Goliath 2017 Day 1A Blog

Published On July 29, 2017 |

End of Day 1a with Bogdan – 30 July 17 – 02:20


 

Bogdan Leads Huge Day 1a Field – 30 July 2017 – 02:04

Wow! Well what a day that has just been!

A huge increase on last years number of 659 as today there were a MASSIVE 882 entries in total for the first day one of The Goliath 2017. The day has been played in great spirits as you would expect from this great event and the tournament has been run like clock work.

111 lucky players have made it through the day and they are led by Bogdan-Marius Aprodu who has finished the day with a huge stack of 745,500 which is also most 30 players starting stacks. Full chip counts of the players who have made it through to day two are:

Forename Surname Chips
Bogdan-Marius Aprodu 745500
Thomas Michael Plaskitt 589500
Lee Baker 481500
Rafael Henderson 409000
Andrew Garland 375000
Tom Bunker 374500
Simon Green 372500
Joe Skipsey 370000
James Parker 364500
Gareth Howard 342000
Thales Filho 337000
Ryan Michael Townsend 330000
Alan Armitage 326000
Calum James Goodwin 319000
Christopher Allen 316000
Matthew Skeadas 314500
Martin Croft 312500
Paul Downes 309000
Christopher Cooper 305000
Roy Dickens 300000
Gareth Bakewell 297000
Vito Bellini 296000
Mateusz Piotr Roszczyk 290000
Paul Mcnamara 285000
Robert Swift 284500
Aran Clarke 282500
Jordan Stanley 280500
Michael Timothy Massheder 279000
Jordan Withey 278500
Matthew John Pearson 271500
Simon Hill 249500
Phillip Adams 248000
Nicholas Pongourou 241500
Jak Thomas 233500
Beniamoino Hadjamar 233000
Peter Spartiatis 233000
John Egerton 231000
Alison Leivers 230500
Robert Wilks 226000
Joseph Platten 212500
Jacob Andersen 211000
Ken Law 211000
Reem Ahmed 209000
Philip Baker 208500
Terence Helsby 205500
Ryan Michael Hassett 202500
Saadman Rahman 197000
Scott Deathridge 195500
Mark Cooper 183000
Benjamin Gatford 180000
Corey Gill 173500
Johnson Nwabuko 172000
Leon Sarandis 171500
Daniel Lomas 171000
Ashley Lippitt 170000
Petar Dimchev Pralev 166000
Brad Davey 165500
Adrian Hogman 165000
Paul Edward Veal 164000
Stephen Smith 161000
Patrick Buchanan 159000
Joachim Lob 159000
Peter Williams Plevey 159000
Neil Saunders 158000
Ryan Crane 156500
Sherri Jeffery 155500
Philip Warr 155500
Ernesto Aguilar 150500
Qamran Ghani 147500
Alex Durall 146000
Jacob Fine 144500
Carla Goddard 139500
Michael Hart 135500
Ramon Read 134500
Adam David Szerlowski 131500
Geoffrey Dunn 130900
Nicholas Muddiman 130000
James Hughes 129000
Puneet Sharma 128500
Ricky Christopher Darbon 124500
Callum Palfrey 122500
Stephanie Oconnell 122500
Arkadiusz Sikorski 122500
Jayesh K Patel 120000
Bradley Worth 120000
Joshua Addington 111000
Linda Morrison 110600
Catherine Ivgi 105500
Brandon Aymes Tatlow 101500
Philip Gunby 101000
Ruth Elizabeth Toms 99500
Peter Andrew Carey 99500
Adam Wilson 97500
Charles Mason 94500
Elizabeth Hancock 90000
Martyn Coleman 90000
Scott Aspinall 86000
Eric Ramkeesoon 82500
Osaretin Ubebe 77000
Craig Dawson 73000
Aliakbar Campwala 70500
Jason Marriott 69000
Tomasz Jan Balcewicz 62000
Aniko Madi 61000
Thomas Antony Moore 57500
Amal Ouchikh 57000
Lukasz Formela 56000
Christopher Quinton 51000
Shane Alfred Walker 47500
Steven Kent 40500
Charles Edward 38000

 

We will be back tomorrow for more of the same where we are expecting another 500+ field.

