GUKPT London 2017 Day 1b Blog
End of Day 1b with Lewis Griffiths – 30/06/2017 – 00:20
Griffiths Leads Day 1b – 30/06/2017 – 00:06
One of the biggest days in GUKPT history is now in the history books after nine levels of play. A massive 301 entries in total for today surpassed all expectations. Every single table was in use and the bounty event had to be capped.
It’s been another action packed day where we have been left with 111 players who have bagged up chips and will be back tomorrow.
Lewis Griffiths has held one of the biggest stacks in the room all day and he finished on top of the pile. Full chip counts are:
We will be back tomorrow where we have 158 players making their way back to play another nine levels of play, join us then from 12:30pm, for a 1pm start. Tina Bandyle leads the way with a stack of 280,000!
Bagging & Tagging – 30/06/2017 – 23:45
Play has now finished and the players are bagging and tagging their chips.
Full counts will be up with you as soon as possible, but it looks like we have around 115 players finishing the day.
Last Three Hands – 30/06/2017 – 23:34
The clock has been paused with 8 minutes and 14 seconds remaining.
The players will now play three more hands before bagging up for the night.
Huge Pot for Fahy – 30/06/2017 – 23:25
Patrick Fahy makes it 1800 to play and is called by Ashley Timms before Boovarson Ivarom three bets to 4600. Richard Mackay is next to act and he goes into the tank before cold four bet shoving for his 36000 stack.
Patrick goes into the tank and while he is in the tank Ashley sees Boovarsons hand… the floor is called and action plays out as normal. Patrick ships all in!! Ashley & Boovarson get out of the way and the hands are tabled…
It’s a huge flip as Patrick shows against the of Richard.
The board runs out
Queens hold for Patrick who takes the pot and now has 85,000.
We lose Richard from the tournament during the last few hands of the day.
Exits – 30/06/2017 – 23:15
The last few exits from the tables as we lose:
Double Double For Cooper – 30/06/2017 – 23:05
Chris Cooper has just span his 9k stack back up to 40k with two double ups.
He won a flip with 9-7 against the pocket threes of Peter Wigglesworth.
Then he tabled Ace-Jack on a flop with an ace and a jack on it against a flush draw. He held and is now back in the game with 40,000.
Coming back tomorrow at 500/1000, 40 bigs would be a nice stack.
Gunnar Gone – 30/06/2017 – 22:55
Gunnar Gudmunduraudun gets his short stack all in pre flop holding against the of Karim Hakimzadeh
The board runs out
The tens hold for Karim who takes the small pot and now has just short of 50,000.
We lose Gunnar from the tournament here during the last level of play.
Big Stacks – 30/06/2017 – 22:45
Level 9 – 30/06/2017 – 22:39
The players are back seated as we begin level number nine, the last of the day.
The blinds are now 400/800 with a 100 ante.
138 players remaining.
Break Time – 30/06/2017 – 22:24
Break time now for the players as they take there final break of the day.
Numbers Dropping – 30/06/2017 – 22:12
For the first time it looks like the numbers are actually going down instead of up.
In total today we had a massive 301 entries, that number has halved as there are currently 150 players remaining here on Day 1b with a level and 15 minutes left to play.
Pictures – 30/06/2017 – 22:05
More Counts – 30/06/2017 – 21:55
Arran Fletcher – 11,000
Darren Fuller – 40,000
Atilla Efeturk – 45,000
David Lloyd – 18,000
Alex Bounsall – 45,000
Chip Counts – 30/06/2017 – 21:40
Carlos Delvigogonzalez – 35,000
Patryk Slusarek – 22,000
Guy Taylor – 25,000
Ion Mican – 22,000
Neil McCulloch – 45,000
Chris Cooper – 25,000
Level Eight – 30/06/2017 – 21:25
The blinds increase as we begin level number eight.
They are now 300/600 with a 75 ante.
174 players remaining.
Exits – 30/06/2017 – 21:10
Bounty Begins – 30/06/2017 – 20:58
The bounty tournament is just about to start with 22 entries, because of the main event being so busy, the bounty tournament has been capped to three tables.
Wiggy Stacking – 30/06/2017 – 20:50
Peter Wigglesworth has just been over to tell us he got it all in in a delicious spot holding pocket Aces against Kings and Kings!! Pete flopped them both dead and now has a very healthy stack of 85,000!!
Final Numbers – 30/06/2017 – 20:42
Registration has now closed here at GUKPT London.
A HUGE turnout of 449 entries over the two days of buy ins!! Creating a prizepool of £224,500!!!
Big Stacks – 30/06/2017 – 20:35
Dost Ghrabie 98,000
Lewis Griffiths 92,000
Krishna Nagaraju 89,000
Bruce Atkinson 88,000
Manh Nguyen 82,000
Arie Juliusburger 77,000
Brijesh Das 76,000
Yann Detycheydelafertepreval 75,000
Qamran Ghani 75,000
George Alexander 70,000
Level 7 – 30/06/2017 – 20:20
The players are back seated as we begin level number seven.
The blinds are now 200/400 with a 50 ante.
300 entries for today!!
Break Time – 30/06/2017 – 20:09
Break time now for the players who take a 15 minute break.
Chip Counts – 30/06/2017 – 20:04
Charlie Denton – 23,000
Brynn Kvinlaug – 7,000
Gunnarsson Gudmunduraudun – 14,000
Les Kearney – 34,000
Roy Barzilay- 55,000
Pics – 30/06/2017 – 19:55
Gamble Time? – 30/06/2017 – 19:45
There’s just 20 minutes remaining of level number six before registration in the tournament closes.
