GUKPT Day 1b Blog

Published On October 13, 2017 |

End of Day 1b with Kassouf – 14/10/2017 – 00:50

 


 

Kassouf Leads Going Into Day 2 – 14/10/2017 – 00:30

The day ones of GUKPT Luton Main Event are now in the history books. A great turnout of 239 for the main event which is just one down on the 240 of last year.

After nine levels of play Will Kassouf has finished as the Day 1b chip leader and he will take the overall chip leader into Day 2.

49 players have made it through the day. They are:

Forename Surname Chips
Will Kassouf 202000
Paul Dunne 173800
Paul Vasnunes 150400
Daniel Bushell 129300
Oliver White 111900
Sam Goodman 111700
Silmon Alzamora 103000
Phillip Corion 103000
Michael Fletcher 101200
Driton Haxhiaj 97000
Aleem Kanji 92700
Aaron Madeley 90000
James Williams 77700
Vikrum Mehta 76200
Martin Bader 71200
John Hand 69300
Michael Omahoney 61700
Lee Gibson 60500
Jonathan Schuman 60100
Panicos Ellinas 59200
Jacque Ramsden 58600
Thomas Hall 57100
Juan Bolivar 51700
Antony Wickert 48900
Nicholas Rishover 48900
Terence Plummer 48500
Daniel Toffel 48400
Andrew Christoforou 46900
Leslie Kearney 46600
John Mooney 44900
David Morton 44200
Doig Rudling 42300
Terry Jordon 42000
Hideki Takafuji 41200
Chay Simmons 40300
Darryl Roome 40200
Jie Tian 38400
Javed Akhtar 34800
Cedric Raffi 32700
Scott Franklin 32000
Ronnie Robertson 29700
Jeffrey Kimber 25600
Janice Phillips 23600
Kelly Saxby 23100
Dean Swift 22800
Ben Wright 20800
Karl Snow 16300
Yiannis Liperis 15400
Brynn Kvinlaug 13900

We will be back tomorrow for Day 2 where there are 80 players coming back to try and make the final day. Play begins at 1pm, with the live stream beginning at 1;3opm.

Join us then.


 

 

Bagging & Tagging – 14/10/2017 – 00:01

The players have finished on all tables, they are now bagging up their chips.

Full counts will be up with you as soon as possible.


 

Last Four Hands – 13/10/2017 – 23:45

The clock has been paused with 9 minutes remaining.

The players will now play four more hands before bagging and tagging their chips.


 

Eliminations – 13/10/2017 – 23:22

Some bust outs from the field here during the last level of play:

Paul Danko
Jonathan Wong
Tamer Kamel
John Macnair

 


 

Pictures – 13/10/2017 – 23:09

Will Kassouf, Terry Jordon & Tom Hall

Vamshi Vandanapu

Driton Haxhaij


 

 

 

Big Stacks – 13/10/2017 – 22:59

Paul VasNunes 150,000
Daniel Bushell 140,300
Karl Snow 110,000
Terry Jordon 100,000
Phillip Corion 99,500
Will Kassouf 99,000

 

The Last Level – 13/10/2017 – 22:52

The players are back seated as we begin the last level of the day.

The blinds are now 400/800 with a 100 ante.

70 players remaining.


 

Break Time – 13/10/2017 – 22:45

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


 

 

Competition Winners – 13/10/2017 – 22:33

Well done to Carl Bergin & Nerraw Rectac who guess perfectly on our Facebook competition.

They both guessed 239 entries in total for GUKPT Luton, which was bang on the money. In doing so they win themselves a £30 GUKPT GrosvenorPoker.com satellite token.

We will be running Facebook competitions all week and you can find them HERE!!

 


 

All is Quiet – 13/10/2017 – 22:20

Play is very quiet on the tables at the moment as the players approach the last break of the day before playing level number nine.

There’s still 75 players remaining here on Day 1b, how many are we going to finish with?


 

More Counts – 13/10/2017 – 21:59

Chris Cooper – 42,000
Les Kearney – 65,000
Vamshi Vandanapu – 23,000
Driton Haxxhaij – 80,000
Terry Jordon – 65,000

 


 

Chip Counts – 13/10/2017 – 21:48

Jeff Kimber – 38,000
Yiannis Liperis – 17,000
Will Kassouf – 85,000
Janice Phillips – 17,000
Sandiep Khosa – 7,000
Ali Mallu – 55,000


 

 

Level 8 – 13/10/2017 – 21:35

The clock ticks over as we begin the next level of play.

