GUKPT Luton Day 2 Blog

Published On October 14, 2017 |

End of Day 2  – 15/10/2017 – 00:22

 
 


 

 

Aleem Kanji Leads Final 17 – 15/10/2017 – 00:15

Another nine levels are done on the GUKPT Tour as Day 2 in Luton has finished after nine levels of play.

It’s been another great days play where we have finished with 17 players.

Aleem Kanji has held the chip lead for most of the day and he will hold it over night, just edging John Eames to the day three chip lead. Full chip counts of the 17 players are:

Forename Surname  Chips
Aleem Kanji 681000
John Eames 656000
Graham Godden 425000
John Mooney 365000
Daniel Toffel 314000
Aaron Madeley 307000
Thomas Cropp 306000
Paul Dunne 279000
Doig Rudling 265000
Raphael Ajayi 219000
Robert Buky 188000
Harvey Norris 185000
Daniel James 172000
Catalin Dumitrascu 159000
Aaron Pask 134000
Chris Cunliffe 123000
Panicos Ellinas 43000

We will be back tomorrow to play the final day, where one player will take home the GUKPT Luton Title and £68,350.

Play starts at noon! Join us then.

 


 

Play Has Finished – 14/10/2017 – 23:55

Play has now finished on the two tables.

Players are bagging and tagging.

Full chip counts will be up as soon as possible.

 


 

Beevers Busts – 14/10/2017 – 23:45

Short stacked for some time Joe Beevers has just bust during the last level of the day.

He finishes in 18th place for £2,390.

 


 

Last Three Hands – 14/10/2017 – 23:35

The clock has been paused with 8 minutes remaining.

Players will now play 3 more hands before bagging an tagging for the day.

 


 

The Final Two Tables – 14/10/2017 – 23:20

 

 


 

Two Tonys Exit – 14/10/2017 – 23:10

We have just lost two Tonys from the tables here on the final level of the day.

Tony Wickert & Tony Poole head out in 20th and 19th for £2,390 each.

With their eliminations we are now down to the final two tables in the tournament.


 

Will Kassouf 21st – 14/10/2017 – 23:01

On a flop of Will Kassouf gets his last 40,000 all in and has one customer in Tom Cropp.

Will tables for top pair, but is behind as Tom shows

The turn comes
The river

Two pair for Tom as he takes the pot.

We lose Will Kassouf in 21st place for £2,150.

 


 

Silmon Alzamora 22nd – 14/10/2017 – 22:50

Silmon Alzamora down to 100k gets it all in on a jack high flop holding K-J and is called by a player holding pocket eights.

An EIGHT comes on the turn as the other player turns a two outer!

Silmon exits from the tournament in 22nd place for £2,150.


 

Level 18 – 14/10/2017 – 22:40

The players are back seated as we begin the final level of the day.

The blinds are now 3,000/6,000 with a 500 ante.

22 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 14/10/2017 – 22:25

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

 


 

 

All is Quiet – 14/10/2017 – 22:04

Usually when we make the money, we will see players bust quick and fast.

It’s been completely different today, we have been in the money only half an hour and there has only been one exit, which was Martin Bader.

Players have just 15 minutes to play on this level before we take the final break of the day.


 

Bader Busts – 14/10/2017 – 21:42

Martin Bader gets his 20 bigs all in pre with Ace-Queen and runs into the Ace-King of John Mooney.

King on the flop and we lose Martin Bader from the tournament in 23rd place for  £2,150.

 


 

 

Level Up – 14/10/2017 – 21:28

The blinds increase as we begin level 17.

They are now 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante.

23 players remaining.


 

 

Fahy Is The Bubble Boy – 14/10/2017 – 21:25

Out of no where Patrick Fahy moves all in on John Eames who snaps him off with a straight.

Patrick cannot beat that and exits in 24th place, leaving empty handed!

The other 23 remaining players are now in the money.

 


 

Bubble Time – 14/10/2017 – 21:10

A few eliminations from the field as we lose Eddie Sherock, Cedric Raffi & Mo Muse.

With their eliminations we are now down to 24 players. Which means we are on the bubble!!!

 


 

 

Toffel Transformation – 14/10/2017 – 20:55

Wow! Well what a difference a year can make.

A massive well done to Danny Toffel on losing 7 stone in a year!!

The picture on the left is GUKPT Luton 2016 & the one on the right is today.

