Goliath 2018 Day 1A Blog

Published On July 28, 2018 |

Day 1a Chip Counts – 29/07/2018 – 00:30

From the 946 entries on a HUGE Day 1a of the Goliath Main Event, 122 have made Day 2 and will be back on Saturday!!
 
The players that have survived the day includes 2015 Goliath Champion Miikka Toikka.
 
The full chip counts are:
Anon 556000
Chi Kin Thomas Kong 527000
Mark Wardley 496000
Luke Wood 460500
Brian Brown 448000
Gheorghe David 435000
Jonathan Fear 406000
Ben Dugdale 394500
Adam Topping 393000
Adam Hair 385000
Lucian Ilies 371500
Christopher Noel Thompson 365000
Byron Sugars 357000
Stephen Dickinson 333500
Christian Williams 327500
Daniel Welsford 327000
Abdul Miah 320500
Nicholas Reynolds 310000
Timothy Upson 309000
Christopher Calvert 304300
Stephen Michael Brown 295500
Luke Joseph Foots 295000
Sebastian Haraf 294000
Neil Edwards 284000
Damon Delaney 276500
Robertas Kupetis 259000
Thomas Garry Howell 251500
Anon 249500
Sean Horsfield 247000
Stephen Paul Alexander 232000
Mihai Toader 228000
Mike Cummings 226000
Scott Elsden 225500
Gareth John Gardner 224000
Aqeel Butt 223500
David Russell Hall 220500
Paul Hamblin 213500
Andrew Salmon 213000
Marc Witham 213000
Hitendra Patel 208500
Leslie Lamnea 202000
Henri Page 202000
Gary Robertson 201500
James Noon 201000
Jason Pires 201000
Lee Edwards 199000
Jon Holmes 198500
Michael Firkins 198000
Alex Evans 194000
Shaun Potton 194000
Matthew Godwin 193000
Matthew Wootton 193000
Warwick Brindley 192500
Andy Matthews 188500
Catherine Ivgi 186500
Edi-Paul Neacsu 186500
Peter Spartiatis 181000
Dennis Spacey 179000
Adriaanus Dissel 175000
Simon Griffin 173500
Malcolm Speak 173000
Adam Davies 171000
Karl Smith 162000
Shaun Bakewell 161000
Daniel Chapman 153000
Adrian Petru Binisan 152000
Thomas Hughes 148500
John Perkins 148000
Robert Sampson 147500
Oliver Swarbrick 147000
Joe Awome 145500
Jason Wright 144000
Matthew Kirkby 141500
Lukasz Grabowski 140000
Jonathan Westwood 137000
Joel Uden 136500
Pavel Mikulevic 134000
Andrew George Harper 133000
Bob Johnson 133000
Stephen Nash 131000
Ben Wiggin 130500
Joseph Devine 128000
Melvyn Carter 126500
Barry John Stansbie 122500
Louise Michelle Lidbury 121000
Antonio Casula 117000
Tanveer Bassi 116500
Mark Flay 116500
Miikka Toikka 116500
Georgi Bachiyski 116000
Jonathan Hughes 116000
Jack Triggs 116000
John Goodfellow 114000
Demosthenes Harris 113000
Jamie Brown 111500
Robert Huhn 111000
Brandon Tyndall 108500
Mark Wackrill 108000
Ricky Christopher Darbon 107000
Kerry Anne Craigie 104500
Ryan Osullivan 103000
Matthew Peter Wickenden 102500
Brian Allen 101000
Stuart Young 101000
Wesley Apps 99000
Jonathan Stocker 90500
Matthew Vernon 85000
Andrew Eland 84500
Garry Todd 84000
Mark Lucas 82000
Nathan Griffiths 81000
Brandon Sheils 81000
Trevor Kinsey 77000
Gordon N Woodings 73000
Shaun Cosgrove 71000
Richard Edkins 69000
Julie Alexander 58500
George William Freeman 58000
Colin Macdougau 57000
Elaine Cosgrove 50500
Samual Holden 47500
Philip Edward Heminsley 44500

 

We’ll be back tomorrow for more of the same when we are expecting another big turnout.

 

Day 1A is complete – 28/07/2018 – 00:06

Play has ended for the Day. We have ended with 127 Players remaining.


 

Last 6 Hands – 28/07/2018 – 23:38

The Tournament Director announces 6 More hands as the Clock is paused.

