GUKPT Blackpool Final Day Blog

Published On November 11, 2018 |

Goodbye From Blackpool – 12/11/2018 – 01:55

After one of the longest final days of the year, GUKPT Blackpool has come to a close with a more than worthy winner in Yiannis Liperis, he has finally got over the line.

This week of poker is like no other, cash games are buzzing all day everyday, the side events are extremely busy and everyone is having a great time. If you’re going to attend one event next year it should be this one.

Today has been a 14 hour day, mainly to due with the 3 and a half hour final table bubble, which seemed to go on an age. Eventually Alex Tuz busting in 10th place.

We hope you have enjoyed the coverage over the 4 days of play and we know Yiannis is going to be a very popular winner having finished second twice before.

We will be back in less than two weeks time for the Grand Final, the big one held at The Poker Room where there will be a massive £400,000 Guaranteed!!

Join us then!
 


 
 

GUKPT Blackpool Main Event Winner Yiannis Liperis – 12/11/2018 – 01:40

 

 

 

 


 

Prizepool Payout – 12/11/2018 – 01:30

GUKPT Blackpool
£1000 NLHE Main Event
Entries: 304

1st – £84,250 – Yiannis Liperis
2nd – £55,950 – Ning Lu
3rd – £34,350 – Fred Maher
4th – £21,850 – James Mitchell
5th – £14,900 – Jack Oliver
6th – £10,950 – Liam Hooks
7th – £8,500 – Andrew Garland
8th – £7,000 – Barry Grimes
9th – £5,800 – Chris Gatley
10th – £4,850 – Alex Tuz
11th – £4,250 – Kingshuk Ghosh
12th – £3,950 – Andy Hills
13th – £3,650 – Ryan Fronda
14th – £3,350 – Mitch Johnson
15th – £3,350 – Anna Devlin
16th – £3,050 – Ashley Locker
17th – £3,050 – Andreas Olympios
18th – £2,750 – Ben Maregedze
19th – £2,750 – Danny Hook
20th – £2,750 – Zippy Aslam
21st – £2,450 – Jeff Kimber
22nd – £2,450 – M.L
23rd – £2,450 – Chi Yau
24th – £2,450 – Mark Rubbathan
25th – £2,150 – Chris Howden
26th – £2,150 – David Wilson
27th – £2,150 – Kent Holden
28th – £2,150 – Dave Gee
29th – £2,150 – Albert Sapiano
30th – £2,150 – Will McMurray

Prizepool – £304,000

 

 


 

It’s All Over! – 12/11/2018 – 01:15

Ning is all in holding A-Q against the pocket tens of Yiannis.

The flop comes 10–J–3 as Yiannis flops a set, but Ning a gut shot.

The turn a brick, The river another brick…

We have a Champion!!

Ning Lu finishes in second place for £55,950.

Yiannis Liperis is the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event Champion for £84,250.

 


 

Ning Doubles – 12/11/2018 – 00:50

Ning down to just 1.1million calls it off holding against the for Yiannis.

Ning flop a Jack to double up to 2.2million!


 

Chip Counts – 12/11/2018 – 00:35

Ning Lu – 3,750,000

Yiannis Liperis – 2,330,000

 


 

Break Time – 12/11/2018 – 00:30

The players take a quick 10 minute break.


 

 

Ning Doubles – 12/11/2018 – 00:01

The first all and call Ning holds against the of Yiannis.

Ning makes two pair and doubles back up to 3 million chips.

Both players now have 30 bigs each.

 


 

Blinds Up – 11/11/2018 – 23:05

The blinds increase for the first time heads up.

They are now 40,000/80,000.

Both players now have 3 million chips.


 

Heads Up! – 11/11/2018 – 22:45

We are now heads up between Yiannis Liperis and Ning Yu.

Yiannis has 3.5million to the 2.5million of Ning.


 

Fred Maher 3rd – 11/11/2018 – 22:30

Fred Maher loses a coinflip to bust in third. His pocket eights unable to beat K-Q.

A great effort from Fred who finishes in 3rd place for £34,350.


 

Level 29 – 11/11/2018 – 22:10

The players are back to play level 29.

We begin this level with the blinds at 30,000/60,000 with a 5,000 ante.

3 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 11/11/2018 – 21:50

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

 


 

James Mitchell 4th – 11/11/2018 – 21:30

James Mitchell moves all in for his ten bigs and is called by Yiannis Liperis.

James tables and is in bad shape against the of Yiannis.

No help for James on the board, despite turning a straight draw.

He heads out in 4th place for £21,850.

Yiannis takes a commanding lead as we are now three handed.


 

Jack Oliver 5th – 11/11/2018 – 21:10

Jack Oliver moves all in for his 600k stack and is called by chip leader Yiannis Liperis.

