GUKPT Grand Final 2018 Day 1a Blog

Published On November 22, 2018 |

Bardon Leads Day 1a – 23/11/2018 – 01:05

The Day 1a GUKPT Grand Final is now in the books, it’s been a great days poker with their being an increase of 25% on last years numbers. After the six levels of late reg the tournament brought in 122 entries, 100 entries and 22 re-entries.

The day has flown by as ten levels have been played in one of the best poker rooms in the UK.

40 players have made it throught to Saturdays Day 2 with Manuel Bardon finishing on top with a Huge stack of 255,000. Full chip counts are:

 

Forename Surname Current Chips
Manuel Bardon 255000
Carlos Sanchezdiaz 209000
Dominguez Garcia 204700
Paul Barnes 166300
Tamer Kamel 154800
Raul Martinez 116400
Dinh Le 108600
Gerald Crone 105100
Daniel Bushell 100600
Anthony Poole 95000
Timothy Chung 90100
Ning Lu 86300
Kuljinder Sidhu 84300
Jonathan Concepciontacoronte 76100
Orpen Kisacikoglu 71500
Borja Gonzalezurteaga 70900
Christopher Richard Howden 70600
Zapatero Gomez 68100
Andrew Hulme 64700
Ravi Sheth 61900
Oliver Thomas Bithell 61300
Vadim Cojocaru 59300
Eoghan Odea 57800
Alexander Zeligman 50300
Haresh Thaker 46400
Adrian Mateos 46000
Mitchell Johnson 45700
Benjamin Winsor 45500
Mathew Frankland 44700
Sebastian Powell 44500
Xi Yang 39300
David Clarkson 34000
Rory Liffey 32700
Matthew Perrins 30000
Jeremy Saderne 29400
Van Nguyen 29100
Jerome Lhostis 28900
Julien Terrasson 26800
Raphael Ajayi 22800
Ethan Jamal Brown 21400

We will be back tomorrow from noon with the poker starting at 1pm, another ten levels will be played and live streamed tomorrow so join us then.


 

 

Play Has Finished – 23/11/2018 – 00:50

Play has now finished on all tables.

Chip counts will be up as soon as possible.

 


 

Last Three Hands – 23/11/2018 – 00:40

The clock has been paused with 10 minutes remaining.

Players will now play three more hands before bagging and tagging.


 

All is Quiet – 23/11/2018 – 00:35

No action to speak of during the last 30 minutes or so as players lock up trying to make Day 2.

 


 

The Last Level – 23/11/2018 – 00:02

The blinds increase for the last time today.

They are now 500/1000 with a 100 ante.

55 players remaining.

 


 

 

Bust Outs – 22/11/2018 – 23:44

 

Damien Legoff
Antoine Saout
Robert Heidhorn
Asaf Levi
Joe Hindry
David Gee


 

 

Biggest Grand Final Ever? – 22/11/2018 -23:30

With a 25% increase today, if we get the same tomorrow we could be looking at the biggest GUKPT Grand Final ever!!

Year Entries Prizepool
2007 198 £594,000
2008 184 £552,000
2009 183 £549,000
2010 207 £517,500
2011 195 £487,500
2012 137 £342,500
2013 294 £594,000
2014 212 £424,000
2015 321 £642,000
2016 276 £552,000
2017 304 £608,000
2018 ??? ???

 

Big Stacks – 22/11/2018 – 23:15

Paul Barnes and Terry Jordon our the two chip leaders with around 130,000 each. That’s over 6 starting stacks.

Paul got most of his chips in a three way all in holding ACES against the KINGS of Iwan Jones and A-K of John Mooney.

Both players are in great shape with a level and a half left to play today.

 


 

 

Cardroom Shots – 22/11/2018 – 22:55

 


 

Level 8 – 22/11/2018 – 22:40

 

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

Blinds are now 400/800 with a 100 ante.

63 players remaining.

 


 

 

Break Time – 22/11/2018 – 22:15

Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes.

 


 

Bust Outs – 22/11/2018 – 21:40

The players below will need to coe back tomorrow if they want to try and get a slice of the prizezpool which is sure to be over £600k!!

Victor Ilyukhin
Dan Samson
Hussain Alsairafi
Arun Sood
Cuong Tran

 


 

Blinds Up – 22/11/2018 – 21:32

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

They are now 300/600 with a 50 ante.

75 players remaining.

 


 

