GUKPT Blackpool Day 1b Blog

Published On November 9, 2018 |

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:

Andreas Olympios 174,400
Christopher Gatley 148,000
Richard Harrison 139,800
Gerald Mcsorley 128,700
Frederick Maher 123,000
Alli Mallu 117,400
J.M 106,000
Tony Ringe 99,300
Frank Bastow 97,200
Zahir Aslam 95,000
Yiqian Song 92,100
Kent Holden 88,200
Paul Mctaggart 86,400
Jeffrey Kimber 85,300
Mark Rubbathan 83,300
Trevor Reardon 79,500
Mazalahedwa Bako 78,200
David Johnson 76,900
Marc Foggin 76,200
Daniel Hook 73,600
William Mcmurray 72,700
Timothy Chung 72,000
Ronald Wilkinson 71,100
Driton Haxhiaj 68,900
Christopher Maguire 67,200
John Cullen 66,300
Tom Craig Noble 63,900
Chi Ken Yau 63,100
Johnny Ho 59,300
N.A. 57,000
Albert Sapiano 57,000
Alexander Tuzinkiewicz 54,600
Dominic Mahoney 54,500
Gavin Crossland 53,000
Hebiao Guo 53,000
Ning Lu 51,500
Peter Astley 51,000
Michael Fletcher 50,800
Paul Maguire 45,900
Liam Hooks 45,700
M.L. 44,700
Renbing Ren 43,900
Mathew Archer 40,600
Esa Pirttijarvi 39,900
Ashley Marc Locker 39,600
Andrew Miles 38,600
Ryan Fronda 34,800
Rolf Nordstrom 31,600
Katie Swift 31,300
Adrian Meakin 30,800
David Ledden 30,800
Simon Taberham 29,000
Joshua Musson 25,900
Paul Dunne 24,600
Jeff Duddy 24,400
Anna Devlin 23,600
Lee Mulligan 23,000
Sam Lunt 22,600
Garry Wilson 20,500
Harry Zammit 19,200
Mark Whitney 18,800
Matthew Furzeman 17,500
Matthew Wootton 14,600
Paul Murphy 13,100

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:

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
Ben Maregedze 94,100
Elvin Wong 85,900
Ha Bao Trung Le 77,400
Yiannis Liperis 73,500
Antony Jason Wickert 67,700
Terry Carter 67,700
Ryan  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
Chris 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
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

 


 

Big Stacks – 09/11/2018 – 23:01

Gerald Mcsorley 130,000
J.M. 110,000
Alli Mallu 110,000
Timothy Chung 85,000
Gavin Crossland 85,000
Trevor Reardon 85,000
John Gardner 80,000
Paul Dunne 80,000
Mark Rubbathan 80,000

 


 

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

Richard Trigg
Alex Whitenstall
Michael Richardson
Mark Pinnington
Robert Franks
Paul Spillane


 

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

Mark James
Charles Denton
Adam Wilkinson
Ming Ju
Mathew Archer
Gary Whitehead
Mudasser Hussain
Rolf Nordstrom


 

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:

Shaun Hurley
Driton Haxhiaj
Albert Sapiano
Grace Rolfe
Jamie Oconnor
Derek Curran
Frederick Maher
Marc Foggin


 

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

Table Seat Blocked Player
1 1 Lilian Welch
1 2 Renbing Ren
1 3 David Ledden
1 4 SKULLMAN AKA-Gerald-David
1 5 Rolf Nordstrom
1 6 Stephen Moss
1 7 Mark Pinnington
1 8 Ryan Fronda
1 9 Paul Dunne
1 10 Richard Sudworth
2 1 Frank Bastow
2 2 D.M
2 3
2 4 Joshua Musson
2 5 J.M
2 6 John Barker
2 7 Sean Donovan
2 8 James William Albert Bullimore
2 9 Mark Physick
2 10 Mark Whitney
3 1 Daniel Hook
3 2 Matthew Furzeman
3 3 Jeff Duddy
3 4 Daniel Charlton
3 5 Ronald Wilkinson
3 6
3 7 Robert Finlay
3 8 J.D
3 9 Z.A
3 10 Connor Heelis
4 1 Paul Keirman
4 2 Warwick Brindley
4 3 Thomas Ward
4 4 Harry Zammit
4 5 Garry Wilson
4 6 Richard Trigg
4 7 Alexander Tuzinkiewicz
4 8 Jeffrey Kimber
4 9 P.A
4 10 Michael Fletcher
5 1 Lee Mulligan
5 2 Mariusz Czech
5 3 David Johnson
5 4 Gary Whitehead
5 5 A.M
5 6 Richard Jones
5 7 John Cullen
5 8 Egon Holdhus
5 9 R.M
6 1 Christopher Maguire
6 2 Paul Spillane
6 3 Matthew Wootton
6 4 M.I
6 5 Thomas Gerrard
6 6 Esa Pirttijarvi
6 7 Joe Beevers
6 8 Paul Murphy
6 9
6 10 Stuart Mcnally
7 1 Anna Devlin
7 2 Mathew Archer
7 3 Gerald Mcsorley123
7 4
7 5 A.W
7 6 Anthony Poole
7 7 Howard Plant
7 8 Ronald Musson
7 9 Christopher Peter Johnson
7 10 Dominic Mahoney
8 1 Richard Gilby
8 2 Gerald Ringe
8 3 Mark James
8 4 Leslie Kearney
8 5 Paul Mctaggart
8 6 Alli Mallu
8 7
8 8 Christopher Scott Gatley
8 9 Johnny Ho
8 10 David Maudlin
9 1 Mark Rubbathan
9 2 Simon Taberham
9 3 William Mcmurray
9 4 Daniel Toffel
9 5 Charles Denton
9 6 Maurice Samuels
9 7 Jonathon Prested
9 8 Paul Rigg
9 9 Andrew K. Newton
9 10 Liam Hooks
10 1 Yucel Eminoglu
10 2 Andreas Olympios
10 3 Michael Richardson
10 4 Mark Gary Barlow
10 5
10 6 Charalampos Lappas
10 7 Adrian Meakin
10 8 Matthew Perrins
10 9 Qasim Akhtar
10 10 Mazalahedwa Bako
11 1 Iwan Jones
11 2 Hebiao Guo
11 3 Andrew Christoforou
11 4 Katie Swift
11 5 Trevor Reardon
11 6 Ashley Marc Locker
11 7 Kent Holden
11 8 Chuan Ooi
11 9 David Rawnsley
11 10 Yangshuo Hu
12 1 A.G
12 2 Carl Pickles
12 3 Terry Jordon
12 4 S.H
12 5 Garry Stewart
12 6
12 7 Richard Paul Harrison
12 8 Michael Hill
12 9 Y.S
12 10 Frederick Maher
13 1 Sam Grafton
13 2 Michael Towell
13 3 Robert Spencer Franks
13 4 J.N
13 5 Andrew Sheffield
13 6 Tony Ringe
13 7 Tom Craig Noble
13 8 Gavin Crossland
13 9 Shaun Colin Hurley
13 10 Marc Foggin
14 1 S.S
14 2 Stephen Bean
14 3 Willie Tann
14 4 Steven Heron
14 5 Andrew Miles
14 6 David Tarbet
14 7 Mudasser Hussain
14 8 Paul Maguire
14 9 Sam Lunt

 


 

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:

Marc Foggin
Jeff Kimber
Joe Beevers
Katie Swift
Paul Dunne
Skullman
Harry Zammit

 


 

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.

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