Being sent to Coventry is an idiom used in England that means you are deliberately ostracising someone, usually by ignoring them and not talking to them. We’re sending the PokerNews Live Reporting team to Coventry in March and they’ll be more than talking, they’ll be bringing you all the coverage from the 2022 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Coventry Main Event.
The Grosvenor G Casino Coventry is located inside the Coventry Building Society Arena, formerly the Ricoh Arena, in the Midlands. The casino will be brimming with poker talent from February 24 through March 6 because the GUKPT is in town.
GUKPT and Coventry have a long relationship. Coventry is, after all, the home of the record-breaking Goliath tournament. However, there have been four GUKPT Coventry Main Events since the tour began back in 2007.
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Stuart Rutter won the inaugural GUKPT Coventry Main Event during Season 4. Rutter outlasted 141 opponents in the £1,070 buy-in tournament and returned home with £41,910.
It was Julian Thew who triumphed in Coventry the following season. Thew defeated now-Team Grosvenor Pro Richard Trigg heads-up to get his hands on £42,740. The reigning champion Rutter managed to finish fifth.
Season 6, in 2012, saw Martyn Frey walk away with the £36,610 top prize.
GUKPT Coventry went on a hiatus for several years as it made way for the Goliath events. However, it returned during last years’ Season 15 with a £750 buy-in Main Event. The Main Event attracted 607 runners and Steve Jelinek came out on top to scoop an impressive £105,050. Last year’s Coventry Main Event was the biggest ever in terms of prize pool and first-place money.
Previous GUKPT Coventry Main Event Champions
SeasonBuy-inChampionPrize 4£1,070Stuart Rutter£41,910 5£1,070Julian Thew£42,470 6£1,070Martyn Frey£36,610 15£750Steve Jelinek£105,050
2022 GUKPT Coventry Schedule
This year’s GUKPT Coventry festival commences on February 24 with the first of three flights in the £400 buy-in G400. One such tournament ran at Leeds over Valentine’s weekend and awarded its winner, Alex Whitenstall, £27,245.
PokerNews will be with you every step of the way throughout the £1,000 buy-in GUKPT Coventry Main Event. Day 1A and Day 1B shuffle up and deal at 12:00 p.m. GMT on March 3 and March 4 respectively, with a turbo-structured Day 1C set to start at 9:00 p.m. GMT on March 4.
Career Best Score as Timothy Chung Wins Biggest Ever GUKPT London Main Event
Everything points towards another incredible Coventry Main Event, especially as the 2022 GUKPT season got off to a flying start in London in early February. Timothy Chung took down the £1,250 buy-in Main Event after leaving 701 opponents in his wake. Chung reeled in a career-best score worth £185,560.
You can win your way into the GUKPT Coventry Main Event via the live satellites at the Grosvenor G Casino Coventry, or online at Grosvenor Poker. PokerNews hopes to see you there.
DateTimeTournament Thu 24 Feb7:00 p.m.£400 NLHE G400 Day 1A Fri 25 Feb7:00 p.m.£400 NLHE G400 Day 1B Sat 26 Feb8:00 p.m.£400 NLHE G400 Day 1C Turbo Sun 27 Feb12:00 p.m.G400 Day 2 3:00 p.m.£250 NLHE GUKPT Mini Main Event Day 1A 7:00 p.m.£110 Main Event Cash Out Satellite Mon 28 Feb3:00 p.m.£250 NLHE GUKPT Mini Main Event Day 1B 7:00 p.m.£110 Main Event Cash Out Satellite Tue 1 Mar12:00 p.m.£250 NLHE GUKPT Mini Main Event Day 1C Turbo 4:30 p.m.GUKPT Mini Main Event Day 2 7:00 p.m.£110 Main Event Cash Out Satellite Wed 2 Mar4:00 p.m.£200 PL Omaha 4/5/6 card 5:00 p.m.GUKPT Mini Main Event Final Day 7:00 p.m.£110 Main Event Cash Out Satellite Thu 3 Mar12:00 p.m.£1,000 GUKPT Main Event Day 1A 7:00 p.m.£110 Main Event Cash Out Satellite Fri 4 Mar12:00 p.m.£1,000 GUKPT Main Event Day 1B 9:00 p.m.£1,000 GUKPT Main Event Day 1C Turbo Sat 5 Mar12:00 p.m.GUKPT Main Event Day 2 4:00 p.m.£200 NL Hold’em Sun 6 Mar12:00 p.m.GUKPT Main Event Final Day 1:00 p.m.£150 NLHE Seniors 4:00 p.m.£170 NLHE Bounty (£50 bounties)