GUKPT London Final Day Blog

Published On February 4, 2018 |

Goodbye From London – 04/02/2018 – 23:20

Wow! Well another Main Event is now in the history books with a brand new well deserved winner in Andrew Hulme.

A massive 433 entries in total over the two days of buy ins created a massive prizepool!! That’s all been paid out now after an 11 hour day.

This venue is like no other, on Friday every single table was FULL with waiting lists for cash games and the side event. The place was buzzing!

The next GUKPT event on the schedule is in three weeks time at the end of this month in Manchester!

We hope you have enjoyed the coverage over the last four days and hope you’ll join us for more in Manchester where we are expecting another £250k+ prizepool.

Until next time, be lucky.


 

Runner Up & Winners Interviews – 04/02/2018 – 23:09

 


 

 

Prizepool Payout – 04/02/2018 – 23:02

GUKPT London
£1,000 NLHE
Entries: 433

1st – £112,400 – Andrew Hulme
2nd – £73,600 – Dean Swift
3rd – £48,700 – Guy Taylor
4th – £29,200 – Victor Ilyukhin
5th – £22,100 – Andrew Garland
6th – £18,200 – Kuljinder Sidhu
7th – £14,300 – Dragos Trofimov
8th – £10,400 – Les Kearney
9th – £7,800 – Sebastien Jung
10th – £6,000 – Scott Kateian
11th – £5,200 – Dragos Trofimov
12th – £5,200 – Rob Boon
13th – £5,200 – Wadey Ashraf
14th – £4,300 – Man Nguyen
15th – £4,300 – Trausti Atlason
16th – £3,500 – Will Kassouf
17th – £3,500 – Janice Philips
18th – £3,500 – David Barnes
19th – £3,000 – Craig Elliot
20th – £3,000 – Dan Silo
21st – £3,000 – Madlena Trifonova
22nd – £3,000 – Grant Kassel
23rd – £3,000 – Damien Legoff
24th – £2,600 – Victor Ilyukhin Snr
25th – £2,600 – Vamshi Vandanapu
26th – £2,600 – Raymond Nicholas
27th – £2,600 – Masoud Etemadiherisi
28th – £2,600 – Geoff Swan
29th – £2,600 – Dominguez Garcia
30th – £2,600 – Mitchell Johnson
31st – £2,600 – Jack Sandford
32nd – £2,200 – Braz Junior
33rd – £2,200 – Dahe Liu
34th – £2,200 – Cuong Tran
35th – £2,200 – Matas Cimbolas
36th – £2,200 – Oliver Bithell
37th – £2,200 – Clive Jones
38th – £2,200 – Huy Nguyen
39th – £2,200 – Andreas Olympios
40th – £2,200 – Alex Zeligman

 


 

GUKPT London Winner Andrew Hulme – 04/02/2018 – 22:50

 


 

 

It’s All Over! – 04/02/2018 – 22:40

Just five hands into heads up it’s all over!!

Stato and Dean see a flop of where all the money goes in!!

Dean tables but is behind to the of Stato as he has an over pair.

The turn card comes

The river card

Stato takes the final pot of the tournament and with that he takes home £112,400 as our GUKPT London champion!!

Dean Swift is our runner up cashing for £73,600.

 


 

Heads Up! – 04/02/2018 – 22:25

Andrew Hulme 5,400,000
Dean Swift 3,245,000

 


 

Guy Taylor 3rd – 04/02/2018 – 22:22

Guy moves all in from the small blind and Stato calls in the big.

Guy tables and is in bad shape against the of Stato.

The flop comes

The turn card comes giving Guy an open ended straight draw.

The river card comes

No help for Guy and we lose him in 3rd place for £48,700.

Stato takes the pot and will go into heads up with a big chip lead.

 


 

Chip Counts – 04/02/2018 – 22:14

Andrew Hulme 3,800,000
Dean Swift 3,245,000
Guy Taylor 1,620,000

 


 

Level 30 – 04/02/2018 – 22:11

The players are back seated as we begin level 30.