 

 

Chip Counts – 14/10/2017 – 20:40

Aleem Kanji 546,500
John Eames 385,000
John Mooney 291,000
Panicos Ellinas 278,000
Paul Dunne 276,500
Aaron Madeley 260,000
Graham Godden 259,500
Anthony Poole 240,000
Antony Jason Wickert 230,000
Raphael Ajayi 205,000
Daniel James 192,500
Will Kassouf 175,500
Joe Beevers 147,000
Catalin Dumitrascu 138,000
Silmon Alzamora 133,500
Thomas Cropp 125,000
Terence Plummer 115,000
Chris Cunliffe 104,500
Patrick Fahy 102,500
Aaron Pask 102,500
Daniel Toffel 100,000
Doig Rudling 100,000
Robert Buky 79,500
Martin Bader 65,500
Harvey Norris 60,000

 


 

Level 16 – 14/10/2017 – 20:25

The players are back seated as we begin level number 16.

The blinds are now 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante.

28 players remaining.


 

 

Break Time – 14/10/2017 – 20:05

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


 

 

John Hand Eliminated – 14/10/2017 – 19:55

John Hand four bet shoves his twenty big blind stack and is called by three better Panicos Ellinas.

John tables and is in bad shape against the of Panicos.

The board runs out

Aces hold for Panicos who takes the pot, we lose John Hand in 31st place as we are now down to 30 players.

 


 

Prizepool Payout – 14/10/2017 – 19:45

 

GUKPT Luton Main Event
£1000 NLHE F/O
Entries: 239

1st – £68,350
2nd – £44,700
3rd – £27,960
4th – £18,170
5th – £12,420
6th – £9,320
7th – £7,410
8th – £5,980
9th – £5,020
10th – £4,300
11th – £3,820
12th – £3,590
13th – £3,340
14th – £2,870
15th – £2,870
16th – £2,630
17th – £2,630
18th – £2,390
19th – £2,390
20th – £2,390
21st – £2,150
22nd – £2,150
23rd – £2,150

 


 

 

All is Quiet – 14/10/2017 – 19:35

All is quiet here in Luton. Not much happening as we are down to 31 players. Just 8 off the money.

 


 

Four Tables – 14/10/2017 – 19:20

The final four tables of the GUKPT Main Event.


 

 

 

Blinds Up – 14/10/2017 – 19:01

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

They are now 1,500/3,000 with a 300 ante.

34 player remaining.

 


 

Bust Outs – 14/10/2017 – 18:47

The most recent exits from the tables, we are now down to 36 players in the GUKPT Luton Main Event.  Just 13 places off the money.

Michael Brown
Nicholas Rishover
Driton Haxhiaj
James Sykes
Chay Simmons
Michele Dargenio

 


 

 

Kassouf Rivered! – 14/10/2017 – 18:30

We get to the table as Anthony Poole is all in pre flop holding against the of Will Kassouf.

The flop comes giving Will the lead with top pair

The turn card the

The river card !! Anthony lets out an almighty scream as we rivers the two outer to double up to a huge 230,000!!

Will is left with around 100,000.

 


 

Chip Counts – 14/10/2017 – 18:15

 

Aleem Kanji 363,300
Raphael Ajayi 229,600
James Williams 207,600
Daniel Toffel 204,600
Will Kassouf 195,600
John Eames 192,000
Mohamed Muse 168,400
Daniel Bushell 163,300
Paul Dunne 160,600
Silmon Alzamora 154,700
Cedric Nicolas Raffi 151,900
Eddie Sherrock 137,400
Martin Bader 131,900
Panicos Ellinas 131,100
Chris Cunliffe 125,900
John Hand 110,800
Aaron Pask 106,300
Graham Godden 103,400
Robert Buky 102,600
John Mooney 101,000
Aaron Madeley 99,600
Nicholas Rishover 96,000
Doig Rudling 94,000
James Sykes 91,400
Janice Phillips 90,000
Joe Beevers 88,700
Driton Haxhiaj 88,300
Antony Jason Wickert 85,800
Michael Brown 81,700
Darryl Roome 73,400
Terence Plummer 63,400
Patrick Fahy 62,700
Harvey Norris 56,600
Thomas Edward Cropp 53,900
Vikrum Mehta 50,100
Catalin Dumitrascu 49,100
Daniel James 47,800
Kelly Saxby 42,800
Chay Simmons 39,100
Andrew Christoforou 32,100
Michele Dargenio 22,300
Karl Snow 17,200
Paul Dunne 16,600

 


 

Level 14 – 14/10/2017 – 18:05

The players are back from the dinner break to begin the next level of play.