Mini Main Result – 22/11/2018 – 21:30

GUKPT Grand Final
£250 Mini Main Event
Entries: 487

1st – £18,300 – Ali Zihni
2nd – £15,500 – Timothy Chung
3rd – £15,500 – George White
4th – £15,500 – Victor Ilyukhin
5th – £15,500 – Ken Wong
6th – £3,750 – Anthony Ercen Aslan
7th – £2,800 – Mohamed Ould Tidjani
8th – £2,200 – Frank Bastow
9th – £1,850 – Marco Vasconcelos
10th – £1,550 – Justin Kyriakides
11th – £1,500 – Martin Hogarty
12th – £1,350 – Michael Burnett
13th – £1,200 – Gary Miller
14th – £1,200 – Daniel Smallman
15th – £1,100 – Sebastien Jung
16th – £1,100 – Finn Stewart
17th – £1,100 – Keith Boniface
18th – £950 – Brijesh Das
19th – £950 – Ahmed Arif
20th – £950 – Michael Plotek
21st – £950 – Michael John Omahoney
22nd – £850 – Chris Dasilva
23rd – £850 – Kieran Collins
24th – £850 – Anon
25th – £850 – Artur Malinowski
26th – £850 – Kuljinder Sidhu
27th – £750 – Charles Akadiri
28th – £750 – Antonis Poule Ngeris
29th – £750 – Lawrence Stone
30th – £750 – Anon
31st – £750 – Joseph Field
32nd – £750 – Andrew Macleod
33rd – £600 – John Squibb
34th – £600 – David Graham
35th – £600 – Andrey Veselov
36th – £600 – Christian Alessi
37th – £600 – Petros Theodosiou
38th – £600 – John Gale
39th – £600 – Masoud Etemadiherisi
40th – £500 – Ugnius Olisaukas
41st – £500 – Carlos Delvigogonzalez
42nd – £500 – Zeid H R Alsharif
43rd – £500 – Van Nguyen
44th – £500 – Gabriel Ene
45th – £500 – Vikrum Mehta
46th – £500 – Robin Gue
47th – £500 – Stanley Sanders

 

Chip Counts – 22/11/2018 – 21:12

Some chip counts from around the tables:

Tamer Kamel – 70,000
Adrian Mateos – 40,000
Andy Christoforou – 32,000
Andrew Hulem – 100,000
Tim Chung – 55,000
Matt Strom-Perrins – 48,000
Eric Chen – 33,000
David Gee – 42,000
Matt Frankland – 48,000

 


 

Jordan Chip Leader – 22/11/2018 – 21:01

Terry Jordan is the chip leader with around 115,000 here during level number 7.

We’re going to get a few chip stacks now from around the tables.

 


 

Cardroom Shots – 22/11/2018 – 20:50

 

 


 

Level 7 – 22/11/2018 – 20:30

The players are back seated as we begin level 7.

The blinds are now 200/400 with a 50 ante.

122 entries today with 84 players remaining.


 

Break Time – 22/11/2018 – 20:15

Players are now on a break.

Back in 15.


 

Tech Problems – 22/11/2018 – 19:45

We’ve had some tech problems over the last couple of hours of play, but we are now back connected and ready to cover the main event which has half an hour left of level number 6.

We have 120 entries for the day so far with late registration open for another 45 minutes.

 


 

Dinner Break – 22/11/2018 – 17:15

Dinner break now for the players as they take 15 minutes.


 

Over 100 – 22/11/2018 – 16:45

Over 100 entries so far for Day 1a of the GUKPT Grand Final. That’s already up on the 94 that played Day 1a last year with two levels left to late reg.

 


 

Level Up  – 22/11/2018 – 16:15

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

They are now 100/200.

This is the last level to play before the players go on a 60 minute dinner break.


 

 

Bust Outs – 22/11/2018 – 15:55

Graham Wilson
Oliver Bithell
Victor Ilyukhin
Paul Barnes
Arun Sood

All the players above have bit the dust, they can re-enter if they wish as late registration is open for the first 6 levels today, up until 8:30pm.

 


 

Grand Final Winners – 22/11/2018 – 15:45

 

2007 – Mike Ellis

 

2008 – Paul Foltyn

2009 – Tony Cascarino

  

2010 – Luong-Huu Bui

2011 – Fabian Quoss

2012 – Sam Grafton

2013 – Kevin Allen

2014 – Charlie Carrel

2015 – Ben Winsor

2016 – Marc Wright

2017 – Ahmed Abdella

 


 

Level Three – 22/11/2018 – 15:18

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

The blinds are now 75/150.

72 players so far today.

 


 

Break Time – 22/11/2018 – 15:01

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

 


 

More Entries – 22/11/2018 – 14:30

Players are still coming in as the ones below join the field:

Sam Grafton
Victor Ilyukhin
Matt Strom-Perrins

We will get a full list of all players up for you as soon as possible.


 

No Early Action – 22/11/2018 – 14:15

No early action to speak of during the first level of play.

 


 

Level Up – 22/11/2018 – 14:01

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

They are now 50/100.

52 entries so far.


 

Live Stream – 22/11/2018 – 13:50

The Tower and Jay are now LIVE for Day 1a of the GUKPT Grand Final.

You can watch all the action HERE!!!


 

 

Playing Today – 22/11/2018 – 13:30

 

Players we have noticed playing today:

Yiannis Liperis
Chris Howden
David Gee
Andy Hulme
Billy Chattaway

We have 41 entries so far today.

 


 

 

Shuffle Up & Deal 22/11/2018 – 13:01

The cards are in the air as the Grand Final begins!

The blinds start at 25/50 with a 25,000 starting stack.

35 players so far with late registration open until 8:30pm.

 


 

Players Called In – 22/11/2018 – 12:55

The players have been called in to take their seats. We should be underway within the next 5 minutes.

 


 

Welcome To The Grand Final – 22/11/2018 – 12:30

Good afternoon and welcome to The Poker Room in London, for the big one. The 2018 Grand Final with a £400,000 Guarantee!

Last year this tournament collected a massive £608,000 with 304 entries turning up to play Grosvenors biggest event of the year. Ahmed Abdella took home the trophy and £89,000 after a five way deal!

The tournament is a £2,000+£140 buy in and for their buy in the players will receive a 25,000 starting stack on a 60 minute clock. Ten levels will be played today and tomorrow, with Day 2 taking place Saturday and the final day Sunday.

It should be a fantastic four days where Britains best turn out to play.

 

 

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