GUKPT London Day 1a Blog

Published On February 2, 2017 |

Zhang Leads 1a Field – 02/02/2017 – 00:25

After nine levels of play, Day 1a of Leg 1 of the 11th season of the GUKPT is now in the books. London has turned out again with 161 entries in total over the six levels of late registration.

It’s been another great days poker with 57 players making it through to Day 2. Chi Zhang leads the way after winning a monster hand during the last hand of the night. Full chip counts are:

Chi Zhang 175500
Simon Deadman 165000
Lam Trinh 140600
Nicolas Gerard 136400
Eftighios Hadjioannou 105200
Marius Heiene 102700
Piergiorgio Dancona 99100
David Pedro 97500
Louise Duffy 95200
Jose Rubiogamito 93100
Artan Dedusha 87600
Andreas Olympios 82200
Warren Russell 79000
Andrew Hulme 76000
Adrian Mateos 70600
Alexios Zervos 62400
Brian Peattie 58300
Jiushuang Wang 54400
James Benjamin Millman 52500
Shuai Wang 52500
Steven Game 51900
Michael Quinn 51800
Sanjay Patel 51100
Martin Holmes 45500
Alexis Fleur 45500
Raphael Ajayi 43600
Roy Alrineh 43500
Dervis Ozkarapinar 42900
Gang Wang 42200
Giulio Mascolo 42100
Driton Haxhiaj 41800
Daniel Parsonage 40800
Ming Ju 39200
Rupom Pal 38500
David Clarkson 38400
Danny Tran 38000
Zapatero Gomez 36800
Craig Newton 36100
Benjamin Morrison 35400
Matthew Perrins 35200
Robert Panayi 32500
Sandro Mescola 29400
James Manlove 27300
Janice Phillips 27200
Vicky Mitchell 27000
Carlos Sanchezdiaz 26400
Andrea Volpi 26100
Adam Stoneham 23800
Benjamin Winsor 20400
Jimmy Guerrero 20000
Samuel Meeuse 20000
Joshua Green 20000
Kassem Deeb 18900
Joe Hindry 18100
Chun Law 16100
Jan Naderzadeh 15000
Jules Hugo Tiger Dickerson 6400

We will be back tomorrow for more coverage where we are expecting a huge field! Last year there were 242 for Day 1b, will we eclipse that? We’ll have to see.

Join us from 12:30pm, with the tournament starting at 1pm.

 


 

End of Day 1a – 02/02/2017 – 00:05

 


 

Play Has Finished – 02/02/2017 -23:45

Play has finished now here on Day 1a.

The players are just bagging and tagging and full chip counts will be with you as soon as possible.

 


 

Last Three Hands – 02/02/2017 – 23:35

The clock has been paused, players will now play three more hands before finishing for the day.

 


 

Walk Round with Warby – 02/02/2017 – 23:15

 


 

Bust Outs – 02/02/2017 – 22:59

Yiannis Liperis
Paul Byrne
Steve Watts
Keith Hawkins

 


 

Big Stacks – 02/02/2017 – 22:50

Lam Trinh 140000
Eftighios Hadjiannou 125000
Andreas Olympios 120000
Chi Zhang 110000
Andrea Volpe 95000

 


 

The Final Level – 02/02/2017 – 22:38

The final level of play here on Day 1a as the players take their seats.

The blinds are now 400/800 with a 100 ante.

70 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 02/02/2017 – 22:20

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


 

 

Down To 70 – 02/02/2017 – 22:01

Down to 70 players now in the main event as we lose Mario Mastropietro & James Akenhead.

 


 

Chip Counts – 02/02/2016 – 21:45

Andreas Olympios – 52,000
Steve Watts – 15,000
Louise Duffy – 30,000
Vicky Coren-Mitchell – 36,000
Luke Schwartz – 15,000
Freddy Deeb – 25,000


 

 

Level Eight – 02/02/2017 – 21:20

The blinds increase as we begin level number eight.

They are now 300/600 with a 75 ante.

85 players remaining.

 


 

Exits – 02/02/2017 – 21:05

A few exits from the tables as we lose:

Andrey Veselov
Raul Martinez
Michael Pitt
Neel Chudasama


 

Final Day 1a Numbers – 02/02/2017 – 20:58

A great turnout for Day 1a of #GUKPT London.

With 161 entries in total!!

Don’t forget we have Day 1b beginning tomorrow from 1pm.


 

Big Stacks – 02/02/2017 – 20:35

Eftighios Hadjioannou 115000
Andrea Volpi 93000
Jose Rubin Gamito 88000
Alex Zervos 75000
Nicolas Gerard 72000
Lam Trinh 60000
Brian Peattie 59000
Jishuang Wang 58000
Carlos Sanchez 57000
Warren Russell 52000
Martin Holmes 50000
Shuai Wang 50000

 


 

Level 7 – 02/02/2017 – 20:25

The players are back seated as we begin level 7.

The blinds are now 200/400 with a 50 ante.

Registration has now closed.