The blinds are now 1200/2400 with a 300 ante.

44 players remaining.


 

Dinner Break – 14/10/2017 – 17:19

A dinner break now for the players as they take 45 minutes to enjoy the complimentary buffet.

 


Down to 5 Tables – 14/10/2017 – 17:05

We’re down to 5 tables now with 45 players remaining. The most recent players to exit the field are:

Edward Swales
Brynn Kvinlaug
Jie Tian
Javed Akhtar
Jacque Ramsden
Ben Collins
Michael Fletcher
Oliver White
Jonathan Schuman


 

Huge Double For Muse – 14/10/2017 – 16:50

Dan James opens, Mo Muse three bets, Dan four bet shoves and Mo snap calls for his 80,000 stack, Dan calls and the cards are tabled…

Dan –

Mo –

The flop comes

The turn card comes giving Dan a flush and straight draw.

The river card comes

Tens hold for Mo who takes the pot and now has 165,000!!

Dan is down to around 15,000.

 


 

River Saves Brown – 14/10/2017 – 16:37

Michael Brown three bet shoves his 24,000 stack and is called by initial opener Aaron Madeley. Aaron makes the call and the cards go on their backs..

Michael tables the best hand with against the of Aaron.

The flop comes

The turn card !! Aaron turns a three outer to take the lead.

The river card comes ! Michael rivers a pair of kings to take the pot and double up to 50,000!!

 


 

Exits – 14/10/2017 – 16:25

The players are still dropping fast here in Luton. We are now down to 53 players remaining in the main event, the most recent eliminations being:
Imraan Ladak
Paul Vasnunes
Sam Goodman
David Morton
Jarrett Owen
Ronnie Robertson
David Clark
Phillip Corion

 


 

 

Level Up – 14/10/2017 – 16:15

The blinds increase as we begin the fourth level of Day 2.

They are now 1,000/2,000 with a 200 ante.

53 players remaining.


 

 

Room Shots – 14/10/2017 – 15:55

 

 


 

Chip Counts – 14/10/2017 – 15:40

Will Kassouf 220,000
Daniel Bushell 181,000
Cedric Nicolas Raffi 165,000
Aleem Kanji 150,000
Raphael Ajayi 150,000
Michael Fletcher 140,000
Silmon Alzamora 138,000
John Hand 135,000
James Williams 133,000
Paul Dunne 130,000
Aaron Madeley 120,000
Joe Beevers 120,000
Sam Goodman 120,000
Martin Bader 106,500
Anthony Poole 99,200
Driton Haxhiaj 95,000
Daniel Toffel 95,000
Terence Plummer 90,000
Nicholas Rishover 90,000
Vikrum Mehta 90,000
Edward Swales 87,500
David Clark 80,000
Oliver White 80,000
Panicos Ellinas 72,000
Lee Gibson 71,200
Harvey Norris 66,100
Doig Rudling 65,600
Graham Godden 65,000
Jonathan Schuman 65,000
James Sykes 65,000
John Eames 62,000
Darryl Roome 60,000
Imraan Ladak 60,000
Antony Jason Wickert 60,000
Karl Snow 59,700
Patrick Fahy 58,000
Andrew Christoforou 55,000
Daniel James 55,000
Eddie Sherrock 52,000
Kelly Saxby 52,000
Aaron Pask 50,000
Phillip Corion 48,000
Jie Tian 41,000
Mohamed Muse 40,000
Javed Akhtar 40,000
Catalin Dumitrascu 38,600
Janice Phillips 38,300
Michael Brown 37,000
Thomas Edward Cropp 36,000
Ronnie Robertson 35,000
Chris Cunliffe 35,000
Michele Dargenio 35,000
Chay Simmons 35,000
Jacque Ramsden 33,600
Brynn Kvinlaug 32,000
Paul Vasnunes 30,000
John Mooney 25,000
Robert Buky 24,000
Ben Collins 20,000
Jarrett Owen 17,000
David Morton 15,000

 


 

 

Level 12 – 14/10/2017 – 15:24

The blinds increase as we begin level number 12.

They are now 800/1600 with a 200 ante.

