GUKPT Grand Final 2018 Day 2 Blog

Published On November 24, 2018 |

Sitbon Leads Final 20 – 25/11/2018 – 01:40

The final Day 2 of the season has now been completed after 12 hours of play. We started with 115 players at 1pm today and now there are just 20 remaining all guaranteed at least £5,800!

The day has been a long but enjoyable day played in great spirits. As always on a Day 2 it started very fast and then slowed down as we approached the bubble. With the bubble lasting just over two hours it was one of the longest of the season.

Tomorrow is another day where the 20 players coming back are led by Julien Siton who has finished just slightly ahead of Mata Cimbolas who bagged up the second most chips, full chip counts are:

Julien Sitbon 984,000
Matas Cimbolas 936,000
Tamer Kamel 879,000
Jerome Lhostis 839,000
Benjamin Morrison 550,000
Alli Mallu 453,000
Ludovic Geilich 426,000
Paul Barnes 383,000
Vadim Cojocaru 296,000
Thomas Macdonald 294,000
Andrew Hulme 269,000
Tarjei Forus 257,000
Derek Boyle 248,000
Benjamin Jones 244,000
Manuel Bardon 230,000
Javier Perezestevez 193,000
Carlos Sanchezdiaz 193,000
Janice Phillips 164,000
Yiannis Liperis 146,000
Robert Heidorn 145,000

Day three begins at noon tomorrow and we will play down to a winner! It’ll be great to watch and one lucky player will be taking home £180,000 after they are crowned GUKPT Grand Final 2018 Champion!

Join us then!

 


 

Bagging & Tagging – 25/11/2018 – 01:30

Play has now finished on all tables.

The 20 remaining players are bagging up their chips and the full chip counts will be up as soon as possible.


 

Last Five Hands – 25/11/2018 – 01:10

The clock has been paused with 12 minutes remaining.

The players will now play 5 more hands before bagging for the night.

 


More Exits – 25/11/2018 – 00:55

21st – £5,200 – Gerald Crone
22nd – £5,200 – Jamie O’Connor

 


 

In The Money – 24/11/2018 – 00:40

Players who have made the money as they start flying out the door:

23rd – £5,200 – Katie Swift
24th – £5,200 – Haresh Thakker
25th – £4,600 – Cheng Zhang
26th – £4,600 – Steven Game
27th – £4,600 – Kevin Allen
28th – £4,600 – David Christiernin-Rung
29th – £4,600 – Rajkumar Xavieranandayagam
30th – £4,600 – Peter Charalambous

 


 

 

Chip Counts – 24/11/2018 – 00:25

Tamer Kamel 959000
Julien Sitbon 777000
Matas Cimbolas 730000
Jerome Lhostis 593000
Derek Boyle 512000
Vadim Cojocaru 500000
Paul Barnes 363000
Ludovic Geilich 360000
Robert Heidorn 330000
Tarjei Forus 320000
Alli Mallu 320000
Carlos Sanchezdiaz 305000
Andrew Hulme 255000
Thomas Macdonald 220000
Benjamin Morrison 210000
Benjamin Jones 189000
David Christiernin-Rung 180000
Javier Perezestevez 150000
Steven Game 135000
Manuel Bardon 130000
Yiannis Liperis 106000
Janice Phillips 90000
Katie Swift 90000
Haresh Thaker 74000
Cheng Zhang 70000
Gerald Crone 55000
Jamie Oconnor 50000
Rajkumar Xavieranandayagam 49000
Kevin Allen 46000
Peter Charalambous 32000

 


 

The Last Level – 24/11/2018 – 00:17

The players are back to play the last level of play.

Blinds are 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante.

30 players remaining.


 

Break Time – 24/11/2018 – 00:01

Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes.


 

The Bubble Bursts! – 24/11/2018 – 23:59

After two hours of a very tight bubble we have finally lost a player! That player being Dave Clarkson!

Dave all in for his 4 big blinds holding A-9 against the Q-J of Julien Sitbon.

Queen on the board and we lose Dave from the field! Unfortunately he leaves empty handed, everyone else is now in the money.

 


 

Bubble Time – 24/11/2018 – 22:01

We are now on the bubble!!

With £4,600 for the min cash, this could be  a long one.


 

 

Four Off The Money – 24/11/2018 – 21:45

Another three exits from the field as we lose Dave Maudlin, James Williams & Josh Boulton.

We’re now just four players off the money.


 

Level Up – 24/11/2018 – 21:20

The blinds increase as we begin level number 18.

