The success of the GUKPT goes on anon at GUKPT Reading

Published On June 12, 2018 |

The 2018 GUKPT Reading is in the history books and what an incredible week of poker we witnessed. Grosvenor Casino Reading South welcomed 245 entries into the £100,000 GUKPT Reading Main Event, bumping up the guaranteed prizepool to £122,500. The winner, who choose to remain anonymous, walked away with a cool £35,100 in their pocket.

Thanks to all those involved in making GUKPT Reading the huge success it was and congratulations to all those who cashed in the Main and side events. Special mentions to Gerard Crone (2nd) and Michael Rolt (3rd) who both won their seat to the £550 buy-in Main Event via the ‘Last Person Standing’ promotion, making their combined winnings of £35,000 even sweeter. Peter Wigglesworth (4th) continues to run deep in Grosvenor Casinos events and added yet another five figure cash to his poker resume after his triumph at the 25/50 during the 2017 Goliath. Gavin Manly’s 6th place finish and £4,750 in winnings marked the end of a great week for him personally as he also took home £3,095 after winning the Mini Main event earlier in the week. Last but not least Ben Winsor (10th) put up a valiant attempt at joining GUKPT hall of famer, Julian Thew, in the three GUKPT winner’s club. There’s always next time Ben!

1st – £35,100 – Anon

2nd – £22,900 – Gerald Crone

3rd – £14,350 – Michael Rolt

4th – £9,300 – Peter Wigglesworth

5th – £6,400 – Richard Hasnip

6th – £4,750 – Gavin Manley

7th – £3,800 – Aleks Golubevs

8th – £3,050 – Ryan Cooper

9th – £2,600 – Sam Goodman

10th – £2,200 – Ben Winsor

11th – £1,950 – David Burke

12th – £1,850 – Konrad Zalewski

13th – £1,750 – Graham Pound

14th – £1,450 – Jonathan Wong

15th – £1,450 – David Greene

16th – £1,350 – Martin Holmes

17th – £1,350 – Robert Maile

18th – £1,200 – Aaron Biggs

19th – £1,200 – Paul Brampton

20th – £1,200 – Sam Harwood

21st – £1,100 – Andrea De Giorgi

22nd – £1,100 – Barry Cobb

23rd – £1,100 – Tim Wright

Attention now turns to the next GUKPT which will be taking place in London’s iconic The Poker Room above Grosvenor Casino Victoria on Edgware Road. This will be the second time the GUKPT has been to London in 2018 however this time it will be the turn of the £100,000 Guaranteed Main Event which carries a buy-in of £500+50. Grosvenor Casinos expect big numbers throughout the week-long festival. As ever there are plenty of opportunities to win your seat online on or at The Poker Room.

There’s less than two months to go now before cards are in the air at the UK Poker phenomenon that is The Goliath! The £100+25 buy-in record breaking event will be at Grosvenor Casino Coventry at the Ricoh Arena from 26th July to 5th August. Grosvenor Casinos will attempt to break its own record for the largest poker tournament outside of the USA and in anticipation has guaranteed the Goliath Main Event first prize at a staggering £100,000!

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