Jack tables and it’s a flip against the of Yiannis.

The flop comes as Yiannis takes the lead.

The turn card comes

Jack now needs to hit a nine to survive.

The river card comes

Full house for Yiannis as he takes the pot and now has half the chips in play with 3million!

We lose Jack Oliver from the tournament in 5th place for £14,900.

 


 

Level Up – 11/11/2018 – 20:55

The blinds increase as we begin level 27.

They are now 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante.

5 players remaining.


 

Prizepool Payout – 11/11/2018 – 20:43

GUKPT Blackpool
£1000 NLHE Main Event
Entries: 304

1st – £84,250
2nd – £55,950
3rd – £34,350
4th – £21,850
5th – £14,900
6th – £10,950 – Liam Hooks
7th – £8,500 – Andrew Garland
8th – £7,000 – Barry Grimes
9th – £5,800 – Chris Gatley

 


 

Liam Hooks 6th – 11/11/2018 – 20:25

Ning Lu opens to 85,000 and is called by Liam Hooks in the big blind.

The two players see the flop which comes Queen high with two hearts.

Liam checks to Ning who bets 90,000, Liam moves all in for around 350,000 and Ning makes the call.

Ning tables for a flush draw and he has Liam crushed who shows for a worse flush draw.

The turn comes

The river card

No help for Liam and we lose him in 6th place for £10,950.

 


 

Chip Counts – 11/11/2018 – 20:10

 

Yiannis Liperis 2,405,000
Ning Lu 1,285,000
James Mitchell 865,000
Frederick Maher 730,000
Liam Hooks 480,000
Jack Oliver 335,000

 

Level 25 – 11/11/2018 – 20:01

The players are back seated as we begin level number 25.

The blinds are now 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante.

6 players remaining.


 

Break Time – 11/11/2018 – 19:40

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

 


 

All is Quiet – 11/11/2018 – 19:30

All is quiet in the last half an hour or so at the feature table, we still have 6 players remaining., who are all locked up  £10,950.

 


 

Double For Oliver – 11/11/2018 – 18:55

Jack Oliver moves all in for his 360,000 stack, Yiannis Liperis also moves all in… Everyone else gets out of the way and the cards go on their backs…

Jack tables and is in bad shape against the of Yiannis.

The flop comes

The turn card

The river card !!

Jack rivers a queen to take the pot. Doubling to 750,000!

 


 

Level Up  – 11/11/2018 – 18:45

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

They are now 15,000/30,000 with a 3,000 ante.

6 players remaining.


 

Andrew Garland 7th – 11/11/2018 – 18:40

On a flop of Andrew Garland gets his final 250,000 in the middle and is called by Ning.

Andrew tables and is in bad shape against the of Ning.

The turn card comes

The river card

The king plays for Ning as he takes the pot and moves over the 1 million mark.

We lose Andrew Garland in 7th place for £8,500.

 


 

 

Prizepool Payout – 11/11/2018 – 18:30

GUKPT Blackpool
£1000 NLHE Main Event
Entries: 304

1st – £84,250
2nd – £55,950
3rd – £34,350
4th – £21,850
5th – £14,900
6th – £10,950
7th – £8,500
8th – £7,000 – Barry Grimes
9th – £5,800 – Chris Gatley

 


 

Barry Grime 8th – 11/11/2018 – 18:20

Barry loses a big flip to Ning. Tens no good against Ace-King of Ning.

He gets his final chips in the middle holding against the pocket sixes of Jack Oliver.

Sixes hold for Jack who takes the pot and eliminated Barry.

It’s been a rollercoaster for Barry as he finishes in 8th place for £7,000.

 


 

 

Chris Gatley 9th – 11/11/2018 – 18:05

Chris Gatley makes it 50,000, Yiannis Liperis three bets to 135,000, Chris moves all in for just short of 600k and Yiannis makes the quick call.

Chris Gatley tables K-Q against the QUEENS of chip leader Yiannis Liperis…

No help for Chris and he exits the final table in 9th place for £5,800.


 

The Finalists – 11/11/2018 – 17:55

 


 

Final Table Chip Counts – 11/11/2018 – 17:45

 

Yiannis Liperis 1,454,000
Frederick Maher 807,000
Barry Grime 668,000
Ning Lu 625,000
Chris Gatley 605,000
James Mitchell 570,000
Jack Oliver 490,000
Liam Hooks 443,000
Andrew Garland 409,000

 

 


 

Final Begins – 11/11/2018 – 17:35

The cards are in the air as we begin the final table!

Blinds starting at 12,000/24,000 with a 3,000 ante.

9 players remaining.

 


 

Dinner Break – 11/11/2018 – 16:40

Break time now for the players as they take a 45 minute dinner break!

