GUKPT Grand Final 2018 Day 1b Blog

Published On November 23, 2018 |

Rajkumar Tops 1B – 23/11/2018 – 01:16

Wow! Well what a day we have just witnessed, the biggest Day 1 in Grand Final history which has contributed to the biggest EVER Grand Final Prizepool. £650,000!!

The day has flown by again and eventually we have finished with 75 players who will all be back tomorrow to pay another ten levels of play.

The chip leader today has considerably less than the 250k that Manuel Bardon bagged last night, but Rajkumar Xavieranandayagam has finished the day on top and will go into tomorrow with 175,500. Full chip counts are:

 

Forename Surname Chips
Rajkumar Xavieranandayagam 175500
Madlena Trifonova 163300
Matas Cimbolas 159000
Jonathan Wong 129900
Jose Gonzalezzaragoza 127400
Vikrum Mehta 127000
Ludovic Geilich 126700
Keith Talkington 124600
Katie Swift 120700
Robert Heidorn 120000
Mathew Perry 114800
Daniel James 113300
Alli Mallu 112000
Dave Mcconachie 111200
Wayne Lee 109600
Peter Charalambous 109000
Tarjei Forus 105200
Julien Sitbon 104000
Florian Dimitrie Duta 103500
Paul Dunne 95000
Benjamin Jones 95000
Javier Perezestevez 93500
Steven Game 91300
James Williams 90400
Kevin Allen 90000
Samuel Grafton 84500
Mark Wongtzeyi 84300
Derek Boyle 77800
David Maudlin 77200
Jamie Oconnor 72100
Richard Connolly 68900
Cheng Zhang 68700
Simon Gillis 67900
Duco Tenhaven 66000
Lasierra Tovar 66000
David Christiernin-Rung 64300
David Crane 61600
Philippe Souki 60700
Ertan Sumer 60400
Vincent Meli 60000
Janice Phillips 58300
Joshua James Boulton 51200
Anon 50000
Keith Boniface 48800
George Hassabis 44100
Arron Fletcher 43700
Ronald West 41200
Chi Ken Yau 41200
Andrew Christoforou 40100
Carlos Delvigogonzalez 37900
Robert Buky 36900
Alexios Zervos 36900
Benjamin Morrison 36300
Thomas Macdonald 35600
Robert Boon 34500
Victor Choupeaux 33600
Sebastian Vontoperczer 32600
Laurence Houghton 32400
Raul Fernandes 31700
Craig Young 30600
Daniel Rudd 29600
Fadhil Farag 28600
Oliver White 26100
Michael Ellis 25000
Ben Maregedze 24200
Richard Gryko 24100
Yiannis Liperis 23800
Matthew Paul Riggs 23600
Nicholas Athanasiou 22800
Angelos Nastosmegas 22500
Garry Stevenssmith 19500
Mark James 19300
Phillip Corion 19000
Scott Kateian 15800
Sameer Singh 16700

 

We will be back tomorrow where we have 115 players coming back to play another ten levels of play. Will we make the money? Find out tomorrow as the tournament begins at 1pm.

 
 


 
 

Play Has Finished – 23/11/2018 – 01:01

Play has now finished on all tables.

Full chip counts will be up soon.

 


 

Last Four Hands – 23/11/2018 – 00:45

A four has been drawn so the players will now play four more hands before bagging and tagging for the day.


 

Last Level Exits – 23/11/2018 – 00:20

Colin Gillon
Jan Naderzadeh
Caicai Huang
Jimmy Kebe
Yangshauo Hu

 


 

Lightbourne Busts – 23/11/2018 – 23:59

We get to the table on a flop of Richard Connolly moves all in and is called by Iaron Lightbourne who is the player at risk.

Iaron tables for bottom two pair and will need to dodge spades as Richard shows for the nut flush draw.

The turn card comes

The river card !!

Richard gets their on the river to take the pot, he now has 50,000.

We lose Iaron from the field here during level number ten.

 


 

The Last Level – 23/11/2018 – 23:50

The blinds increase for the final time today as we begin level number 10.

They are now 500/1000 with a 100 ante.

95 players remaining.

 


 

100 Remaining – 23/11/2018 – 23:35

With a level and a half to play we still have a massive 100 players remaining in the field!

We could be coming back with around 120 players for Day 2 to play another ten levels.


 

Eliminations – 23/11/2018 – 23:25

Alex Schechter
Jeff Kimber
Alejandro Torres
Marc Foggin
Scott Shelley


 

Cash Games – 23/11/2018 – 23:05

GUKPT poker cash game action

NLH
1-1(6)
1-2(4)
1-3(2)
2-5(1)
5-10(1)

PLO
1-2(1)
2-5(1)
5-10(1)
10-25(1)

The Bad Beat Jackpot currently stands at £22,665
Quad 8s to be beaten

 

Level 9 – 23/11/2018 – 22:50

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

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

107 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 23/11/2018 – 22:30

Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes.


 

More Counts – 23/11/2018 – 22:10

Florian Duta – 57,000
Yiannis Liperis – 32,000
Kalidou Sow – 16,000
Paul Dunne – 16,000
Phil Souki – 24,000
Cai Cau Huang – 52,000
Jeff Kimber – 38,000
Peter Charalambous – 17,000
Richard Gryko – 12,000

 

 


 

Chip Counts – 23/11/2018 – 21:50

 

Iaran Lightbourne – 32,000
Sam Grafton – 15,000
Colin Gillon – 55,000
Tom MacDonald – 28,000
Neo Neophytou – 36,000
Derek Boyle – 38,000
Jamie O’Connor – 50,000

 


 

Level Up – 23/11/2018 – 21:35

The blinds increase as we begin level 8.