 


 

Break Time – 02/02/2017 – 20:05

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

We will have the final number of entries for today when this break finishes.


 

 

Snaps – 02/02/2017 – 19:55

 


 

Bullet Three For Warbs – 02/02/2017 – 19:40

Steve Warburton has just relayed to me that Ben Winsor got his second stack. Ben sticking his stack all in pre holding J-10 and getting their against the Ace-Queen of Warbs.

Steve is now at the cash desk taking up his option for a third and final bullet.


 

 

Big Numbers – 02/02/2017 – 19:20

We were expecting big number today and we have exactly that.

146 entries so far today and with late registration open for another hour we should push on and get over 150.

Last year there were 152 entries on day 1a, which went on to create a huge field of 394, the biggest of last year. Lets hope we can get close to that figure this week.

 


 

Level 6 – 02/02/2017 – 19:07

The blinds increase as we begin level number 6.

They are now 150/300 with a 25 ante.

138 entries so far today, which 116 players remaining.

 


 

Double For Martinez – 02/02/2017 – 19:01

Steven Game decides to river Raul Martinez a spin by calling his 5000 shove.

Raul has found the pre flop nuts as he proudly tables and is up against the of Steven.

The board runs out

GUKPT Reading winner from 2015 Raul makes a house and doubles up to 10,000. He still has work to do though as that’s half starting stack.

 


 

Bust Outs – 02/02/2017 – 18:50

Some eliminations from the tables as we lose:

Steve Warburton
David Crane
Zapatero Gomez
Samuel Meeuse

 


 

 

Competition Time – 02/02/2017 – 18:35

We have just put our first competition live on facebook where you can win yourself a £30 GUKPT Online Sat token if you can guess the hybrid poker player.

 


 

Big Stacks – 02/02/2017 – 18:16

 

Eftighios Hadjioannou 120000
Chi Zheng 61000
Simon Brooks 60000
Andrea Volpi 60000
Brian Peattie 50000
Steve Watts 40000
Zapatero Gomez 37000
Martin Holmes 37000
James Millman 36000
Giulio Mascolo 31000
Dervis Ozkarapinar 30000
Janice Phillips 30000

 

Level  5 – 02/02/2017 – 18:05

The players are back seated as we begin level number 5.

The blinds are now 100/200.

114 entries so far today.


 

 

Dinner Break – 02/02/2017 – 17:20

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


 

Bust Outs – 02/02/2017 – 17:15

Gang Wang
Paul Ephremsen
Elliott Peterman
Hugh Buchanan
Stephen Debruin


 

Competitions – 02/02/2017 – 17:05

Make sure you check out our Facebook page where we will be running various competitions throughout the next four days. We will be giving away £300 worth of online satellite tokens and you can win yourself some HERE!!

 


 

 

Chip Counts – 02/02/2017 – 16:55

Vicky Coren-Mitchell – 20,000
Simon Deadman – 40,000
Danny Tran – 24,000
Peter Charalambous – 18,000
James Akenhead – 26,000
Shola Akindele-Deadman – 24,000

 


 

 

Exits – 02/02/2017 – 16:45

Some bust outs from the tables as we lose:

Phil Butt
Antonio Volpe
Warren Russell
Arun Soosad
Masafumi Saito

 


 

Start of Day 1a – 02/02/2017 – 16:35

 


 

6 Max Result – 02/02/2017 – 16:27

GUKPT 6 Max Side Event
£200 NLHE F/O
Entries: 131

1st – £6,490 – Mohammed Suhail
2nd – £6,480 – Eamon McNamee
3rd – £3,280 – Danny Toffel
4th – £2,200 – George Tucitu
5th – £1,520 – Sebastien Jung
6th – £1,100 – Jonathan Reynolds
7th – £860 – Martin Gallagher
8th – £740 – Terence Plummer
9th – £660 – Kevin Williams
10th – £560 – Andrew Christoforou
11th – £540 – Faisal Shabbir
12th – £470 – Alan Tibber
13th – £440 – Aleks Golubevs
14th – £440 – Ricardo Pereria
15th – £420 – Joe Hindry

 


 

Level Four – 02/02/2017 – 16:15

The blinds increase as we begin level number four.

They are now 100/200.

We have 111 entries so far.


 

New Feature – 02/02/2017 – 16:01

We have a new feature table to watch here during level three and four of Day 1a.

It includes superstars Matt Strom-Perrins and Adrian Mateos.

You can watch them in action at this link: http://www.gukpt.com/live-stream-2/live-stream/ 

 


 

100 Entries – 02/02/2017 – 15:48

 

Half way through level number three here at GUKPT London and we have hit the 100 entries for Day 1a.

 


 

Bust Outs – 02/02/2017 – 15:38

A few more bust outs from the field as we lose Gary Fisher & Lam Trinh.

 


 

Pictures – 02/02/2017 – 15:30


 

 

 

 Level Three – 02/02/2017 – 15:20

The blinds increase as we begin level number three.

They are now 75/150.

94 entries so far today.

