UKSPC Main Event Day 1c Blog

Published On April 21, 2017 |

End of Day 1C – 21/04/2017 – 23:01



Barclay Leads 1C – 21/04/2017 – 22:30

After 12 levels of play, the third and final day one of the UKSPC 2017 Main Event is in the history books. It’s been another fantastic days poker played in great spirits.

Today we were expecting big numbers to hit the 1000 entry mark, but we came up short with 317 entries in total over the six levels of late registration. That still give us a huge 917 entries in total for this years main event.

75 players have finished the day and the counts are very flat. Jake Barclay leads the way with a stack of 175,000. Full chip counts are:

Forename Surname Chips
Jake Barclay 175000
Gareth Nelson 171900
Oliver Bass 162600
Liam James Escott 135900
Ethan Westhead 133100
Martin Yiu Tse 133000
David Frank Whelan 131600
Charles Victor Wells 130800
Brandon Elliott 129600
Daire O’Dubhthaigh 127300
Jordan Somerville 122900
James Brown 122800
Ross Aitken 119100
Alexander Austin 115400
Andrew Roberts 114400
Kieran Fitzgerald 107200
Thomas Laney 103400
Aaron Wilkinson 96200
Thomas Raisey 95000
David Gouvinhasdacosta 94200
Sophie Hindley 90900
Ted Sheringtonboyd 89500
Alice Leetham 88500
Benjamin Samuel Hitchin 86400
Jacob Georgiades 86100
Jong Oh Lee 83200
Ryan Turner 82000
Zachary Cole 79900
Brandon Butterfeild 79900
Sai Cheuk 79500
Handi Yu 76400
Ashley James North 75200
Nathan Hardie 74900
George William Gorvett 74200
Amy Stevens 72600
Daniel Mehretab 69400
Jason Alves 68600
Lewis Michael Vigilante 63600
Timothy Priddis 62900
Jake Morter 61200
Norbert Staniszewski 60700
William Jarman 60500
William Mccudden-Hughes 59600
Conor James Coules 59000
James Herdman 58200
Ellen Kerbey 57700
Dwaine Halliday 57600
Thomas Layton 57100
Michael Rogan 56600
Alastair Akenhead 55700
Benjamin Foxwell 54100
Daniel Mucklow 52700
Joeseph Roach 49900
Mark Rutherford 48600
Michael Allison 48300
Tabbal Jonah 43700
Michael Nguyen 43600
Daniel Goldsmith 43600
Shervin Ghassemlou 41300
Jamie Lincoln 40100
Cameron Willis 39600
Larraine Welsh 38900
Oscar Marsland 38800
Andrea King 37700
Sam Bernstein 36900
Jake Hopkins 36400
Adam Elston 36000
David Odonovan 35400
Thomas Brogden 30400
Adam Hair 28800
Nathan Mordecai 28200
Jamie King 28100
Stanley Longman 24300
Thomas Deans 20800
Glenn Hughes 13200

We will be back tomorrow for Day 2 where we will be playing another 12 levels.

We have 169 players coming back to play for the prizepool of £27,510.

The tournament starts at 12:30, with the coverage beginning at noon. Join us then.



Bagging & Tagging – 21/04/2017 – 21:45

Players are now bagging and tagging.

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


Last Three Hands – 21/04/2017 – 21:30

The clock has been paused with 8 minutes remaining.

The players will now play three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.



All Locked Up – 21/04/2017 – 21:05

The last level today is absolutely nothing like the last level of the last two day ones.

A lot of the players seem to have locked up to try and hold onto their chips to make Day Two.

We have 25 minutes of play left today before we bag and tag for the night.




The Last Level – 21/04/2017 – 20:54

The blinds increase as we begin the last level of the day.

They are now 800/1600 with a 200 ante.

100 players remaining.



Bar Tab For Grabs – 21/04/2017 – 20:40

David Whelan is in pole position to win the £100 Bar Tab. He is the current chip leader with around 180,000 going into the last level and a half of play.




Double For Kerbey – 21/04/2017 – 20:30

We get to the table as Ellen Kerbey is all in or 14,000 against Kyle Griffin.

Kerbey tables and will need to hit to survive against the of Kyle.

The board runs out

Ellen flops a pair of Jacks to take the pot, doubling up to 30k. Kyle has been left with around 20,000.



Level 11 – 21/04/2017 – 20:20

The blinds increase as we begin level 11.

They are now 600/1200 with a 100 ante.

Around 120 players remaining.


Snaps – 21/04/2017 – 20:14



Side Event Starts – 21/04/2017 – 19:58

The £20 side event is just about to start with a £1000 GTD.

At the moment there are 80 entries!! Which is full!! I’m sure there is also a waiting list for players who will get in where there is room.

