GUKPT Blackpool Day 1a Blog
End of Day 1a – 10/11/2017 – 00:20
Whitehead Leads 1a – 09/11/2017 – 23:55
After nine levels of play the first Day 1a of GUKPT Blackpool is in the history books. A great start to the main event with 94 entries for today, which leaves us needing only 106 entries tomorrow to cover the guarantee. Which will get smashed!
It’s been a steady days play with a good mix of locals and GUKPT regulars. Gary Whitehead has held the chip lead for most of the day and he finishes on top of the 37 players who have made it through to Day 2.
|Robert Spencer Franks||27,600|
We will be back tomorrow for more of the same as Day 1b begins at 1pm.
Join us then.
Bagging & Tagging – 09/11/2017 – 23:40
The players are now bagging and tagging.
Full chip counts will be up with you as soon as possible.
Last Five Hands – 09/11/2017 – 23:23
The clock has now been paused, we will play five more hands before bagging and tagging.
Huge Double For Zach – 09/11/2017 – 23:20
Charlie Denton makes it 2,000 to play, Simon Zach three bets to 5,000. No messing round for Charlie as he moves all in!! He has Simon covered and after around 30 seconds he calls off his 40k stack.
It’s a coinflip as Simon tables against the of Charlie.
The board runs out
Nines hold for Simon Zach who takes the pot and doubles up to around 78,000.
Charlie takes a big hit and is down to around 26,000.
Pics – 09/11/2017 – 23:05
Armstrong Exits – 09/11/2017 – 22:55
Mark Armstrong has just bust the main event.
All in for his stack of around 18,000 holding Ace-King, but couldn’t find an Ace against his opponents pocket kings!
Double For Rails – 09/11/2017 – 22:45
Jamie Rails McCormack three bet shoves his 8500 stack and is called by Mitch Johnson.
Rails tables and is in bad shape against the of Mitch.
The dealer burns and turns over the flop, the window card is which is not a good card for Rails…as the dealer spreads the flop he finds the : & the underneath!! As he flops trips.
The turn card comes
The river card
Trip Jacks for Rails as the local legend doubles up to 18,000.
Big Stacks – 09/11/2017 – 22:40
Level 9 – 09/11/2017 – 22:31
The players are back seated as we begin the final level of the day.
The blinds are now 400/800 with a 100 ante.
49 players remaining.
Break Time – 09/11/2017 – 22:18
Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes before beginning the last level of the night.
Kav Cup 4 has Sold OUT! – 09/11/2017 – 22:16
More Counts – 09/11/2017 – 22:14
Ming Ju – 50,000
Vish Maini – 40,000
Jeff Kimber – 54,000
Steve Warburton – 52,000
Gary Whitehead – 130,000 – Chip Leader
Andy Bradshaw – 42,000
Chip Counts – 09/11/2017 – 22:05
Tom Hall – 50,000
Danny Toffel – 20,000
Mark Armstrong – 19,000
Jonny Z – 55,000
James Cahill – 62,000
The Tower Rides The Big One – 09/11/2017 – 21:51
Bust Outs – 09/11/2017 – 21:45
The most recent exits from the tournament here during level number eight:
Connection Issues – 09/11/2017 – 21:25
Again we have been having major connection issues here in Blackpool.
Players are currently playing level number 8. Which is 300/600 with a 50 ante.
There are 53 players remaining in the main event, with a level and a half left to play before we bag and tag their chips.
Big Stacks – 09/11/2017 – 20:42
|Robert Spencer Franks||40,050|
Level 7 – 09/11/2017 – 20:18
The players are back seated as we begin level 7.
The blinds are now 250/500 with a 50 ante.
65 players remaining.
Break Time – 09/11/2017 – 20:01
Break Time now for the players as they take a 15 minute break.
Sick Set Up – 09/11/2017 – 19:49
On a flop of Andrew Jones gets his 18,000 stack all in against Gary Whitehead.
Andrew tables for bottom set but is in bad shape against the of Gary who has middle set!! Andrew has just one out!
The turn card comes !! QUADS for Gary as he leaves Andrew drawing dead.
The river card is a meaningless
Gary takes the pot and now has around 75,000.
Andrew heads out of the tournament here during level 6.
Poole on Top in Blackpool – 09/11/2017 – 19:32
We get to the table on the turn as the board reads . Anthony Poole and Will Davies are the only two people in the hand when Will bets 4650, Tony goes into the tank for a good two minutes before moving all in!! He has Will covered as he goes contemplates calling off for his tournament life.
Will then thinks for another two minutes before folding his hand.
