GUKPT Blackpool Day 1b Blog
Dre Leads 1b – 10/11/2018 – 00:59
Day 1b of the GUKPT Blackpool 2018 Main Event has come to a close with 64 players remaining from the 196 entries there have been in total today.
It’s been another great days play in the Main Event, accompanied by the 79 entries in the side event and the seven cash tables that have been running all day.
Andreas Olympios has finished Day 1b as the chip leader and will be the overall chip leader going into Day 2. Full chip counts of the Day 1b players are:
|Tom Craig Noble||63,900|
|Chi Ken Yau||63,100|
|Ashley Marc Locker||39,600|
We will be back tomorrow with 98 players coming back to play another ten levels, it’s the business end of the tournament where the bubble will burst!
Play begins at 1pm, see you then.
Play Has Finished – 10/11/2018 – 00:45
Play has now finished on all tables, the full chip counts of the remaining players will be up as soon as possible.
Last Five Hands – 10/11/2018 – 00:30
The clock has been paused with 12 minutes remaining.
The players will now play five more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.
The Last Level – 09/11/2018 – 23:55
The blinds increase for the last time today, they are now 500/1000 with a 100 ante.
There are 73 players remaining.
Chip Counts – 09/11/2018 – 23:50
Dre – 133,000
Mike Hill – 30,000
Paul Murphy – 10,000
Albert Sapiano – 25,000
Esa – 50,000
Marc Foggin – 70,000
Maudlin Eliminated – 09/11/2018 – 23:34
John Gardner makes it 1800 to play and is met by a shove as Dave Maudlin moves all in for 8,500.
John makes the call tabling and its a flip against the of Dave.
The flop comes
The turn card as John turns four more outs with a gut shot.
The river card comes !
John makes a pair of nines on the river to take the pot as Dave Maudlin heads out of the tournament.
Gee The Man To Catch – 09/11/2018 – 23:20
Dave Gee is the man to catch from last night. His 162,000 is the biggest stack through from 1a. Full counts are:
|Ha Bao Trung Le||77,400|
|Antony Jason Wickert||67,700|
|Richard J Hasnip||39,300|
|Tomasz Maksymilian Wrobel||33,400|
Big Stacks – 09/11/2018 – 23:01
Level 9 – 09/11/2018 – 22:46
The players are back to play the last session.
The blinds are now 400/800 with a 100 ante.
95 players remaining.
Break Time – 09/11/2018 – 22:32
Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes before beginning the last session of the day.
Sick For Sharky – 09/11/2018 – 22:15
I’ve just been told how Mark James bust the Main Event and it’s a sick one!
All in holding pocket aces against A-K & A-K….
The flop comes K–K–X !!! Mark James is drawing dead with the aces as he takes a bad one to head out of the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event.
Cash Games – 09/11/2018 – 22:05
2 x £1/£1 NLHE
1 x £2/£2 NLHE
1 x £5/£10 NLHE
1 x £2/£2 Dealers Choice
1 x £2/£2 PLO
1 x £5/£5 PLO
Level Up – 09/11/2018 – 21:40
The blinds increase as we begin level number eight.
They are now 300/600 with a 50 ante.
103 players remaining.
Exits – 09/11/2018 – 21:30
Confirmed Prizepool – 09/11/2018 – 21:15
The confirmed prizepool for GUKPT Blackpool 2018 is £304,000!
Another great turnout from this leg of the tour.
Bounty Turbo – 09/11/2018 – 21:01
The bounty turbo side event has just started here in Blackpool!
Chip Counts – 09/11/2018 – 20:45
Jeff Kimber – 45,000
Stuart McNally – 26,000
Mick Fletcher – 24,000
Dom Mahoney – 22,000
Anna Devlin – 73,000
Joe Beevers – 42,000
Katie Swift – 35,000
Mulla – 35,000
Level 7 – 09/11/2018 – 20:30
The players are back seated as we begin level number 7.
The blinds are now 200/400 with a 50 ante.
