Leon Bui has won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event and £144,905, bringing the 2010 tour to an exciting finale. He faced tough opposition from a field of 207 who entered the £2,500 buy-in event to compete for the last Main Event title of the year.
Bui’s victory saw his huge first prize propelling him to the top of the year’s GUKPT Prize Money Rankings, with over £200,000 in winnings. The end of the final tournament on the main tour also brings to an end the contest for the Ranking Points Leaderboard, which has been won by David Johnson (£20,000)– incidentally the bubble in the Grand Final – with Alli Mallu in second place (£10,000) and Neil Channing third (£5,000).
The Champion of Champions Festival, held at G Casino, Coventry, on Saturday 4th December, will be the last series of events held in 2010. This unique festival features an invite-only freeroll that will give everyone who has taken a title on the GUKPT Main Tour, Summer Series, Club Championships, Online 10% Series or National Poker League a shot at a bite of the £150,000 prize pool, with their starting chips allocated according to number and size of events won. There will be a live blog and photographs from this event, which promises to be as tough a challenge as any Main Tour leg.