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« on: January 26, 2011, 11:45:46 AM »

The GUKPT is back, and so are the blonde live updates. Temporarily maybe, but we'll see


The GUKPT Manchester Main Event starts tomorrow and kicks off the 2011 GUKPT Series

It is a £1000+70 NLHE with 15,000 starting chips and a One hour clock, played over two starting days and four days total

Two years ago, in one of the more famous blonde updates on the site, the event was won by the Moorman that can play live poker, Simon Moorman. Father of Chris, and bought into the event as a birthday present by his son.

Last year blonde was not at the event, and it was won by local player Kuljinder Sidhu who beat Chris Brammer to the title

Play begins at midday Thursday
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 11:48:43 AM »

Updating at Manchester will be myself for Thursday and part of Friday and Caroline "mouth" Cove for all four days

I don't know Caroline very well, but this update is only taking place because she has volunteered to do it. For that, thank you to her very much. Obviously we can't do updates like this relying on people's goodwill for too long, but as I said above we'd like updates on the site so we'll do this and see how it goes.

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 11:50:52 AM »

The GUKPT itself has undergone a bit of a facelift for 2011

Barry "DaveShoelace" Carter critiqued the changes on UK Poker news when they were announced

"....which featured a variety of new added value promotions, the removal of their end of year Champion of Champions event and most notably less legs of the tour. Last year the PokerStars UKIPT arrived on the scene and captured the attention of the UK market, no doubt leaving the GUKPT with a lot to think about, so how have they responded?

New Champion of Champions Tournaments
At first I didn’t like this, because I see the Champion of Champions event as a huge event on the UK calendar, but the last two years it hasn't quite lived up to that, it hasn't been as special as I made it in my head. So I don’t mind this now and could imagine there will be some value in the form of some of the bigger players might not even bother to play.

Wild card entries:
I love this idea, great extra value for those of us who have no chance of taking down a GUKPT event the proper way and will no doubt be very popular. The only criticism is that this innovation would have been way more exciting had the Champion of Champions event stuck to the original end of the year format.

Bumper GUKPT Leaderboard:

Another reason for the pros to stick with the tour, there seemed to be much more interest in the leader board last year than the Champions event, so a natural progression in my opinion.

Shoal Survivor:
Finally. One of the major criticisms of the tour was that it didn’t capture the online qualifier market as well as they could have. You only had to look at the PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour to see how important this is. There probably needs to be even more involvement with online qualifiers, but this is a step in the right direction.

Grosvenor Poker League & Sharky Giveaways:
Good to see £100,000 being on the table for the live poker regulars of the G Casinos and generally more of a shift to encourage live poker. The last few years the GUKPT main events have been incredibly tough and pro saturated, hopefully this will balance them a little and get more locals involved.

Less Legs:
Some people are pointing to this as a sign the tour is suffering at the hands of PokerStars and a saturated live poker market, I just think it makes sense. There are so many live events in the UK now, which is fantastic for the industry and players in general, and the GUKPT needed to reduce their schedule to make the events they do have special again.

All in all, the GUKPT seems to have had a major facelift and they are taking a risk by changing the format as much as they have, but it’s a necessary risk. Previously you could argue that the added value was very pro heavy, but this seems like a balanced mix of added value for professionals, live player and online qualifiers alike, which is exactly what they need to do if they want to try and reassert themselves as the poker tour in the UK.


Read more: http://uk.pokernews.com/news/2011/01/uk-pokernews-editors-column-thoughts-on-the-new-gukpt-6136.htm
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 11:53:35 AM »

So, while I prepare for a 7am start to get up the M6 tomorrow, I'll ask you to post on here if you are playing the main event please, and we'll look out for you and report progress

I've no idea of likely runners, a bit of a leap into the unknown a Thursday starting day in January in Manchester clashing with a local-ish EPT!

See you on the thread tomorrow!
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 11:56:26 AM »

Playing Thursday or Friday, will decide in the morn.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011, 12:14:03 PM »

Playing Thursday or Friday, will decide in the morn.

no dave dont leaaavvvvve!
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2011, 04:04:59 PM »

how manys do u reckon im going 4 215 in total im playing thursday
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2011, 04:38:03 PM »

i will take unders if u wanna bet on it
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2011, 05:05:45 PM »

Good luckTighty!!

Oh and good luck Caroline.

Looking forward to the updates.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2011, 07:19:22 PM »

Hi all,

just a quick enquiry re cash games at gukpt manchester.... any good action yet?
has there been any 2/5 nlhe games (and above)??

any info much appreciated Shocked)
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2011, 07:30:44 PM »

Dave u wanna pick team of 5 each from each starting day and most money won wins? 200$ each?
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2011, 07:34:13 PM »

dont know anyone playing or anyone who plays gukpts anymore mate- il do it if its random
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2011, 07:46:52 PM »

Updating at Manchester will be myself for Thursday and part of Friday and Caroline "mouth" Cove for all four days

I don't know Caroline very well, but this update is only taking place because she has volunteered to do it.



Nice one Caroline 

Looking forward to it,have a good one both of you!
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2011, 10:38:00 PM »

lol caroline will be brilliant at the updates. jones can u pick a dog up yo?
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2011, 11:02:16 PM »

il bet with you if it's random cos Smiley
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