GUKPT London 2017 Day 1a Blog
End of Day 1a – 30/06/2017 – 00:30
Bandyle Leads Day 1a – 29/06/2017 – 23:55
After nine levels of play another Day one on the GUKPT Tour is now in the books. It’s been another great day in London with 148 entries in total over the six levels of late registration. Of those entries we have been left with 47 players who have made it to Day two, which will take place on Saturday.
Tina Bandyle has held the chip lead since around level 5 and finishes on top of the players who have made it through the day, full chip counts of those players are:
We will be back tomorrow for more of the same, where we’ll play another nine levels and another six levels of late registration. The tournament starts at 1pm in the room but coverage begins at 12:30pm. Join us then.
Bagging & Tagging – 29/06/2017 – 23:43
Play has now finished on all tables as players bag and tag.
We will have full chip counts up with you as soon as possible.
Last Five Hands – 29/06/2017 – 23:30
The clock has been paused with ten minutes remaining.
Players will now play five hands before bagging up for the night.
Chip Counts – 29/06/2017 – 23:20
Matt Strom-Perrins – 31,000
Leon Mills – 10,000
Renee Xie – 50,000
Jan Naderzadeh – 50,000
Raphael Ajayi – 40,000
Ahmed Abedlhaid – 50,000
Joost Schippers – 80,000
Kyte Exits – 29/06/2017 – 23:05
Jon Kyte has just got his last ten bigs all in holding Ace-Jack and ran into a player holding Ace-King.
No help for Jon and he heads out of the tournament.
Maybe we could see him tomorrow as Day 1b takes place from 1pm, with players allowed one entry and two re-entries.
The Chip Leader – 29/06/2017 – 23:01
Bust Outs – 29/06/2017 – 22:50
Big Stacks – 29/06/2017 – 22:40
Level 9 – 29/06/2017 – 22:35
The players are back seated as we begin level number 9.
The blinds are now 400/800 with a 100 ante.
66 players remaining.
Break Time – 29/06/2017 – 22:23
Break time now for the players as they take their last break of the day before beginning the final level.
Facebook Competition – 29/06/2017 – 22:20
We have a facebook competition on our Facebook page for the chance for people to win a £30 or £5 token.
It’s completely free to enter and you can find it HERE!!!
Bandyle Stacking – 29/06/2017 – 22:05
Fresh off her 3rd place finish in the mini main event Tina Bandyle is the chip leader heading into the last 75 minutes of play.
She has 11 times the starting stack, currently sitting on 220,000!!
More Bust Outs – 29/06/2017 – 21:55
Snaps – 29/06/2017 – 21:40
Level 8 – 29/06/2017 – 21:20
The blinds increase as we begin level number eight.
They are now 300/600 with a 75 ante.
70 players remaining.
Bust Outs – 29/06/2017 – 21:01
1a Numbers – 29/06/2017 – 20:52
Registration has now closed here on Day 1a of the GUKPT London Main Event.
It’s been another great turnout with 148 entries over the six levels of late registration, which is exactly the same number as last year.
Pictures – 29/06/2017 – 20:41
Big Stacks – 29/06/2017 – 20:32
Level 7 – 29/06/2017 – 20:22
The players are back seated as we begin level number seven.
The blinds are now 200/400 with a 50 ante.
149 entries in total for Day 1a.
Break Time – 29/06/2017 – 20:05
Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.
The Last Level for Buyins – 29/06/2017 – 19:59
This is the last level for players to buy in or re-enter, so we might see some gamble from the players who have short stacks.
After a wander round the tables, we heard various players asking how many re-entries they were allowed, so we could lose a few players going into the last ten minutes of this level.
Exits – 29/06/2017 – 19:50
Entries Incoming – 29/06/2017 – 19:35
The entries keep coming through the door and the players who bust keep re-entering as the numbers keep climbing.
As we type there have been 140 entries in total for Day 1a in The Poker Room.