The blinds are now 300/600 with a 50 ante.

86 players remaining.


 

Exits – 13/10/2017 – 21:22

 

Exits from the field below and unfortunately for these people registration is closed and they can no longer re-enter. They can jump in the bounty side event though which started at 9pm and currently has 31 players playing in it.

Martin Hogarty
Katie Swift
Wayne Eustace
Laurence Houghton


 

 

Numbers Confirmed – 13/10/2017 – 21:10

Registration has now closed for the GUKPT Luton Main Event.

239 entries in total creating a juicy prizepool of £239,000 for the players to play for.

 


 

 

Big Stacks – 13/10/2017 – 20:50

Paul Vasnunes 132,000
Daniel Bushell 103,000
Phillip Corion 99,500
Cedric Nicolas Raffi 91,000
Silmon Alzamora 85,000
Karl Snow 66,000

 


 

Level Seven – 13/10/2017 – 20:37

The player are back seated as we begin level number seven.

They are now 200/400 with a 50 ante.

99 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 13/10/2017 – 20:20

Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes before coming back to begin level number seven.


 

 

Half An Hour To Buy In – 13/10/2017 – 20:10

Players have just thirty minutes left to buy in to the GUKPT Luton Main Event.

It would be great if we could match or surpass last years number of 240 and with 233 entries in total so far it’s going to be very close.


 

Michael Greco is Back – 13/10/2017 – 19:55

 


 

Pics – 13/10/2017 – 19:40

 

 

 

Level Up – 13/10/2017 – 19:23

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

They are now 150/300 with a 50 ante.

 


 

 

Cooler! – 13/10/2017 – 19:15

We get to the table as Cedric Raffi & Vishal Maini get involved in a pre flop raising war.

It ends in Vish 6 bet shoving and Cedric makes the quick call.

Its a cooler as Cedric tables against the of Vish.

The board runs out

Aces hold for Cedric who takes the pot, doubling up to 52,000!!

Vish is left with around 24,000.

 


 

Bust Outs – 13/10/2017 – 18:55

Exits from the tables as we lose:

Will Kassouf
Luke Fields
Katie Swift
Eric Chen

 


 

 

The Chip Leader – 13/10/2017 – 18:45

The chip leader at the moment here on Day 1b. Paul Vas Nunes.

 


 

Dinner Break Chip Counts – 13/10/2017 – 18:31

Paul Vas Nunes 104,325
Silmon Alzamora 69,075
Daniel Bushell 69,000
Karl Snow 54,250
Aaron Madeley 50,025
George Alexander 48,000
Andrew Hills 46,000
Hideki Takafuji 45,500
Ethan Jamal Brown 44,475
Graham Parker 44,300
Michael Fletcher 44,175
Darren Fuller 43,225
Jacque Ramsden 42,625
Sam Goodman 41,475
Aleem Kanji 40,500
James Williams 38,575
Chay Simmons 36,950
Renee Xie 34,925
Alex Peter Bounsall 32,075
Ravi Sharda 31,925
Christopher Cooper 31,800
Jonathan Schuman 31,275
Robert Richmond 31,200
Miroslav Kusnir 30,425
Vamshi Vandanapu 30,200
Yossef Levi 29,925
Vikrum Mehta 29,800
Scott Franklin 29,725
Yiannis Liperis 29,200
Paul Dunne 29,150
John Mooney 28,900
Tony Deluca 28,425
David John Sandford 28,375
Michael John Omahoney 27,250
Phillip Corion 27,000
Benjamin Jon Wright 26,875
Mark Wates 26,300
Cedric Nicolas Raffi 25,750
Martin Hogarty 25,225
Paul Denman 25,050
George White 24,850
Dean Swift 24,200
Brynn Kvinlaug 24,150
Ioannis Karanikos 23,875
Juan Bolivar 23,875
Nathan Lee 22,600
David Morton 22,400
Paul Ephremsen 21,600
Timotheos Timotheou 21,375
Terence Plummer 21,000
Jeffrey Kimber 20,775
Lee Gibson 20,400
David Stonehouse 20,100
Javed Akhtar 20,000
Antony Jason Wickert 20,000
Terry Jordon 20,000
Janice Phillips 20,000
Luke Bayliss 20,000
Driton Haxhiaj 20,000
Leo Worthingtonleese 20,000
Leslie Kearney 19,800
Carlos Delvigogonzalez 19,100
Johnpaul Santos 19,000
Brijesh Das 18,775
Darryl Roome 18,725
Wayne Eustace 18,500
Luke John Fields 18,250
James Manlove 17,625
Alan Mcbride 17,500
John Macnair 17,300
Paul Fowler 17,000
Marcus Arthur Bentley 16,950
Christoffel Vankraayenburg 16,075
Andrew Christoforou 15,925
Joseph Grech 15,325
Oliver White 15,325
Gareth Nelson 15,300
Vishal Maini 15,000
Jonathan Wong 14,975
Kelly Saxby 14,750
Tina Loraine Bandyle 14,575
Darren Athinis 14,450
John Hand 13,525
Rajiv Sakaria 12,500
Laurence Houghton 12,400
Barry Cole 12,125
Robert Skyers 12,100
Kenneth Midgley 11,950
Dildar Sahota 11,800
Paul Danko 11,325
Thomas Hall 10,950
Hamid Hafezi 10,400
Panicos Ellinas 10,375
Priyan Demel 10,325
Alli Mallu 8,900
Jerome Oshea 8,225
Wenbin Chen 8,100
Michael Greco 7,825
Rafael Henderson 7,775
Doig Rudling 7,600
Dean Clay 7,325
Sandiep Khosa 5,450
Katie Swift 5,100
Will Kassouf 4,425

