GUKPT London Leg 1 Day 3 Blog

Published On February 3, 2019 |

Goodbye From London – 00:45

Well that’s it from GUKPT London. Leg 1 of the 13th season of the UKs longest running tour is in the histoy books.

It’s been an unbelievable turnout with 467 entries in total, the biggest EVER £1000 GUKPT Main Event!

It’s been a long day today, playing almost 13 hours of poker but we have a new champion! Commiserations goes to Alexios Zervos who has unfortunately finished runner up again! This time for £80,000!

The next GUKPT Leg will take place in Manchester during the second week of March. Join us then where we are expecting another big turnout.

Until next time, be lucky.


Prizepool Payout – 00:35

GUKPT Main Event
£1000 NLHE
Entries: 467

1st – £100,000 – J.V.
2nd – £80,000 – Alexios Zervos
3rd – £60,000 – Paul Siddle
4th – £45,800 – Zack O’Sullivan
5th – £20,100 – S.B.
6th – £14,600 – Atanas Pavlov
7th – £11,500 – Andrew Garland
8th – £9,100 – Chris Kadji
9th – £7,400 – Andreas Orthodoxou
10th – £6,400 – Richard Harrison
11th – £5,900 – Adel
12th – £5,500 – Yazan Mdanat
13th – £5,000 – Chris Howden
14th – £4,600 – Zach Chesses
15th – £4,600 – Victor Ilyukhin
16th – £4,100 – Patrick Uzan
17th – £4,100 – Ludo Geilich
18th – £4,100 – Martin Jacobson
19th – £3,700 – Steven Chandler
20th – £3,700 – Mitch Johnson
21st – £3,700 – Sam Ho
22nd – £3,700 – Mick Fletcher
23rd – £3,200 – Matt Raab
24th – £3,200 – Alasdair Alexander
25th – £3,200 – Alex Kamat
26th – £3,200 – Joe Hindry
27th – £3,200 – Patrick Leonard
28th – £2,700 – Keith Talkington
29th – £2,700 – Ben Winsor
30th – £2,700 – Darren Fuller
31st – £2,700 – Kalidou Sow
32nd – £2,700 – Les Kearney
33rd – £2,300 – Aleks Golubevs
34th – £2,300 – Naaman Morris
35th – £2,300 – Jonathan Weekes
36th – £2,300 – Adam Miller
37th – £2,300 – Kevin Allen
38th – £1,800 – Tony Ringe
39th – £1,800 – Damien Legoff
40th – £1,800 – Julien Terrasson
41st – £1,800 – Driton Haxhaij
42nd – £1,800 – John Ishak


The Final Hand – 00:25

Alexios Zervos gets very unlucky two spots for the trophy and is left with just ten bigs.

He gets it all in holding and is in bad shape against the of J.V.

The board runs out

Flush for J.V as he takes the final hand of the tournament.

Alexios Zervos takes home £80,000 for finishing as the runner up.

J.V wins the GUKPT London Main Event for £100,000!


Paul Siddle 3rd – 23:55

Paul Siddle gets it all in with top pair and a gut shot against the two pair of Alexios.

The two pair holds and we lose Paul Siddle in 3rd place for £60,000!


Zack O’Sullivan 4th – 23:35

Zack O’Sullivan moves all in for his 10 bigs and is called by J.V.

Zack shows and has live caards against the of J.

Ace on the flop then nothing silly from the dealer and we lose Zack O’Sullivan in 4th place for £45,800.


Level 31 – 23:24

The blinds increase as we begin level 31.

They are now 60,000/120,000 with a 10,000 ante.

Still four players remaining.


Double For Alexios – 23:15

Alexios Zervos opens, J.V. three bets, Alexios moves all in and J.V calls.

Alexios is at risk for his 2.2million stack tabling against the of J.V

The board runs out

Alexios makes a flush doubling up to 4.6million, which is half the chips n play.

J.V is now down to 2 million.


Level 30 – 22:45

The players are back seated as we begin level number 30.

Blinds are now 50,000/100,000 with a 10k ante

Average stack is 23 bigs so the tournament is shallow now. There should be some action this hand.


Break Time – 22:25

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


Deal Done – 22:15

A deal has been done between the players, flattening the payouts.

This is the new payout:

GUKPT Main Event
£1000 NLHE
Entries: 467

1st – £100,000
2nd – £80,000
3rd – £60,000
4th – £45,800


Left To Play For – 22:01

GUKPT Main Event
£1000 NLHE
Entries: 467

1st – £122,460
2nd – £82,800
3rd – £49,900
4th – £30,700


S.B 5th – 21:31

S.B moves all in for his 9 bigs stack and is called by Alexios Zervos.

