GUKPT Grand Final 2017 Day 3 Blog

Published On November 26, 2017 |

Runner Up & Winners Interview – 27/11/2017 – 00:40

 


 

GUKPT Grand Final 2017 Winner Ahmed ‘Lella’ Abdella – 27/11/2017 – 00:30

 


 

Goodbye from The 2017 GUKPT – 27/11/2017 – 00:15

Well what an event and final hand we have just witnessed!! A 304 entry field and a £608,000 prizepool and it all came down to boat over boat! Ahmed ‘Lella’ Abdella is the 2017 GUKPT Grand Final Champion taking home the title, trophy and £89,000.

This is the second biggest GUKPT prizepool we have EVER had and after 12 hours of play today it’s now in the history books and so is season 11.

The biggest and longest tour in the UK has been a huge success this year. Every main event has had an increase in numbers and it’s only going too get busier next year.

Thank you for your interaction over the last year and all your input. You guys make the job what it is.

We will be back to cover the 2018 Tour in January and we will be back here at The Poker Room for another huge field!

Join us then, until next time.

Be lucky.

 


 

Prizepool Payout – 26/11/2017 – 23:59

GUKPT Grand Final
£2000 NLHE F/O
Entries: 304
1st – £89,000 – Ahmed ‘Lella’ Abdella**
2nd – £72,000 – Jamie ‘Boz’ O’Connor**
3rd – £129,000 – Eric Chen**
4th – £67,000 – Neo Neophytou**
5th – £65,000 – Chris Trick**
6th – £21,900 – Davide Magnan
7th – £17,000 – Cai Cai Huang
8th – £14,000 – Patrick Leonard
9th – £11,600 – Braz Junior
10th – £9,700 – Angelos Nastosmegas
11th – £8,500 – Krzy Spisakspisacki
12th – £7,900 – Phil Soukki
13th – £7,300 – Andreas Olympios
14th – £6,700 – Justin Kyriakides
15th – £6,700 – Steve Watts
16th – £6,100 – Gang Wang
17th – £6,100 – Luke Schwartz
18th – £5,500 – Richard Gardnerbrown
19th – £5,500 – Phil Long
20th – £5,500 – Dean Swift
21st – £4,900 – Lorenc Boci
22nd – £4,900 – Yiannis Liperis
23rd – £4,900 – Chris Howden
24th – £4,900 – Ben Vinson
25th – £4,300 – Carlo Hassan
26th – £4,300 – Ben Morrison
27th – £4,300 – Rufus Wickham
28th – £4,300 – Khoa Le
29th – £4,300 – Rajvi Sakara
30th – £4,300 – Chung Wong

** – Four handed deal


 

It’s All Over – 26/11/2017 – 23:45

On a board of both players get it all in!!!

Boz tables for a full house.

Lella shows   for a bigger boat!!

A complete cooler.

No getting away from that as Jamie ‘Boz’ O’connor in second place for £72,000.

Ahmed ‘Lella’ Abdella is our GUKPT 2017 Grand Final Champion taking home £89,000.

 

 

Blinds Up – 26/11/2017 – 23:25

The blinds increase as we begin level 28.

They are now 30,000/60,000.

Just two players remaining.

 


 

Heads Up Counts – 26/11/2017 – 23:20

Heads up chip counts:

Boz – 4.1million

Lella – 3.5million


 

Eric Chen 3rd – 26/11/2017 – 23:05

Eric Chen shoves for 1.1million and Boz calls.

Eric tables and is in bad shape against the of Boz.

The flop comes out :

The turn card comes giving Eric a straight draw.

The river card

Eric misses the river and heads out in 3rd place for £129,000.


 

Neo Neophytou 4th – 26/11/2017 – 22:59

On a king high two spade flop we get an all in from Neo and a call from Lella.

Neo tables for the flush draw against the of Lella.

The turn card comes

The river card

Top pair is good for Lella to take the pot.

We lose Neo Neophytou in 4th place for £67,000.


 

 

Boz Closing on The Chip Lead – 26/11/2017 – 22:45

Eric shoves all in from the small blind and Boz calls it off in the big blind.

Eric tables and it’s a flip against the of Boz.

The board runs out

Deuces hold for Boz who doubles up to 2.3million and is closing in on the chip lead as Eric is down to 2.6million.


 

Chris Trick 5th – 26/11/2017 – 22:35

No miracle spin up for Chris Trick and he busts in 5th place for £65,000.

 


 

Boz Doubles – 26/11/2017 – 22:30

Jamie O’Connor gets it all in holding against the Ace-Queen of Chris Trick.

Nine on the flop and Boz gets a full double to 1.7million. Chris is left with just 250,000.


 

 

Double for Chris – 26/11/2017 – 22:20

All in and a call….