They are now 50,000/100,000, with a 10,000 ante.

3 players remaining.


 

 

Break Time – 04/02/2018 – 22:01

Break time now for the players as they take 10 minutes.

 


 

The Final Three – 04/02/2018 – 21:45

 


 

Chip Counts – 04/02/2018 – 21:30

Andrew Hulme 4,110,000
Dean Swift 2,700,000
Guy Taylor 2,170,000

 

Level 29 – 04/02/2018 – 21:14

The blinds increase as we begin level 29.

They are now 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante.

3 players remaining.

We are now on a 45 minute clock as we are less than four handed.


 

Victor Ilyukhin 4th – 04/02/2018 – 20:52

Guy Taylor opens, Vitor Ilyukhin shoves all in from the big blind, Guy goes into the tank and then makes the call.

Victor tables and is in bad shape against the of Guy.

The flop comes

The turn card giving Victor a flush draw…

The river card comes

Guy takes the pot with Ace high and gives a little fist pump as he now has 2.7million.

We lose Victor Ilyukhin in 4th place for £29,200.

 


 

Andrew Garland 5th – 04/02/2018 – 20:40

Dean Swift moves all in for around 1.4million, Andrew Garland calls off his 1.3million stack. The cards go on their backs…

Deann –

Andrew –

The board runs out as Dean flops two pair.

The turn card comes giving Dean a full house!

The river card comes

Dean takes the pot and is now chip leader with 3 million!!

We lose Andrew Garland in 5th place for £22,100.

 


 

Chip Counts – 04/02/2018 – 20:25

Andrew Hulme 3,810,000
Guy Taylor 1,740,000
Andrew Garland 1,615,000
Dean Swift 1,175,000
Victor Ilyukhin 325,000

Level 27 – 04/02/2018 – 20:15

The blinds increase as we begin level 27.

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

5 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 04/02/2018 – 19:57

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

 


 

Kully Sidhu 6th – 04/02/2018 – 19:45

Kully Sidhu all in for his 15 bigs holding against the of Andrew Hulme…

The board runs out :9j

Top pair for Kully but that’s no good as the Kings hold for Stato. He takes the pot and now has just short of 4 million chips!

We lose Kully Sidhu in 6th place for £18,200.


 

 

Dragos Trofimov 7th – 04/02/2018 – 19:30

Dragos Trofimov moves all in from the big blind for his ten big blinds and is called by Andrew Hulme in the big blind.

Dragos tables and has live cards against the

The flop comes

The turn card

The river card comes

Ace high is good for Stato to take the pot and move his stack over 2 million chips.

We lose Dragos Trofimov in 7th place for £14,300.

 


 

Les Kearney 8th – 04/02/2018 – 19:20

Les gets his 450,000 (9 bigs) all in pre flop, against Kully.

Les tables and is in bad shape against the of Kully.

The board runs out

The king plays for Kully as he takes the pot.

We lose serial satellite qualifier Les Kearney in 8th place for £10,400.


 

Double For Kully – 04/02/2018 – 19:12

Kully all in for 500,000 and called by Victor Ilyukhin.

Kully tables and it’s a flip against the of Victor.

The flop comes :&d

The turn card

The river cad !!

Kully rivers the jack to survive, doubling to 1.1million.

Victor is down to 800,000.

 


 

Level Up – 04/02/2018 – 19:02

The blinds increase as we begin level 27.

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

8 players remaining.


 

 

Seb Jung 9th – 04/02/2018 – 18:59

Seb Jung the short stack at the table gets his fifteen bigs all in holding against the of Victor Ilyukhin (who doubled up earlier).

Queen on the flop for Victor as he wins the flip and takes the pot, with that hand he is now up to 1.5million! Making him one of the chip leaders!

We lose Sebastien in 9th place for £7,800.