S.B tables and is in bad shape against the of Alexios.

The board runs out

The jack plays as Alexios takes the pot and now has 2.5million.

S.B finishes in 5th place for £20,100.

Level Up – 21:20

The blinds increase as we begin the nextx level of play.

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

5 player remaining.


Atanas Pavlov 6th – 20:40

Atanas gets his short stack of 250,000 all in holding against the of Zack.

The flop comes giving Atanas a pair, Zack flops an open ended straight draw.

The turn card comes giving Zack a set and the lead.

The river card

We lose Atanas Pavlov in 5th place for £14,600.


Chip Counts – 20:30

Alexios Zervos 2390000
J.V2250000
Zack Osullivan 2120000
Paul Siddle 1710000
S.B605000
Atanas Pavlov270000

Level 28 – 20:25

The cards are in the air as we begin level 28.

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

6 players remaining.


Break Time – 20:10

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


All is Quiet – 20:05

All is very quiet on the final table with zero action to speak of.

There are 6 players remaining and they are guaranteed £14,600.


Andrew Garland 7th – 19:45

Andrew Garland has just been eliminated in 7th place for £11,500.

A great cash after Andrew had just a small blind mid way through Day 2.


Level Up – 19:05

The blinds increase as we begin the next level of play.

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


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Chris Kadji 8th – 18:42

On a board reading Zack O’Sullivan bets 250k, Chris Kadji moves all in for around 600,000 and Zack makes the call.

Zack shows for an over pair, Chris is at risk and tables for top pair and a flush draw.

The river card comes

The aces hold for Zack as he takes the pot and now has 2 million chips.

We lose Chris Kadji in 8th place for £9,100.


Andreas Orthodoxou 9th – 18:35

We lose our first player from the final table in Andreas Orthodoxou!

He heads out in 9th place for £7,400!


Chip Counts – 18:12

J.V 2,245,000
Paul Siddle1,950,000
Zack Osullivan 1,305,000
Alexios Zervos 895,000
Christopher Kadji755,000
Andrew Garland 635,000
Atanas Pavlov 615,000
S.B595,000
Andreas Orthodoxou350,000

Level 26 – 18:05

The players are back seated to begin the next level of play.

The blind are now 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante.

9 players remaining.

Break Time – 17:50

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


Garland Doubles – 17:30

J.V opens, Andrew Garland three bet shoves his ten big blinds, J.V makes the call.

Andrew tables and dominates the of J.V

The flop comes giving J.V top pair

The turn card comes giving Andrew a flush draw.

The river card !!

Andrew rivers top pair and will double up to just over 700k.

Still 9 players remaining.


Blinds Up – 17:01

The blinds increase as we begin the next level of play.

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

9 players remaining.


Cagey Stuff – 16:50

No action to speak of during the first level of the final table.

Players are just getting a feel for the table and hopefully they will open up when the blinds increase in a few minutes.


Prizepool Payout – 16:30

GUKPT Main Event
£1000 NLHE
Entries: 467

1st – £122,460
2nd – £82,800
3rd – £49,900
4th – £30,700
5th – £20,100
6th – £14,600
7th – £11,500
8th – £9,100
9th – £7,400


The Final Underway – 16:04

The final table is now underway!

9 players remaining with 45 minutes on the clock.

Blinds are 10,000/20,000 with a 2,000 ante.


Break Time – 15:35

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


Richard Harrison 10th – 15:30

We lose Richard Harrison in 10th place.

He bubbles the final table bubble taking home £6,400.


Adel Benmessaoud 11th – 15:20

Adel Benmessaoud moves all in for 200k and is called by Alexios Zervos.

It’s a flip as Adel tables against the of Alexios.

The flop comes

The turn card

The river card !!

Flush for Alexios as he takes the pot.

We lose Adel Benmessaoud in 11th place for £5,900.


Yazan Mdanat – 12th – 15:10

Yazan Mdanat gets his last twelve big blind all in holding and is crushed by the of Richard Harrison.

The board runs out

Two pair for Richard as he takes the pot.

We lose Yazan in 12th place for £5,500.


Sick For Howden – 14:55

Chris Howden opens, Zack O’Sullivan three bets to a massive 400k. Chris goes to shove, but accidentally leaves 130k behind, so it’s classed as a called.

The flop comes Zack moves all in and Chris quickly puts in his remaining chips.

Chris shows and has been out flopped by the of Zack who has flopped top pair.

The turn card comes

The river card

Zack takes the pot and now has around 1.7million.

