GUKPT Luton Day 3 Blog

Published On October 15, 2017 |

Goodbye From Luton – 15/10/2017 – 21:30

GUKPT Luton 2017 is now in the history books. Another great turnout for the £1,000, £200k GTD event. 239 entries in total and John Eames has finished with the 4,780,000 chips that were in play. He has dominated the final day like no other in the 11 year history of the Tour.

The event and side events have been really well attended by locals and GUKPT regulars.

He is a more than worthy winner, taking home his first GUKPT Title and £68,350.

We hope you have enjoyed all our coverage over the last four days and thanks for watching the stream and interacting with us on Facebook & Twitter.

We will be back in four weeks time, for the party leg of the tour in Blackpool!

Join us then, until next time, be lucky.

 


 

Winner & Runner Up Interviews – 15/10/2017 – 21:10

 

 


 

John Eames GUKPT Luton 2017 Champion – 15/10/2017 – 21:04

 


 

 

Prizepool Payout – 15/10/2017 – 20:59

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

1st – £68,350 – John Eames
2nd – £44,700 – Harvey Norris
3rd – £27,960 – John Mooney
4th – £18,170 – Catalin Dumitrascu
5th – £12,420 – Danny Toffel
6th – £9,320 – Rob Burky
7th – £7,410 – Aleem Kaanji
8th – £5,980 – Paul Dunne
9th – £5,020 – Tom Cropp
10th – £4,300 – Raphael Ajayi
11th – £3,820 – Doig Rudling
12th – £3,590 – Dan James
13th – £3,340 – Aaron Madeley
14th – £2,870 – Graham Godden
15th – £2,870 – Aaron Madeley
16th – £2,630 – Panicos Ellinas
17th – £2,630 – Chris Cunliffe
18th – £2,390 – Joe Beevers
19th – £2,390 – Tony Poole
20th – £2,390 – Tony Wickert
21st – £2,150 – Will Kassouf
22nd – £2,150 – Silmon
23rd – £2,150 – Martin Bader

 


 

It’s All Over! – 15/10/2017 – 20:53

On a flop of Harvey Norris moves all in for his 600k stack and John Eames snap call.

Harvey tables for two pair, but John has for trips!!

The turn card comes a five meaning Harvey is now drawing dead!!

The river is meaningless.

Harvey Norris is our runner up taking home £27,960.

John Eames is our GUKPT Luton 2017 Main Event Champion winning £68,350.


 

Heads Up Counts – 15/10/2017 – 20:35

John Eames 4100000
Harvey Norris 700000

 


 

Heads Up Underway – 15/10/2017 – 20:30

The players are back seated as we begin heads up play.

Blinds are 20,000/40,000.

No antes because we are heads up.


 

Break Time – 15/10/2017 – 20:24

Break time now for the players as they take 5 minutes before beginning heads up play.

 


 

John Mooney 3rd – 15/10/2017 – 20:20

John Mooney also short stacked for a long time gets his final 300,000 all in holding and is in bad shape against the of John Eames.

The flop comes giving Eames top pair and Mooney a straight draw.

The turn card comes

The river card

John Eames takes the pot with two pair and now has

We lose John Mooney in 3rd place for £27,960.


 

 

Prizepool – 15/10/2017 – 20:12

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

1st – £68,350
2nd – £44,700
3rd – £27,960


 

Catalin Dumitrascu 4th – 15/10/2017 – 20:01

Catalin Dumitrascu down to just 240,000 has had enough and gets it all in holding against the of Harvey Norris.

The board runs out straight for Harvey as he takes the pot and now has 1million chips.

We lose Catalin Dumitrascu in 4th place for £18,170.

 


 

Level Up – 15/10/2017 – 19:43

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

They are now 20,000/40,000 with a 4,000 ante.

4 players remaining.

 


 

Double For Mooney – 15/10/2017 – 19:30

John Mooney moves all in and is called by Harvey Norris.