 


 

The Finalists – 04/02/2018 – 18:53


 

Prizepool Payout – 04/02/2018 – 18:47

GUKPT London
£1,000 NLHE
Entries: 433

1st – £112,400
2nd – £73,600
3rd – £48,700
4th – £29,200
5th – £22,100
6th – £18,200
7th – £14,300
8th – £10,400
9th – £7,800

 


All is Quiet – 04/02/2018 – 18:40

All is quiet in the first 25 minutes of final table play.

Not much has been happening and the players are just feeling each other out during these early stages.

 


 

Chip Counts – 04/02/2018 – 18:15

Andrew Hulme 1,560,000
Dean Swift 1,405,000
Andrew Garland 1,125,000
Kuljinder Sidhu 1,065,000
Sebastien Jung 1,045,000
Leslie Kearney 780,000
Guy Taylor 685,000
Dragos Trofimov 660,000
Victor Ilyukhin 340,000

 

 

Seat 1 Andrew Garland 1,125,000
Seat 2 Guy Taylor 685,000
Seat 3 Sebastien Jung 1,045,000
Seat 4 Dragos Trofimov 660,000
Seat 5 Andrew Hulme 1,560,000
Seat 6 Victor Ilyukhin 340,000
Seat 7 Leslie Kearney 780,000
Seat 8 Kuljinder Sidhu 1,065,000
Seat 9 Dean Swift 1,405,000

 


 

Final Begins – 04/02/2018 – 18:10

The players are now back seated as we begin the final table.

The blinds are now 20,000/40,000 with a 500 ante.

9 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 04/02/2018 – 17:40

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


 

 

Scott Kateian 10th – 04/02/2018 – 17:35

Scott Kateian who has been grinding all day moves all in for his ten bigs and is called by Dean Swift.

Scott tables and is in bad shape against the of Dean.

The flop comes

The turn card comes

The river card

Dean takes the pot with a pair of Aces.

No help for Scott as he heads out in 10th place for £6,000.


 

 

10 Handed – 04/02/2018 – 17:15

We’re still ten handed in the GUKPT London Main Event with Victor Ilyukhin the short stack with just 350,000. Just under 1 bigs.

 


 

Michael Darbeaud 11th – 04/02/2018 – 16:50

Michael Darbeaudis the next player out of the main event, he heads out in 11th place for £5,200.

 

With his exit we are now down to ten players which means we are hand for hand on the final table bubble.

 


 

Chip Counts – 04/02/2018 – 16:42

Andrew Garland 1,413,000
Kuljinder Sidhu 1,123,000
Dean Swift 955,000
Leslie Kearney 914,000
Andrew Hulme 850,000
Guy Taylor 830,000
Sebastien Jung 784,000
Dragos Trofimov 610,000
Scott Kateian 430,000
Victor Ilyukhin 420,000
Michael Darbeaud 324,000

 

Level 25 – 04/02/2018 – 16:32

The players are back seated as we begin level 25.

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

11 players remaining.


 

Break Time – 04/02/2018 – 16:15

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

11 players remaining.

 


 

Still 11 Remaining – 04/02/2018 – 15:50

We still have 11 players remaining with not much to talk about over the last half an hour of play.

We’re just two exits away from the first final table of 2018.


 

 

Rob Boon Busts – 04/02/2018 – 15:28

After losing the majority of his chips Rob Boon gets his 12 bigs all in holding A-8 against the A-K of Dean Swift.

No help for Rob and we lose him in 12th place for £5,200. Another day three cash for Rob after his runner up finish in Blackpool last year.

 


 

Level Up – 04/02/2018 – 15:18

The blinds increase as we begin level number 24

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

12 players remaining.


 

 

Wadey Ashraf 13th – 04/02/2018 – 15:05

Wadey gets is ten bigs all in holding K-Q against the K-9 of Dragos Trofimov.

Wadey is dealt another sick one as Dragos hits a straight with his nine.

Dragos takes the pot and now has 580,000.

We lose Wadey Ashraf in 13th place for £5,200.

 


 

 

Man Nguyen 14th- 04/02/2018 – 14:55

Andrew Garland makes it 40,000 to play, Man Nguyen moves all in for his 300,000.

