishes in the side events also earn points towards the GUKPT Leaderboard competition with £65.000 in prize money available to poker players who perform well through GUKPT 2011.
The full schedule of side events for Luton GUKPT 2011 is as follows:-
14th August 2011 £30 + £5 NL Hold’em Re-buy 10 Seat Super Satellite to Main Event 7.30pm
15th August 2011 £100 + £10 NL Hold’em Freeze-out
16th August 2011 £500 + £30 NL Hold’em Freeze-out 7.30pm (2 days)
17th August 2011 £250 + £15 Omaha D/C Freeze-out 6.00pm
17th August 2011 £150 + £15 NL Hold’em Freeze-out Super Satellite to Main Event 8.30pm
18th August 2011 £200 + £20 NL Hold’em 6 Max Freeze-out 7.30pm
18th August 2011 £50 + £5 NL Hold’em Super Satellite to Main Event Re-buy/Add on 9.00pm
20th August 2011 £250 + £25 NL Hold’em Freeze-out Re-entry 6.00pm (2 days)
21st August 2011 £100 + £10 NL Hold’em Bounty Booster Tournament 5.00pm