GUKPT Edinburgh Day 1b Blog

Published On March 31, 2017 |

End of Day 1b – 01/04/2017 – 00:42

 


 

Frith On Top of Day 1b – 01/04/2017 – 00:20

Another day one is done here on the GUKPT Tour. As Day 1b of Edinburgh is now in the history books.

It’s been an unbelievable day with 157 entries in total over the six days of late registration. That smashes the guarantee as we finish with 227 entries in total, creating a prizepool of £113,500 which the players will be back tomorrow to play for.

The day has again been played in great spirits as is always the case at the Maybury.

59 players have made it through the day and they are led by Mark Frith who will hold the overall chip lead going into Day 2. Full counts of the remaining players are:

Forename Surname Chips
Mark Frith 181700
Gary Bertram 175600
Steven Sharp 118800
Haitao Wu 109700
David Hugh Mcalpine 94500
Dean Lyall 93600
Usman Ulhaq 90200
Ashley Peter Dakin 88700
Eric Cech 82500
Jaroslaw Jerzy Wolny 82400
Gianluigi Floris 78400
Deborah Worleyroberts 73600
David Colin Weeks 73100
Steven Rinaldi 72300
Christopher Gordon 65500
Richard Sinclair 62400
Pablo Martinez 62200
Mark James 57200
Richard Andrew Kaura 55900
William James Mcclure 55700
Cameron Soane 55100
Bartosz Jastrzebski 54600
Adrian Gray 53000
Mudasser Hussain 52600
Ho Yin Lee 50800
Gordon William Happer 50240
Jonathan Lemon 48900
Stewart Barrie 47500
Cheok Lao 47100
Hakan Ferudun Duman 46900
David Knight 43300
Dennis James Shaw 42200
Joseph Hayek 41300
Dean Kay 40500
Scott Maxwell 38400
Ian Swain 37300
Jeffrey Kimber 37100
Louis Paxton 36300
Kevin Finnie 35900
Ben Buchanan Mcalpine 35300
Sinem Melin 34400
Debbie Taylor – Ackroyd 32100
Ayad Sharhani 32100
Johannes Englundh 32000
Michael Eagle Walker 30600
Peter Nicol King 28400
Tom Craig Noble 22400
Daniel Hawkes 22200
Abdul Alhafez 21100
Marius Varanavicius 20600
David Docherty 19600
Steven Gray 18500
Gordon George Paterson 17600
Kerry Anne Craigie 15300
Allan Donald Whyte 15000
Katie Swift 13400
Andrew Salami 12700
Chris Craig 12500
Quoc Le 9000

 

We will be back tomorrow for Day 2 where we have 85 coming back to battle it out and play another nine levels, or down to a final table.

Play begins at 1pm, join us then. Or at 1:30pm which is when the live stream begins.

 


 

Bagging & Tagging – 31/03/2017 – 23:50

The players have now finished for the day.

They are bagging and tagging their chips.

We will have the full chip counts up with you as soon as possible.

 


 

Last Four Hands – 31/03/2017 – 23:35

The clock has been paused with nine minutes remaining.

The players will now play four more hands before bagging for the night.

 


 

Exits – 31/03/2017 – 23:25

A few last level exits as we lose:

George McDonald
Steven Bangham
Rokas Asipauskas


 

Snaps – 31/03/2017 – 23:15

 


 

Half The Field Remaining – 31/03/2017 – 23:05

With just 40 minutes remaining here on Day 1b, we still have half the field remaining!!

It’s been a slow day for action as we usually finish the day with a round a third of the total entries for that day.

 


 

Chip Leaders – 31/03/2017 – 22:55

Mark Frith 180000
Gary Bertram 130000
David McAlpine 102000
Usman Ulhaq 100000
Steve Sharp 100000
Colin Wu 100000
Steven Rinaldi 80000
Dean Lyall 80000

 


 

Level Nine – 31/03/2017 – 22:45

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

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

75  players remaining.


 

Break Time – 31/03/2017 – 22:30

Break time now for the players as they take their last break before beginning the final level of the day.