Join us then from noon.

 


 

Goliath Day 1A Update – 30 July 2017 – 01:20

Full counts coming up very soon.


 

Gamble on the Last Hand – 30 July 2017 – 01:08

We see 4 Players all in on the last hand.


 

Goliath Day 1A Update – 30 July 2017 – 00:56

Clock has been paused and we are playing last 5 Hands.


 

Final level of Goliath Day 1A – 30 July 2017 – 00:38

We have 148 Players remain

Blinds 2000/4000 RA 400

Average Chips – 149,200


 

Side Event Update – 30 July 2017 – 00:30

A massive 603 entries in the 25/50 side event, creating a prizepool of £120,600.

#goliath17

 


 

Current Chip Leader – 30 July 2017 – 00:17

Here is Thomas Plaskitt with over 600K


 

Bust Outs – 29 July 2017 – 23:52

Jack Triggs

Dion Grewcock

Clive Preece

Jason Kelley

Peter Trower

Mark Gibson

Steve Westland


 

Photo’s around the room – 29 July 2017 – 23:38


 

Latest Update – 29 July 2017 – 23:22

We are on Level 14.

Blinds 1200/2400 RA 300

We have 209 Players remaining

Average Chips – 105,600


 

Former Goliath Winners – 29 July 2017 – 23:10


Classic Flip – 29 July 2017 – 23:01

We see two stacks of chips in the middle and the following Cards:

for Terence Helsby

for Paul Fisher

The board runs out

Chop shouts one of the players. Terence has the 8 and knocks out Paul Fisher.


Bust Outs – 29 July 2o17 – 22:50

Giovnni Albanese

David Griffiths

Jordan Mongey

Brian Hobby

Kristiyan Yordanov

James Gunn

James Williams

Zach Crosland

Daniel Glancy


Side Event Update 25/50 29 July 2017 – 22:45

Currently 180 Players remain of the 586 Players Total

Prizepool is currently £117,200


Chip Leader Peter Spartiatis 29 July 2017 – 22:37


Level 13 Chip Counts – 29 July 2017 -22:28

First Surname Chips
Peter Spartiatis 254,000
Bogdan-Marius Aprodu 245,000
Christopher Cooper 220,000
Calum James Goodwin 220,000
Thomas William Blewett 219,000
Qamran Ghani 207,000
Jordan Stanley 205,000
Gareth Howard 202,000
Lee Holt 194,000
Joseph Platten 190,000
Reem Ahmed 190,000
Khrishan Patel 180,000
Claudiumihai Sava 173,000
Callum Palfrey 170,000

Break Time – 29 July 2017 – 10:05

Players now on a 20 Minute Break.

Chip Counts coming up.


Brilliant Picture from Day 1A – 29 July 2017 – 21:40


More Bust outs 29 July 2017 – 21:38

Rihards Kalnins

Shaun Bexon

Martin Randall

Ashley Kinsella

Lee Donovan

Joseph Holmes

Lynne Hancock


Last Years Winner Vamshia Vandgnapu – 29 July – 21:31

Last Years Winner Vamshia Vandgnapu trying to do the Double.


More Pics from the Goliath – 29 July 2017 – 21:20


Blinds Up Level 11 – 29 July 2017 – 20:46

Blinds are now 600/1200 RA 100

399 Players remain


Live Stream Link – 29 July 2017 – 20:42

Click Here for the Live Stream with Tower and Joe Beevers.


More Busted!! 29 July 2017 – 20:40

Lee Robinson

Syed Kirmani

Craig Ottley

Kevin Thornhill

Trevor Kinsey

Jamie Pitt

Sunil Moti

Dos Pereira


D0uble up or Go Home – 29 July 2017 – 20:28

Get to table 11 and see a board of and a bet of 3,500 from Richard Sutclife is met with a raise to 12,500 of Jordan Mongey. Richard checks his cards and moves all in. Jordan who is at risk quickly calls and the cards are over.

