GUKPT Grand Final 2018 Final Day Blog

Published On November 25, 2018 |

Goodbye 2018 – 25/11/2018 – 23:50

The final day of the final tournament of 2018 has just finished here in the Poker Room with three players taking home a six figure pay day.

What an event this has been, the most entries and the biggest prizepool in GUKPT Grand Final history! The cardroom has been packed every single day with cash games, main event tables and side event tables.

Today 20 players started the day and we have had a relatively fast 11 and a half hour day with Jerome Lhostis coming out on top and becoming the 12th GUKPT Grand Final Champion for £140,445.

Thank you to everyone who joined us this year for our four days of coverage over the 9 legs and to anyone who interacted with any of our posts on Facebook or Twitter.

The tour is taking some time off over the holidays now, but we will be back at the end of January, back here in The Poker Room for Leg 1 of the 2019 tour.

Join us then!

 


 

GUKPT Grand Final Winner Jerome Lhostis – 25/11/2018 – 23:15


 

Prizepool Payout – 25/11/2018 – 23:01

GUKPT Grand Final
£2000 NLHE Main Event
Entries: 325

1st – £140,445 – Jerome Lhostis
2nd – £110,000 – Tamer Kamel
3rd – £123,155 – Ben Morrison
4th – £46,800 – Julien Sitbon
5th – £31,800 – Paul Barnes
6th – £23,400 – Ludo Geilich
7th – £18,200 – Carlos Sanchez Diaz
8th – £15,000 – Matas Cimbolas
9th – £12,300 – Tarjei Forus
10th – £10,400 – Manuel Bardon
11th – £9,200 – Janice Phillips
12th – £8,400 – Ben Jones
13th – £7,700 – Tom MacDonald
14th – £7,200 – Andrew Hulme
15th – £6,850 – Vadim Cojocaru
16th – £6,850 – Derek Boyle
17th – £6,500 – Robert Heidorn
18th – £5,800 – Alli Mallu
19th – £5,800 – Javier Perez
20th – £5,800 – Yiannis Liperis
21st – £5,200 – Gerald Crone
22nd – £5,200 – Jamie O’Connor
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

Prizepool – £650,000

 

It’s All Over – 25/11/2018 – 22:50

Tamer Kamel moves all in for 800,000 and is called by Jerome Lhostis.

Tamer tables and will need to hit as he is behind to the

The flop comes

The turn card comes giving Tamer four more outs with a straight draw…

The river card comes

That’s it! Jerome takes the final pot of the tournament.

Tamer Kamel finishes runner up in the Grand Final for £110,000.

Jerome Lhostis is the GUKPt Grand Final Champion winning £140,445!!

 


 

Heads Up – 25/11/2018 – 22:30

 


 

Heads Up Counts – 25/11/2018 – 21:55

Tamer Kamel – 2million
Jerome Lhostis – 6.2million

 


 

Ben Morrison 3rd – 25/11/2018 – 21:45

Ben Morrison is crippled by Jerome in a 5 million chip pot!

The very next hand Ben gets his 500k all in holding against the of Tamer.

The flop comes giving both players a pair and Ben a gut shot.

The turn card comes Jh as it gives Ben two pair and the lead it also gives Tamer a gut shot…

The river card comes !!

Straight for Tamer as he takes the pot.

We lose Ben Morrison in 3rd place for £123,155.


 

Deal Done – 25/11/2018 – 21:20

The three remaining players have agreed a deal!!

Ben Morrison – £123,155
Jerome Lhostis – £120,445
Tamer Kamel – £110,000

They have also left £20,000 to play for.


 

Level 25/11/2018 – 21:01

The players are back from their dinner as we begin level 28.

Blinds are now 30,000/60,000 with a 5,000 ante.

3 players remaining.

 


 

 

Break Time – 25/11/2018 – 20:15

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

 


 

Julien Sitbon 4th – 25/11/2018 – 20:10

Julien Sitborn shoves the button for his short stack of 5 bigs, and is called by Ben Morrison in the big blind.

Julien shows and has the best hand against the of Ben.

The board runs out

Ben finds a six on the turn to take the pot from Julien.

Julien finishes in 4th place for £46,800.

 


 

What’s To Play For – 25/11/2018 – 20:01

Huge money left to play for now for the final four:

1st – £180,000
2nd – £120,000
3rd – £73,600
4th – £46,800

 


 

Paul Barnes 5th – 25/11/2018 – 19:42

Paul Barnes gets his 750,000 stack all in holding against the of Tamer Kamel.

The board runs out

No help for Paul and he busts in 5th place for £31,800.

 


 

Ludo Geilich 6th – 25/11/2018 – 19:30

Ludo gets his last three bigs all in with and loses to the of Julien.

Very unlucky for Ludo losing the huge flip to Tamer. He leaves in 6th place for £23,400.

 

 


 

 

Chip Counts – 25/11/2018 – 19:22

Ben Morrison 3050000
Tamer Kamel 2485000
Jerome Lhostis 1100000
Paul Barnes 840000
Julien Sitbon 575000
Ludovic Geilich 180000

 


 

Ludo Crippled – 25/11/2018 – 19:15

The last hand before the break Ludo got it all in blind vs blind holding against the of Tamer.

