GUKPT Leeds Day 1a Blog
End of Day 1a – 15/09/2017 – 00:30
The Colonel Leads Day 1a – 15/09/2017 – 00:15
After nine levels of play Day 1a of GUKPT Leeds is in the books.
It’s been great to be back as The UKs premier was once again well supported for the 7th leg of 2017. 106 entries in total over the 6 levels of late registration. Of those 106, there are 29 who have made it through to day 2 which will be played on Saturday.
Arthur ‘The Colonel’ Harvey leads the way with a huge stack of 179,600. Full chip counts:
We will be back tomorrow for more of the same where we are expecting a big field to turn out for Day 1b. Join us from 1pm.
Bagging & Tagging – 15/09/2017 – 00:01
Play has now finished for the day.
Players are bagging and tagging. We will have full chip counts up with you as soon as possible.
Last Five Hands – 14/09/2017 – 23:47
The clock has been paused with 9 minutes remaining.
The players will now play five more hands before bagging up for the night.
Charlton Exits – 14/09/2017 – 23:39
Dan Charlton gets his 10,000 stack all in and gets no callers. He does the same the very next hand with and gets a customer holding as they go to the races….
The flop comes as Dan flops trip Aces!!
The turn card comes !! A Two outer for the other player as he takes the lead.
The river card
Very unlucky for Dan Charlton as he heads out of the tournament here during the last level of play.
Hills Doubles – 14/09/2017- 23:28
Andy Hills all in for around 15,000 holding against the of Majid Kahn.
The board runs out
Andy makes two pair to double up to around 30,000, which is the most chips I’ve seen him have all day.
Kahn is down to just a few thousand.
Four Tables – 14/09/2017 – 23:12
Exits – 14/09/2017 – 23:02
A few exits from the field as we lose Tim Hickling & Chris Howden.
With their exits we break a table as we are down to four.
The Last Level – 14/09/2017 – 22:50
The players are back seated as we begin level number nine. The last level of the day.
The blinds are 400/800 with a 100 ante.
41 players remaining.
Break Time – 14/09/2017 – 22:35
Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.
Bust Outs – 14/09/2017 – 22:22
Some exits from the tables as we are down to 44 players:
Oflaherty Exits – 14/09/2017 – 22:10
Andrew Oflaherty gets his last 10,000 all in pre flop holding and is called by Shuai Wang holding .
Ace on the flop and Shuai takes the pot.
Andrew heads out of the tournament here during level eight.
Chip Counts – 14/09/2017 – 21:55
Tim Hickling – 6,000
Brian Clarke – 7,500
Jake Quinsee – 40,000
Jay Harwood – 25,000
Ming Ju – 37,000
John Bousfield – 14,000
Andy Hills – 16,000
Yiannis Liperis – 62,000
Leung Cheung – 90,000
Level 8 – 14/09/2017 – 21:40
The blinds increase as we begin level number eight.
They are now 300/600 with a 75 ante.
50 players remaining.
Bust Outs – 14/09/2017 – 21:30
A couple of exits from the field as we lose Tom Middleton & Craig Dawson. We’ll probably see both players tomorrow for another bullet.
Day 1a Numbers – 14/09/2017 – 21:10
Registration has now closed for Day 1a in Leeds.
A great turnout of 106 entries for the first day one of play.
Pictures – 14/09/2017 – 20:55
Tim Hickling & Dan Charlton
Big Stacks – 14/09/2017 – 20:45
Level 7 – 14/09/2017 – 20:40
The players are back in the room as we begin level number 7.
The blinds are now 200/400 with a 50 ante.
82 players remaining from the 106 entries.
Break Time – 14/09/2017 – 20:20
Break time now for the players as we take 15 minutes.
100 Entries – 14/09/2017 – 20:05
100 entries in total for Day 1a with 5 minutes left of this level before we take a 15 minute break.
A great turnout!
Counts – 14/09/2017 – 19:55
Guy Taylor – 8,000
Gary Whitehead – 35,000
Harry Zammit – 7,000
Mac Attack – 70,000
Craig Dawson – 12,000
Ashley Locker – 20,000
Jeff Kimber – 36,000
Pics – 14/09/2017 – 19:43
Exits – 14/09/2017 – 19:30
Level 6 – 14/09/2017 – 19:24
The blinds increase as we begin the next level of play.
They are now 150/300 with a 25 ante.
This is the last level of buy ins for the players.
Stream Issues – 14/09/2017 – 19:20
We haven’t been able to post as much on the blog in the last 30 minutes or so because we have had some stream problems.
They are now fixed though, so we can get back into the swing of things.
Omaha Side Event – 14/09/2017 – 18:50
Players are turning up and buying into the omaha event that started at 6pm.
There are currently 34 players in the mix.
Chip Counts – 14/09/2017 – 18:35
Big stacks from the break:
Level 5 – 14/09/2017 – 18:20
The players are back seated after the complimentary buffet as we now begin level 5.
The blinds are still 100/200, but now we have antes, which are 25.
90 entries so far today.
Break Time – 14/09/2017 – 17:15
Break time now for the players as they take a 60 minute dinner break.
Harwood Exits – 14/09/2017 – 16:45
We get to the table where there is 2,000 in the middle on a flop of Barry Grime bets 1700 and is met with an all in from Jay Harwood for around 7500. Barry makes the call and the cards go on their backs.
Jay tables for top pair but is behind to the of Barry who has an over pair.
The turn card comes
The river card
Barry takes the pot and now has around 65,000.
Jay heads to the desk to re-enter.
The Colonel Chip Leader – 14/09/2017 – 16:35
Arthur ‘The Colonel’ Harvey is current chip leader in the tournament and has around 60,000.