 


 

Alex Tuz 10th – 11/11/2018 – 16:25

After three hours the final table bubble has just burst!

Alex Tuz gets is 450,000 stack all in holding against the of Yiannis Liperis.

The board runs out

Yiannis takes the pot with two pair.

Alex finishes in 10th place for £4,850.

 


 

 

Still Hand For Hand – 11/11/2018 – 14:25

We are still hand for hand on the final table bubble, there’s no real short stack in danger of busting currently.

This could be a long one.


 

Blinds Up – 11/11/2018 – 14:01

The blinds increase as we begin level number 23.

They are now 10,000/20,000 with a 2,000 ante.

10 players remaining.


 

Hand for Hand – 11/11/2018 – 14:45

We are now hand for hand as we are on the final table bubble.


 

Kingshuck Ghosh 11th – 11/11/2018 – 13:30

James Mitchell opens, Kingshuk Ghosh moves all in for 220k. James makes the call and the cards go in their backs.

James tables and it’s a coinflip against the of King.

The board runs out

James makes top pair to take the pit. He now has 700,000.

We lose Kingshuk Ghosh in 11th place for £4,250.

 


 

Andy Hills 12th – 11/11/2018 – 13:16

Andy Hills loses a flip to Fred Maher.

He then gets it all in holding K3 against Q4 for his last 25k.

His opponent hits a Queen and a four for two pair and we lose Andy Hills in 12th place for £3,950.

 


 

Level 22 – 11/11/2018 – 13:01

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

They are now 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante.

12 players remaining.


 

Ryan Fronda 13th – 11/11/2018 – 12:50

Ryan Fronda is the first player to bust today, after doubling Barry Grime up, he gets his last 80k all in holding and runs into the of Jack Oliver.

No help on the board for Ryan and he exits in 13th place for £3,650.

 


 

Prizepool Payout – 11/11/2018 – 12:35

GUKPT Blackpool
£1000 NLHE Main Event
Entries: 304

1st – £84,250
2nd – £55,950
3rd – £34,350
4th – £21,850
5th – £14,900
6th – £10,950
7th – £8,500
8th – £7,000
9th – £5,800
10th – £4,850
11th – £4,250
12th – £3,950
13th – £3,650
14th – £3,350 – Mitch Johnson
15th – £3,350 – Anna Devlin
16th – £3,050 – Ashley Locker
17th – £3,050 – Andreas Olympios
18th – £2,750 – Ben Maregedze
19th – £2,750 – Danny Hook
20th – £2,750 – Zippy Aslam
21st – £2,450 – Jeff Kimber
22nd – £2,450 – M.L
23rd – £2,450 – Chi Yau
24th – £2,450 – Mark Rubbathan
25th – £2,150 – Chris Howden
26th – £2,150 – David Wilson
27th – £2,150 – Kent Holden
28th – £2,150 – Dave Gee
29th – £2,150 – Albert Sapiano
30th – £2,150 – Will McMurray

Prizepool – £304,000

 


 

Final Day Seating – 11/11/2018 – 12:15

3 1 Barry Grime 143,000
3 2 Liam Hooks 596,000
3 3 Ning Lu 520,000
3 4 Jack Oliver 603,000
3 5 Ryan Fronda 272,000
3 6
3 7 J.M. 407,000
3 8
3 9 Kingshuk Ghosh 257,000
5 1 Christopher Scott Gatley 1,107,000
5 2
5 3 Frederick Maher 278,000
5 4 Yiannis Liperis 873,000
5 5 Andrew Garland 556,000
5 6 Alexander Tuzinkiewicz 230,000
5 9 Andy Hills 231,000

 


 

Shuffle Up & Deal – 11/11/2018 – 12:01

The cards are in the air as we begin Day three.

The blinds are starting at 6,000/12,000 with a 1,000 ante.

13 players remaining.


 

 

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

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

We should be underway very soon.

 


 

 

Final Day Chip Counts – 11/11/2018 – 11:45

Chris Gatley 1,107,000
Yiannis Liperis 873,000
Jack Oliver 603,000
Liam Hooks 596,000
Andrew Garland 556,000
Ning Lu 520,000
J.M. 407,000
Frederick Maher 278,000
Ryan Fronda 272,000
Kingshuk Ghosh 257,000
Andy Hills 241,000
Alex Tuzinkiewicz 230,000
Barry Grime 143,000

 

Welcome To The Final Day – 11/11/2018 – 11:30

Good morning and welcome back to Blackpool for the Final Day of the GUKPT Main Event.

From 304 entries there are just 13 coming back for the third days play.

We have a great field coming back and it should be another great days play.

The players are guaranteed £3,650, but all have their eyes on the first place prize of £84,250!

Play will begin at 12pm.

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