After some time in the tank Garland makes the call and the cards are tabled…

Man tables A-J and is in bad shape against the the A-Q.

No Jacks on the board and we lose Man Nguyen in 14th place for £4,300.

 


 

Trausti Atlason 15th – 04/02/2018 – 14:47

No short stack for Trausti Atlason as he busts in 15th place for £4,300.


 

 

Chip Counts – 04/02/2018 – 14:32

Kuljinder Sidhu 1,087,000
Andrew Garland 1,077,000
Leslie Kearney 1,055,000
Robert Boon 939,000
Andrew Hulme 764,000
Dean Swift 635,000
Sebastien Jung 598,000
Guy Taylor 538,000
Michael Darbeaud 423,000
Manh Nguyen 335,000
Dragos Trofimov 331,000
Victor Ilyukhin 298,000
Trausti Atlason 278,000
Waheed Ashraf 179,000
Scott Kateian 130,000

 


 

Level 23 – 04/02/2018 – 14:20

The blinds increase as we begin level 23.

They are now 10,000/20,000 with a 2,000 ante.

15 players remaining.

 


 

 

 

Break Time – 04/02/2018 – 13:59

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

Full counts to follow.

 


 

All Is Quiet – 04/02/2018 – 13:45

All is quiet on the two tables since the bust of Kassouf.

No action to speak of and we are 15 minutes away from our first break where we will get a full chip count.


 

 

Will Kassouf 16th – 04/02/2018 – 13:25

Kully Sidhu opens, Will Kassouf three bet shoves for 250,000. Kully goes into the tank and then makes the call, putting Will at risk.

Kully tables 10-10 and it’s a flip against the A-K of Will.

Tens hold for Kully who takes the pot and now has 800,000.

Will Kassouf heads out of the tournament in 16 place for £3,500.

 


 

 

Janice Philips 17th – 04/02/2018 – 13:14

The last lady standing Janice Philips has just bust the tournament.

A great effort as she finishes in 17th place for £3,500.


 

Level 22 – 04/02/2018 – 13:01

The blinds increase as we begin level 22.

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

17 players remaining.


 

Barnsey Busts – 04/02/2018 – 12:55

We’ve just been told that David Barnes got his short stack all in holding K-J on a K–J–4 flop against the sixes of Andrew Hulme.

Six on the river gives Andrew the pot, he now has 750,000!

Very unlucky for David Barnes as he heads out in 18th place for £3,500

 

 


 

£250 Side Event Result – 04/02/2018 – 12:48

GUKPT London
£250 Side Event
Entries: 103

1st – £7,080 – Daniel Toffel
2nd – £6,100 – James Phillips
3rd – £3,400 – Jon Thorvaldsson
4th – £2,400 – Mark James
5th – £1,770 – Soufiane Messadek
6th – £1,290 – Ionut Voinea
7th – £950 – Ali Tabatabaei
8th – £800 – Faraz Iqbal
9th – £720 – Gabriel Ene
10th – £650 – Tamarovych Volodymyr
11th – £590 – Ingvar Sveinsson


 

 

Prizepool Payout – 04/02/2018 – 12:41

GUKPT London
£1,000 NLHE
Entries: 433

1st – £112,400
2nd – £73,600
3rd – £48,700
4th – £29,200
5th – £22,100
6th – £18,200
7th – £14,300
8th – £10,400
9th – £7,800
10th – £6,000
11th – £5,200
12th – £5,200
13th – £5,200
14th – £4,300
15th – £4,300
16th – £3,500
17th – £3,500
18th – £3,500
19th – £3,000 – Craig Elliot
20th – £3,000 – Dan Silo
21st – £3,000 – Madlena Trifonova
22nd – £3,000 – Grant Kassel
23rd – £3,000 – Damien Legoff
24th – £2,600 – Victor Ilyukhin Snr
25th – £2,600 – Vamshi Vandanapu
26th – £2,600 – Raymond Nicholas
27th – £2,600 – Masoud Etemadiherisi
28th – £2,600 – Geoff Swan
29th – £2,600 – Dominguez Garcia
30th – £2,600 – Mitchell Johnson
31st – £2,600 – Jack Sandford
32nd – £2,200 – Braz Junior
33rd – £2,200 – Dahe Liu
34th – £2,200 – Cuong Tran
35th – £2,200 – Matas Cimbolas
36th – £2,200 – Oliver Bithell
37th – £2,200 – Clive Jones
38th – £2,200 – Huy Nguyen
39th – £2,200 – Andreas Olympios
40th – £2,200 – Alex Zeligman

