Chris Louch wins £50,000 as GUKPT Luton ends in international showdown
Media Release: Tuesday 11th June 2019
The first ever £100,000 GUKPT in Luton concluded this Sunday with Southampton’s Chris Louch leaving with the trophy and a cheque worth a staggering £50,000. Chris has only ever played the GUKPT once before, all the way back in series 1 in Blackpool in 2007. It appears it’s 2nd time lucky for Chris and we have a feeling Chris won’t leave it so long before his next visit.
Despite it being the first ever £500+50 GUKPT Main Event at Grosvenor Casino Luton, the UK poker community were out in force with an extraordinary 382 entries in the Main Event alone. It’s always great to see such a brilliant turn out especially as so many are already flying the flag for the UK out at the WSOP in Las Vegas.
After 3 days of gruelling poker action GUKPT Luton came to a close with a thrilling final showdown. It turned out to be quite the international affair with the final table featuring representatives from Lithuania, Romania, Latvia and Italy. The GUKPT also proved to be a perfect warm up for those still planning to head to Las Vegas with David Crane, Eirimas Livonas and Richard Kellet all eager to add some more dollars to their WSOP bankroll. With £140,000 in cash prizes on the final table alone perhaps a few more will now be joining them.
1st – £50,550 – Chris Louch
2nd – £33,900 – Aleks Golubevs
3rd – £20,600 – David Crane
4th – £12,900 – Eirimas Livonas
5th – £8,650 – Alex Bounsall
6th – £6,150 – Renato Rossi
7th – £4,850 – Richard Kellett
8th – £4,150 – Radu Scripnic
9th – £3,350 – Ian Oakley
The next stop for the 2019 GUKPT is London! The GUKPT bus will be pulling up to The Poker Room, London on the 30thJune for a week of poker fun and some serious tournament action. As always, there is still plenty of time to win your £500+60 seat thanks to the many satellites running online on Grosvenorpoker.com and at The Poker Room, London.
For those suffering from a dose of WSOP FOMO, fear not as Grosvenor Casinos has you covered. Grosvenor Casino Leeds Westgate and Grosvenor Casino Blackpool will both be hosting the ever popular £25,000 guaranteed 25/25 events. The Deepstack will also be stopping off at various destinations over the next couple of weekends. Find the nearest Deepstack to you here.