GUKPT Blackpool Day 1b Blog
End of Day 1b – 10/11/2017 – 00:30
Hulme Leads 1b – 10/11/2017 – 00:15
WOW! Well what a days poker. The poker community has come out in force to support the UKs longest running tour. A massive 220 entries today gives us 314 in total for GUKPT Blackpool 2017, the biggest turnout since Brian Clarke won the event way back in 2008.
The cash games and side event have also been running all day and at the moment there’s 6 cash tables open.
Back to the main event though, which has just finished. 80 players have made it through the day they will all be back tomorrow to join the other 37 players who made it through Day 1a.
The chip lead has changed hands numerous times today and it ends with Andrew Hulme on top, Stato finishes the day with 125,000. Full chip counts of the Day 1b players are:
|Javier Rodriguez Gonzalez||68,700|
|Andrew George Harper||48,600|
We will be back tomorrow for another nine levels of play with 117 players making their way back to Blackpool.
Play begins at 1pm.
Bagging & Tagging – 10/11/2017 – 23:57
The players are now bagging and tagging.
Full chip counts will be up with you as soon as possible.
Last Six Hands – 10/11/2017 – 23:45
The players will now play 6 more hands before bagging and tagging for the day.
Bust Outs – 10/11/2017 – 23:29
We are now under 100 players here at GUKPT Blackpool as we lose:
The Chip Leader – 10/11/2017 – 23:10
The chip leader with one level left to play today, Colin Chadderton.
Big Stacks – 10/11/2017 – 23:02
Level 9 – 10/11/2017 – 22:50
The players are now back seated as we begin the final level of the day.
The blinds are now 400/800 with a 100 ante.
110 players remaining.
Break Time – 10/11/2017 – 22:32
Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.
Dawson Done – 10/11/2017 – 22:25
The action folds round to Carl Pickles in the small blind who moves all in attacking Craig Dawsons short stack of 10,000 in the big blind. Craig calls it off and the two players table their cards.
It’s a race as Carl shows against the of Craig.
The flop comes giving Carl some counterfeit outs.
The turn card giving Carl the lead in the hand.
The river card
Two pair for Carl Pickles as he takes the pot and now has around 40,000.
Craig heads out of the tournament here during level number eight.
More Counts – 10/11/2017 – 22:11
Mikka Toikka – 55,000
Makka Hussain – 8,000
Katie Swift – 12,000
Matt Davenport – 32,000
Masud Prodhan – 70,000
Chippies – 10/11/2017 – 21:58
Willie Cheung – 26,000
Paul McTaggart – 10,000
Brandon Sheils – 43,000
Chun Man – 20,000
Boycie – 50,000
Jake Quinsee – 27,000
Kassouf Eliminated – 10/11/2017 – 21:45
Will Kassouf has just been over to tell us he has just been eliminated from the main event.
All in on a A–9–Q–2, three diamond board holding Ace-9 for two pair but runs into the mighty Jack-3 of diamonds.
Kassouf heads out of the tournament and is now weighing up his options whether to play the bounty side event or jump in one of the big cash games.
Level Up – 10/11/2017 – 21:35
The blinds increase as we begin level 7.
They are now 300/600 with a 50 ante.
130 players remaining.
Bust Outs – 10/11/2017 – 21:22
Blackpool Numbers – 10/11/2017 – 21:03
Registration has now closed here on Day 1b of GUKPT Blackpool.
No more buy ins means the final number is in, a MASSSIVE 314 entries in total, over the two days of buy ins creating a £314,000!!
Chip Leaders – 10/11/2017 – 20:45
Level 7 – 10/11/2017 – 20:30
The players are back seated as we begin level number seven.
The blinds are now 200/400 with a 50 ante.
150 players remaining.
Break Time – 10/11/2017 – 20:10
Break time now for the players as they take 20 minutes.
Cardroom Pics – 10/11/2017 – 19:42
Exits – 10/11/2017 – 19:34
The most recent bust outs from the main event:
£300k Prizepool! – 10/11/2017 – 19:21
Level 6 – 10/11/2017 – 19:11
The blinds increase as we begin level number 6.
They are now 150/300 with a 25 ante.
160 players remaining.