 


 

Chip Counts – 31/03/2017 – 22:25

Richard Sinclair – 45,000
Jeff Kimber – 60,000
Mark James – 45,000
Ho Yin Lee – 44,000
Tommy Noble – 45,000
David Weeks – 50,000
Mark Frith – 150,000
Paul Fowler – 21,000
Quoc Le – 22,000


 

No Free Cards For You Cup Cake – 31/03/2017 – 22:12

We get to the table on a flop of with 10,000 in the middle. David Gallacher says to Usman Ulhaq, “No free cards for you cupcake” before making a shove for over three times the pot. Moving his 32,000 stack all in!! Usman has around 70,000 and says “I’m probably calling”. He checks his cards a few times before making the call.

Davie shows for top pair and is ahead as Usman tables  for a flush draw..

The turn card gives Usman instant service as is comes giving Usman the flush.

The river card is a meaningless

Usman takes the pot and now has around 100,000!

We lose Davie from the tournament as he goes to join the cash table.


 

Bounty Side Event Update – 31/03/2017 – 22:02

The bounty side even has just begun it’s third level and so far there are 45 entries.

Every table in the cardroom is completely full!!

A good turnout for the Friday night comp, with late reg open till 11pm.

 


 

More Pics – 31/03/2017 – 21:50


 

 

Final Numbers – 31/03/2017 – 21:40

Registration has now closed for GUKPT Edinburgh.

There has been a great turnout of 227 entries creating a prizepool of £113,500 for the players to play for.

The people of Scotland have come out in force to support the tour.


 

Level 8 – 31/03/2017 – 21:32

The blinds increase as we begin level number eight.

They are now 300/600 with a 75 ante.

 


 

Exits – 31/03/2017 – 21:15

Some exits from the tables as we lose:

Ross Gourlay
Angus Matheson
Shane Ross
Gunnersson Gudmunduraudun
Alastair Kerr

We are now down to 90 players with two levels left to play today.

 


 

Dave Maudlin Exits – 31/03/2017 – 21:01

Dave Maudlin all in for his last few thousand holding is called by Lew Kearny with

The board runs out

Top pair for Les who takes the pot, but still only has 17,000, which is less than starting stack.

GUKPT regular Dave Maudlin heads out of the tournament here during level number seven.


 

Pics – 31/03/2017 – 20:50


 

Big Stacks – 31/03/2017 – 20:40

Gary Bertram 125000
Colin Wu 94000
Jaroslaw Wolny 84000
Pablo Martinez 65000
Ellie Biessek 65000
Andrew Salami 60000
Ben McAlpine 56000

 


 

Level 7 – 31/03/2017 – 20:31

The players are now back seated as we begin level number seven.

The blinds are 200/400 with a 50 ante.

128 players remaining.


 

 

Break Time – 31/03/2017 – 20:15

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

 


 

Bust Outs – 31/03/2017 – 20:05

Some exits from the field as we lose:

Majid Iqbal
John Divers
Andrew James
Steven Rinaldi
Abdul Alhafez

These players now have 20 minutes to jump back into the tournament, if they fancy firing another bullet and with the prizepool currently standing at £112,000, I am sure they would all want to.


 

More Counts – 31/03/2017 – 19:55

Colin Wu – 90,000
Dave Maudlin – 25,000
Dean Lyall – 11,000
Jonny Gray – 16,000
Kelly Saxby – 45,000

 


 

Chip Counts – 31/03/2017 – 19:45

Makka Hussain – 28,000
Kerry-Jane Craigie – 17,000
Deborah Worley-Roberts – 24,000
Katie Swift – 11,000
Chris Gordon – 40,000


 

Kimber Doubles – 31/03/2017 – 19:30

Alastair makes it 750 to play pre flop and is called in two spots.

The three players go to the flop as it comes Ace high. Alastair bets 1200 and is called by Jeff Kimber.

The turn card comes a Jack.

Alastair bets 3,000, Jeff moves all in for 9,000 and Alastair makes the call.

Jeff tables Ace-Jack for two pair and has the best hand as Alastair shows Ace-King for top pair.

The river card is a four.

Jeff takes the pot with two pair and doubles up to 25,000.

