Guy Taylor Wins 4 Grosvenor Poker Titles In 9 Months
Guy Taylor has continued his excellent run at Grosvenor Poker after recently winning the £530 buy-in Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Main Event last weekend for £22,155.
The English poker pro outclassed a field of 211 entries to claim his fourth Grosvenor title.
It’s safe to say that Taylor is a beast at Grosvenor Poker tournaments. In a space of nine months, he was able to ship four major Grosvenor victories.
His first title came in August 2020 when he captured the £225 buy-in Grosvenor 25/25 Series for £7,335. The tournament attracted 157 entries and was held online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He followed it up with another win in October in the £115 buy-in Grosvenor Deepstack for £4,592, during which he outclassed a 171-entry field to take home a second title. Then just a month later, Taylor scooped the £225 buy-in GCOOP High Roller where he won £8,737 in top prize after topping 186 opponents.
Taylor also earned the biggest live score of his career in another Grosvenor Poker tournament, when he finished 3rd in the £1,110 buy-in GUKPT Main Event (GUKPT London Leg 1) back in February 2018 for £69,029.
iPoker Experience Key to Taylor’s Success
Capturing quadruple Grosvenor titles in less than a year is an incredible feat, and Taylor credits his continued success to his relevant experience playing online, as well as his background in the heads-up format.
Taylor acknowledges that his online poker skills have contributed a lot to his recent victories.
For the most part of 2020, online tournaments were the thing. Several live poker brands, including Grosvenor, moved their tournaments to the virtual felts as a result of the pandemic.
Some poker pros who were used to playing live tournaments found it quite difficult to adjust to the online environment, but that was not the case with Taylor. He was able to comfortably make the switch from live to online, and that gave him the edge.
Taylor’s experience in the heads-up format also helped him big time. The English poker pro had been grinding heads-up games online in the past, and it taught him to adopt a specific play according to the type of opponent he’s up against. Meaning, Taylor does not apply a generic strategy at the table as he treats every opponent as a unique player.
Moving forward, Taylor has no plans to rest on his laurels. In fact, he’s looking forward to taking part in Grosvenor Poker’s biggest event, The Goliath, which is expected to be held online this year, though the final schedule has yet to be confirmed.
For the meantime, those who want to follow Taylor’s online pursuits may catch his streams on his Twitch channel.