It’s the battle of the Bens as Dobson is crowned GUKPT Manchester Champion

Published On March 3, 2020 |

Media Release: Tuesday 3rd March 

What happens when an immovable force meets an unstoppable object? Anyone of the 317 entrants who joined the Grosvenor Casinos’ GUKPT Main Event in Manchester this week got a front row seat to find out. 

In the red corner – WSOP bracelet winner and holder of both WPT and UKIPT titles, Ben Dobson. In the blue corner, quite simply the hottest property in UK poker right now, Ben Winsor. A man who finished runner up at last months London leg and who holds a record 3 GUKPT main event titles including a Grand Final victory.

The fact that the lion’s share of an extraordinary £317,000 prizepool ended up in front of these 2 players late on Sunday evening felt as real as it did surreal. 

Ultimately it was Dobson, who qualified for the tournament online, who finished on top earning himself a £75,510 payday – a startling return from his initial £110 outlay. A reminder that no matter if you are new to the game or a seasoned professional, the many satellites on offer both at or at the host casinos are a great way to get involved in the serious(ly fun) poker action on the GUKPT

2020 GUKPT Manchester Top 10

1st£75,510Ben Dobson
2nd£68,000Ben Winsor
3rd£35,110Dean Perry
4th£22,370Wadey Ashraf
5th£15,220Nathan Watson
6th£11,180Garry Wilson
7th£8,700Justin Devonport
8th£7,150David Johnson
9th£5,900Rob Binkley
10th£4,970Thomas High

Next stop for the GUKPT is Edinburgh, action kicks off at the Grosvenor Casino Edinburgh, Maybury on Sunday 22nd March with the £200+20 GUKPT Mini Main. The £100,000 guaranteed GUKPT Main Event starts on Thursday 26th March, leaving customers plenty of time to win their buy-in, just like our latest GUKPT champion!

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