We lose Chris in 13th place for £5,500.


Zack Chesses 14th – 14:50

We lose Zack Chesses from the tournament in 14th place for £4,600.

Just 13 players remaining now in the GUKPT London Main Event.


Victor Ilyukhin 15th – 14:40

Alexios Zervos moves all in for his stack of around 340,000, Victor Ilyukhin calls off his 250k stack putting himself at risk.

Victor has found against the of Alexios.

The flop comes

The turn card

The river card !!

Alexios makes two pair on the river to take the pot and bust Victor.

We lose Victor Ilyukhin in 15th place for £4,600.


Chip Counts – 14:25

J.V 1287000
Zack Osullivan1123000
Andrew Garland 1117000
Richard Harrison 760000
Christopher Kadji759000
Christopher Howden 708000
Paul Siddle 604000
Adel Benmessaoud603000
Andreas Orthodoxou 566000
Alexios Zervos 416000
Victor Ilyukhin 366000
Zack Chesses 357000
S.B 277000
Yazan Mdanat231000
Atanas Pavlov175000

Level 23 – 14:15

The players are back seated as we begin the next level of play.

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

14 players remaining.


Break Time – 14:01

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


All is quiet – 13:45

All is quiet during the second level of today as we approach the break.

Full chip counts of the remaining players will be up with you when we take a break in 15 minutes.


Patrick Uzan 16th – 13:12

J.V. calls an open and is met by Patrick Uzan who shoves for his 340,000 stack. J.V makes the call.

It’s a coinflip as Patrick shows against the of J.V.

The board runs out

No help for Patrick as he heads out in 16th place for £4,100.


Level Up – 13:01

The blinds increase as we begin level number 22.

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

16 players remaining.


Ludo Geilich 17th – 12:55

Ludo gets his last 160k all in holding against

Ace on the flop and we lose Ludo in 17th place for £4,100.


Martin Jacobson 18th – 12:50

Paul Siddle opens, Martin Jacobson moves all in for around 170k, Paul calls and the cards are tabled…

Paul shows against the of Martin.

The flop comes giving Martin a gut shot to broadway.

The turn card comes

The river card

Brick brick for the former world champ as he busts in 18th place for £4,100.


Prizepool Payout – 12:40

GUKPT Main Event
£1000 NLHE
Entries: 467

1st – £122,460
2nd – £82,800
3rd – £49,900
4th – £30,700
5th – £20,100
6th – £14,600
7th – £11,500
8th – £9,100
9th – £7,400
10th – £6,400
11th – £5,900
12th – £5,500
13th – £5,000
14th – £4,600
15th – £4,600
16th – £4,100
17th – £4,100
18th – £4,100


Steven Chandler – 19th – 12:30

Steven Chandler three bet shoves his 150k stack over an open from Chris Kadji, Chris makes the call and the cards go on their backs:

Steven –

Chris –

The board comes down

Chris takes the pot with one pair.

Steven heads out in 19th place for £3,700.


Mitch Johnson 20th – 12:15

Mitch Johnson gets his short stack all in holding and is called by Chris Howden tabling

The board runs out

No help for Mitch and he busts in 20th place for £3,700.


Shuffle Up & Deal – 12:01

The cards are in the air as we begin Day 3.

The blinds are 6000/12000 with a 200 ante.

20 players remaining.


Players Called In – 11:55

The players have been called in to take their seats.

We should be underway in 5 minutes time.


Day 3 Seating Plan – 11:50

11Martin Jacobson 171,000
12
13Andrew Garland 1,061,000
14Alexios Zervos 682,000
15
16Richard Paul Harrison 262,000
17Paul Siddle 557,000
18Patrick Uzan 272,000
19Jan Vandenbogert 375,000
21Mitchell Johnson 162,000
22Christopher Kadji 188,000
23Steven Chandler 199,000
24Christopher Howden 688,000
25
26Atanas Georgiev Pavlov 350,000
27Zack Osullivan 1,233,000
28
29
41
42Adel Benmessaoud 500,000
43Yazan Mdanat 371,000
44Andreas Orthodoxou 171,000
45
46Sohan Basu 137,000
47Zack Chesses 598,000
48Ludovic Geilich 262,000
49Victor Ilyukhin602,000

Welcome To Day 3 – 11:45

Good morning and welcome back to The Poker Room for the third and final day of the tournament.

From the 467 entries we have just 20 players making their way back today to play down to a winner!

The players are guaranteed £3,700, but all have their eyes on the first place prize of £122,460.

Play begins at 12pm today and we’re looking forward to what should be a great day!


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