 


 

Level 6 – 31/03/2017 – 19:12

The blinds increase as we begin level number 6.

They are now 150/300 with a 25 ante.


 

Pics – 31/03/2017 – 19:01

 


 

Doonan Done – 31/03/2017 – 18:45

Alastair Kerr opens to 600 from the cut off, Richard Doonan three bets to 1400 from the button. Alastair makes the call and the two players go to the flop which comes

Alastair checks to Richard know bets 1600, Alastair raises to 3500 and Richard makes the quick call.

The turn card comes Alastair is first to act and leads out for 6,000. After 30 seconds in the tank, Richard moves all in for his 12,000 stack and Alastair makes the quick call.

Alastair tables for a turned two pair, Richard sighs as he tables Ah for the over pair.

The river card comes

Alastair takes the pot with two pair and now has around 40,000.

We lose Richard from the tournament, although he still has an hour to re-enter if he wishes to do so.


 

 

Big Stacks – 31/03/2017 – 18:28

 

Ellie Biessek 66000
Ben McAlpine 58000
Gary Bertram 54000
Jamie Geraghty 46000
David Gallacher 46000
Hakan Durman 45000
Andrew Salami 45000
Ross Gourlay 45000
Peter Stephen 44000
Pablo Martinez 42000

 


 

Level 5 – 31/03/2017 – 18:10

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

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

143 entries so far today.


 

 

Dinner Break – 31/03/2017 – 17:28

Dinner break now for the players as we take 45 minutes.

 


 

Facebook Competitions – 31/03/2017 – 17:23

We have just took some time to film three Facebook competitions that will all be going live within the next few days.

So keep checking our page and having a go for FREE with your chance to win GUKPT Satellite tokens.

 


 

Gtd Hit! – 31/03/2017 – 17:05

We have just hit and surpassed the £100k GTD here at GUKPT Edinburgh!!

Late registration is open until 8:15pm.

 


 

Pics  – 31/03/2017 – 16:45

Some table shots

 


 

 

Level Four – 31/03/2017 – 16:25

The blinds increase as we begin level number four.

They are now 100/200.

124 entries so far today.

 


 

Bust Outs – 31/03/2017 – 16:15

A few exits from the tables as we lose:

Jakub Mazgaj
Kevin Finnie
Ross Gourlay
Joseph Hayek

 


 

 

Pics – 31/03/2017 – 16:01

 


 

Live Stream – 31/03/2017 – 15:45

Our live stream is now up and running for you to watch with all commentary from The Tower. You can view the full nine levels of play HERE!!! 

 


 

Level Three – 31/03/2017 – 15:25

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

The blinds are now 75/150.

110 entries so far today.

 


 

Break Time – 31/03/2017 – 15:03

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

 


 

Chip Counts – 31/03/2017 – 15:01

Ellie Biessek – 19,000
Kelly Saxby – 18,000
Colin Wu – 23,000
Robert Francis – 22,000
Jonny Gray – 19,0000
Thomas Ward – 14,000
David Docherty – 32,000
Makka Hussain – 22,000
Jeff Kimber – 19,000


 