Joe Beevers and Jeff Kimber are also playing in the tournament with bounties on their head. If you manage to knock them out you will receive a £120 entry in the 2017 Goliath.



Last Session Of Play – 21/04/2017 – 19:46

The players are now playing the last session of play. The last three levels of Day one play.

Today won’t be as mental as the past two days because players cannot re-enter if they bust, so there will be a lot less gambling. That being said there is still 150 players remaining which is about a third of todays field. We should see that drop to around 80 before players bag and tag their chips.



Level Ten – 21/04/2017 – 19:33

The players are now back seated as we begin level ten.

The blinds are now 500/1000 with a 100 ante.

150 players remaining.



Break Time – 21/04/2017 – 19:15

Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes, before beginning the last session of the day.



Chip Counts – 21/04/2017 – 19:03

Oliver Bass – 120,000
Andrey Ting – 35,000
Matt Jones – 65,000
Cameron Willis – 40,000
Brandon Butterfield – 25,000
Lewis Vigilante – 57,000
Nathan Hardie – 68,000


Pics – 21/04/2017 – 18:52



Level 9 – 21/04/2017 – 18:38

The blinds increase as we begin level 9.

They are now 400/800 with a 100 ante.

190 players remaining.


Bust Outs – 21/04/2017 – 18:20

Some exits from around the tables:

Michael Holmes
Peter Barker
Volkan Ozdemir
Saadman Rahman
George McDonald
Ross Archer



Entries Confirmed – 21/04/2017 – 18:05

The cash has been counted and the total entries for the UKSPC 2017 Main Event are in…

917 is the final number, creating a prizepool of £27,510!!



Level 8 – 21/04/2017 – 17:55

The blinds increase as we begin level 8.

They are now 300/600 with a 75 ante.

210 players remaining.



Big Stacks – 21/04/2017 – 17:43

Jamie Lincoln 88000
Ted Sheringtonboyd 85000
Conor Coules 75000
David Reid 72000
Sai Cheuk 70000
Sam Bernstein 65000
Michael Nguyen 60000
Gareth Nelson 55000
Ben Htichin 55000




Tins Fancy Card Protector – 21/04/2017 – 17:35

Winner of the High Roller event Andrey Tin is using a brand new card protector for the UKSPC Main Event.



Registration is Closed – 21/04/2017 – 17:25

Registration for the #UKSPC 2017 Main Event is now CLOSED!!

We will give you the final number as soon as possible.


Level 7 – 21/04/2017 – 17:17

The players are back seated as we begin level 7.

The blinds are now 200/400 with a 50 ante.



Break Time – 21/04/2017 – 17:01

Break time now for the players as they take 20 minutes.


Mehretab Finds The Aces – 21/04/2017 – 16:59

We get to the table as Dan Mehretab is all in for his 22,000 stack, holding against the of Ivan Slipenyuk.

The flop comes as Ivan flops top pair, giving him some outs.

The turn card

The river

Dan makes top set on the river to takes the pot and increase his stack to 45,000.

Ivan is left with around 10k.


Chip Counts – 21/04/2017 – 16:54

Kyle Griffin – 24,000
Harvey Sellick – 32,000
Joe Roach – 13,000
Ryan Turner – 31,000
Andrew Glassman – 24,000
Matt Mayho – 42,000



Ladies Win for Nguyen – 21/04/2017 – 16:43

Dan Clemente opens from the button, Michael Nguyen three bets from the small blind, the action comes back to Dan who four bet shoves his 20k stack and is snapped off by Michael.

Dan tables and finds out the bad news as Michael tables

The dealer deals out the community cards as it comes

Queens hold for Michael who takes the pot and now has around 50k.

Unlucky for Dan who heads out. If he wishes he can re-enter.


Team Event – 21/04/2017 – 16:32

Use this link HERE to check the team event table which is updated everyday.

Bournemouth University are absolutely smashing it at the moment and are leading the way.

The winning team at the end of all the events will take home this beautiful table supplied by Cardroom Direct.



Level 6 – 21/04/2017 – 16:20

The blinds increase as we begin level number 6.

They are now 150/300 with a 25 ante.

Still 240 players sat down and playing.



Tonights Side Event – 21/04/2017 – 16:15

Tonights side event is a £1000 GTD £20 buy in comp that begins at 8pm.

This event is open to all and we’re expecting the field to be HUGE!!

All the information you need is below:



Busy Busy Busy – 21/04/2017 – 15:58

It’s busy busy busy here at the Ricoh Arena Grosvenor Casino.

Over 240 students sat down playing Day 1C, then as soon as one player busts out of the tournament they are replaced with a new player from the alternates list.

They also have one cash table running, which is 25p/50p, the table is full with a list.




