GUKPT Blackpool Day 1a Blog

Published On November 8, 2018 |

Dave Gee Tops 1a – 09/11/2018 – 01:10

After ten levels of play Day 1a of GUKPT Blackpool 2018 Main Event is now complete.

It’s been another great turnout for the first day one with 108 entries, which is 16 up on last years numbers.

The game has of course been played in great spirits by all and we have 34 players who have made it through the day.

GrosvenorPoker.com Passport Dave Gee has finished as Day 1a’s chip leader, spinning 6,000 up to 162,000 in the last two hours! He leads the pack. Last years winner Dan Corbett is also in the hunt as he bags up 30k. Full chip counts of the 34 are:

Dave Gee 162,000
Mitchell Johnson 136,700
Andrew Garland 130,200
Clive Macey 110,000
James Williams 108,800
Andrew Hills 107,000
Lee Dillon 103,000
Elvin Wong 85,900
Ha Bao Trung Le 77,400
Yiannis Liperis 73,500
Antony Jason Wickert 67,700
Terry Carter 67,700
Ryan Jonathan Mandara 59,300
Nicholas Mclellan 58,100
Andrew Hulme 55,000
John Lawrence 53,000
Philip Walker 48,100
David Duggan 47,900
Keith Talkington 42,600
Christopher Richard Howden 42,400
Robert Cummings 39,900
Richard J Hasnip 39,300
Yusuf Erdem 39,200
David Wilson 37,900
Nicholas Crisp 37,000
Barry Grime 36,200
Ben Maregedze 34,100
Tomasz Maksymilian Wrobel 33,400
Christopher Paraskeva 32,500
Salim Jangarwala 32,300
Daniel Corbett 30,600
Jack Oliver 28,700
Kingshuk Ghosh 26,900
Wasim Akhtar 15,800

We will be back for Day 1b tomorrow at 1pm, with late registration open till 8:30pm. Join us then where we are expecting around 200 entries!

 


 

Bagging & Tagging – 09/11/2018 – 00:55

Players are now bagging and tagging. Full chip counts will be up with you as soon as possible.

 


 

 

Last Six Hands – 09/11/2018 – 00:40

The clock has been paused with 12 minutes remaining.

We will now play six more hands before we bag and tag for the night.


 

Double For Para – 09/11/2018 – 00:20

The action folds round to Chris Para who moves all in from the button for his 16,000 stack and is called by Richard Hasnip in the big blind.

Chris tables against the of Richard.

The flop comes as Para flops a flush and straight draw.

The turn card comes giving Para a flush!

The is the only card in the deck to help Richard now as that would give him a chop.

The river card comes

Para takes the pot and doubles up to 34,000.

Richard is down to 35,000.

 


 

Exits – 09/11/2018 – 00:01

Recent Exits:

David Maudlin
Chris Cunliffe
John Haigh
The Colonel
Steven Heron


 

 

The Last Level – 08/11/2018 – 23:45

The blinds increase as we begin the last level of play.

They are now 500/1000 with a 100 ante.

39 players remaining.


 

Grosvenor Pros – 08/11/2018 – 23:30

Passport Winner David Gee who currently has 25,000.

 

Grosvenor Pro Andy Hills who has 55,000

 

 


 

Big Stacks – 08/11/2018 – 23:01

Clive Macey 185,000
Lee Dillon 140,000
Mitchell Johnson 107,000
Andrew Garland 105,000
Ben Maregedze 100,000
Yusuf Erdem 90,000

 


 

Level 9 – 08/11/2018 – 22:50

The players are back seated as we begin level number 9.

The blinds are now 400/800 with a 100 ante.

46 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 08/11/2018 – 22:32

Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.

 


 

 

Greg Hunt Gone – 08/11/2018 – 22:20

Greg Hunt down to just 6500 chips moves all in holding and is called by Barry Grime with

The board runs out

The jacks are good for Barry as he takes the pot, he now has 62,000.

We lose Greg Hunt here during level number 8.

We could see Greg back tomorrow for another bullet.

 


 

Chip Counts – 08/11/2018 – 22:06

Andrew Garland – 90,000
Andy Bradshaw – 10,000
Sal – 60,000
Yusuf Erdam – 120,000
Chris Para – 40,000
Chris Howden – 60,000

 


 

 

Live Stream – 08/11/2018 – 21:55

Come and join The Tower & Jay Harwood during Day 1a of GUKPT Blackpool.
 
All hole cards shown on a thirty minute delay HERE!

 

 


 

 

Cash Games – 08/11/2018 – 21:45

Blackpool Cash Games

1 x £1/£1 – NLHE
1 x £2/£2 – NLHE
2 x £2/£2 – PLO
1 x £2/£2 – Dealers Choice

 


 

Level 8 – 08/11/2018 – 21:35

The blinds increase as we begin level number eight.

They are now 300/600 with a 50 ante.

63 players remaining from the 108 entries.

 


 

Exits – 08/11/2018 – 21:25

Unfortunately these players will have to wait until tomorrow to re-enter the main event:

Nathan Slater
Roberto Morelli
John Perkin
John Callaghan
Adam Clarke
Terry Carter


 

 

Table Shots – 08/11/2018 – 21:10

 


 

Registration Has Closed – 08/11/2018 – 20:55

Registration has now closed here on Day 1a of GUKPT Blackpool with 108 entries.
 