John tables and it’s a coinflip against the of Harvey.

The flop comes giving John the lead.

The turn card comes giving Harvey a flush draw.

The river card comes

Two pair for John as he doubles up to 750,000.

Harvey is now down to 550,000.


 

The Final Four – 15/10/2017 – 19:15

The final four players are now playing on a 45 minute clock as is the norm for the GUKPT tournaments when they reach four handed.


 

 

Chip Counts – 15/10/2017 – 19:11

John Eames 2,745,000
Harvey Norris 825,000
John Mooney 762,000
Catalin Dumitrascu 454,000

 


 

Level 25 – 15/10/2017  -19:01

The players are back as we begin level 25.

The blinds are now 15,00/30,000 with a 3,000 ante.

4 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 15/10/2017 – 18:44

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

 


 

Danny Toffel 5th – 15/10/2017 – 18:35

Danny Toffel up to 450,000 gets it all in pre flop in a coin flip with against the of Harvey Norris.

The flop comes giving Harvey the lead!

The turn card comes giving Danny more outs with a flush draw.

The river card comes

Two pair for Harvey as he takes the pot and now has around a million.

We lose Danny Toffel in 5th place for £12,420.


 

All is Quiet – 15/10/2017 – 18:25

This has been a very quiet level of play on the final table with not much to speak of.

John Eames is turning the screw and is increasing his stack slowly and surely. He currently has 2.4million of the 4.8million in play. Half the chips.

 


 

Chip Counts – 15/10/2017 – 18:01

John Eames 2066000
John Mooney 1165000
Harvey Norris 808000
Catalin Dumitrascu 393000
Daniel Toffel 350000

 


 

Level 24 – 15/10/2017 – 17:47

The blinds increase as we begin level 25.

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

5 players remaining.

 


 

Rob Burky 6th – 15/10/2017 – 17:42

Rob Burky can’t manage the spin up and he heads out of the tournament in 6th place for £9,320.


 

Toffel Back In It – 15/10/2017 – 17:35

Rob Burky opens to 50,000 playing just over 300,000, Danny Toffel moves all in for a similar stack and after some time in the tank Rob makes the call..

Danny –
Rob –

The flop comes

The turn card comes

The river card

Jacks hold for Danny, he is all in for 321,000. Robs stack is counted and he has 323,000.

Danny takes the pot and is now back in the game while Rob is left with just one ante!!

 


 

Cagey Stuff – 15/10/2017 – 17:10

It’s been very cagey since the 15 minute dinner break.

Not much action to speak of so far this level.

Danny Toffel has doubled to 300k, but other than that there has been no pots of note.


 

Chip Counts – 15/10/2017 – 16:55

John Eames 1,667,000
Harvey Norris 948,000
John Mooney 878,000
Robert Buky 634,000
Catalin Dumitrascu 517,000
Daniel Toffel 142,000

 


 

Level 23 – 15/10/2017 – 16:45

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

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

6 players remaining.


 

Break Time – 15/10/2017 – 16:30

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

 


Aleem Kanji 7th – 15/10/2017 – 16:20

The action folds round to Aleem Kanji who opens to 35,000, Harvey Norris three bets to 80,000. Aleem four bet shoves for around 350,000… Harvey thinks for around 30 seconds before making the call.

Aleem tables and has ran into a monster as Harvey shows

The board comes down

No sweats for Harvey as he takes the pot and now has around a million.

We lose Aleem Kanji in 7th place for £7,410.


 

Paul Dunne 8th – 15/10/2017 – 16:10

Paul Dunne still short stacked gets it all in and is called by John Eames.

Paul tables and has the best hand against the of John.

The board runs out

John finds an ace on the flop to take the 300,000 pot.

Paul heads out of the tournament in 8th place for £5,980.

 


 

£5 into £5k+ – 15/10/2017 – 16:02

A Massive well done to Tom E Cropp on his 9th place finish at GUKPT Luton for £5,020.