 


 

Elliot Exits – 04/02/2018 – 12:35

On a flop of Craig Elliot gets his 150,000 stack all in holding for the second nut flush against Kully Sidhu who tables for the nut flush draw…

The turn card comes

The river card !!

Kully rivers the flush to take the pot!

Very unlucky for Craig as he heads out of the tournament in 19th place for £3,000.

 


 

Sick For Silo – 04/02/2018 – 12:25

Dan Silo moves all in for his 150,000 stack and is called by Rob Boon.

Dan tables and is in good shape to get back in it against the of Rob.

The flop comes

The turn card

The river card the

Rob gets all the eights hitting QUADS and takes the pot.

Dan heads out of the tournament in 20th place for £3,000.

 


 

Lost One – 04/02/2018 – 12:15

Short stack Madlena Trifonova can’t manage the spin up and finishes in 21st place for £3,000.

We’re now down to the final 20 players in the GUKPT London Main Event.


 

Shuffle Up & Deal -04/02/2018 – 12:01

The cards are in the air as we begin day three.

Blinds start at 6,000/12,000 with a 1,000 ante.

21 players remaining.


 

Players Called In – 04/02/2018 – 11:55

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

We should be underway very soon.


 

Final Day Seating Plan – 04/02/2018 – 11:45

Table One

1 1 Dean Swift 408,000
1 2 Dragos Trofimov 710,000
1 3 Guy Taylor 197,000
1 4 Scott Kateian 127,000
1 5 Waheed Ashraf 495,000
1 6 Michael Darbeaud 234,000
1 7 Sebastien Jung 1,043,000
 Table Two
2 1 Victor Ilyukhin 397,000
2 2 Will Kassouf 300,000
2 3 Trausti Atlason 229,000
2 4 Manh Nguyen 384,000
2 5 Andrew Hulme 291,000
2 6 Andrew Garland 948,000
2 7 David Barnes 153,000
 Table Four
4 1 Carl Elliott 245,000
4 2 Kuljinder Sidhu 562,000
4 3 Leslie Kearney 779,000
4 4 Madlena Trifonova 59,000
4 5 Janice Phillips 270,000
4 6 Dan Silo 129,000
4 7 Robert Boon 709,000

 


 

Welcome To The Final Day – 04/02/2018 – 11:30

Good morning and welcome back to London for the final day of the GUKPT Main Event.

There are 21 players making their way back from the 433 entries that turned out in total. The players are all guaranteed £3,000, but they all have their eyes on the first place prize of £112,400!!

Sebastien Jung leads the way and is the only player over a million. Full chip counts are:

Sebastien Jung 1,043,000
Andrew Garland 948,000
Leslie Kearney 779,000
Dragos Trofimov 710,000
Robert Boon 709,000
Kuljinder Sidhu 562,000
Waheed Ashraf 495,000
Dean Swift 408,000
Victor Ilyukhin 397,000
Manh Nguyen 384,000
Will Kassouf 300,000
Andrew Hulme 291,000
Janice Phillips 270,000
Carl Elliott 245,000
Michael Darbeaud 234,000
Trausti Atlason 229,000
Guy Taylor 197,000
David Barnes 153,000
Dan Silo 129,000
Scott Kateian 127,000
Madlena Trifonova 59,000

Play will begin at noon.


 

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