GUKPT Manchester Day 1a Blog

Published On March 2, 2017 |

End of Day 1a – 03/03/2017 – 00:45

 


 

 

Warbs Leads 1a – 03/03/2017- 00:25

After nine levels of poker, Day 1a of GUKPT Manchester is now in the books. Today has been a steady day with us just beating last years total by one. 87 entries in total for today which is a good turnout.

It’s been a good mix of professional players and satellite qualifiers all day which has made for some great viewing.

Local legend Steve Warburton leads the 35 players who have made it through the day, but for once on the GUKPT circuit there is no one over 100,000. Which is very rare as we usually have someone with double that.

Full chip counts are:

Steven Warburton 97600
Keith Singleton 92000
Paul Mctaggart 87100
Mcgill Fenn 87100
Anwar Kanj 85800
Tuan Van Le 83200
Ho Yin Lee 80900
Jonathan Lemon 78400
Reyaaz Mulla 77600
Benjamin Jackson 74800
Shehbaz Hussain 67200
Samuel Borek 62800
Yiannis Liperis 62700
Paul Rigg 59700
Bartlomie Machon 59600
Benjamin Winsor 54100
Andrew Hills 53200
Benjamin Philipps 53200
Mark Armstrong 50800
Daniel Hide 50200
Peter Hytner 44000
Chi Zhang 42100
Thomas Hall 39600
Peter Smith 38000
Andreas Olympios 37300
Simon Wolf 34600
Mun Kit James Leong 32900
Timothy Hickling 32500
Charles Denton 26100
John Hall 23100
John Mooney 18600
Maimunah Maqbool 16400
Ellie Biessek 16200
Craig Heaton 12500
George Downie 11800

We will be back tomorrow for Day 1b which will start at 1pm, we are looking forward to what should be a huge field.

 


 

 

Play Has Finished – 03/03/2017 – 00:05

Play has now finished for the day with around 40 players remaining.

Full chip counts will be up with you as soon as possible.

 


 

Last Three Hands – 02/03/2017 – 23:50

The clock has been paused with 8 minutes remaining, the players will now play 3 more hands before bagging up for the night.


 

Kimber Exits – 02/03/2017 – 23:40

Jeff Kimber gets his 18,000 stack all in pre flop holding pocket sevens against the Ace-King of last years winner Reyaaz Mulla.

Ace on the flop sends Jeff to the rail here during the last level of play.

 


 

Pics – 02/03/2017 – 23:30


 

Last Level Exits – 02/03/2017 – 23:15

Joe McKeown
Mark Kelsall
John Cullen


 

Big Stacks – 02/03/2017 – 23:05

Tuan Van Le 98000
Baz Hussain 80000
Paul McTaggart 75000
Keith Singleton 75000
Ben Phillips 72000
Ho Yin Lee 70000
Yiannis Liperis 65000

 


 

Level 9 – 02/03/2017 – 22:55

The players are back seated as we begin level 9, the last level of the day.

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

45 players remaining.

 


 

Break Time – 02/03/2017 – 22:38

Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes.

 


 

 

Double For Kimber – 02/03/2017 – 22:35

Jeff Kimber finds to get his 7,000 short stack in and finds one customer in Andreas Olympios holding Kd.

The board runs out

A set of kings is good for Jeff to get a much needed double up to 15,000.


 

 

Sick For McTaggart – 02/03/2017 – 22:25

On a flop of Mcgill Fenn shoves all in for his 18,000 stack and is called by Paul McTaggart, the other player in the hand Dean Hutchinson folds and the cards go on their backs.

Paul tables for top two against the of Mcgill who has the over pair.

The turn card comes

The river card !!

Mcgill hits runner runner two pair which gives him the pot, doubling up to 42,000.

Paul still has a healthy stack  80,000.

 

Double For Dean – 02/03/2017 – 22:10

Steve Warburton makes it 1200 to play and is called in two spots before Dean Hutchinson moves all in for his 7,000 stack. The action comes back to Steve who moves all in! The callers get out of the way and the cards go on their backs…

Steve shows and has live cards against the of Dean.

The board runs out

No sweat for Dean as he gets a much needed double up to 17,000.

 


 

Van Lee Stacking – 02/03/2017 – 21:55

We get to the table on the turn with the board reading , there is 6,000 in the middle when Ben Winsor bets 5,500 which is called by Tuan Van Lee.

The river card comes

Ben is first to act and bets 8,800, Tuan thinks for around 30 seconds before just making the call.

