Grosvenor UK Poker Tour announces 2008 schedule Invades London for the WSOP-E

After a highly successful debut throughout Great Britain in 2007, the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) and its sponsor, Blue Square Poker, have announced the dates for its 2008 season.

As was the case last year, each of the 10 tournaments during the season will have a £1,000 buy-in, except for the Grand Final, which is £3,000. The events usually draw some of the best poker players from across the British Isles.

Winners in 2007 included such notable names as WSOP bracelet winner Praz Bansi, former EastEnders actor Michael Greco, EPT champion Julian Thew and the always-dangerous Dave Colclough. At the end of 2007, Michael Ellis was able to take the Grand Final when he overcame a difficult 197-player field to win the championship.

Preliminary events are scheduled during the run of stops on the GUKPT tour this year, and there will be satellites available for players to earn their way into the championship events.

Two special events, which were not a part of the 2007 schedule, will also be featured: a Link Event and the Grosvenor Grand Prix.

The schedule for the 2008 GUKPT season is as follows:

Main Event
Leg 1
Jan. 14-16
Jan. 17-20
Leg 2
Feb. 11-13
Feb. 14-17
Leg 3
March 3-5
March 6-9
Leg 4
April 21-23
April 24-27
Leg 5
May 12-14
May 15-18
Link Event
July TBD
July TBD
Various locations
Leg 6 Aug. 4-6
Aug. 7-10
Leg 7
Sept. 1-3
Sept. 4-7
Leg 8
Oct. 13-15
Oct. 16-19 Thanet
Grand Prix
Oct. TBD
Oct. TBD
Leg 9 Nov. 10-12
Nov. 13-16
Grand Final
Nov. 24-26
Nov. 27-30
For a look at blind structures, details of the casinos on the tournament schedule or information on how to win a seat online or live to enter the GUKPT tournaments, be sure to visit the GUKPT website at

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