We could see player gamble, with two re-entries available to them if they haven’t had one already.
The prizepool currently stands at £221,000!!
Bust Outs – 30/06/2017 – 19:30
Szczerbinski Exits 30/06/2017 – 19:20
Tomasz Szczerbinski gets his 10,000 stack all in pre flop holding and runs into the of Jose Auslander.
The board runs out
Queens hold for Jose who takes the pot.
Tomasz heads out the tournament but still has an hour to re-enter if he fancies doing so.
Level 6 – 30/06/2017 – 19:05
The blinds increase, as we begin level number 6.
The last level of buy ins.
The blinds are now 150/300 with a 25 ante.
221 players remaining from the 279 entries.
Pics – 30/06/2017 – 18:50
Bust Outs – 30/06/2017 – 18:35
Players are dropping thick and fast in the main event here on Day 1b as we lose:
Big Stacks – 30/06/2017 – 18:25
£200k!! – 30/06/2017 – 18:14
Midway through the break the prizepool hit £200,000!! Double the guarantee!!
How high can it go with another two hours of late registration?
Level 5 – 30/06/2017 – 18:02
The players are back seated as we begin level number 5.
The blinds are now 100/200 with a 25 ante.
262 entries so far today.
Break Time – 30/06/2017 – 17:20
Break time now for the players as they take a 45 minute dinner break.
Chippies – 30/06/2017 – 17:10
Bruce Atkinson – 80,000
Sin Melin – 7,000
Priyan Demel – 42,000
Nathan Lee – 44,000
Krishjana Gudmunduraudun – 16,000
Christian Alessi – 35,000
Carlton Joseph – 35,000
Table Pics – 30/06/2017 – 16:59
More Exits – 30/06/2017 – 16:50
Players are flying out the door and then jumping straight back in, just today we have had over 60 re-entries in the first three and a half levels.
The most recent eliminations from the tables being:
More Counts – 30/06/2017 – 16:43
Andrey Veselov – 50,000
Scott Shelley – 20,000
Ayad Sharhani – 27,000
James Simms – 32,000
Keith Hawkins – 15,000
Chip Counts – 30/06/2017 – 16:32
Ali Mallu – 20,000
Les Kearney – 13,000
Martin Bader – 20,000
Joe Grech – 23,000
George Alexander – 60,000
Ashley Timms – 17,000
Level Four – 30/06/2017 – 16:16
The blinds increase as we begin level number four.
They are now 100/200.
216 entries so far today.
Table Shots – 30/06/2017 – 16:08
200 Entries!! – 30/06/2017 – 15:55
Mid way through level number three and we have just hit the 200 entries for Day 1b of GUKPT London!!
Late registration is open until 8:15pm.
Exits – 30/06/2017 – 15:40
Start of Day 1b – 30/06/2017 – 15:29
Level Three – 30/06/2017 – 15:20
The players are back seated as we begin level number three.
The blinds are 75/150.
190 entries so far today.
Break Time – 30/06/2017 – 14:59
Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.
Live Stream – 30/06/2017 – 14:40
Our GUKPT Live Stream is underway on a thirty minute delay. All hole cards being shown and commentary from The Tower.
Watch all the action HERE!!!!
Bust Outs – 30/06/2017 – 14:30
Cardroom Pics – 30/06/2017 – 14:15
Level Two – 30/06/2017 – 14:05
The blinds increase as we begin level number two.
They are now 50/100.
162 entries already today.
First Exit – 30/06/2017 – 13:55
The first exit here on Day 1b as we lose Mark Frith.
Today hasn’t been as action packed yesterday where we lost three players in the first level.
Numbers Increasing – 30/06/2017 – 13:45
The numbers keep increasing as the players keep coming through the door.
Mid way through level number one and we already have 150 entries in total for just today.
Day 1b Seating Plan – 30/06/2017 – 13:35
Omaha Result – 30/06/2017 – 13:23
GUKPT Side Event
£100 4-5-6 PLO
1st – £2,340 – Charles Norman
2nd – £1,530 – Joe Grech
3rd – £1,020 – Miroslav Kusnir
4th – £710 – Michael Bartov
5th – £520 – Bradley Green
6th – £400 – Ivon Asquith
7th – £310 – Samuel Mather
8th – £250 – Laurence Houghton
9th – £220 – Amar Morjaria
Playing Today – 30/06/2017 – 13:15
A few players who we have recognised playing today:
Shuffle Up & Deal – 30/06/2017 – 13:03
The cards are in the air as we begin Day 1b, the blinds are 25/50 to start.
105 players, with a huge queue to buy in.
Players Called In – 30/06/2017 – 12:55
The players have just been called in to take their seats.
We should be underway within 5 minutes.
GTD Hit – 30/06/2017 – 12:45
The guarantee has already been hit here at The Poker Room.
Welcome to Day 1b – 30/06/2017 – 12:30
Good afternoon and welcome back to The Poker Room in London for the second day one of Leg 6.
Yesterday was a great day with 148 entries in total, which was exactly the same number as last year on Day 1a. Today we are looking to go over the 200 mark, and maybe even hitting 250.
The tournament is a £500 buy in with a £100,000 GTD. For their buy in the players will receive 20,000 chips on a 60 minute clock. Each player is allowed one entry and two re-entries per day and nine levels will be played today with late registration open for the first six levels.
We will be here with you for the duration of play, bringing you live updates, chip counts pictures and exits. The live stream will also be running for the full nine levels of play on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown.
Play begins at 1pm.