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

126 players remaining.

 


 

Prizepool Payout – 23/11/2018 – 21:20

GUKPT Grand Final
£2000 NLHE Main Event
Entries: 325

1st – £180,000
2nd – £120,000
3rd – £73,600
4th – £46,800
5th – £31,800
6th – £23,400
7th – £18,200
8th – £15,000
9th – £12,300
10th – £10,400
11th – £9,200
12th – £8,400
13th – £7,700
14th – £7,200
15th – £7,200
16th – £6,500
17th – £6,500
18th – £5,800
19th – £5,800
20th – £5,800
21st – £5,200
22nd – £5,200
23rd – £5,200
24th – £5,200
25th – £4,600
26th – £4,600
27th – £4,600
28th – £4,600
29th – £4,600
30th – £4,600

Prizepool – £650,000

 


 

Fraser Mac Eliminated – 23/11/2018 – 21:10

Fraser MacIntyre gets his 10k stack all in holding against the of Dean Clay.

The flop comes as Fraser flop a gut shot.

The turn card as he picks up counterfeit outs.

The river card

A big old brick on the river for Fraser as he is eliminated from the main event here during level number 7.


 

 

Level 7 – 23/11/2018 – 20:40

The players are back as we are now begin level number 7 with registration closed.

Blinds are now 200/400 with a 50 ante.

We will have the confirmed prizepool very soon.

 


 

Break Time – 23/11/2018 – 20:20

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

 


 

A NEW Record – 23/11/2018 – 20:05

♠️♦️A NEW GUKPT Grand Final record!! ♥️♣️

With the entry of Dave Maudlin, the Grand Final prizepool has hit £644,000 which is a new record!!

Registration is open until 8:30pm.

 

 


 

More Eliminations –  23/11/2018 – 19:50

Kfir Ivgi
Geoff Mooney
Garry Stevens-Smith
Albert Sapiano


 

 

Packed Cardroom! – 23/11/2018 – 19:30

The caardroom is absolutely packed here!

 


 

Level 6 – 23/11/2018 – 19:15

The blinds increase as we begin level number 6.

They are now 150/300 with a 25 ante.

The pizepool currently stands at a massive £618,000.


 

 

Mural Pic – 23/11/2018 – 19:05

Who remembers the fantastic Vic Poker Room Mural made up of poker players faces?

This iconic picture was taken 6 years ago.

 


 

Chip Counts – 23/11/2018 – 18:55

Ryan Mandara – 32,000
Guy Taylor – 20,000
Andy Hills – 18,000
Katie Swift – 55,000
Rick Trigg – 34,000
Dean Clay – 25,000
Mark James – 35,000
Mark Foggin – 33,000
Tina Bandyle – 12,000
Dave Maudlin – 18,000
Mike Ellis – 35,000

 


 

Exits – 23/11/2018 – 18:35

Some exits from the tables during level number five:

Eric Chen
Lucas Cominelli
Christian Alessi
StevenLijertwood

 


 

Level 5 – 23/11/2018 – 18:15

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

The blinds are 100/200 with a 25 ante.

172 entries so far today, with late registration open for another 2 levels.

 


 

Dinner Break – 23/11/2018 – 17:15

Dinner break now for the players they take 60 minutes.

 


 

Cardroom Pics – 23/11/2018 – 17:10

 

 


 

Cash Games – 23/11/2018 – 16:40

 

CASH GAME UPDATE

NLH

1-1 (3)
1-2 (3)

PLO

1-2 (1)
10-25 (1)

 


 

Exits – 23/11/2018 – 16:30

Exits from around the tables:

Dave Gee
Dave Maudlin
Danny Toffel
Gary Stevens-Smith
Iaran Lightbourne

 


 

£500k+ Prizepool – 23/11/2018 – 16:20

The prizepool for the GUKPT Grand Final is now over £500k!

Late registration is open until 8:30pm.

 


Tech Issues – 23/11/2018 – 16:01

We’ve just been having some tech issues accessing the webpage to update it, but we’re now back to provide updates of what’s happening around the tables.

The player have just started level number four and we have 145 entries so far today.


 

Playing Today – 23/11/2018 – 13:20

Some of the players who we have noticed who are playing today:

Alli Mallu
Yiannis Liperis
Rick Trigg
Kevin Allen
Ben Jackson
Victor Ilyukhin

 


 

Shuffle Up & Deal – 23/11/2018 – 13:03

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

The blinds starting at 25/50 with players starting with 25,000.

 


 

Players Called In – 23/11/2018 – 12:55

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

Play will begin in 5 minutes.


 

 

Welcome To Day 1b – 23/11/2018 – 12:30

Good afternoon and welcome back to The Poker Room in London for Day 1b of the GUKPT 2018 Grand Final.

The tournament is a £2000+£140 buy in and for their buy in the players will receive a 25,000 starting stack on the best structure around.

The team will be here with you for the ten levels of play today. Bringing you live updates, chip counts, pictures & the live stream which runs on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown.

Play begins at 1pm and late registration is open until 8:30pm.

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