They are now 3,000/6,000 with a 500 ante.

37 players remaining.

 


 

Bust Outs – 24/11/2018 – 21:01

 

Fadhil Farag
Dinh Le
Jose Gonzalez
Ning Lu
Keith Talkington

 


 

Chip Counts – 24/11/2018 – 20:30

Steven Game 480000
Jerome Lhostis 350000
Thomas Macdonald 340000
Vadim Cojocaru 290000
Manuel Bardon 275000
Robert Heidorn 272000
Tarjei Forus 270000
Javier Perezestevez 262000
Paul Barnes 260000
Derek Boyle 250000
David Maudlin 241000
Julien Sitbon 240000
Katie Swift 240000
Tamer Kamel 231000
Ludovic Geilich 220000
Alli Mallu 220000
Andrew Hulme 215000
Nicholas Athanasiou 200000
Benjamin Morrison 175000
Nishid Hindocha 170000
Gerald Crone 160000
Yiannis Liperis 149000
Peter Charalambous 145000
Janice Phillips 142000
Matas Cimbolas 135000
James Williams 130000
David Christiernin-Rung 130000
Keith Talkington 129000
Benjamin Jones 121000
Joshua James Boulton 120000
Cheng Zhang 120000
David Clarkson 120000
Jamie Oconnor 120000
Fadhil Farag 107000
Sameer Singh 102000
Rajkumar Xavieranandayagam 90000
Florian Dimitrie Duta 85000
Ning Lu 85000
Christopher Richard Howden 80000
Haresh Thaker 77500
Jose Gonzalezzaragoza 50000
Dinh Le 50000
Simon Gillis 50000
Carlos Sanchezdiaz 32000


 

Level 17 – 24/11/2018 – 20:20

The players are back seated as we begin level 17.

The blinds are now 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante.

44 players remaining.


 

 

Break Time – 24/11/2018 – 20:01

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

 


 

Exits – 24/11/2018 – 19:40

The most recent exits from the tournament floor:

Lasierra Tovar
Anthony Poole
George Hassabis
Richard Connolly
Ben Winsor

 


 

 

Prizepol Payout – 24/11/2018 – 19:25

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

 


 

MacDonald Busts O’Dea – 24/11/2018 – 19:14

We get to the table on a flop reading The action is checked to Ludo who bets 16,700 into around 25,000, Keith Talkington calls, Tom Macdonald also calls… Eoghan O’Dea then moves all in for around 130,000.

Ludo & Keith get out of the way and Tom makes the quick call tabling for the flopped straight!

Eoghan shows and will need runner runner to survive..

The turn is the first of those runners as it pairs the board coming

The river card is

The straight is good for Tom MacDonald to take the pot, he now has around 430,000.


 

 

Level 16 – 24/11/2018 – 19:01

The blinds increase as we begin level number 16.

They are now 2,000/4,000 with a 400 ante.

55 players remaining.

 


 

Bust Outs – 24/11/2018 – 18:44

 

Dan James
Jonathan Concepciontacoronte
Zapareto Gomez
Philipe Souki
Borj Gonzalez
Matthew Perry

 


 

Table Shots – 24/11/2018 – 18:25

 


 

Dinner Break Chip Counts – 24/11/2018 – 18:05

Julien Sitbon 326000
Tamer Kamel 275000
Paul Barnes 275000
David Christiernin-Rung 270000
Carlos Sanchezdiaz 270000
Manuel Bardon 256000
Robert Heidorn 243000
Javier Perezestevez 228000
Lasierra Tovar 214000
Nicholas Athanasiou 210000
Alli Mallu 201000
David Maudlin 200000
Ravi Sheth 195000
Katie Swift 190000
Yiannis Liperis 190000
Steven Game 188000
Tarjei Forus 183000
Cheng Zhang 180000
Jerome Lhostis 172000
Jamie Oconnor 165000
Thomas Macdonald 165000
Vadim Cojocaru 161000
Dominguez Garcia 160000
Keith Talkington 160000
Ludovic Geilich 160000
Andrew Hulme 155000
Eoghan Odea 155000
Rajkumar Xavieranandayagam 153000
Matas Cimbolas 144000
Benjamin Jones 135000
Ning Lu 130000
George Hassabis 122000
Janice Phillips 112000
Joshua James Boulton 100000
Orpen Kisacikoglu 99000
Benjamin Morrison 95000
N.H 95000
Gerald Crone 95000
Simon Gillis 93000
David Clarkson 86000
Peter Charalambous 80000
Richard Connolly 70000
Anthony Poole 70000
James Williams 67000
Kevin Allen 66000
Fadhil Farag 65000
Borja Gonzalezurteaga 65000
Christopher Richard Howden 60000
Derek Boyle 57000
Dinh Le 56000
Daniel James 53000
Jonathan Concepciontacoronte 50000
Oliver Thomas Bithell 50000
Florian Dimitrie Duta 48000
Jose Gonzalezzaragoza 45000
Benjamin Winsor 45000
Sameer Singh 45000
Haresh Thaker 35000
Philippe Souki 32000
Mathew Perry 31000
Zapatero Gomez 18000