More Counts – 29/06/2017 – 19:24
Alex Bounsall – 50,000
Renee Xie – 60,000
Harry Law – 16,000
James Parker – 17,000
Mike Ellis – 38,000
Chip Counts – 29/06/2017 – 19:12
Some chip counts from the tournament tables
Tim Chung – 14,000
Joe Beevers – 23,000
Tony Phillips – 19,000
Mohsin Kahn – 20,000
Phil Soukki – 8,000
Level 6 – 29/06/2017 – 19:02
The blinds increase as we begin level number 6.
The last level for entries and re-entries.
The blinds are now 150/300 with a 25 ante.
108 players remaining from the 134 entries.
Pics – 29/06/2017 – 18:55
Bust Outs – 29/06/2017 – 18:38
Some exits from the tables as we lose:
Big Stacks – 29/06/2017 – 18:20
Level 5 – 29/07/2017 – 18:05
The players are back seated from dinner as we begin level number 5.
The blinds are now 100/200 with a 25 ante.
120 entries so far today.
Dinner Break – 29/07/2017 – 17:18
Dinner break now for the players as they take 45 minutes.
Eliminations – 29/06/2017 – 16:59
The players are dropping like flies and then jumping back into the tournament to re-enter.
We have already had 15 re-entries in the first three and a half levels.
The most recent eliminations from the tables were:
Double For Zervos – 29/06/2017 – 16:51
Alex Zervos who finished runner up to Ben Winsor at the Grand Final in 2015, is short stacked with 5325 and gets it all in holding against the of his opponent.
The flop comes meaning Alex needs to dodge a queen, jack or ten as his opponent picks up a straight draw.
The turn card pairs the board coming meaning the other player adds aces to his list of outs….
The river card comes
Pics – 29/06/2017 – 16:40
A few pics from the tables
Level Four – 29/06/2017 – 16:25
The blinds increase as we begin level number four.
They are now 100/200.
103 entries so far today.
More Exits – 29/06/2017 – 16:10
Some more exits from the tables here during level number three. The players listed below are now longer in the tournament:
Omaha Side Event – 29/06/2017 – 15:55
The GUKPT side event in London tonight is an Omaha Event!!
Buy In – £100+£10
Start Time – 6pm
Re-entry – 1
Entry Period – 3 Levels
Clock – 3x40mins, then a 30min clock
Starting Stack – 15,000
8 Max Result – 29/06/2017 – 15:40
£100 NLHE 8 Max
1st – £2,300 – Ethan Brown
2nd – £2,295 – Oscar Dharamshi
3rd – £2,295 – Eser Ebcin
4th – £960 – Arie Juliusberger
5th – £700 – Allan Graham
6th – £490 – John Todd
7th – £370 – Anthony Ferri
8th – £310 – Niels Ladefoged
9th – £290 – Carlos Chatila
10th – £250 – Sachin Joshi
11th – £220 – Feroz Mirza
12th – £210 – Chris DaSilva
13th – £210 – Arif Khan
Exits – 29/06/2017 – 15:30
Some more exits from the field as we lose:
Level Three – 29/06/2017 – 15:20
The players are back seated as we begin level number three.
The blinds are now 75/150.
91 entries so far today.
Break Time – 29/06/2017 – 15:01
Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes for the first time today.
Pics – 29/06/2017 – 14:52
Two Exits – 29/06/2017 – 14:40
A few more exits from the field here on Day 1a as we lose Mar Wardum & Will Young.
Both players take up their option to re-enter as total entries for Day 1a increases to 84.
All is Quiet – 29/06/2017 – 14:25
All is quiet during the second level of play here on Day 1a.
Not much to speak of during this level.
The numbers are still increasing as players continue to enter the tournament, at the moment we have 79 entries.
Start of Day 1a – 29/06/2017 – 14:10
Level 2 – 29/06/2017 – 14:02
The blinds increase for the first time today as we begin level number 2.
They are now 50/100.
67 entries so far today, with late registration open for the first six levels of play.