62 players remaining.


 

Break Time – 14/10/2017 – 15:01

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

 


 

Live Stream – 14/10/2017 – 14:45

Don’t forget about the GUKPT Live Stream that will be running for the full duration of play today.

Andy Hills & The Tower on commentary and you can watch it HERE!!

 


 

Eliminations – 14/10/2017 – 14:32

Players who have been eliminated so far today here in Luton:

Benjamin Winsor
Terry Jordon
Thomas Hall
Jeffrey Kimber
Leslie Kearney
Yiannis Liperis
Timothy Chung
Hideki Takafuji
Craig Dawson
Marco Casotti
Alastair Akenhead

We are currently down to 66 players in the main event. As always here on Day 2 things are fast and furious for the first session of play.

 


 

 

Casino Shots – 14/10/2017 – 14:20


 

 

Level 11 – 14/10/2017 – 14:01

The blinds increase for the first time on Day 2 as we begin level number 11.

They are now 600/1200 with a 100 ante.

69 players remaining.

 


 

Start of Day 2 – 14/10/2017 – 13:40

 


 

Prizepool Payout – 14/10/2017 – 13:30

GUKPT Luton Main Event
£1000 NLHE F/O
Entries: 239

1st – £68,350
2nd – £44,700
3rd – £27,960
4th – £18,170
5th – £12,420
6th – £9,320
7th – £7,410
8th – £5,980
9th – £5,020
10th – £4,300
11th – £3,820
12th – £3,590
13th – £3,340
14th – £2,870
15th – £2,870
16th – £2,630
17th – £2,630
18th – £2,390
19th – £2,390
20th – £2,390
21st – £2,150
22nd – £2,150
23rd – £2,150

 


 

Early Exits – 14/10/2017 – 13:20

Early exits from the GUKPT Luton Main Event here on Day 2 as we lose:

Trevor Pearson
Ben Wright
Richard Blacklock
Craig Dawson


 

Shuffle Up & Deal  – 14/10/2017 – 13:02

The cards are in the air as we begin Day 2.

The blinds are starting at 500/1000 with a 100 ante.

80 players remaining.

 


 

Players Called In – 14/10/2017 – 12:51

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

Day two should be underway very soon.

 


 

Day Two Chip Counts – 14/10/2017 – 12:45

 

Forename Surname  Chips
Will Kassouf 202000
Paul Dunne 173800
Paul Vasnunes 150400
Daniel Bushell 129300
Raphael Ajayi 124800
John Eames 123700
Edward Swales 113300
Oliver White 111900
Sam Goodman 111700
Silmon Alzamora 103000
Phillip Corion 103000
Michael Fletcher 101200
Driton Haxhiaj 97000
Daniel James 94800
Anthony Poole 93900
Aleem Kanji 92700
James Sykes 92400
Imraan Ladak 90600
Aaron Madeley 90000
James Williams 77700
Vikrum Mehta 76200
Martin Bader 71200
John Hand 69300
Mohamed Muse 68800
Catalin Dumitrascu 64800
Eddie Sherrock 63200
Joe Beevers 62700
Michael John Omahoney 61700
Patrick Fahy 61200
Lee Gibson 60500
Jonathan Schuman 60100
Panicos Ellinas 59200
Jacque Ramsden 58600
Thomas Hall 57100
Chris Cunliffe 55200
Timothy Chung 55100
Harvey Norris 54400
Juan Bolivar 51700
Antony Jason Wickert 48900
Nicholas Rishover 48900
Terence Plummer 48500
Daniel Toffel 48400
Graham Godden 47400
Andrew Christoforou 46900
Leslie Kearney 46600
Thomas Edward Cropp 45800
John Mooney 44900
David Morton 44200
Doig Rudling 42300
Terry Jordon 42000
Hideki Takafuji 41200
Ben Collins 41000
Chay Simmons 40300
Darryl Roome 40200
Jie Tian 38400
Michael Brown 37800
Trevor Pearson 35500
Robert Buky 34900
Javed Akhtar 34800
Benjamin Winsor 34400
Cedric Nicolas Raffi 32700
Scott Franklin 32000
Ronnie Robertson 29700
Aaron Pask 29200
David Clark 27400
Alastair Akenhead 26200
Michele Dargenio 25800
Tony Ringe 25600
Jeffrey Kimber 25600
Janice Phillips 23600
Kelly Saxby 23100
Dean Swift 22800
Benjamin Jon Wright 20800
Marco Casotti 20500
Craig Dawson 20500
Richard Blacklock 17200
Karl Snow 16300
Yiannis Liperis 15400
Brynn Kvinlaug 13900
Jarrett Owen 12000

