GUKPT 2024 Reaches Midpoint with Return to London

As the 2024 Grosvenor Poker Tour (GUKPT) reaches its midpoint, the series returns to London for one of the season’s most anticipated stops. The event is set to take place at the iconic The Vic casino, a venue marked in poker history and synonymous with top-tier poker action. Nestled in the heart of London, The Vic has been a favored destination for many UK poker players.

London’s stop, scheduled from May 15 to 26, is expected to be one of the largest outside the Grand Finale, which will take place in Luton this season. The festival promises a regular choice of events that have already been ingrained in the GUKPT players’ minds.

Kicking off with the £250 The Opener event on May 15, the series ramps up quickly with the £560 Midi Main Event beginning the day after. The highlight of the series, the £1,250 Main Event, starts on May 23 and features three first-day flights, including a Turbo Day 1C. A new champ will be crowned on May 26.

In January, Luke Porter made a remarkable comeback at the final table to secure his first GUKPT victory, taking home £116,710, beating a field of 529 entries. In 2023, John McCann and Weixiao Liao won the London Main Events, pocketing £89,122 and £75,501, respectively.

2024 GUKPT London Main Event Schedule

DateStart TimeEventLate reg
Thursday, May 2312pm£1,250 Main Event Day 1AStart of Day 2
Friday, May 2412pm£1,250 Main Event Day 1BStart of Day 2
Friday, May 249pm£1,250 Main Event Day 1C – TurboStart of Day 2
Saturday, May 2512pm£1,250 Main Event Day 2Start of Day 2
Sunday, May 2612pm£1,250 Main Event Day 3

London Side Events

This year’s lineup at The Vic includes 11 numbered events, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Alongside the above-mentioned events, players can look forward to the £550 GUKPT Cup and two PLO events: the £250 PLO 4 Card and the £330 PLO 4/5/6 Bounty. For those seeking higher stakes, the $2,000 High Roller event offers a chance to compete at the highest level.

Calogero Morreale Still on Top of the 2024 NPL Leaderboard

Calogero Morreale

There’s no change at the top of the 2024 National Poker League leaderboard. Reining 2023 champion Calogero Morreale continues to lead the chase for the £75,000 Sponsorship Package.

Callum Gordon is trailing over 100 points behind the Italian as he secured two final table finishes this season, placing second in the Blackpool event and eighth in the GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event.

Matthew Davenport, the 2022 GUKPT Player of the Year, sits comfortably in third place. Known as one of the most accomplished players in GUKPT history, Davenport now holds a record for the most Main Event appearances with 13. Positions second to eight are still in contention for a £30,000 Diamond package.

2024 National Poker League Leaderboard

1Calogero Morreale461.78
2Callum Gordon360.36
3Matthew Davenport338.89
4Robert Douras266.47
5David Johnson257.83
6Thomas Clack241.93
7Alex Montgomery234.22
8Abdulkadir Ahmed232.72
9Glen Gaines222.84
10Sinead Priestley222.41

2024 GUKPT London Full Schedule

DateEvent NumberEventBuy-in
Wednesday, May 15Event 1The Opener Day 1A£250
Thursday, May 16Event 2Midi Main Event Day 1A£560
 Event 1The Opener Day 1B£250
  Main Event Cashout Satellite£140
Friday, May 17Event 2Midi Main Event Day 1B£560
 Event 2Midi Main Event Day 1C – Turbo£560
Saturday, May 18Event 2Midi Main Event Day 2£560
 Event 1The Opener Day 1C£250
 Event 1The Opener Day 1D – Turbo£250
Sunday, May 19Event 2Midi Main Event Day 3
 Event 1The Opener Day 2
 Event 3Mini Main Event Day 1A£340
  Main Event Cashout Satellite£140
Monday, May 20Event 3Mini Main Event Day 1B£340
  High Roller Cashout Satellite£185
Tuesday, May 21Event 3Mini Main Event Day 1C – Turbo£340
 Event 3Mini Main Event Day 2£340
 Event 4PLO 4 Card£250
  High Roller Turbo Cashout Satellite£350
Wednesday, May 22 High Roller Turbo Cashout Satellite£220
 Event 5High Roller Day 1£2,000
 Event 6£200 Turbo£200
 Event 3Mini Main Event Day 3
  Main Event Cashout Satellite£140
Thursday, May 23Event 7Main Event Day 1A£1,250
 Event 5High Roller Day 2£2,000
  Main Event Cashout Satellite£140
Friday, May 24Event 7Main Event Day 1B£1,250
  Main Event Turbo Cashout Satellite£270
 Event 7Main Event Day 1C – Turbo£1,250
Saturday, May 25Event 7Main Event Day 2£1,250
 Event 8GUKPT Cup Day 1£550
Sunday, May 26Event 7Main Event Day 3
 Event 8GUKPT Cup Day 2£550
 Event 9Seniors£150
 Event 10PLO 4/5/6 Bounty£330
 Event 11Live Closer£200

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