We have been told that he got a full double up holding and hitting a straight flush against a player holding .
He already has experience of going deep in a GUKPT Main event as a few years back in 2015 he came 3rd in Blackpool for £32,500.
Level Four – 14/09/2017 – 16:15
The blinds increase as we begin the next level of play.
They are now 100/200.
83 entries so far today.
Chip Counts – 14/09/2017 – 16:05
Todd Cairns – 16,000
Justin Devonport – 19,000
Chris Howden – 36,000
Dan Charlton – 28,000
Tim Hickling – 20,000
Richard Hawes – 17,000
Grant Wheelhouse – 20,000
Bust Outs – 14/09/2017 – 15:55
Some exits from the tables as we lose:
80 entries so far today as Guy Taylor & Brian Clarke buy in.
Side Event Result – 14/09/2017 – 15:42
£100 NLHE 8 Max
1st – £1,700 – Janet Fitzgerald
2nd – £1,130 – Lori Alpern
3rd – £750 – Anon
4th – £525 – Marcin Milde
5th – £375 – Jonathan Ilderton
6th – £285 – Mariusz Czech
7th – £235 Richard Kellett
Chip Counts – 14/09/2017 – 15:30
Some chip counts from around the room:
Jay Harwood – 27,000
Ali Mallu – 25,000
Suzie Williams – 40,000
Andreas Olympios – 20,000
Paul Rigg – 50,000
Level Three – 14/09/2017 – 15:17
The players are back seated as we begin level number three.
The blinds are 75/150.
68 entries so far today.
Break Time – 14/09/2017 – 15:01
Break time now for the players as they take their first 15 minutes of the day.
More Snaps – 14/09/2017 – 14:55
All is Quiet – 14/09/2017 – 14:50
All is quiet here during the second level of the day as you would expect with the average stack being 200 big blinds.
Two years ago on Day 1a there were 95 entries for the first days play and today we will hopefully get close to that mark when late reg closes at 8:30pm.
Live Stream – 14/09/2017 – 14:40
We have our live stream running on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown.
You can watch all the action HERE!!!
Numbers Increasing – 14/09/2017 – 14:30
The numbers keep increasing as players keep buying in to take their seats.
At the moment Day 1a here in Leeds has 65 entries as we open another table.
Pictures – 14/09/2017 – 14:15
Lost One – 14/09/2017 – 14:05
We have just lost our first player here on Day 1a in Leeds.
That player is two time GUKPT Main Event winner Ali Mallu.
He can now take up the option to re-enter if he wishes to do so.
Level 2 – 14/09/2017 – 14:01
The blinds increase as we begin the second level of the day.
They are now 50/100.
54 entries so far today with late reg open until 8:30pm.
Day 1a Kicks Off – 14/09/2017 – 13:45
Seating Positions – 14/09/2017 – 13:30
Seat One – David Gee
Seat Two – Finley Hall
Seat Three – Alan Anderson
Seat Four – Ryan Hutchinson
Seat Five – Joseph Graham
Seat Six – Thomas Pearn
Seat Seven – Les Kearney
Seat Eight – Gareth Gee
Seat Nine – David Wattam
Seat Ten – Chris Wood
Seat One – Alan Picken
Seat Two – Gary Whitehead
Seat Three – Simon Chapman
Seat Four – Andrew Bak
Seat Five – Arthur Harvey
Seat Six – Andrew Salami
Seat Seven – Dominic Mulhall
Seat Eight – Liam Bridges
Seat Nine – Angelo Zamit
Seat Ten – Chris Howden
Seat One – Ken Lockey
Seat Two – Dan Carter
Seat Three – John Macnair
Seat Four – Kyle Swan
Seat Five – Allison Junor
Seat Six – Craig Dawson
Seat Eight – Craig Timmis
Seat Nine – Suzie Williamson
Seat Ten – Justin Devonport
Seat One – Andy Hills
Seat Two – Majid Kahn
Seat Three – Michael Towell
Seat Four – Saqlain Hussain
Seat Five – Jack Skiscim
Seat Six – Jake Quinsee
Seat Seven – Norbert Bobra
Seat Eight – Stephen Lockett
Seat Nine – Richard Harrison
Seat One – Glyn Wellings
Seat Two – Chris Pawson
Seat Three – James Gardner
Seat Four – Alberto Hernandez
Seat Five – Lauren Render
Seat Six – Alec Tindal
Seat Seven – Thomas Middleton
Seat Eight – Steven Smith
Seat Nine – Paul Rigg
Seat Ten – Andreas Olympios
Playing Today – 14/09/2017 – 13:15
A few familiar faces we have noticed playing today:
Shuffle Up & Deal – 14/09/2017 – 13:01
The cards are in the air as we begin level number one of Day 1a in Leeds.
The blinds are starting at 25/50 with 40 players to start the day.
Late registration is open till 8:30pm.
Welcome to Leeds – 14/09/2017 – 12:45
Good afternoon and welcome to Leeds for the 7th leg of the 2017 GUKPT Tour.
Leeds is a great stop which was sadly missed last year due to a flood. The last time we were here in 2015 this event was won by Stephen Foster who bested a 249 field to take home £24,500.
The tournament is a £500 buy in with a £100,000 GTD! Day 1a is today where players will play nine levels of play, and the same will be done tomorrow. Late registration is open for 6 levels of play and each player is allowed one buy in and two re-entries.
The media team will be here for the four days of play, bringing you live coverage, blog updates, pictures, chip counts, exits and our live stream that runs on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown.
Play begins at 1pm.