 


 

Level 5 – 13/10/2017 – 18:20

The players are back seated as we begin level number 5.

The blinds are now 100/200 with a 25 ante.

126 entries so far today.

 


 

Dinner Break – 13/10/2017 – 17:20

Dinner break now for the players as they take 60 minutes.


 

Bust Outs – 13/10/2017 – 17:05

Some bust outs from the tables as we lose:

Martin Bader
Les Kearney
Oscar Dharamshi

 


 

Dinner Approaching – 13/10/2017 – 16:55

The players are approaching the dinner break where there will be a complimentary buffet for everyone to enjoy.  Which will be in 20 minutes time.

At the moment there is 205 entries in total for the GUKPT Luton Main Event. Can we beat the 240 of last year?

 


 

More Counts – 13/10/2017 – 16:43

Priyan Demel – 19,000
Tom Hall – 7,000
Michael Greco – 9,000
Terry Jordon – 6,000
Alex Bounsall – 22,000

 


 

Chip Counts – 13/10/2017 – 16:35

Darren Fuller – 40,000
Renee Xie – 30,000
Will Kassouf – 12,000
Danny Toffel – 10,000
Mick Fletcher – 40,000
Ethan Brown – 60,000

 


 

Level Four – 13/10/2017 – 16:21

The blinds increase as we begin level number four.

They are now 100/200.

117 entries so far today.


 

Guarantee Hit! – 13/10/2017 – 16:06

It was never in doubt but the guarantee has just been hit here in Luton.

200 entries so far in total, which will now keep increasing till registration closes at 8:30pm.


 

 

Kav Cup IV – 13/10/2017 – 15:48


 

Pics – 13/10/2017 – 15:35

 


 

 

Level Three – 13/10/2017 – 15:20

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

The blinds are now 75/150.

105 entries so far today.

 


 

Break Time – 13/10/2017 – 15:02

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

 


 

All is quiet – 13/10/2017 – 14:48

All is quiet here during the second level of the day.

Not much to speak of as the players are approaching the first break of the day, which will takes place in around 12 minutes time.


 

Live Stream – 13/10/2017 – 14:35

Do not forget that the GUKPT Live Stream is up and running and can be viewed HERE!!

The Tower is on commentary and will be with you for the full days play.


 

 

Early Exits – 13/10/2017 – 14:25

Some early exits from the tournament as we lose:

Terry Jordon
Billy Chalkely
John Macnair

Players are allowed two re-entries per day, so they can all re-enter if they wish.


 

Level Two – 13/10/2017 – 14:02

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

They are now 50/100.

87 entries so far today.