Chris – KINGS!!
Lella – JACKS!!

Neither player hit the board and Chris doubles up to 1.1million.

Lella is now the short stack.

 


 

Deal Done – 26/11/2017 – 22:04

Eric Chen 3880000
Lella 1395000
Jamie O’Connor 935000
Neo Neophytou 810000
Chris Trick 580000

 

Eric Chen – £129,000
Lella – £85,000
Jamie O’Connor – £72,000
Neo Neophytou – £67,000
Chris Trick – £65,000

£4,600 to play for.


 

 

Level 27 – 26/11/2017 – 21:45

The players are back seated as we begin level number 27.

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

5 players remaining.


 

Break Time – 26/11/2017 – 21:25

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

 


 

Prizepool Payout – 26/11/2017 – 21:15

GUKPT Grand Final
£2000 NLHE F/O
Entries: 304

1st – £168,500
2nd – £111,900
3rd – £68,700
4th – £43,700
5th – £29,800


 

Davide Magnan 6th – 26/11/2017 – 20:50

Davide Magnan is the next player out. Down to just 10 bigs he gets it all in with K-Q called by the A-Q of Neo Neophytou.

No king on the flop and we lose Davide in 6th place for £21,900


 

Cai Cai Huang 7th – 26/11/2017 – 20:40

Cai Cai Huang gets it all in holding pocket Jacks against Q-10 of Lella.

Queen on the flop and Cai Cai is crippled as Lella doubles up to 750,000.

Cai Cai can’t find the miracle come back and exits a few hands later for £17,000


 

Blinds Up – 26/11/2017 – 20:30

The blinds increase as we begin level 26.

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

7 players remaining.

 


 

Patrick Leonard 8th – 26/11/2017 – 20:15

Patrick Leonard who has been short all final table moves all in for his 10 bigs with and is called by Jamie O’Connor holding

No help for Patrick Leonard on the board and he finished in 8th place for £14,000.

 


 

The Final Table – 26/11/2017 – 20:05

 


 

Braz Junior 9th – 26/11/2017 – 19:50

Eric Chen opens to 66,000, Braz Junior three bets to 145,000. Eric then four bets to 320,000.

Braz goes into the tank and then five bet shoves for his 970,000 stack!! Eric calls and the cards are tabled..

Braz –

Eric –

The board runs out

The tens are good for Eric to take the pot with two pair, he now has 3.1million chips, of the 7.5million in play.

We lose Braz Junior in 9th place for £11,600.


 

Level Up – 26/11/2017 – 19:40

The blinds increase for the first time on the final table.

They are now 15,000/30,000 with a 3000 ante.

Still nine players remaining.

 


 

Prizepool Payout – 26/11/2017 – 19:15

GUKPT Grand Final
£2000 NLHE F/O
Entries: 304

1st – £168,500
2nd – £111,900
3rd – £68,700
4th – £43,700
5th – £29,800
6th – £21,900
7th – £17,000
8th – £14,000
9th – £11,600


 

Level 24 –  26/11/2017 – 19:05

The players are now seated as we begin the final table.
The blinds are 12,000/24,000 with a 3,000 ante.

9 players remaining.


Final Table Seating and Chip Counts – 26/11/2017 – 18:55

1 1 Christopher Trick 1,398,000
1 2 Jamie Oconnor 733,000
1 3 Davide Magnan 712,000
1 4 Neophytos Neophytou 542,000
1 5 Ahmed Abdella 378,000
1 6 Cai Huang 334,000
1 7 Patrick Brendan Leonard 535,000
1 8 Wenbin Chen 2,144,000
1 9 Braz Junior 815,000
 
Eric Chen – 2,144,000
Chris Trick – 1,398,000
Braz Junior – 815,000
Jamie Oconnor – 733,000
Davide Magnan – 712,000
Neophytos Neophytou – 542,000
Patrick Leonard – 535,000
Ahmed Abdella – 378,000
Cai Huang – 334,000

 


 

Break Time – 26/11/2017 – 18:05

Break time now for the players as they take a 45 minute dinner break before beginning the final table.

 


 

Angelos Nastosmegas 10th – 26/11/2017 – 17:55

Down to 200,000 Angelos Nastosmegas moves all in holding Q-J and is called by K-J of Chris Trick. King on the flop and we lose Angelos in 10th place for £9,700.

 


 

Krzy Spisakspisacki 11th – 26/11/2017 – 17:40

We lose Krzy Spisakspisacki in 11th. All in for his 12 bigs holding against the of Eric Chen.

Neither player hits the board and we lose Krzy from the field, he collects £8,500 for his deep run.

 


 

Phil Souki 12th – 26/11/2017 – 17:20

Phil Souki opens to 43,000, Eric Chen three bets to 90,000.