Goliath Update – 28/07/2018 – 23:21

Numbers so far registered in the Goliath Main Event:

Day 1B – 358
Day 1C – 201
Day 1D – 147
Day 1E – 120
Day 1F – 281
Day 1G – 591

You can register in your local casino up until midnight before the day you want to play.

ONLINE Reg is closed!!

 


 

Pics – 28/07/2018 – 23:08


 

Goliath Update – 28/07/2018 – 22:46

We have 163 players remaining. We have around 50 mins play to go. Blinds are 2000/4000 RA 400.

Chip Average is 144,900 with a Total chips in play of 23,621,950


 

Live Stream Link – 28/07/2018 – 22:28

Follow the link below for Live coverage with “The Tower and Jay”

http://www.gukpt.com/live-stream-2/live-stream/


 

Chip Counts from around the room – 28/07/2018 – 22:11

Nicholas Reynolds – 140,000

Tim Upson – 180,000

Kevin Simpson – 120,000

Jonathan Stocker – 210,000

Ben Dugdale – 290,000

Lucien Illes – 320,000

Matt Firkens – 240,000


 

Some pics of the remaining 240 Players – 28/07/2018 – 21:40


 

Stacks a getting bigger – 28/07/2018 – 21:16

Some of the stacks around the room

Stephen Dickson – 387,000

Adam Topping – 280,000

Malcolm Speak – 300,000


 

Pics of the room – 28/07/2018 – 20:52


 

Goliath Update – 28/07/2018 – 20:39

We have 324 Players remaining from the 946 players that entered today. Blinds are 1000/2000 and a 200 RA. Chip Average is 73,200


 

I can crack Aces Baby – 28/07/2018 – 20:21

Table 2 seems to like Daniel Chapman. He shoves his last 19,600 in Pre-flop and to his direct left is Patrick Palmer announces all in for 70,600. Everyone folds till seat 4 Announces all in for  68,000. Cards on their back.

Dan –

Patrick –

Seat 3 –

Flop comes 7K2 8 8 for a full treble up for Dan and  takes a nice side pot.


 

Top 3 Chip Leaders – 28/07/2018 – 19:58

Marc Witham

Nicholas Reynolds

Gheorghe David

 


 

Side Event Update – 28/07/2018 – 19:45

We have 156 players so far in the Day 1D. We also have 24 Alternates. So with the 156 tonight added to the 395 across the previous 3 Days we have 551 entries and a Prizepool of over £100,000 Fantastic effort by all


 

Top Goliath 10 Stacks – 28/07/2018 – 19:25

First Surname Table Seat Count
Marc Witham 16 6 225,000
Nicholas Reynolds 21 3 170,000
Gheorghe David 40 4 127,000
Mathew Wood 19 5 125,000
Sebastian Haraf 42 5 117,000
Torab Mehdizadeh 4 4 112,000
Mitchel Campbell 37 2 112,000
David Gallagher 50 1 111,000
Alexandru Obada 7 2 108,000
Tim Upson 46 2 105,000

 


 

Level 10 – 28/07/2018 – 18:57

Players have returned from the  60 Minute Dinner Break. All alternates have been seated and the Final No for Goliath Day 1A is…………. 946!!!  What an effort.


 

Dinner Break – 28/07/2018 – 17:46

Players are now on a 60 minute Dinner Break. Back Soon


 

Big pots for Big Stacks – 28/07/2018 – 17:18

Table 40 sees Gheorghe David with v of Connor Anderson v of Ion Pele. Connor is at risk but Board runs out giving Gheorghe outs. Turn is giving Ion a Set. River is the to give Conner a lifeline. Ion ships the 80K pot. Conner has around 5K left but Gheorghe still has 150k to build upon.


 

Pics from around the room – 28/07/2018 – 16:51


 

Cash Game Update – 28/07/2018 – 16:27

Just to keep you updated, we currently have 10 Active cash games with a various games.


 

Level 7 – 28/07/2018 – 16:03

Players are now back from the break. We have 819 Players with 611 remaining. Blinds are 300/600 with a Running Ante of 75. 3 more Levels and we will be on a 60 Min Dinner Break.


 

Some random Chip Counts -28/07/2018 – 15:40

Jeremy Brown – 88,000

Catherine Ivgi – 49,000

Glen Hopley – 60,000

Joseph Devine – 72,000

Stephen Alexander – 113,000


 

Break Time – 28/07/2018 – 15:29

Players now on the next break of the day. Some Chip counts coming up.