Tom won two £500+£50 seats on Grosvenorpoker.com and combined them to play the £1k Luton Main Event.

The first token he won was in a freeroll and the second one he won was or £5!!!

£5 into £5,980 is exactly why you should be playing on GrosvenorPoker.com to try and win your seat into the UKs longest running tour.


 

Double For Dunne – 15/10/2017 – 15:53

The two shorts stacks are all in!!

Danny Toffel holding against the of Paul Dunne.

The board runs out

Paul makes a flush to double up to 170,000 while Danny is left with just 70,000.


 

 

Double Double For Aleem – 15/10/2017 – 15:45

Aleem has just span his 100k up to 400k after doubling through Catalin & John Eames.

Aleem who started the day as chip leader is now no longer in the danger zone.

 


 

What To Play For – 15/10/2017 – 15:35

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 – Tom Cropp


 

 

Blinds Up – 15/10/2017 – 15:30

The blinds increase for the first time on the final table.

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

8 players remaining.


 

 

 

Tom Cropp 9th – 15/10/2017 – 15:25

Catalin Dumitrascu opens from late position, Tom Cropp moves all in for his 200k stack and Catalin makes the call.

Tom tables and it’s a coinflip against the of Catalin.

The board runs out

Jacks hold for Catalin who takes the pot and now has a million chips!

We lose Tom from the final table, he finishes in 9th place for £5,020.

 


 

The Finalists – 15/10/2017 – 15:22


 

 

Final Underway – 15/10/2017 – 15:10

The final table is now underway.

There are 20 minutes remaining of this level with the blinds at 6,000/12,000 with a 1,000 ante.

9 players remaining.

 


 

Final Table Seating – 15/10/2017 – 15:05

Table Seat Forename Surname Chips
1 1 Paul Dunne 110,000
1 2 Daniel Toffel 172,000
1 3 John Eames 1,600,000
1 4 Thomas Cropp 219,000
1 5 John Mooney 858,000
1 6 Robert Buky 239,000
1 7 Aleem Kanji 163,000
1 8 Harvey Norris 712,000
1 9 Catalin Dumitrascu 713,000

 


 

Break Time – 15/10/2017 – 14:45

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

 


 

Final Table Bubble – 15/10/2017 – 14:30

Raphael Ajayi makes it 25,000 to play pre flop. John Eames three bets to 70,000, Raphael four bets to 130,000. After some time in the tank John flat calls.

The flop comes

John checks to Raphael who instantly announces all in for 350,000!! John snap calls!

John – for an over pair.
Raphael for second pair.

The turn card comes 

The river card

John Eames takes the pot and will go into the final table as massive chip leader.

Raphael Ajayi heads out in 10th place for £4,300.


 

 

 

Danger Zone – 15/10/2017 – 14:10

There are three players in the danger zone of not making the final table. They are:

Danny Toffel 100000
Paul Dunne 160000
Tom Cropp 260000

 


 

Blinds Up – 15/10/2017 – 14:02

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

No break because we are hand for hand.

The blinds increase to 6,000/12,000 with a 1,00 ante.

10 players remaining.


 

 

Hand For Hand – 15/04/2017 – 13:54

With the exit of Doig we have 10 players remaining which means we are hand for hand!

 


 

Doig Rudling 11th – 15/10/2017 – 13:46

John Eames opens pre flop and is called by Doig Rudling & John Mooney in the blinds.

The three players see the flop which comes . John checks to Doig who moves all in for his 140,000 stack. John Eames quickly gets out of the way. John Mooney goes into the tank playing around 500k and after a minute or so, he makes the call.

Doig Rudling tables for top pair

John Mooney shows for an open ended straight draw.

The turn card comes pairing the board.

The river ccard comes !! John Mooney rivers the straight to take the pot and now has around 700,000!

We lose Doig Rudling from the tournament in 11th place for £3,820.