Jordan has

Richard has

Turn is River

Jordan doubles to 70K.


Chip Leader (George Lake) Photograph – 29 July 2017 – 20:11



Level 10 – 29 July 2017 – 20:01

Players are now back from the Dinner Break.

We have 514 Players remaining from the 882 Players who started Day 1A.

Blinds are 500/1000 with a RA 100

Average Chips is 42,800


25/50 (50K GTD) Side Event Update – 29 July 2017 – 19:45

Just a quick update on the 25/50 Side Event.

We have 174 runners today 1c.

524 Runners Total.

Currently £104,800 Pot. Late Registration till 23:15.


Chip Leaders at the Dinner break – 29 July 2017 – 19:35

First Surname Chips
George Lake 206,000
Marc Nicol Kilmurray 182,000
Andrew Garland 170,000
Robert Wilks 168,000
John Sinclair 168,000
Nayeem Syed 150,000
Jonathan Graham 145,000
Alison Leivers 144,000
Robert Swift 137,000
Nicholas Muddiman 134,000
Stewart Brown 130,000
Qamran Ghani 126,000
Alan Armitage 125,000
Peter Stiborski 119,000
Vito Bellini 118,000
Gareth Bakewell 115,000
Calum James Goodwin 109,000
Neil Saunders 109,000
Matt Seccombe 105,000
Robert Harding 101,000
Kyle Hedger 101,000

 

Dinner Break – 29/07/2017 – 18:59

Dinner break now for the players as they take 60 minutes.


Tower Walkthrough – 29/07/2017 – 18:45

 

 


 

 

Day 1a Numbers – 29/07/2017 – 18:25

Registration has closed and everyone is in.

The total numbers for Day 1a is 882, a huge increase on the 659 from last year.

 


 

Pics of the Goliath Room 19 July 2017 – 18:10


 

Players no longer in the Goliath – 29 July 2017 – 17:59

Gzim Senaj

Chris Bailey

James Glanville

Jason Read

Ivor Sampson

Chris Canham

Chi Kin Kong

Gary Wilson

Chris Smith

Luke Dawson

Jonathan Davies

Rayn Adams

Marius Puie

Nathan Clarke

Gavin Murphy

Daniel Hollis

Sean Horrigan

Bradley King


 

Level Up – 29 Jul 2017 – 17:40

Players are now on Level 8. Blinds are 300/600 RA 75.

Unconfirmed numbers are 750 Entries and 141 Re-Entries. 891 Runners for Day 1A. What a Start!!!!!


Bust outs !!! – 29 July 2017 – 17:32

Adam Walker

Keri De La Cruz

Dean Kempshell

Kyle Baker

Radu Paveliuc

Mark Baker

Karl Collins

Dawn Burnip

Zane Collison

Lee Cunliffe

David Oldacre


More Pics – 29 July 2017 – 17:25


Chip Leader Picture – 29 July 2o17 – 17:15

Robert Wilks Chip Leder


Chip Leaders from the Break – 29 July 2017 – 17:01

First Surname Count
Robert Wilks 155,000
James Williams 125,000
Jonathan Graham 121,000
Craig Connaughton 118,000
Andrew Garland 101,000
Gabriel Ruivo Gaspar 95,000
Liam Veitch 94,000
Kyle Hedger 93,000
Rafael Henderson 91,000
Darrel Driver 89,000
Alison Leivers 85,000
Melvyn Green 81,000
Robert Harding 77,000

Grosvenor Team Pro’s 29 July 2017 – 16:46


Break Time!!! 29 July 2017 – 16:30

Players have just finished Level 6 and are now on 25 Minute Break.


