Ben Winsor-gain to become first ever two time GUKPT Grand Final champion!
Defeating the best of UK poker and challengers from Europe and beyond to become the GUKPT Grand Final champion – a true once in a lifetime opportunity… or so we thought. Ben Winsor had other ideas…
This past weekend the GUKPT Grand Final festival 2019 came to a close with the final table of the main event. This year, with a new price tag of £2,500+150 and a guarantee of £500,000, The Poker Room, London welcomed 273 players, generating a staggering prizepool of £682,500.
The final table itself was completed in breakneck speed, with eight players eliminated in just two hours. When the dust settled it was Margate’s poker superstar, Ben Winsor, who emerged as the 2019 GUKPT Grand Final champion, holding the trophy and a cheque for £188,000. Yet another six figure score to add to his ever growing poker resume.
The win firmly secures his place in Grosvenor Casinos’ Poker hall of fame as the first person ever to win two GUKPT Grand Final Main Events in the tour’s 13-year history. The UK poker hotshot now has three major GUKPT titles under his belt; the 2015 and 2019 GUKPT Grand Finals and the 2014 GUKPT Walsall. He now joins poker legend Julian Thew in the three time winners’ club!
What a year for Grosvenor Casinos’ GUKPT – a remarkable turnout to all legs with an increase in attendance to the main events at almost every stop. Dates and details for the 14th season of the GUKPT have been now also released. The 2020 GUKPT kicks off back at The Poker Room, London on 23rd January for even more record breaking poker.
Everyone at Grosvenor Casinos HQ would like to wish all players a very Merry Christmas and take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting the GUKPT over the years. Remember, the Grosvenor Casinos’ Christmas Cracker is just around the corner and will be coming to a Grosvenor Casino near you.