 

 


 

Level 7 – 08/11/2018 – 20:35

The players are back seated as we begin level number seven.

The blinds are 200/400 with a 50 ante.

Registration has now closed!

 


 

Break Time – 08/11/2018 – 20:15

Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes.


 

More Counts – 08/11/2018 – 20:01

Nathan Slater – 25,000
James Williams – 9,000
Martin Devlin – 13,000
Phil Walker – 62,000
Marc Foggin – 10,000
David Gee – 22,000

 


 

Chip Counts – 08/11/2018 – 19:50

Mitch Johnson – 38,000
Ben Winsor – 17,000
Chris Cunliffe – 24,000
Dave Maudlin – 19,000
Andy Hills – 40,000
Arran Fletcher – 19,000

 


 

Eliminations – 08/11/2018 – 19:30

The most recent eliminations from the main event:

Naseer Ahmed
Jonathon Goodwin
Richard Jones
Terry Jordon
James Mclean
Gavin Crossland

 

 


 

Level 6 – 08/11/2018 – 19:15

The blinds increase as we begin the last level of buy ins.

They are now 150/300 with a 25 ante.

101 entries so far today.

 


 

100 Entries – 08/11/2018 – 18:55

100 Entries for Day 1a of the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event with late registration open until 8:30pm.


 

Level 5 – 08/11/2018 – 18:20

The players re back in the room after their Moroccan buffet.

The blinds are now 100/200 with a 25 ante.

90 entries so far today.

 


 

Break Time – 08/11/2018 – 17:20

Dinner break for the players as they take a 60 minute break.

 


 

 

Erdam Early Chip Leader – 08/11/2018 – 17:01

Yusuf Erdam is the early chip leader in the Main Event having won a four way all in that we have just been told about!

Yusuf held J-10 on a 9-8-7 flop and got it in against 5-6, 7-7 and 8-8!! What a cooler!

Yusuf is sat on table five with a massive stack of 110,000, a huge stack after three and a half levels of play.

 


 

Exits – 08/11/2018 – 16:40

Recent Exits from the tables:

Robert Franks
James Mclean
Enid Musson
Thomas Treacy
Tony Ringe

 

 


 

Level Up  – 08/11/2018 – 16:20

The blinds increase as we begin level number 4.

They are now 100/200.

82 entries so far today.


 

2019 Dates – 08/11/2018 – 16:10

The 2019 Dates of the GUKPT Tour.

 

 


 

Cash Games – 08/11/2018 – 16:01

Three cash games already running here in Blackpool. One dealers choice game and 2x£1/£1 games with a fourth cash game going to open shortly.

 


 

Chip Counts – 08/11/2018 – 15:40

John Haigh – 50,000
James Williams – 19,000
Rob Franks – 23,000
Ryan Mandara – 48,000
Chris Howden – 38,000
Greg Hunt – 34,000

 


 

Level Three – 08/11/2018 – 15:20

The players are back seated as we begin level number three.

The blind are now 75/150.

76 entries so far today.


 

Break Time – 08/11/2018 – 15:01

Break time for the players as they take their first 15 minutes of the day.

 


 

First Exit – 08/11/2018 – 14:25

It’s took a level and a half for the first exit here in Blackpool. That exit being of Ian Swan who can now re-enter if he wishes to do so.

Players can have unlimited re-entries until 8:30pm.


 

Cardroom Shots – 08/11/2018 – 14:15

 


 

Blinds Up – 08/11/2018 – 14:01

The blinds increase as we begin the second level of play.

The blinds are now 50/100.

56 entries so far today.


 

Playing Today – 08/11/2018 – 13:45

Players who are playing the Main Event today:

Barry Grime
Terry Jordan
Andy Hills
Dan Corbett (defending champ)
Andy Bradshaw
Danny Toffel

Numbers are increasing as there’s already been 52 entries so far today.

Late registration is open until 8:30pm.

 


 

Side Event Result – 08/11/2018 – 13:15

GUKPT Blackpool
£150 Side Event
Entries: 128

1st – £5,860 – Dave Maudlin
2nd – £3,800 – Roy Finlay
3rd – £2,470 – Richie Pearson
4th – £1,690 – David Seagar
5th – £1,230 – Tommy Noble
6th – £870 – Chris Johnson
7th – £650 – John Lawrence
8th – £560 – Yiannis Liperis
9th – £500 – Paul Murphy
10th – £440 – Gavin Crossland
11th – £410 – Vicesh Mistry
12th – £360 – Guy Taylor
13th – £360 – Sumayyah Robertson

 


 

 

Shuffle Up & Deal – 08/11/2018 – 13:02

The cards are in the air as we begin Day 1a.

The blinds starting at 25/50 with 39 players to start the day.

 


 

Players Called In – 08/11/2018 – 12:55

The players have just been called in to take their seats.

We should be underway within 5 minutes.

 


 

Welcome To Day 1a – 08/11/2018 – 12:45

Good afternoon and welcome to the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event.

Blackpool is a very popular event and the side events have been as busy as ever! Cash games have also been starting at 10am everyday.

The tournament is a £1000+£110 buy in with a 20,000 starting stack. The tournament is played on 60 minute levels with late registration open for the first 6 levels of play.

Dan Corbett won last years event, besting a 314 field for a £87,280 score. I”m sure the Main Event will go over 300 entries again this year.

We’re looking forward to what should be another great festival!

 

 

 

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