Update – 28/07/2018 – 15:06

We now have 768 Entries for Day 1A  of the Goliath. We still have 622 players playing. Alternate List currently is still over 200!!!! Could be over 900 Players today!!! WOW.


 

25/50 Side Event Update – 28/07/2018 – 14:48

Just a reminder that we have Flight 1D of the 25/50 Series. There has been 395 runners and a current Prize pool of £79,000. Flight D starts at 7pm tonight.


 

Live Stream Link – 28/07/2018 – 14:30

Here is the Link to the Feature Table Live Stream

http://www.gukpt.com/live-stream-2/live-stream/


 

Stacks around the Room – 28/07/2018 – 14:17

Alexander Agyemang – 45,000

Dean Beacham – 72,000

Neil Godfrey – 86,000

Gheorghe David – 82,000


 

More Pics – 28/07/2018 – 13:58


 

Level 4 – 28/07/2018 – 13:34

Players are back from the break and we are now in Level 4. Blinds are 100/200 with a Running Ante of 25. We have seated 671 with 622 players remaining. Chip average is 26,900.


 

Goliath defeats 1 of the David’s – 28/07/2018 – 13:17

David Cook has been eliminated when his Trip Q’s were beaten by another having a Full House, David says he is off to reregister.


 

Break Time 28/07/2018 – 13:15

Players are about to go on our first break of the day. We have now seated 667 players and we have 649 remaining with a further 200 to be seated.


 

Pics of the Room – 28/07/2018 – 12:56


 

David v Goliath – 28/07/2018 – 12:41

We ran a competition to get 6 “David’s” to take on Goliath. This involved a 2 Day Poker Boot camp with the Grosvenor Poker Pro’s Katie Swift, Jeff Kimber and Joe Beevers. The Players are as follow’s:

David Dale, David Mak, Nicky Davison, Moyra Davies, David Cook and Kelly Watts.

Here is a pic below of the David’s ready to do battle with the Goliath.


 

Side Events update – 28/07/2018 – 12:27

We have Redtooth poker here on the other room. There are currently 246 Players playing this event which has a GTD £25K.


 

Level Up – 28/07/2018 – 12:03

We are now onto Level 2. Blinds are now 75 – 150. We have 644 players remaining with an Alternate List of 205 players. What a start!!!!


 

Double up for Neil Godfrey – 28/07/2018 – 11:53

Table 30 sees Neil Godfrey, from Aldershot who qualified online with Grosvenor Poker, finds an early double up after he Reraises an early position raise with AA and Kelly Saxby seated to his direct left wakes up with Pocket Queens. All the chips are in the middle Pre-Flop and Kelly sees the bad news but still has hope when she sees the flop and Turn of A 3 10 K but a brick on the river sees her early departure.


First Elimination – 28/07/2018 – 11:31

We have lost our first player. David Gallagher is our unlucky first player to be eliminated.


 

Shuffle Up and Deal – 28/07/2018 – 11:15

We are off. First Level has started. Pics to follow and Table draw.


 

Goliath Day 1A Blog 28/07/2018 – 11:09

Janis the Tournament Director is giving the Players the Brief for todays event. We are playing 16 levels of 40 Mins with a 15 Minute Break after every 3 Levels

 


 Goliath Day 1A Blog 28/07/2018 – 10:59

Please remember we have a Full Live Stream from 11:30am with Phil “The Tower” and Jay. Link below will be live from 11:30am

http://bit.ly/GUKPT_live_stream

 


Goliath Day 1A Blog 28/07/2018 – 11:13

Play is about to commence. Janis the TD for the Goliath is going through the details with the Players:

16 Levels of 40 Mins with a Break after every 3 Levels.

 

Goliath Day 1A Blog 28/07/2018 – 10:52

Players have now been called to the room. There is a fantastic 650 names on the screen to be seated. Buckle up this is going to be a rollercoaster.

 


 

Goliath Day 1A Blog 28/07/2018 – 10:30

Good Morning and welcome to the 2018 Goliath here in the Ricoh Arena Coventry. Finally the wait is over!. We have 7 Day 1’s from Today till Friday, Saturday will be Day 2 and on Sunday we will crown a Winner who will take home an incredible £100,000 and the Trophy. In about 30 mins we will start. This room will be buzzing with Players.

Here is a our 2017 Champion Elliot Marais who took home £85,760

Will you be the 2018 Champion?

Full Day 1A Blog coming up with Chip Counts, Photographs, Hands, Side Event updates and much more.

Stay tuned.

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