 


 

Break Time – 02/02/2017 – 15:01

Break time now for the players as they take 20 minutes.


 

Snaps – 02/02/2017 – 14:55

A few snaps from around the field

 


 

Bust Outs – 02/02/2017 – 14:45

A couple of exits here during the second level of the day as we lose Piergiorgi Dancona & Raul Martinez.

 


 

80 Entries – 02/02/2017 – 14:35

We are up to 80 entries so far today as Vicky Coren-Mitchell joins the field.

The only ever player to win two EPTs is a regular to the GUKPT when we come to London as she buys in, here during the second level of today.


 

£300 Result – 02/02/2017 – 14:24

 

GUKPT Side Event
£300 NLHE F/O
Entries: 65

1st – £5,315 – Will Davies
2nd – £5,315 – Daniel Smallman
3rd – £2,280 – Firoz Chatur
4th – £1,960 – Julien Sylvestre
5th – £1,400 – Catalin Dumitrascu
6th – £1,090 – Alain Bissaliogbo
7th – £880 – Nguyen Le
8th – £720 – Aleks Golubevs

 


 

Early Exit – 02/02/2017 – 14:11

An early exit from the field as we lose Stephen Debruin, he becomes the first player to be eliminated here during season number 11 of the GUKPT.


 

 

Level Two – 02/02/2017 – 14:02

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

They are now 50/100.

70 player registered so far today, we didn’t lose anyone in the first level of play.


 

 

Numbers Increasing – 02/02/2017 – 13:55

The numbers keep increasing here on Day 1a of GUKPT London.

Late registration is open for the first six levels of play, so up until around 8:15pm.

At the moment we have 70 players registered for the £200,000 guaranteed main event.

 


 

Previous London Winners – 02/02/2017 – 13:45

We have had 11 previous GUKPT London Main Event Winners. They can all be seen in the picture below.

 


 

 

Seating Plan – 02/02/2017 – 13:30

 

Table One
Seat One – Sandro Mescola
Seat Two – Simon Brooks
Seat Three –
Seat Four – Ben Lloyd
Seat Five – Daniel Samson
Seat Six – Daniel Parsonage
Seat Seven –
Seat Eight – Sanjay Patel
Seat Nine – Robert Turlej

 

Table Two
Seat One – Andreas Olympios
Seat Two – Craig Newton
Seat Three –
Seat Four – Steve Warburton
Seat Five – Phil Butt
Seat Six – Levon Jabourian
Seat Seven –
Seat Eight – Chun Law
Seat Nine – Nicholas Gerard

 

Table Three
Seat One – Albert Sapiano
Seat Two – Toby Robinson
Seat Three –
Seat Four – Mark Prescott
Seat Five – Stephen Debruin
Seat Six – Vikas Sabharwal
Seat Seven –
Seat Eight – Giulio Mascolo
Seat Nine –

Table Four
Seat One – Alex Bounsall
Seat Two – Brian Peattie
Seat Three –
Seat Four – Anthony Fox
Seat Five – Robert Panayi
Seat Six – Dervis Ozkarapinar
Seat Seven –
Seat Eight – Steven Game
Seat Nine – Peter Charalambous
Table Five
Seat One – Gary Fisher
Seat Two – Adam Stoneham
Seat Three –
Seat Four – James Manlove
Seat Five – Danny Tran
Seat Six – Antonio Volpe
Seat Seven –
Seat Eight – Eftighios Hadjioannou

 

Table Six
Seat One – Jimmy Guerrero
Seat Two – Janice Phillips
Seat Three –
Seat Four – Masafumi Saito
Seat Five – Warren Russell
Seat Six – Martin Holmes
Seat Seven –
Seat Eight – Mehmet Hussein
Seat Nine – James Millman

 


 

Playing Today – 02/02/2017 – 13:15

Some players who we have noticed playing today:

Martin Holmes
Danny Tran
Simon Deadman
Shola Akindele-Deadman
Peter Charalambous
Janice Phillips

 

 


 

Shuffle Up & Deal – 02/02/2017 – 13:01

The cards are in the air as we begin Day 1a.

Blinds starting at 25/50.

We have 50 entries to begin todays play.


 

 

Welcome To The Poker Room – 02/02/2017 – 12:45

Good afternoon and welcome to the 11th season of the UKs longest running tour the GUKPT.

After 11 successful seasons we are back again here at The Poker Room for Leg 1 of the 2017 tour.

London is always one of the busiest legs of the tour, last year this event attracted a massive 394 entries, with Martin Hogarty taking home the trophy after an eight way chop.

We’re expecting this event to get over 400 entries, which will be a great turnout for the first event of the year.

The tournament is a £1000 entry, with a £200,000 guarantee, we play nine levels on the two day ones, which are today and tomorrow, day 2 on Saturday with the final day taking place on Sunday,

We will be here with you for the full duration of play. Bringing you full coverage, blog updates, pictures, interviews, chip counts, exits and of course our live stream running on a 30 minute delay with all hole cards shown in HD!!

Play will begin today from 1pm.

 

 


 

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