The board ran out as Ludo was counterfeited and crippled down to just 3 bigs!

Tamer now has a massive 2.4million!!

 


No Dinner Break – 25/11/2018 – 19:01

The food isn’t going to be ready so the players have be pulled back to play another level.

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

6 players remaining.

 


 

Dinner Break – 25/11/2018 – 18:58

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

 


 

Double For Julien – 25/11/2018 – 18:45

Julien Sitbon moves all in for just 250,000 and is called by Ben Morrison.

Julien tables and it’s a flip against the of Ben.

The flop comes as Julien flops a set!

The turn card comes giving Ben chop outs…

The river card comes

Full house for Julien as he doubles up to 550,000.

Ben takes a slight hit to his stack, but he still has 3 million chips!


 

Tamer Back In It – 25/11/2018 – 18:25

Tamer Kamel opens the button and Julien Sitbon defends the big blind.

The two players go to the flop as it comes Julien check raises, Tamer shoves and Julien calls!

Tamer tables for the overpair.
Julien shows for the flush draw.

The turn card comes

The river card

Brick brick for Julien as he is now the short stack with 500k.

Tamer gets a much needed double to 1.2million.

 


 

Level 26 – 25/11/2018 – 18:01

The blinds increase as we begin level 26.

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

6 players remaining.


 

Carlos Sanchez Diaz 7th – 25/11/2018 – 17:50

Carlos Sanchez Diaz moves all in for his 9 bigs from under the gun, Jerome Lhostis makes the call. The rest of the players get out of the way and the cards go on their backs.

Carlos tables and is up against the of Jerome.

The flop comes

The turn card comes giving Carlos counterfeit outs…

The river card comes

No help for Carlos as he leaves us in 7th place for £18,200.

 


 

Prizepool Payout – 25/11/2018 – 17:30

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

 


 

Chip Counts – 25/11/2018 – 17:15

Benjamin Morrison 2729000
Julien Sitbon 1297000
Jerome Lhostis 1263000
Paul Barnes 1200000
Ludovic Geilich 598000
Carlos Sanchezdiaz 535000
Tamer Kamel 517000

 


 

Level 25 – 25/11/2018 – 17:01

The players are back seated as we begin level 26.

The blinds are now 15,000/30,000 with a 3,000 ante.

7 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 25/11/2018 – 16:45

Break time for the players as they take a 15 minute break.

 


 

Matas Busts – 25/11/2018 – 16:30

Jerome Lhostis opens to 50k on the button, Matas Cimbolas calls from the small blind. Ben Morrison then makes it 240,000 from the big blind. Jerome gets out the way. Matas spends 3 minutes before moving all in for 1.3million and he is snap called by Ben to create a massive 2.6million pot!!

Matas tables and will need to get lucky against the of Ben.

No eight on the board for Matas and we lose him in 8th place for £15,000.

Ben Morrison is now HUGE chip leader with 2.7million!

 


 

 

All is Quiet – 25/11/2018 – 16:15

No real hands to speak of during the first 20 minutes of this level.

 


 

Level Up – 25/11/2018 – 15:55

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

They are now 12,000/24,000 with a 3,000 ante.

Still 8 players remaining.


 

Prizepool Payout – 25/11/2018 – 15:35

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 – Tarjei Forus


 

Tarjei Forus 9th – 25/11/2018 – 15:30

Short tack Tarjei Forus moves all in for his 280,000 and is called by Ludo.

Tarjei tables but is crushed by the of Ludo.

The flop comes as Tarjei flops a flush draw.

The turn card comes

The river card

Brick brick for Tarjei as he heads out of the main event for £12,000.

Ludo takes the pot and now has 870,000.

 


 

Final Underway – 25/11/2018 – 15:15

The final table is now underway.

Blinds are starting at 10,000/20,000 with a 2,000 ante.

9 player remaining.


 

 

The Finalists – 25/11/2018 – 15:01

Julien Sitbon 1,825,000
Matas Cimbolas 1,475,000
Paul Barnes 1,380,000
Jerome Lhostis 1,054,000
Benjamin Morrison 591,000
Ludovic Geilich 561,000
Carlos Sanchezdiaz 493,000
Tamer Kamel 458,000
Tarjei Forus 280,000


Break Time – 25/11/2018 – 14:50

A quick break for the players now before we begin the final table.


Manuel Bardon 10th – 25/11/2018 – 14:45

Manuel Bardon gets his short stack all in holding and is called by Julien showing pocket eights.

No help for Manuel and we lose him in 10th place for £10,400.


Janice Phillips 11th – 25/11/2018 – 14:40

It’s bang bang bang as we lose another place. The final woman in the tournament Janice Philips gets her 240,000 stack all in holding against the of Paul Barnes.

The board runs out

Tens hold for Paul as he takes the pot.

We lose Janice from the tournament in 11th place for £9,200.

We are now hand for hand!!


Ben Jones 12th – 25/11/2018 – 14:35

Another short stack busts as we lose Ben Jones, Jerome Lhostis also takes the last of his chips.