Phil thinks for around 40 seconds before moving all in for his 550,000 stack and Eric snap calls!!

Aces announces Eric as he tables , Phil is drawing to two sevens as he shows

The board runs out

Aces hold for Eric as he takes the massive pot and now has the chip lead with 1.8million!

We lose Phil Soukki in 12th place for £7,900.


 

Quick Exits – 26/11/2017 – 16:50

Quick exits from the tables as we lose:

13th – £7,300 – Andreas Olympios
14th – £6,700 – Justin Kyriakides
15th – £6,700 – Steve Watts


 

Chip Counts – 26/11/2017 – 16:44

Christopher Trick 1232000
Davide Magnan 947000
Philppe Karim Souki 932000
Wenbin Chen 906000
Jamie Oconnor 576000
Cai Huang 522000
Angelos Nastosmegas 429000
Braz Junior 329000
Ahmed Abdella 316000
Neophytos Neophytou 306000
Patrick Brendan Leonard 293000
Krzysztof Spisakspisacki 277000
Andreas Olympios 276000
Justin Kyriakides 161000

 


 

Level 23 – 26/11/2017 – 16:35

The players are back seated as we begin level 23.

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

15 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 26/11/2017 – 16:20

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


 

 

Gang Wang 16th – 26/11/2017 – 16:10

In a three bet pot Gang Wang and Davide Magnan see a flop of 8–6–52. Gang rips it all in for his 350,000 and is quickly called by Davide.

Gang tables Ace-King and needs to find an ace or the king against the queens of Davide.

No help on the turn or river and we lose Gang Wang in 16th place for £6,100.

 


 

Exits – 26/11/2017 – 15:50

Things are slow at the moment but these are the most recent exits:

17th – £6,100 – Luke Schwartz
18th – £5,500 – Richard Gardnerbrown


 

 

Double For Boz – 26/11/2017 – 15:35

Jamie O’Connor opens from under the gun and is called by Ahmed Abdella & Phil Soukki in the blinds.

The flop comes the action is checked to Boz who bets 38,000, which is called by Ahmed and Phil folds.

The turn card comes and Ahmed rips it all in!! Boz has 160,000 and goes into the tank… After two minutes, he says he is baffled and makes the call.

Ahmed tables for two pair which is behind to the as Boz has turned a bigger two pair.

The river card comes giving Boz a full house. He gets a double up to just short of half a million chips!

Ahmed is down to 150,000.

 


 

Level 22 – 26/11/2017 – 15:20

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

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

18 players remaining.

 


 

18 Players Remaining – 26/11/2017 – 15:10

 

 


 

Phil Long 19th – 26/11/2017 – 14:55

Phil Long & Chris Trick get involved in a raising war blind on blind which results in Phil shoving all in from the small blind for 350,000 and Chris calling in the big blind.

Phil tables and is in bad shape against the of Chris.

The board runs out

Full house for Chris who takes the pot and now has the chip lead with 1 million chips!!

Phil heads out in 19th place for £5,500.

 


 

 

Bust Outs – 26/11/2017 – 14:40

20th – £5,500 – Dean Swift
21st – £4,900 – Lorenc Boci

 


 

Chip Counts – 26/11/2017 – 14:25

Wenbin Chen 680,000
Krzysztof Michal Spisakspisacki 549,000
Christopher Trick 537,000
Lukas Schwartz 530,000
Patrick Leonard 508,000
Braz Junior 489,000
Philip Long 472,000
Gang Wang 412,000
Cai Huang 399,000
Philppe Karim Souki 370,000
Justin Kyriakides 340,000
Andreas Olympios 334,000
Ahmed Abdella 313,000
Angelos Nastosmegas 296,000
Dean Swift 295,000
Richard Gardnerbrown 250,000
Neophytos Neophytou 246,000
Davide Magnan 215,000
Jamie Oconnor 170,000
Steve Watts 143,000

 


 

Level 21 – 26/11/2017 – 14:18

The players are back seated as we begin level 21.

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

20 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 26/11/2017 – 14:01

Break Time now or the players as they take 15 minutes.

 


 

Pics – 26/11/2017 – 13:45


 

More Exits – 26/11/2017 – 13:30

22nd – £4,900 – Yiannis Liperis
23rd – £4,900 – Chris Howden
24th – £4,900 – Ben Vinson
25th – £4,300 – Carlo Hassan

 


 

Level Up  – 26/11/2017 – 13:05

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

They are now 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante.

23 players remaining.