Ben tables for a pair of nines, but it’s no good as Tuan tables for a set of threes which is good to take the pot.

Tuan  says that he has been hitting everything today and now has a stack of around 100,000.


 

 

Level Eight – 02/03/2017 – 21:37

The blinds increase as we begin level eight.

They are now 300/600 with a 75 ante.

50 players remaining.

 


 

Chip Counts – 02/03/2017 – 21:30

Yiannis Liperis – 32,000
Mark Kelsall – 26,000
Greg Hunt – 30,00
Jeff Kimber – 14,000
Tim Hickling – 28,000
Michael Zhang – 25,000
Steve Warburton – 55,000
Andreas Olympios – 55,000
Keith Singleton – 72,000


 

Day 1a Numbers – 02/03/2017 – 21:20

Registration has now closed on Day 1a of GUKPT Manchester

We have had 87 entries in total, which just beats the 86 of last year.

 


 

The Chip Leader – 02/03/2017 – 21:08

The chip leader here at GUKPT Manchester. Paul ‘BobbaFett’ McTaggart.

 


 

 

Big Stacks – 02/03/2017 – 20:59

Paul McTaggart 125000
Baz Hussain 68000
Tom Hall 65000
Chun Man 61000
Tuan Le 54000
Mark Armstrong 52000
Ben Winsor 50000
Andy Hills 50000

 


 

Snaps – 02/03/2017 – 20:50

 


 

Level 7 – 02/03/2017 – 20:40

The players are now back seated as we begin level number seven.

The blinds are 200/400 with a 50 ante.

57 players remaining.

 


 

 

Break Time – 02/03/2017 – 20:23

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

 


 

Buzzing Cardroom – 02/03/2017 – 20:10

We have a buzzing cardroom here in Manchester.

The main event is going on, we also have a satellite, cash games and the omaha event has just started with 6 tables. It’s making for a really good atmosphere here during the second leg of the 2017 tour.

 


 

Pics – 02/03/2017 – 19:55

 


 

Eliminations – 02/03/2017 – 19:40

A few eliminations from the field as we lose:

Andrew Beatty
Alli Mallu
Andrew Haygarth


 

 

Facebook Competition – 02/03/2017 – 19:32

We have another competition live on our facebook page. You can have a go HERE and see if you can spot the missing card.

 


 

Level 6 – 02/03/2017 – 19:20

The blinds increase as we begin level number 6.

They are now 150/300 with a 25 ante.

86 entries so far today, which is the same amount as last year.


 

80 Entries – 02/03/2017 – 19:10

We lose Luke Reeves and Andrew Hulme from the tournament.

Both players go straight to the cash desk to buy in for their second bullet, which takes the total number of entries for today to 80.

 


 

Swain Exits – 02/03/2017 – 18:55

We get to the table on a flop of where Mark Swain moves all in for his 5,000 stack and is called by the player to his left Luke Hassall.

Luke confidently tables for middle set, but will need to dodge a barrel load of cards on the turn and river as Mark shows for the nut flush draw and an open ended straight draw.

The turn card comes

The river card

Brick brick for Mark as he heads out of the tournament.

A big hold for Luke as he increases his stack to 23,000.


 

 

Bust Outs – 02/03/2017 – 18:45

A trio of exits from the field as we lose:

Carl Pickles
Tom Middleton
Ash Hussain

All players can now take up their option to re-enter if they want to and can do so up until 8:30pm.

 


 

Big Stacks – 02/03/2017 – 18:30

 

Ben Jackson 58000
Tom Hall 57000
Chun Man 56000
Fred Maher 55000
Anwar Kanj 47000
Ben Winsor 43000

 


 

Level 5 – 02/03/2017 – 18:25

The players are back in the room as we begin level number 5.

The blinds are still 100/200, but this time with an ante of 25.

77 entries so far today.


 

 

Dinner Break – 02/03/2017 – 17:19

Dinner break now for the players as they take a 60 minute break.

 


 

Chip Counts – 02/03/2017 – 17:11

Keith Singleton – 17,000
Baz Hussain – 35,000
Chun Man – 55,000
Stephanie Oconnell – 27,000
Paul McTaggart – 55,000
Luek Reeves – 19,000
Andreas Olympios – 25,000
Paul Jackson – 11,000


 

Eliminations – 02/03/2017 – 17:01

A couple of exits from the field as we lose Matthew Strom-Perrins & Yiannis Liperis.

 


 

Facebook Competitions – 02/03/2017 – 16:40

Last leg we give away over £500 worth of online satellite tokens to you players for FREE!!!