 


 

Day 1b Seating Plan – 13/10/2017 – 13:50

8 1 Leslie Kearney
8 2 David Stonehouse
8 3 Prassanna Suryanarayanan
8 4 Daniel Bushell
8 6 Antony Jason Wickert
8 7 George Alexander
8 8 Darren Athinis
8 9 Brijesh Das
8 10 Sam Goodman
9 1 Ethan Jamal Brown
9 2 Vikrum Mehta
9 3 David John Sandford
9 4 Mark Wates
9 5 Carlos Delvigogonzalez
9 6 Chay Simmons
9 7 Doig Rudling
9 8 Willie Tann
9 9 Michael Fletcher
9 10 Aleem Kanji
10 1 Michael John Omahoney
10 2 Kenneth Midgley
10 3 Rafael Henderson
10 4 James Manlove
10 5 Alex Peter Bounsall
10 6 Martin Bader
10 7 Yiannis Liperis
10 8 Hideki Takafuji
10 9 Graham Parker
11 1 Tony Deluca
11 2 Darryl Roome
11 3 Dean Swift
11 4 Benjamin Jon Wright
11 5 Scott Franklin
11 6 Craig Sweden
11 7 Ioannis Karanikos
11 8 Tina Loraine Bandyle
11 9 Oscar Dharamshi
11 10 Luke John Fields
12 1 Paul Fowler
12 2 John Mooney
12 3 Daniel Toffel
12 4 Jonathan Schuman
12 5 Kelly Saxby
12 6 David Morton
12 7 Yossef Levi
12 8 George White
12 9 Darren Fuller
12 10 Renee Xie
13 1 Valentin Ghioca
13 2 Ravi Sharda
13 3 Terry Jordon
13 4 Billy Chalkely
13 5 Michael Greco
13 6 Wai Yuen
13 7 Jerome Oshea
13 8 Dildar Sahota
13 9 Timotheos Timotheou
13 10 Juan Bolivar
14 1 Marcus Arthur Bentley
14 2 Lee Gibson
14 3 Katie Swift
14 4 Gareth Nelson
14 5 Silmon Alzamora
14 6 Paul Denman
14 7 Martin Hogarty
14 8 Joseph Grech
14 9 John Macnair
14 10 Sandiep Khosa
15 1 Aaron Madeley
15 2 Brynn Kvinlaug
15 3 Barry Cole
15 4 Miroslav Kusnir
15 5 Luke Bayliss
15 6 Alan Mcbride
15 7 Oliver White
15 8 David Crane
15 9 Rajiv Sakaria
1 1 John Hand
1 2 Jacque Ramsden
1 3 Andrew Hills
1 4 Christopher Cooper
1 5 Dean Clay
1 6 Robert Richmond
1 7 James Williams
1 8 Vishal Maini
1 9 Paul Danko

 


 

Start of Day 1b – 13/10/2017 – 13:35

 


 

Playing Today – 13/10/2017 -13:20

A few players who we have noticed playing in the field today:

Yiannis Liperis
Andy Hills
James Williams
Michael Greco
Terry Jordon


 

 

Shuffle Up & Deal – 13/10/2017 – 13:01

The cards are in the air as we begin level number one.

67 players seated to start Day 1a.


 

Players Called In – 13/10/2017 – 12:55

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

We should be underway very soon.

 


 

Day 1a Chip Counts – 13/10/2017 – 12:50

Forename Surname Chips
Raphael Ajayi 124800
John Eames 123700
Edward Swales 113300
Daniel James 94800
Anthony Poole 93900
James Sykes 92400
Imraan Ladak 90600
Mohamed Muse 68800
Catalin Dumitrascu 64800
Eddie Sherrock 63200
Joe Beevers 62700
Patrick Fahy 61200
Chris Cunliffe 55200
Timothy Chung 55100
Harvey Norris 54400
Graham Godden 47400
Thomas Edward Cropp 45800
Ben Collins 41000
Michael Brown 37800
Trevor Pearson 35500
Robert Buky 34900
Benjamin Winsor 34400
Aaron Pask 29200
David Clark 27400
Alastair Akenhead 26200
Michele Dargenio 25800
Tony Ringe 25600
Marco Casotti 20500
Craig Dawson 20500
Richard Blacklock 17200
Jarrett Owen 12000

 


 

Welcome To Day 1b – 13/10/2017 – 12:35

Good afternoon and welcome to the second day one of the 2017 GUKPT Luton Main Event.

There was a good turnout yesterday for the first day one, with 85 entries over the six levels of late registration. Of those entries, 31 players made it through and will be back tomorrow to play Day 1b.

Today is ground hog day, Day 1b. We will play the same nine levels as yesterday, starting at 25/50 and finishing at 400/800. Today should be a really busy day with late registration open for six levels of play and each player allowed one entry and two re-entries.

Raphael Ajayi holds the chip lead from yesterday and is the man to catch with 123,000.

Play begins at 1pm and the media team will be with you for the duration of todays play. Bringing you live blog updates, pictures, chip counts and of course the live stream which runs on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown.

 

 

 


 

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