Will is left with around 16,000 while Tony Poole is the chip leader in the field with around 68,000.
Level Up – 09/11/2017 – 19:22
The blinds increase as we begin level number 6.
They are now 150/300 with a 25 ante.
83 entries so far today.
Cardroom Pics – 09/11/2017 – 19:05
The Cardroom Is Buzzing – 09/11/2017 – 18:50
The cardroom is buzzing here in Blackpool.
The main event is in full flow, there is a satellite running that has two tables remaining and the omaha event is one hour into play.
There’s a good turnout for the omaha so far with 64 entries. There’s also two cash tables running!
Chip Counts – 09/11/2017 – 18:35
|Robert Spencer Franks||40,050|
|Cosimo Dell Isola||38,000|
|Arthur James Harvey||17,725|
|Christopher Scott Gatley||13,350|
Level Five – 09/11/2017 – 18:10
The players are back seated as we begin level number 5.
The blinds are now 100/200.
75 entries so far today.
Dinner Break – 09/11/2017 – 17:10
The players are now on a 60 minute dinner break.
All Is Quiet – 09/11/2017 – 16:42
All is quiet during the 4th level of the day, there is not much to speak of on the 8 tables that are currently in play.
It’s been relatively quiet start to the day, with us only losing two players from the tournament.
There’s 25 minutes remaining of this level before the players take a 45 minute dinner break.
Side Event Result – 09/11/2017 – 16:30
The result from last nights side event:
Results EVENT 5
£300 + £30
Prize Money Total: £26,100
Entries – 85
Re-Entries – 2
1st – £8,220 – Iwan Jones
2nd – £5,400 – Mathew Archer
3rd – £3,530 – Leslie Kearney
4th – £2,480 – Enid Musson
5th – £1,820 – Christopher Flint
6th – £1,360 – Ian Swan
7th – £1,050 – Michael Tetlow
8th – £830 – William Davies
9th – £730 – Simeon Zacharias
10th – £680 – Katie Swift
Level Up – 09/11/2017 – 16:15
The blinds increase as we begin the next level of play.
They are now 100/200.
72 entries so far today.
More Counts – 09/11/2017 – 16:05
|Cosimo Dell Isola||29,000|
Chip Counts – 09/11/2017 – 15:48
Jeff Kimber – 7,000
Wayne Eustace – 18,000
David Maudlin – 20,000
Rails – 26,000
Andy Hills – 20,000
Simon Zach – 20,000
Live Stream – 09/11/2017 – 15:30
Remember to tune into the GUKPT Live Stream that runs on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown.
We are just about to get a new table on our feature table and you can watch it HERE!!!
Start of Day 1a – 09/11/2017 – 15:20
Level Three – 09/11/2017 – 15:01
The players are back seated as we begin level number three.
The blinds are now 75/150.
70 players entered so far.
Break Time – 09/11/2017 – 14:58
Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.
Connection Issues – 09/11/2017 – 14:40
We have been having some connection issues which meant a trip to Maplins to pick up some new equipment.
Everything has now been fixed so we will begin blogging again.
The players are ten minutes from their first break of the day.
71 players currently entered for Day 1a here in Blackpool.
Day 1a Seating Plan – 09/11/2017 – 13:20
|4||4||Cosimo Dell Isola|
|6||6||Arthur James Harvey|
|8||7||Robert Spencer Franks|
Day 1a Begins – 09/11/2017 – 13:01
The cards are in the air as we begin Day 1a.
The blinds are 25/50.
50 players sat down to start today play.
Players Called In – 09/11/2017 – 12:55
The players have just been called in to take their seats. We should be underway within 5 minutes.
Welcome To Blackpool – 09/11/2017 – 12:30
Good afternoon and welcome to Blackpool for the final leg of the GUKPT Tour, the only event remaining after this is the Grand Final.
This leg is always well attended and this year it has been no different. The side events have been buzzing and the cash games have been running around the clock.
Last year the main event attracted 251 entries and ended in a three way chop between Tom Middleton, Richard Kellett and Tom Hall. Middy took home the most money and was crowned the 10th Blackpool Main Event Champion.
The tournament is a £1,000 buy in with a £200,000 guarantee! For their buy in the players receive 20,000 chips n a 60 minute clock. 9 Levels will be played today and tomorrow, with the day one fields combining on Saturday or Day 2. Then whoever is remaining will be back on Sunday to play down to a winner.
The team will be here with you for the four levels of play, bringing you live blog updates, pictures, chip counts, exits and of course the GUKPT Live Stream that runs on a thirty minute delay.
Play begins at 1pm today.