We will be doing the same again this leg on our Facebook page, which you can check out HERE!!

 


 

Chip Counts – 02/03/2017 – 16:25

Charlie Denton – 18,000
Les Kearney – 24,000
The Colonel – 18,000
Reyaaz Mulla – 20,000
Ellie Biessek – 25,000
Andy Hills – 40,000
Tom Hall – 42,000


 

Level Four – 02/03/2017 – 16:15

The blinds increase as we begin level number four.

They are now 100/200.

71 entries so far today.

 


 

Bust Outs – 02/03/2017 – 16:06

A couple more exits from the field as we lose Mustak Alli & Alli Mallu.


 

 

Table Pictures – 02/03/2017 – 15:50

 

 


 

70 Entries – 02/03/2017 – 15:40

More entries coming through the door as Charlie Denton enters the tournament after winning his seat online on Tuesday night.

He gets himself sat down and becomes the 70th player to buy in here on Day 1a.

Late registration is available to the players for the first six levels which will bring us to around 8:15pm.

 


 

Exits – 02/03/2017 – 15:25

A couple of exits from the field as we lose Chris Gatley & Dimitrios Karydis.

 


 

Level Three – 02/03/2017 – 15:15

The players are back seated as we begin level three.

The blinds are now 75/150.

69 entries so far today.

 


 

Break Time – 02/03/2017 – 15:01

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

 


 

 

6 Max Result – 02/03/2017 – 14:58

GUKPT Manchester
£200 6 Max Side Event
Entries: 84

1st – £5,290 – Dean Hutchinson
2nd – £3,480 – Danny Grogan
3rd – £2,270 – Stephen Shayler
4th – £1,590 – Craig Timmis
5th – £1,180 – Reyaaz Mulla
6th – £870 – Cristian Popescu
7th – £680 – Andrew Lewis
8th – £530 – Asif Choudry
9th – £470 – Alex Jackson
10th – £440 – Paul Johns

 


 

All is Quiet – 02/03/2017 – 14:50

All is quiet here during the first session of the day.

There hasn’t been any exits in the first 2 levels of play as we approach the first break of the day.

 


 

 

Side Event Result – 02/03/2017 – 14:40

GUKPT Manchester
£300 NLHE Side Event
Entries: 88

1st – £7,390 – Liam Whitty
2nd – £6,390 – Andrew Salami
3rd – £3,560 – Asim Shahid
4th – £2,510 – Tim Hickling
5th – £1,850 – Steve Warburton
6th – £1,370 – Makka Hussain
7th – £1,060 – Ron Musson
8th – £840 – Wahid Patel
9th – £740 – Ian Swan
10th – £690 – Justin Devonport

 


 

Table Shots – 02/03/2017 – 14:20


 

 

Level 2 – 02/03/2017 – 14:01

The blinds increase as we begin level number two of the day.

They are now 50/100.

61 entries so far today.


 

Live Stream – 02/03/2017 – 13:45

Don’t forget to check out our GUKPT Live steam with all hole cards shown on a thirty minute delay.

You can follow it HERE!!!

 


 

 

Playing Today – 02/03/2017 – 13:30

A few players who we recognise playing today:

Jeff Kimber
Tom Hall
Tom Middleton
Andreas Olympios
Les Kearney

Some great names in the house as we have 55 players mid way through level number one of the day.

 


 

 

Last Years Winner – 02/03/2017 – 13:10

Last years winner Reyaaz Mulla who took home over £58,000!!

 


 

 

Shuffle Up & Deal – 02/03/2017 – 13:01

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

The blinds are starting at 25/50.

43 players in the room to start the day.

 


 

Players Called In – 02/03/2017 – 12:55

The players have been called in to take their seats.

We will be underway within 5 minutes.


 

 

Welcome To Manchester – 02/03/2017 – 12:45

Good afternoon and welcome to Manchester for the second leg of the 2017 GUKPT Tour.

We are here today for the £200,000 guaranteed tournament which will take place over the next four days. The tournament is a £1000 entry per day with two re-entries. for your buy in you will receive 20,000 chips on a one hour clock, played on the best structure around.

Today is Day 1a and we will be here with you for the 9 levels of play, bringing you live blog updates, pictures, chip counts, exits and our live stream which will run on a 30 minute delay.

Last year this event got 232 entries, with Reyaaz Mulla defeating Tom Middleton heads up to take home the title, with over 100 live qualifiers we’re expecting to beat last years total.

Play begins at 1pm, with the live stream starting at 1:25pm.

 


 

 

 

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