 


 

Day Two Seating Plan – 14/10/2017 – 12:40

Table Seat Player Chips
8 1 Ronnie Robertson 29,700
8 2 Tony Ringe  25,600
8 3 Cedric Nicolas Raffi 32,700
8 4 Leslie Kearney 46,600
8 5 Graham Godden 47,400
8 6 Yiannis Liperis 15,400
8 7 Terence Plummer 48,500
8 8 Patrick Fahy 61,200
8 9 Panicos Ellinas 59,200
9 1 Alastair Akenhead 26,200
9 2 Juan Bolivar 51,700
9 3 Harvey Norris 54,400
9 4 James Williams 77,700
9 5 Anthony Poole 93,900
9 6 Thomas Edward Cropp 45,800
9 7 Marco Casotti 20,500
9 8 Karl Snow 16,300
9 9 Edward Swales 113,300
10 1 Daniel Bushell 129,300
10 2 Scott Franklin 32,000
10 3 Silmon Alzamora 103,000
10 4 Catalin Dumitrascu 64,800
10 5 Martin Bader 71,200
10 6 Chris Cunliffe 55,200
10 7 David Clark 27,400
10 8 Thomas Hall 57,100
10 9 Eddie Sherrock 63,200
11 1 Javed Akhtar 34,800
11 2 Nicholas Rishover 48,900
11 3 Hideki Takafuji 41,200
11 4 Oliver White 111,900
11 5 Darryl Roome 40,200
11 6 Michael Brown 37,800
11 7 Jarrett Owen 12,000
11 8 Aaron Pask 29,200
11 9 Trevor Pearson 35,500
12 1 David Morton 44,200
12 2 Kelly Saxby 23,100
12 3 Michael Fletcher 101,200
12 4 Imraan Ladak 90,600
12 5 Driton Haxhiaj 97,000
12 6 Aleem Kanji 92,700
12 7 Jeffrey Kimber 25,600
12 8 John Eames 123,700
12 9 Ben Collins 41,000
13 1 Michele Dargenio 25,800
13 2 John Mooney 44,900
13 3 Daniel Toffel 48,400
13 4 Will Kassouf 202,000
13 5 Craig Dawson 20,500
13 6 Vikrum Mehta 76,200
13 7 Chay Simmons 40,300
13 8 Michael John Omahoney 61,700
13 9 Paul Vanwalsemvasnunes 150,400
14 1 Daniel James 94,800
14 2 John Hand 69,300
14 3 Terry Jordon 42,000
14 4 Sam Goodman 111,700
14 5 Brynn Kvinlaug 13,900
14 6 Raphael Ajayi 124,800
14 7 Benjamin Jon Wright 20,800
14 8 Dean Swift 22,800
14 9 James Sykes 92,400
15 1 Jacque Ramsden 58,600
15 2 Doig Rudling 42,300
15 3 Richard Blacklock 17,200
15 4 Jie Tian 38,400
15 5 Paul Dunne 173,800
15 6 Andrew Christoforou 46,900
15 7 Joe Beevers 62,700
15 8 Phillip Corion 103,000
15 9 Robert Buky 34,900
17 1 Janice Phillips 23,600
17 2 Aaron Madeley 90,000
17 3 Lee Gibson 60,500
17 4 Antony Jason Wickert 48,900
17 5 Jonathan Schuman 60,100
17 6 Timothy Chung 55,100
17 7 Benjamin Winsor 34,400
17 8 Mohamed Muse 68,800

 


 

Welcome To Day 2 – 14/10/2017 – 12:30

Good afternoon and welcome back to Luton for the second day of the GUKPT Luton Main Event.

239 entries turned out for the 8th leg of the tour, which just one entry down on the 240 entries that were here last year.

Today we have 80 players making their way back to play another nine levels of play, or down to a final table. Whichever comes first.

Will Kassouf leads the 80 players coming back today and is the only player over 200,000!

We will begin today at 1pm and will be here for the duration of play bringing you live updates, pictures, chip counts, exits and the live stream. Our Stream runs on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown on a thirty minute delay.

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