Registration has now closed and we will have the final prizepool, which will be announced shortly.
Break Time – 09/11/2018 – 20:15
Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.
Exits – 09/11/2018 – 19:59
Close to £300k! – 09/11/2018 – 19:35
Just one hour left to buy in and we have a prizepool of £295,000! We should tick over the £300k mark sometime in the next hour, but it doesn’t look like we’re going to beat the £317,000 total from last year.
Level 6 – 09/11/2018 – 19:15
The blinds increase as we begin the next level of play.
They are now 150/300 with a 25 ante.
180 entries so far today.
Bust Outs – 09/11/2018 – 18:45
The most recent exits from the tables:
Counts – 09/11/2018 – 18:30
Some counts from the tournament floor:
Mark Physick- 5,000
Dave Maudlin – 60,000
Rick Gilby – 24,000
John Haigh – 40,000
Mark James – 34,000
Boz – 36,000
Ben Winsor – 32,000
Level 5 – 09/11/2018 – 18:15
The players are back seated as we begin level number five.
The blinds are now 100/200 with a 25 ante.
175 entries so far today.
Dinner Break – 09/11/2018 – 17:15
Dinner break now for the players as they take one hour to enjoy the buffet.
Day 1b in Blackpool – 09/11/2018 – 16:45
The Cardroom here on Day 1b in Blackpool!
Exits – 09/11/2018 – 16:30
Bust Outs from around the tables:
Level Up – 09/11/2018 – 16:15
The blnds increase as we begin the next level of play.
They are now 100/200.
153 entries so far today.
Seating Plan – 09/11/2018 – 15:50
|2||8||James William Albert Bullimore|
|7||9||Christopher Peter Johnson|
|8||8||Christopher Scott Gatley|
|9||9||Andrew K. Newton|
|10||4||Mark Gary Barlow|
|11||6||Ashley Marc Locker|
|12||7||Richard Paul Harrison|
|13||3||Robert Spencer Franks|
|13||7||Tom Craig Noble|
|13||9||Shaun Colin Hurley|
Numbers Increasing – 09/11/2018 – 15:30
Numbers continue to increase here in Blackpool as the prizepool hits £250,000!!
Level Three – 09/11/2018 – 15:02
The players are back seated as we begin level number three.
The blinds are now 75/150.
131 entries so far today.
Break Time – 09/11/2018 – 15:01
Break time now for the players as they take their first 15 minute break of the day.
PLO Winner – 09/11/2018 – 14:45
Well done to David Ledden who won the PLO Tournament last night.
He bested the 99 entry field to take home £3,360.
Early Exits – 09/11/2018 – 14:30
There’s just been a few early exits from the main event here during the first session of play, they are Russell Halesworth, Tony Ringe & Adam Wilkinson.
Players have the opportunity to re-enter and can do so as many times as they like, up until 8:30pm.
Playing Today – 09/11/2018 – 14:15
Some of the players we have noticed playing today:
Level Two – 09/11/2018 – 14:01
The blinds increase as we begin the second level of play.
They are now 50/100.
120 entries so far today.
Live Stream – 09/11/2018 – 13:30
The Tower and Jay Harwood are now live for another ten levels of play.
You can watch it all unfold HERE!!
Shuffle Up & Deal! – 09/11/2018 – 13:02
The cards are in the air as we begin Day 1a.
The blinds start at 25/50 and we have 81 players to start the day.
Players Called In – 09/11/2018 – 12:55
The players have just been called in to take their seats.
Play should be underway in 5 minutes.
Welcome To Day 1b – 09/11/2018 – 12:45
Good afternoon and welcome back to Day 1b of the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event. Yesterday for Day 1a we had 108 entries, with 34 players making it through to Day 2. Today we will be playing the same ten levels.
The tournament is a £1000+£110 Buy in on a 60 minute clock. For their buy in the players will receive 20,000 chips and can re-enter for the first 6 levels of play.
Play will begin at 1pm today.