Level 15 – 24/11/2018 – 17:55

The players are back seated as we begin level 15.

The blinds are now 1500/3000 with a 300 ante.

62 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 24/11/2018 – 17:10

Break time now for the players as they take a 45 minute dinner break.


 

Exits – 24/11/2018 – 16:50

The players are still dropping like flies as we lose the players below:

Dan Bushell
Madlena Trifonova
Matt Strom-Perrins
Kully Sidhu
Paul Dunne
Xi Yang
Sebastien Vontopeczer

 


 

 

Big Stacks – 24/11/2018 – 16:40

Manuel Bardon – 240,000
Alli Mallu – 210,000
Tom MacDonald – 210,000
Dave Maudlin – 210,000
Tamer Kamel – 190,000
Paul Barnes – 190,000
Eoghan O’Dea – 185,000
Ludo – 170,000

 


 

Level Up – 24/11/2018 – 16:15

The blinds increase as we begin level number 14.

The blinds are now 1200/2400 with a 300 ante.

70 players remaining.


 

Bust Outs – 24/11/2018 – 15:55

Andrew Christoforou
Richard Gryko
Wayne Lee
Phil Corion
Sam Grafton
Ethan Brown

 


 

 

Chip Counts – 24/11/2018 – 15:30

Vincent Meli – 36,000
Tom MacDonald – 171,000
Eoghan O’Dea – 55,000
Kevin Allen – 118,000
David Clarkson – 103,000
Tarjei Forus – 45,400
George Hassabis – 70,000
Ludo Geilich – 167,700
Matas Cimbolas – 224,200


 

 

Level 13 – 24/11/2018 – 15:15

The players are back seated as we begin level 13 of the tournaent.

The blinds are now 1,000/2,000 with a 200 ante.

82 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 24/11/2018 – 15:01

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


 

 

More Exits – 24/11/2018 – 14:45

More exits here during the first session of the day, as we knew it was going to be crazy. The players below have now made the first break:

Adrian Mateos
Duco Tenhaven
Mark Wongtzeyi
Ronald West
Chi Ken Yau
Sebastian Powell

 


 

Huge Pot For Tom McDonald – 24/11/2018 – 14:30

Tarjei opens from early position, Robert Buky moves all in for his 35,000 stack, Tom MacDonald is on the button and moves all in for 56,000. Tarjei snap calls and the cards go on their backs in a three way all in!!

Tarjei has both players covered and tables

Tom shows

Robert has

What a cooler!!

The flop runs out

The turn card comes !!! Tom turns a two outer to take a commanding lead in the hand.

The river card comes

Tom takes the huge pot and now has just short of 150,000.

Robert is eliminated and Tarjei is crushed down to 35,000.

 


 

 

Table Shots – 24/11/2018 – 14:15

 


 

Level Up – 24/11/2018 – 14:05

The blinds increase as we begin level number two of the day.

They are now 800/1600 with a 200 ante.

100 players remaining.

 


 

Early Exits – 24/11/2018 – 13:55

As always in the first level of play we lose a lot of players, 14 to be exact for the first level of todays play. Those players being:

Grry Stevens-Smith
Scott Kateian
Keith Boniface
Jeremy Saderne
Victor Choupeaux
Ben Maregedze
Carlos Gonzalez
Mark James
Raphael Ajayi
Angelos Nastosmegas
Dan Rudd
Alexios Zervos
Van Nguyen
Mitch Johnson

 


 

 

Live Stream – 24/11/2018 – 13:35

We are now LIVE from Day 2 of the GUKPT Grand Final at The Poker Room.

Watch it all here – https://gros.casino/Live_Poker

 


 

Prizepool Payout – 24/11/2018 – 13:12

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

 


 

 

 

Shuffle Up & Deal – 24/11/2018 – 13:02

The cards are in the way as we begin Day 2.