Seating Positions – 29/06/2017 – 13:55
Seat One – Honglin Jiang
Seat Two – Bruce Atkinson
Seat Three – Terry Jordon
Seat Four – MArcin Chowalko
Seat Five – Jozse Csapo
Seat Six – Symon Solomon
Seat Eight – Mark Caffrey
Seat One – Hakur Bobvarsson
Seat Two – Kanan Farzaliyev
Seat Four – Will Young
Seat Five – Sam Orlege
Seat Six – Michael Bartov
Seat Eight – Daniel Axelsson
Seat Nine – Gerald Ringe
Seat One – Pin Zhang
Seat Two – Richard Faulkner
Seat Four – James Parker
Seat Five – Patrick Duggan
Seat Six – John Rigolli
Seat Eight – Anthony Sapiano
Seat Nine – Tina Bandyle
Seat One – Adalsteinn Bjarsson
Seat Two – Jigar Shah
Seat Four – Axar Mawji
Seat Five – Marcus Bentley
Seat Six – Mohsin Khan
Seat Eight – Carlos Delvio Gonzalez
Seat Nine – Tim Chung
Seat One – Alex Bounsall
Seat Two – Iesi Okimoto
Seat Three – Maria Kozak
Seat Four – Kevin Ohanlon
Seat Five – Kenneth Midgley
Seat Six – Ion Mican
Seat Eight – Mar Wardum
Seat Nine – Jon Jonsson
Seat One – John Daniels
Seat Two – Giulio Mascolo
Seat Four – Jon Kyte
Seat Five – Darryl roome
Seat Six – Ulf Uvrell
Seat Eight – Mike Ellis
Seat Nine – Danilo Oppo
Seat One – Nicholas Simon
Seat Two – Julius Palsson
Seat Three – Andrey Veselov
Seat Four – Jay Harwood
Seat Five – Abid Walji
Seat Six – Nayden Ivanov
Seat Eight – Shaun Walsh
Seat Nine – Hubert Attali
Live Stream – 29/06/2017 – 13:45
The live stream is now up and running on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown.
You can watch all the action take place HERE!!!
First Exit – 29/06/2017 – 13:35
Level one of Day 1a and we have already lost one player. Ion Mican is the first player to exit the tournament, only half an hour into play.
He jumps straight back into the event. Buying in for another £500.
With his entry we now have 65 players so far.
Late registration is open for the first six levels of play.
Side Event Result – 29/06/2017 – 13:20
£200 NLHE F/O
1st – £5,140 – Yann Detycheydelafertepr
2nd – £4,150 – Christoffer Brandsborg
3rd – £2,405 – Stephen Littlejohn
4th – £1,690 – Nikolai Mamut
5th – £1,245 – Nigel Berg
6th – £925 – Chris Stamp
7th – £715 – Laurence Houghton
8th – £570 – Wayne Lee
9th – £495 – Mohammed Ibrahim
10th – £465 – Lev Klyuvgant
Shuffle Up & Deal – 29/06/2017 – 13:04
The cards are in the air as we begin the first level of play.
The blinds are 25/50 to start.
50 players are starting the day.
Players Called In – 29/06/2017 – 12:55
The players have just been called in to take their seats.
We will be underway within 5 minutes.
Welcome to London – 29/06/2017 – 12:30
Good afternoon and welcome to The Poker Room in London for the 6th leg of the 2017 Tour. We are back in the capital for the second time this year, previously being here in January to kick off 2017.
This event is a £500 buy in with a £100,000 GTD. Day 1a takes place today and the players will play nine levels of play. Each player is allowed one entry and two re-entries per day. If they don’t make it through the day, they can always come back tomorrow for another go as we mirror what is played today on Day 1a.
Last year this event was very well attended, 419 entries in total over the two days of play, with Brett Kennedy finishing on top and taking home £45,000!!
We will be here with you for the full four days of poker, bringing you live updates, pictures, chip counts and exits from the tables. The GUKPT live stream will also run for the duration of the tournament, showing you all hole cards on a thirty minute delay, with the feature table changed every 2 levels.
Today should be a great days poker which begins at 1pm.