 

 

Dan James 12th  – 15/10/2017 – 13:35

Dan James shoves the small blind for just short of 200,000 and is called by John Mooney in the big blind.

Dan tables and has live cards against the of John.

The flop comes as John flops top pair.

The turn card comes giving Dan outs with a flush draw.

The river card comes ! Two pair for John who takes the pot and now has over 600k.

We lose Dan James from the tournament in 12th place for £3,590.

 


 

Live Stream – 15/10/2017 – 13:25

Remember to tune into the GUKPT Live Stream where there are 12 players remaining.

The Tower is on comms with Andy Hills with all hole cards shown on a thirty minute delay.

You can watch it HERE!!! 

 


 

Another Exit – 15/10/2017 – 13:06

Table nine is the action table here on Day Three. We lose another one from that table, the 5th player to bust on the table so far today.

The player is Aaron Pask who leaves us in 13th place for £3,590.

 


 

 

Level Up – 15/10/2017 – 13:01

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

They are now 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante.

13 players remaining.

 


 

Two Exits – 15/10/2017 – 12:53

Two more bust outs from the field as we lose Aaron Madeley in 15th place for £2,870  and Graham Godden (below) in 14th place for £2,870.


 

Prizepool Payout – 15/10/2017 – 12:43

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 – Panicos Ellinas
17th – £2,630 – Chris Cunliffe
18th – £2,390 – Joe Beevers
19th – £2,390 – Tony Poole
20th – £2,390 – Tony Wickert
21st – £2,150 – Will Kassouf
22nd – £2,150 – Silmon
23rd – £2,150 – Martin Bader

 


 

Short Stack Exits – 15/10/2017 – 12:40

Panicos Ellinas couldn’t manage the spin up from his 5 bigs.

He exits in 16th place for £2,630.


 

 

Table Shots – 15/10/2017 – 12:30

 


 

Chris Cunliffe 17th –  15/10/2017 – 12:14

Chris Cunliffe shoves the small blind or his 120,000 stack and is called by Catalin Dumitrascu in the big blind.

Chris tables and is up against the of Catalin.

Catalin flops a set of queens and heading to the river Chris is drawing dead.

He heads out in 17th place for £2,630.


 

 

Shuffle Up & Deal – 15/10/2017 – 12:01

The cards are in the air as we begin level number 19 of the tournament and the first of the day.

They are 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante.

17 players remaining.


 

Player Called In – 15/10/2017 – 11:53

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

We should be underway within 5 minutes.


 

 

Day Three Seating – 15/10/2017 – 11:50

Table 8
8 1 Thomas Cropp 306000
8 2 Aleem Kanji 681000
8 3 Raphael Ajayi 219000
8 4 Paul Dunne 279000
8 5 Daniel James 172000
8 6 John Mooney 365000
8 7 Doig Rudling 265000
8 8 Danny Toffel 314000
8 9 John Eames 656000
Table 9
9 1 Graham Godden 425000
9 2 Robert Buky 188000
9 3 Aaron Pask 134000
9 4 Aaron Madeley 307000
9 5 Panicos Ellinas 43000
9 6 Chris Cunliffe 123000
9 7 Catalin Dumitrascu 159000
9 8 Harvey Norris 185000

 


 

Welcome Back To Luton – 15/10/2017 – 11:40

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

Of the 239 entries there are just 17 players making their way back for day three.

The players are guaranteed £2,630, but they all have their eyes on the first place prize of £68,350.

Aleem Kanji leads the final 17, just ahead of John Eames who is in second place, full chip counts are:

Forename Surname Chips
Aleem Kanji 681000
John Eames 656000
Graham Godden 425000
John Mooney 365000
Daniel Toffel 314000
Aaron Madeley 307000
Thomas Edward 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 here with you till we crown a winner at whatever time that might be. Bringing you live blog updates, pictures, exits, chip counts and our live stream. The GUKPT Live Stream runs on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown.

Play begins today at noon.

 

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