Blinds are starting at 600/1200 with a 100 ante.

115 players remaining.

 


 

Players Called In – 24/11/2018 – 12:55

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

We should be underway very soon.

 


 

Welcome To Day 2 – 24/11/2018 – 12:35

Good afternoon and welcome back to The Poker Room in London for the second day one of the GUKPT Grand Final.

From the 325 entries there are 115 players coming back to play another ten levels today. The two day one players have combined over 13 tables and the seating plan can be found in the post below.

Manuel Bardon is the overall chip leader, sitting with a massive stack of 250,000! Full chip counts are:

Manuel Bardon 255000
Carlos Sanchezdiaz 209000
Dominguez Garcia 204700
Rajkumar Xavieranandayagam 175500
Paul Barnes 166300
Madlena Trifonova 163300
Matas Cimbolas 159000
Scott Kateian 158000
Tamer Kamel 154800
Jonathan Wong 129900
Jose Gonzalezzaragoza 127400
Vikrum Mehta 127000
Ludovic Geilich 126700
Keith Talkington 124600
Katie Swift 120700
Robert Heidorn 120000
Raul Martinez 116400
Mathew Perry 114800
Daniel James 113300
Alli Mallu 112000
Dave Mcconachie 111200
Wayne Lee 109600
Peter Charalambous 109000
Dinh Le 108600
Tarjei Forus 105200
Gerald Crone 105100
Julien Sitbon 104000
Florian Dimitrie Duta 103500
Daniel Bushell 100600
Benjamin Jones 95000
Anthony Poole 95000
Paul Dunne 95000
Javier Perezestevez 93500
Steven Game 91300
James Williams 90400
Timothy Chung 90100
Kevin Allen 90000
Ning Lu 86300
Samuel Grafton 84500
Kuljinder Sidhu 84300
Mark Wongtzeyi 84300
Derek Boyle 77800
David Maudlin 77200
Jonathan Concepciontacoronte 76100
Jamie Oconnor 72100
Orpen Kisacikoglu 71500
Borja Gonzalezurteaga 70900
Christopher Richard Howden 70600
Richard Connolly 68900
Cheng Zhang 68700
Zapatero Gomez 68100
Simon Gillis 67900
Lasierra Tovar 66000
Duco Tenhaven 66000
Andrew Hulme 64700
David Christiernin-Rung 64300
Ravi Sheth 61900
David Crane 61600
Oliver Thomas Bithell 61300
Philippe Souki 60700
Ertan Sumer 60400
Vincent Meli 60000
Vadim Cojocaru 59300
Janice Phillips 58300
Eoghan Odea 57800
Joshua James Boulton 51200
Alexander Zeligman 50300
N H 50000
Keith Boniface 48800
Haresh Thaker 46400
Adrian Mateos 46000
Mitchell Johnson 45700
Benjamin Winsor 45500
Mathew Frankland 44700
Sebastian Powell 44500
George Hassabis 44100
Arron Fletcher 43700
Chi Ken Yau 41200
Ronald West 41200
Andrew Christoforou 40100
Xi Yang 39300
Carlos Delvigogonzalez 37900
Alexios Zervos 36900
Robert Buky 36900
Benjamin Morrison 36300
Thomas Macdonald 35600
Robert Boon 34500
David Clarkson 34000
Victor Choupeaux 33600
Rory Liffey 32700
Sebastian Vontoperczer 32600
Laurence Houghton 32400
Raul Fernandes 31700
Craig Young 30600
Matthew Perrins 30000
Daniel Rudd 29600
Jeremy Saderne 29400
Van Nguyen 29100
Jerome Lhostis 28900
Fadhil Farag 28600
Julien Terrasson 26800
Oliver White 26100
Michael Ellis 25000
Ben Maregedze 24200
Richard Gryko 24100
Yiannis Liperis 23800
Matthew Paul Riggs 23600
Raphael Ajayi 22800
Nicholas Athanasiou 22800
Angelos Nastosmegas 22500
Ethan Jamal Brown 21400
Garry Stevenssmith 19500
Mark James 19300
Phillip Corion 19000
Sameer Singh 16700

Play will begin at 1pm.