Ben finishes in 12th place for £8,400.


Tom MacDonald 13th – 25/11/2018 – 14:31

Tom MacDonald three bet shoves his 9 bigs and is called by Jerome Lhostis.

Tom has the best hand tabling against the of Jerome.

The board runs out 9 high and Jerome takes the pot, increasing his stack to over a million!

We lose Tom MacDonald from the field in 13th place for £7,700.


Chip Counts – 25/11/2018 – 14:21

Julien Sitbon 1,284,000
Matas Cimbolas 1,182,000
Jerome Lhostis 954,000
Paul Barnes 859,000
Ludovic Geilich 725,000
Tamer Kamel 724,000
Carlos Sanchezdiaz 719,000
Benjamin Morrison 562,000
Janice Phillips 281,000
Benjamin Jones 257,000
Manuel Bardon 202,000
Thomas Macdonald 201,000
Tarjei Forus 169,000

Level 23 – 25/11/2018 – 14:15

The players are back seated as we begin level 23.

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

13 players remaining.


Break Time – 25/11/2018 – 14:01

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


Andrew Hulme 14th – 25/11/2018 – 13:55

Andrew Hulme manages one double up to 200,000, but still short stacked he cannot manages a spin up and busts to Ben Morrison.

He finishes in 14th place for £7,200.



Two Exits – 25/11/2018 – 13:50

Derek Boyle moves all in for 300k and is called by Matas Cimbolas. Derek tables and needs big help against the of Matas. Derek doubles get it as the board runs out . Derek finishes in 16th place.

The very same hand on table number 2, Vadim Cojocaru moves all in on a flop and is called by Carlos who tables for top pair, Vadim shows for second pair. No help for Vadim on the turn and river and he busts in 15th place.

There was a difference of £700 in the two finishing positions, but because the players were eliminated on the same hand they both take home £6,850 for their efforts.


Double For Carlos – 25/11/2018 – 13:40

Ludo opens to 32,000, Carlos Sanchez moves all in! The action comes to Andrew Hulme, who asks for a count and is told it’s 334,000 to call. He also moves all in! The rest of the players get out of the way and the cards go on their backs..

Carlos –

Hulme –

The community cards run out

Carlos wins the flip with two pair and doubles to over 720,000.


Robert Heidorn 17th – 25/11/2018 – 13:20

Robert Heidorn is the next player to bust, as Ludo takes the last of his chips.

Robert finishes in 17th place for £6,500. Ludo has now increased his stack to 750,000.


Level Up – 25/11/2018 – 13:02

The blinds increase as we begin the second level of the day.

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

17 players remaining.


Final Two Tables – 25/11/2018 – 12:55


Alli Mallu 18th – 25/11/2018 – 12:45

The action folds round to Alli Mallu who moves all in for his 250,000 stack and he is called by Paul Barnes in the big blind.

Ali tables and is in bad shape against the of Paul.

The board runs out :4

Jacks and Aces are good for Paul to take the pot.

Ali exits the tournament in 18th place for £5,800.


Javier Perez 19th – 25/11/2018 – 12:25

Javier Perez moves all in from the small blind and is called by Alli Mallu in the big blind.

Javier is short stacks and tables he has live cards against the of Alli.

The board comes down

Alli takes the pot as we lose Javier in 19th place for £5,800.


Yiannis Liperis 20th – 25/11/2018 – 12:20

Ben Morrison moves all in from the small blind and Yiannis calls off his 10 bigs from the big blind.

Ben tables and has Yiannis crushed as he shows

The board runs out

The king plays as Ben takes the pot.

A great effort from Yiannis to make three main event final days in a row, but he finishes in 20th place for £5,800.

Prizepool Payout – 25/11/2018 – 12:15

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

Prizepool – £650,000


Shuffle Up & Deal – 25/11/2018 – 12:01

Shuffle up and deal.

The cards are in the air as we begin Day 3.

The blinds are starting at 6,000/12,000 with 20 players remaining, playing to a winner!


Players Called In – 25/11/2018 – 11:55

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

We should be underway in 5 minutes time.


Day Three Chip Counts – 25/11/2018 – 01:55

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 Seating Plan – 25/11/2018 – 01:50

1 1 Julien Sitbon 984,000
1 2 Jerome Lhostis 839,000
1 3 Benjamin Jones 244,000
1 4 Tamer Kamel 879,000
1 5 Derek Boyle 248,000
1 6
1 7
1 8 Manuel Bardon 230,000
1 9 Tarjei Forus 257,000
2 1 Janice Phillips 164,000
2 2 Benjamin Morrison 550,000
2 3
2 4 Yiannis Liperis 146,000
2 5 Ludovic Geilich 426,000
2 6 Javier Perezestevez 193,000
2 7 Alli Mallu 453,000
2 8 Paul Barnes 383,000
2 9
3 1 Vadim Cojocaru 296,000
3 2
3 3 Thomas Macdonald 294,000
3 4 Matas Cimbolas 936,000
3 5 Andrew Hulme 269,000
3 6
3 7 Carlos Sanchezdiaz 193,000
3 8 Robert Heidorn 145,000

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