The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour embarks on its 11th consecutive season Jan. 29, kicking off 2017 at the iconic “The Poker Room” located above the Grosvenor Victoria Casino in the English capital, London.

London is the first of nine stops scheduled on the 2017 GUKPT and should, in part, help the organizers reach an ambitious total of £1.8 million in guarantees during the coming year.

When the GUKPT was last in London for a £1,100 Main Event, the second starting flight broke the tour’s records for total number of entrants on one day when 243 players sat down at the tables, taking the total attendance to 394 and smashing the £200,000 guarantee by £194,000.

That particular tournament ended in bizarre circumstances. Once Spanish superstar Adrian Mateos bust in ninth place, the remaining eight players at the final table chopped the remaining prize pool between themselves to win between £24,049 and £66,528, the latter being collected by the man announced as champion, Martin Hogarty.

GUKPT London Past Winners

Season Entrants Buy-in Prize pool Winner Prize
10 394 £1,000+£100 £394,000 Martin Hogarty £66,538
9 289 £1,000+£90 £289,000 Victor Ilyukhin £82,600
8 323 £1,000+£80 £323,000 Oliver Price £86,400
7 397 £1,000+£70 £397,000 Martin Bader £56,000
6 315 £1,000+£70 £315,000 Robin Keston £84,310
5 245 £1,500+£50 £367,500 Praz Bansi £101,020
4 318 £1,500+£90 £477,000 Cuong Tran £127,800
3 398 £1,500+£75 £597,000 Martin Silke £172,850
2 424 £1,000+£60 £424,000 Ketul Nathwani £119,780
1 433 £1,000+£50 £433,000 Leo Kam £119,590

This season, the GUKPT management team is hopeful of a similar sized field to that during Season 10, something that may be helped by the large number of poker players already in London for the inaugural PokerStars Festival.

There is still time to qualify for the £200,000 guaranteed GUKPT London Main Event online at Grosvenor Poker. Download the poker software via PokerNews and you are entitled to claim a 200 percent up to £700 first deposit bonus and a bonus bag worth £50 (if you deposit at least £25) containing tournament tickets, points and casino bonuses.

2017 GUKPT London Schedule

Date Time Tournament
Jan. 29 12:00 p.m. £220 NL Hold’em Mini Main Event Day 1a
7:30 p.m. £36 Main Event Satellite
Jan. 30 4:00 p.m. £36 Main Event Turbo Satellite
6:00 p.m. £220 NL Hold’em Mini Main Event Day 1b
Jan. 31 4:00 p.m. £36 Main Event Turbo Satellite
6:00 p.m. Mini Main Event Day 2
6:30 p.m. £330 NL Hold’em 300 Day 1
Feb. 1 4:00 p.m. £36 Main Event Turbo Satellite
6:30 p.m. NL Hold’em 300 Day 2
7:30 p.m. £220 NL Hold’em 6-Max
9:00 p.m. £165 Main Event Satellite
Feb. 2 1:00 p.m. £1,100 GUKPT Main Event Day 1a
4:00 p.m. £36 Main Event Turbo Satellite
6:00 p.m. £165 PL Omaha 4/5/6 Cards
Feb. 3 1:00 p.m. £1,100 GUKPT Main Event Day 1b
9:00 p.m. £90 NL Hold’em Bounty
Feb. 4 1:00 p.m. GUKPT Main Event Day 2
6:00 p.m. £165 NL Hold’em Win the Button
Feb. 5 12:00 p.m. GUKPT Main Event Day 3
4:00 p.m. £110 NL Hold’em 100