 

 

Min Cashers – 26/11/2017 – 12:55

 

26th – £4,300 – Ben Morrison
27th – £4,300 – Rufus Wickham
28th – £4,300 – Khoa Le
29th – £4,300 – Rajvi Sakara
30th – £4,300 – Chung Wong

 


 

Prizepool Payout – 26/11/2017 – 12:40

GUKPT Grand Final
£2000 NLHE F/O
Entries: 304
1st – £168,500
2nd – £111,900
3rd – £68,700
4th – £43,700
5th – £29,800
6th – £21,900
7th – £17,000
8th – £14,000
9th – £11,600
10th – £9,700
11th – £8,500
12th – £7,900
13th – £7,300
14th – £6,700
15th – £6,700
16th – £6,100
17th – £6,100
18th – £5,500
19th – £5,500
20th – £5,500
21st – £4,900
22nd – £4,900
23rd – £4,900
24th – £4,900
25th – £4,300
26th – £4,300
27th – £4,300
28th – £4,300
29th – £4,300
30th – £4,300


 

 

 

The Bubble Bursts – 26/11/2017 – 12:35

Short and sweet, the bubble has just burst!!

Andreas Olympios opens to 18,000, Patrick Leonard calls. Patrick Scipioni moves all in for 150,000. Andreas makes the all and Patrick gets out of the way.

Paul table and is in bad shape against the of Andreas.

No help on the board for Paul and we lose him in 31st.

He goes home empty handed.

Everyone else is now in the money!!

 


 

Bubble Time – 26/11/2017 – 12:30

Bubble time now for the players as we have 31 players remaining.

 


 

 

Exits – 26/11/2017 – 12:25

Early exits from the tables as we lose Patrick Fahy & Ben Raven.

 


 

Shuffle Up & Deal – 26/11/2017 – 12:01

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

Blinds are 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante.

33 players remaining.


 

Players called in – 26/11/2017 – 11:50

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

We should be underway very soon.

 


 

Seating Plan – 26/11/2017 – 11:45

1 1 Rajiv Sakaria 118,000
1 2 Ahmed Abdella 158,500
1 3 Philppe Karim Souki 416,500
1 4 Patrick Leonard 430,500
1 5 Philip Long 342,500
1 6 Benjamin Raven 15,500
1 7 Nguyen Le 109,500
1 8 Christopher  Howden 211,000
1 9 Richard Gardnerbrown 227,000
2 1 Yiannis Liperis 216,000
2 2 Davide Magnan 173,500
2 3 Carlo Hassan 110,000
2 4 Jamie Oconnor 152,000
2 5 Wenbin Chen 390,500
2 6 Benjamin Morrison 151,500
2 7 Rufus Wickham 88,500
2 8 Neophytos Neophytou 205,000
4 1 Paul Scipioni 166,500
4 2 Krzysztof Spisakspisacki 339,000
4 3 Braz Junior 433,500
4 4 Dean Swift 415,000
4 5 Patrick Fahy 96,000
4 6 Cai Huang 203,500
4 7 Lorenc Boci 263,500
4 8 Andreas Olympios 428,500
6 1 Benjamin Vinson 74,000
6 2 Christopher Trick 465,500
6 3 Justin Kyriakides 204,000
6 4 Angelos Nastosmegas 223,500
6 5 Gang Wang 169,000
6 6 Chung Wong 48,500
6 7 Steve Watts 120,000
6 8 Lukas Schwartz 410,000

 


 

Welcome To Day Three – 26/11/2017 – 11:30

Good afternoon and welcome back to The Poker Room for the third and final day.

Of the massive 304 entries there are now just 33 players making their way back today to play for the £608,000 prizepool!

Chris Trick leads the way and we are just three spots from the min cash, which is £4,300. Full chip counts are:

Christopher Trick 465,500
Braz Junior 433,500
Patrick Leonard 430,500
Andreas Olympios 428,500
Philppe Karim Souki 416,500
Dean Swift 415,000
Lukas Schwartz 410,000
Wenbin Chen 390,500
Philip Long 342,500
Krzysztof Spisakspisacki 339,000
Lorenc Boci 263,500
Richard Gardnerbrown 227,000
Angelos Nastosmegas 223,500
Yiannis Liperis 216,000
Chris Howden 211,000
Neophytos Neophytou 205,000
Justin Kyriakides 204,000
Cai Huang 203,500
Davide Magnan 173,500
Gang Wang 169,000
Paul Scipioni 166,500
Ahmed Abdella 158,500
Jamie Oconnor 152,000
Benjamin Morrison 151,500
Steve Watts 120,000
Rajiv Sakaria 118,000
Carlo Hassan 110,000
Nguyen Le 109,500
Patrick Fahy 96,000
Rufus Wickham 88,500
Benjamin Vinson 74,000
Chung Wong 48,500
Benjamin Raven 15,500

Play will begin at 12pm today.

 

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