Massage Girls – 10/11/2017 – 19:01
The Casino Angels Massage girls are here to give players a rub down while they are playing.
Chip Counts – 10/11/2017 – 10/11/2017 – 18:50
Carl Pickles- 15,000
Yiannis Liperis – 18,000
Tom Dunwoodie – 9,000
Roy Findlay – 25,000
Neil Woolfrey – 9,000
Enid Musson – 25,000
We’re Full – 10/11/2017 – 18:31
At the moment, every single table is full and there’s no seats for players to go into the main event.
We are full to the brim at the moment with 170 players.
Big Stacks – 10/11/2017 – 18:20
Level 5 – 10/11/2017 – 18:14
The players are back seated as we begin level number five.
The blinds are now 100/200 with a 25 ante.
193 entries so far today!
Dinner Break – 10/11/2017 – 17:05
Dinner break now for the players as they take 60 minutes.
Numbers Increasing – 10/11/2017 – 16:45
The numbers keep increasing here in Blackpool.
There are currently 275 entries so far for the 2017 Main Event.
Late registration is open until 8:30pm.
More Chip Counts – 10/11/2017 – 16:22
John Haigh – 27,000
John Eames – 22,000
Tim Chung – 21,000
Tom Middleton – 42,000
Michael Clarke – 32,000
Level Four – 10/11/2017 – 16:12
The blinds increase as we begin level number four.
They are now 100/200.
179 entries so far today.
Chip Counts – 10/11/2017 – 16:01
Brett Angell – 32,000
Jamie Boz O’Connor – 21,000
Adam Clark – 17,000
Chris Howden – 23,000
Jamie Clossick – 50,000
Michael Kane – 31,000
Live Stream – 10/11/2017 – 15:47
There is a new live stream table for you to watch that includes Joe Beevers and Andy Hills.
Tom Hall has joined The Tower in the comms box and you can watch it HERE!!
Pics – 10/11/2017 – 15:35
Level 3 – 10/11/2017 – 15:20
The players are back seated as we begin level number three.
The blinds are now 75/150.
169 entries so far today.
Break Time – 10/11/2017 – 14:59
Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.
Exits – 10/11/2017 – 14:50
A few exits from the tables as we lose:
Table Shots – 10/11/2017 – 14:42
All is Quiet – 10/11/2017 – 14:20
No action to speak of during the first session of Day 1b in Blackpool.
There are plenty of players buying into the tournament, but no one exiting, some of the players who have just bought in:
132 entries so far today.
Level Up – 10/11/2017 – 13:59
The blinds increase for the first time today as we begin the next level of play.
They are now 50/100.
120 entries in the main event so far today.
GTD Met – 10/11/2017 – 13:45
The guarantee has already been met half way through level number one in Blackpool.
Next stop £250k!!
Day 1b Seating Plan – 10/11/2017 – 13:25
|5||6||Tom Craig Noble|
|7||2||Tina Loraine Bandyle|
|7||8||Kathryn Leanne Farquhar|
|9||2||Arthur James Harvey|
|10||4||James William Albert Bullimore|
|11||6||Michael Daniel Towell|
|12||3||Richard Paul Harrison|
|12||9||Christopher Richard Howden|
|14||1||Andrew George Harper|
|14||8||Simon Kerr Eccleshall|
Shuffle Up & Deal – 10/11/2017 – 13:05
The cards are in the air as we begin level number one of Day 1b.
The blinds are starting at 25/50.
100 players to start the day.
Players Called In – 10/11/2017 – 12:55
The players have just been called in to take their seats.
We should be underway in 5 minutes.
Welcome To Blackpool – 10/11/2017 – 12:45
Good afternoon and welcome to Day 1b of GUKPT Blackpool.
There were 94 entries yesterday for the first day ones play with 37 players making it through to tomorrows Day 2.
The tournament is a £1000 buy in with a £200k GTD, which should get smashed here on Day 1b.
For their buy in the players will receive 20,000 chips on a 60 minute clock, with players also allowed two re-entries per day. Late registration is open for the first 6 levels of play today and nine levels will be played.
We will be here today for the whole days play, bringing you blog updates, pictures, chip counts and the live stream that runs on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown.
We’re looking forward to another great days poker.