Miikka Toikka

Toikka’s the top banana at Goliath

After more than a week of action, Liverpool IT professional Miikka Toikka won this year’s GUKPT Goliath from 8-16 August. Despite an impressive field in 2014, the GUKPT managed to smash all records this time around thanks to a mammoth 4,210 entries creating a first-place prize of £75,800, despite the event itself only costing £120…

Stephen Foster

Foster takes Leeds GUKPT crown

Stephen Foster is the latest name to be added to the list of GUKPT winners after he took down the event in Leeds from 30 July-2 August. An impressive field of 249 entries created a guarantee-busting prize pool of £124,500 at the Westgate Casino, where local man Foster beat Sheffield’s John Woodhead to the title…

Raul Martinez

Martinez the man at GUKPT Reading

Raul Martinez became the latest GUKPT winner when he topped a field of 248 runners at the G Casino in Reading from 25-28 June to walk away with the first-place payout of £25,250. A total of 17 players were still in contention for the big money on Sunday and after a slow start were soon…

Julian Davies

Davies takes GUKPT Cardiff title

Julian Davies topped a field of 171 runners at the G Casino from 24-31 May to lift the Cardiff GUKPT title. Davies took the biggest chunk of the guaranteed £100,000 prize pool despite starting the final day seventh out of nine. Short-stacked with five players left, Davies was one card away from elimination but doubled…

James Mitchell

Mitchell takes Edinburgh GUKPT title

James Mitchell has added the GUKPT Edinburgh title to his impressive tournament CV, topping a field of 234 entries in the Scottish capital from 19-26 April to turn his £550 buy-in into a cool £33,930 first prize. Mitchell returned for Sunday’s final day with the chip lead and made steady progress towards a heads-up confrontation…

Cillian Berragan

Berragan proves a top student

With a bumper field of 801 runners taking a break from their studies from 8-12 April to take part in the Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championship, it was Hull University’s Cillian Berragan who took the title. After three days of hard-fought action at the G Casino at the Ricoh Arena, Berragan managed to turn his…

Ali Mallu

Mallu on the march in Manchester

The second leg of this season’s GUKPT took place at Manchester’s G Casino from 8-15 March, with Ali Mallu lifting the winner’s trophy. After battling his way through nearly 200 players, the GUKPT regular was one of 14 players who returned on Sunday for the final day’s play. As the action progressed and the final…

Victor Ilyukhin

Senior moment as Ilyukhin takes crown

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) was at The Poker Room at the Victoria Casino from 25 January to 1 February and crowned its first winner of 2015 when Victor Ilyukhin took the honours in the main event. The 63-year-old Russian topped a field of 289 entrants and pocketed a career-best score of £83,600. The…

Charlie Carral

Colourful Carrel crowned GUKPT champ

Colourful Irishman Charlie Carrel is the new GUKPT Grand Final champion after surviving a field of of 212 entrants at The Poker Room at the Victoria Casino to earn himself a £108,625 payday. The final nine included 2010 GUKPT Bolton winner Priyan De Mel, 2013 World Series of Poker Europe winner Adrian Mateos, 2013 GUKPT…

Justin Astley

Tangerine dream for Astley in Blackpool

25/25 winner Justin Astley picked up more than five times his Bolton score when he took down the Blackpool GUKPT from 14-16 November. Astley pocketed a career-best scoop of £59,000 after outlasting a final-day line-up that included defending champion Rick Trigg and former Irish Open winner James Mitchell. From 171 entries, 17 players returned for…

Victoria Casino

GUKPT schedule for 2015 announced

Just two more dates in the 2014 GUKPT calendar, with leg 10 taking place in Blackpool from 9-16 November and then the Grand Final at The Poker Room at the Victoria Casino on London’s Edgware Road from 23-30 November. But there’s just two months to wait after that for the 2015 series to shuffle up,…

Adam Reynolds

Adam bags the apples at GUKPT Luton

Adam Reynolds picked up a cool £53,500 after winning leg nine of the GUKPT at the G Casino in Luton from 16-19 October. As heads-up play started Reynolds and Phil Corion were locked together on chips, just four big blinds separating them, so a deal was agreed that saw both bag £50,000, with £3,500 and…