Playing Today – 31/03/2017 – 14:55

Forename Surname Table Seat
Debbie Taylor – Ackroyd 1 1
Scott Maxwell 1 2
Marius Varanavicius 1 3
Jaroslaw Jerzy Wolny 1 4
Christopher Gordon 1 5
Kelly Saxby 1 6
Hakan Ferudun Duman 1 7
Inigo Rodriguez 1 8
David Maudlin 1 9
Gordon George Paterson 2 1
Deborah Worleyroberts 2 2
Pablo Martinez 2 3
Gary Bertram 2 4
Viktor Einarsson 2 5
Kestutis Kucinskas 2 6
Shane Jan Ross 2 7
Mark Paul Frith 2 8
Michael Eagle Walker 2 9
Jack Julian Maskill 2 10
Dennis James Shaw 3 1
Paul Robert Fowler 3 2
Colin Thomson 3 3
Shaun Long 3 4
Dean Kay 3 5
Steven Gray 3 6
Kerry Anne Craigie 3 7
Peter Nicol King 3 8
Richard Sinclair 3 9
Jonathan Gray 3 10
Steven Sharp 4 1
Alastair Kerr 4 2
Richard James Doonan 4 3
David Colin Weeks 4 4
Rokas Asipauskas 4 5
Mark Dyson 4 6
Gunnarsson Gudmunduraudun 4 7
Eric Cech 4 8
Quang Vu 4 9
Jeffrey Kimber 4 10
David Hugh Mcalpine 5 1
Thomas Pearn 5 2
Johannes Englundh 5 3
Stewart Barrie 5 4
Jakub Mazgaj 5 5
Ronnie Law 5 6
Jamie Geraghty 5 7
Joseph Hayek 5 8
David Docherty 5 9
David Knight 5 10
Angus Matheson 6 1
Andrew James Mackenzie 6 2
Kee Tak Cheung 6 3
Thomas Ward 6 4
Allan Donald Whyte 6 5
Ashley Peter Dakin 6 6
Louis Paxton 6 7
Gianluigi Floris 6 8
Andrew Salami 6 9
Mark James 6 10
Kingshuk Ghosh 7 1
Milosz Muzalewski 7 2
Peter Bethune 7 3
Melanie Jane Simpson 7 4
Grant Smith 7 5
Ben Buchanan Mcalpine 7 6
Alan Chrzaszcz 7 7
Christopher John Weir Craig 7 8
Quoc Le 7 9
George Mcdonald 7 10
Steven Raeside 8 1
Findlay Meechan 8 2
Cheok Lao 8 3
David Gallacher 8 4
Kevin Finnie 8 5
Steven Rinaldi 8 6
Patrick Bell 8 7
Ellie Biessek 8 8
Peter Stephen 8 9
Miguel Martin 8 10
Tat Ieong 9 1
Steven John Bangham 9 2
Ian Swain 9 3
Gary Callan 9 4
Donald Elliot 9 5
Jack Andrew Loraine 9 6
Douglas White 9 7
John Allen Mcneil Wallace 9 8
William James Mcclure 9 9
Andrew James Feenan 9 10
Ayad Sharhani 10 1
Tom Craig Noble 10 2
Ross Michael Gourlay 10 3
David Wilkes 10 4
Cameron Soane 10 5
William Paxton 10 6
Robert Spencer Franks 10 7
Daryl Benton 10 8
Leslie Kearney 10 9

 

 


 

Stream Problems – 31/03/2017 – 14:40

We have been having some issues with the live stream, which take priority over the blog, which is why there has been a lack of posts.

Hopefully the stream is now fixed, which means we will get more content posted up.

 


 

 

Level 2 – 31/03/2017 – 14:02

The blinds increase as we begin level 2.

They are now 50/100.

100 entries so far.

 


 

All is Quiet – 31/03/2017 – 13:42

No action to speak of here during the first 45 minutes of day 1b.

Players are coming through the door and so far we have just a shade under 100 entries, 97 to be exact.


 

Players Playing Today – 31/03/2017 – 13:30


 

Tournament Info – 31/03/2017 – 13:10

The tournament is a £500 buy in with a £100,000 GTD.

For your £500 buy in the players will receive 20,000 chips played on a 60 minute clock, with the best structure around.

Nine levels will be played today, which mirrored what the players played yesterday.

Late registration is open for the first six levels, with players allowed one entry and two re-entries per day.

 


 

Shuffle Up & Deal – 31/03/2017 – 13:05

The cards are in the air as we begin Day 1b here in Edinburgh.

80 entries to start the day.

Blinds starting at 25/50.

 


 

Players Called In – 31/03/2017 – 12:56

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

We should be underway very soon.


 

Welcome To Day 1b – 31/03/2017 – 12:45

Good afternoon and welcome back to Day 1b for the second and final day one of the GUKPT Edinburgh event.

Yesterday was a good day with 70 entries in total, a big increase on the 48 players that turned out for Day 1a last year.

Today we are expecting double that, as hopefully the locals will turn out in force to support the UKS premier tour.

We will be here providing you full updates, pictures, chip counts, hands and exits. Of course we also have the live stream running on a thirty minute delay.

Today should be a great day which begins at 1pm.

 

 

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