 


 

Day 2 Seating Plan – 24/11/2018 – 01:30

Table Seat Forename Surname Current Chips
2 1 Julien Sitbon 104000
2 2 Lasierra Tovar 66000
2 3 Raul Martinez 116400
2 4 Derek Boyle 77800
2 5 Sebastian Vontoperczer 32600
2 6 Benjamin Winsor 45500
2 7 Alexios Zervos 36900
2 8 Richard Connolly 68900
2 9 Julien Terrasson 26800
3 1 Borja Gonzalezurteaga 70900
3 2 Janice Phillips 58300
3 3 Carlos Delvigogonzalez 37900
3 5 Alli Mallu 112000
3 6 Kuljinder Sidhu 84300
3 7 Javier Perezestevez 93500
3 8 Xi Yang 39300
3 9 Florian Dimitrie Duta 103500
4 1 Scott Kateian 15800
4 2 Katie Swift 120700
4 3 Michael Ellis 25000
4 4 Madlena Trifonova 163300
4 5 Robert Boon 34500
4 6 Jonathan Concepciontacoronte 76100
4 7 Dominguez Garcia 204700
4 8 Andrew Hulme 64700
4 9 Benjamin Morrison 36300
5 1 Tamer Kamel 154800
5 2 Raul Fernandes 31700
5 3 Chi Ken Yau 41200
5 4 Phillip Corion 19000
5 5 Benjamin Jones 95000
5 6 Anthony Poole 95000
5 7 Victor Choupeaux 33600
5 8 Angelos Nastosmegas 22500
5 9 Yiannis Liperis 23800
6 1 Paul Dunne 95000
6 2 Jerome Lhostis 28900
6 3 Paul Barnes 166300
6 4 Christopher Richard Howden 70600
6 5 Daniel Bushell 100600
6 6 Alexander Zeligman 50300
6 7 Joshua James Boulton 51200
6 8 Simon Gillis 67900
6 9 Mathew Perry 114800
7 1 Vincent Meli 60000
7 2 Thomas Macdonald 35600
7 3 Eoghan Odea 57800
7 4 Oliver White 26100
7 5 David Clarkson 34000
7 6 Sebastian Powell 44500
7 7 George Hassabis 44100
7 9 Robert Buky 36900
8 1 Haresh Thaker 46400
8 2 Gerald Crone 105100
8 3 Ning Lu 86300
8 4 Timothy Chung 90100
8 5 Jamie Oconnor 72100
8 6 Rajkumar Xavieranandayagam 175500
8 7 Mitchell Johnson 45700
8 8 Ben Maregedze 24200
8 9 Matthew Paul Riggs 23600
9 1 Matas Cimbolas 159000
9 2 Matthew Perrins 30000
9 3 Philippe Souki 60700
9 4 Orpen Kisacikoglu 71500
9 5 Carlos Sanchezdiaz 209000
9 6 Richard Gryko 24100
9 7 Keith Boniface 48800
9 8 Mathew Frankland 44700
9 9 Steven Game 91300
10 1 Oliver Thomas Bithell 61300
10 2 Jose Gonzalezzaragoza 127400
10 3 David Maudlin 77200
10 4 Keith Talkington 124600
10 5 Raphael Ajayi 22800
10 6 Ethan Jamal Brown 21400
10 7 Sameer Singh 16700
10 8 Arron Fletcher 43700
10 9 Van Nguyen 29100
11 1 Ronald West 41200
11 2 Vadim Cojocaru 59300
11 3 N H 50000
11 4 Jeremy Saderne 29400
11 5 Ertan Sumer 60400
11 6 Vikrum Mehta 127000
11 7 Nicholas Athanasiou 22800
11 8 David Crane 61600
11 9 Fadhil Farag 28600
12 1 Mark James 19300
12 2 Daniel Rudd 29600
12 3 Craig Young 30600
12 4 Robert Heidorn 120000
12 5 Zapatero Gomez 68100
12 6 Cheng Zhang 68700
12 7 Kevin Allen 90000
12 8 Dinh Le 108600
12 9 Wayne Lee 109600
13 1 Ravi Sheth 61900
13 2 Daniel James 113300
13 3 Dave Mcconachie 111200
13 4 Tarjei Forus 105200
13 5 Andrew Christoforou 40100
13 6 Rory Liffey 32700
13 7 Peter Charalambous 109000
13 8 Duco Tenhaven 66000
13 9 Laurence Houghton 32400
14 1 James Williams 90400
14 2 Samuel Grafton 84500
14 3 David Christiernin-Rung 64300
14 4 Manuel Bardon 255000
14 5 Jonathan Wong 129900
14 6 Mark Wongtzeyi 84300
14 7 Ludovic Geilich 126700
14 8 Garry Stevenssmith 19500
14 9 Adrian Mateos 46000

 

 

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