More Bust outs – 29 July 2017 – 16:10

Brian Allen

Alex Evans

Scott Aspinall

Warwick Brindley

Sean Hale

Douglas Fletcher

David O’Sullivan

Howard Wilson

Gary Howell

Ivan Stephen

Alex Jay

Peter Strike


Girl Power 2 !!! 29 July 2017 – 16:04



 

Level up 29 July 2017 – 15:53

Players are now on 150/300/25

729 Entries and 65 Re-Entries, WOW!!!!!!!


Random Chip Stacks – 29 July 2017 – 15:49

Chris Allen – 83K

Kevin Houghland – 50K

Paul Loughlin – 46K

Katie Swift – 36K

Gabriel Gasper – 119K

James Williams – 102K

Jeff Kimber – 24K

Andrew Garland – 93K


Fast and Furious!!! – 29 July 2017 – 15:32

This is the Players cards of  that have exited


Side Event News – 29 July 2017 – 15:19

Just remember that the Day 1C 25/50 continues tonight at 7pm.


Level Up – 29 July 2017 – 15:11

Level 4 now started. Blinds are now 100/200 with RA 25.

We have 709 Entries and 36 re-entries.


Girl Power at the Goliath – 29 July 2017 – 15:04


More Exits – 29 July 2017 – 14:51

Richard Williams

Julian Powell

Tauseef Amjad

Corey Gill

Mathew Goodwin

James Barney

Caroline French

Mark Hawes

Andrew Jeffrey


Live Stream – 29 July 2017 – 14:42

Link to the Live Stream can be found here:


Level 4 – 29/07/2017 – 14:30

The players are back from the break, seated as we begin level number four.

The blinds are now 100/200.

680 entries so far today!!


Break Time – 29 July 2017 – 14:05

Players will now be on a 25 min break. We currently have 678 Entries for Day 1A. Wow what a start.


More Exits – 29 Jul 2017 – 13:59

Howard Jones

Antonia Mazzoni

Andrew Steadman

Brandon Harper

Adam Abbott

Ashley North

Laith Sheena


Photographs from the Room: 29 Jul 2017 – 13:52


Chip Leader – 29 Jul 2o17 – 13:43

The current Chip Leader is Kyle Hedger with 93K.

Kyle managed to Hit Quad Kings v’s an opponents Full House.


Random Chip Counts: 29 Jul 2017 – 13:38

Tina Bandyle – 30K

Colin Malcolm – 26K

Szymon Koper – 44K

Daniel Issac – 51K

David Sawyer – 47K

Elliot Saffrey – 42K


Level Up!!!!! 29 Jul 2017 – 13:21

Level 3 just started with blinds now 75/150.

We have seated 659 players to date.

Chip Leader update to follow….


Some Players who have exited – 29 Jul 2017 – 13:11

Vito Bellini

Ryan Quinn

Paul Damain

George Downie

Sam Evrin


More Shots of the Room – 29 Jul 2017 – 12:59

Level Up !!!! – 29 Jul 2017 – 12:43

We are now on Level 2 with blinds 50/100, We have 626 runners so far and people still at the desk waiting to register.


 

More Exits – 29 Jul 2017 – 12:38

Following Players are out:

Ben Kimber

Nick Lenods

Andrew Price

Michaael Pomfret


 

Photo’s of the Room – 29 Jul 2017 – 12:36


 

The man with the Chips – 29 Jul 2017 – 12:27

I get to table 49 and see the vacant chair of Shane Walker. I notice that the person with 46K is Florin Sava. He rivered the Flush and called all his chips to be up against 999 of Shane.


Man Down!! – 29 Jul 2017 – 12:14

I have just been handed the seating card of the first Player out. That player is Shane Walker.


Shuffle up and Deal!!!! – 29 Jul 2017 – 12:01

We have 541 Players who start with the 25,000 Chips. We will play 16 LT(-) Countdownevels of 40 Mins.

Photo’s to follow…


 

 

Ready to Rumble – 29 Jul 2017 – 11:47

We currently have 535 Players registered. This is going to be massive!!!!!
13 Mins till Shuffle up and Deal.


 

Welcome to the Goliath 2017 – 29 Jul 2017 – 11:40

Hi and good morning from the Ricoh arena here in Coventry. Day 1A is here and i will be bring you up to date Stacks/Photo’s/Blind Levels and much more.

 

 

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