More Pics – 21/04/2017 – 15:48



Level Five – 21/04/2017 – 15:40

The blinds increase as we begin level number five.

They are now 100/200 with a 25 ante.


Bust Outs – 21/04/2017 – 15:32

A few exits from the field as we lose:

Connor Murrayplayfair
Robert Perry
Oliver Rogers
Rajinder Mahajan
Thomas Markingston
Adam Latchford



Alternates List – 21/04/2017 – 15:17

The tables are now completely full so an alternates list has been made. So if you bust now you’ll have to put your name on the list.

The good thing about it is that you will get to play no matter what. So if there’s no seats when registration closes, as long as you have your name on the list before it closes you will get to play.

At the moment there has been 850 entries so far, so only another 150 to go.



Pics – 21/04/2017 – 15:05



Level Four – 21/04/2017 – 14:55

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

The blinds are now 100/200.

231 entries so far today.



Break Time – 21/04/2017 – 14:30

Break time now for the players as they take 20 minutes.



Live Stream – 21/04/2017 – 14:15

Joe Beevers has joined The Tower in the chat box for the UKSPC Day 1C live stream.

You can tune into all the action where all hole cards are shown HERE!!


Super High Roller – 21/04/2017 – 14:05

The super high roller starts tomorrow and it’s a £300 entry tournament. Beginning at 2pm it is open to EVERYONE.



Level Three – 21/04/2017 – 13:53

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

They are now 75/150.

215 entries so far today.



£100 Bar Tab   – 21/04/2017 – 13:45

Remember the chip leader from each day one will win themselves a £100 bar tab courtesy of

So when we get to the later levels we might see the big stacks change gears to try and win themselves a free bar for the night.




Cardroom Snaps – 21/04/2017 – 13:35



Start of Day 1c – 21/04/2017 – 13:27



Level 2 – 21/04/2017 – 13:10

The blinds increase for the first time today as we begin level number two.

They are now 50/100.

203 entries so far.


Combined Chip Counts – 21/04/2017 – 12:55

Chip Counts of the 95 players who have made it through the day so far.

Forename Surname  Chips
Minh Hang Nguyen 288400
Tsz Wong 214800
Andrew Wilson 186900
Thomas Kimsey 183100
Joseph Heberger 172200
Liam Paul Hamilton 169700
Wai Kit Lo 163800
Scott Joseph Swain 148900
Thomas Hiom 148500
George Weatherhead 142600
Henry Hartigan 136600
Liam Fox 133100
Hector Simpson 131400
Philip Jenkins 128000
Nicholas Grimsey 127400
Lewin Thomas 127100
Daniel Roy Welsford 124200
Kamal Imad Abdulrazzak 122900
Scott Thompson 122300
Patrick Seed 118800
Marcus Harrison 117100
Thomas Hitchman 115900
Ross Mclachlan 111300
Heval Agca 109200
Vaidas Vaitkevicius 101600
Joseph Maczka 99000
Thomas Stefano 97500
David Bradley 96100
Robbin Neeft 91200
George Downe 90400
Oscar Beare 90000
Jonas Neukirch 89300
Andres Caicedo 88300
Calum James Goodwin 87300
Sachin Patel 87100
Jamie Macdonald 86900
Xuan Zhao 86900
Arya Tasbihi 86400
Benjamin Kinnard 86000
Navarrete Schulze 85300
Jacob Fine 85000
Martin Nguyen 82900
Charles Michael Norman 82700
Jake William Bevan 82600
Marc Twinberrow 82500
Perry Bowler 81500
Samuel Worger 81300
Daniel Pope 80600
Annas Abu Hassan 80000




A Packed Room – 21/04/2017 – 12:50

The room where we are situated is full and so is the main cardroom here in the Ricoh Arena Grosvenor Casino, with a 190 entries to start the day, it’s a great start to what will hopefully end up as over 1,000 entries for the first time ever!



Shuffle Up & Deal – 21/04/2017 – 12:35

The cards are in the air as we begin level number one.

The blinds start at 25/50.

182 entries so far today.



Players Called In – 21/04/2017 – 12:25

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

We should be underway within 10 minutes.



Welcome to Day 1c – 21/04/2017 – 12:10

Good afternoon and welcome back to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry for the third and final day one of the UK Student Poker Championships.

The event has been well attended so far with 546 entries from the two previous day ones. Today we will hopefully break the 1000 entries mark!

The tournament is a £30+£6 buy in with 6 levels of late registration. For your buy in, you’ll receive 15,000 chips on a 40 minute clock, played on the GUKPT structure. Players will play 12 levels today, with breaks after every three levels.

Of the 546 entries 94 have made it through so far with Minh Nguyen leading the way, she bagged up a very impressive 288,400 yesterday.

We will be here with you for the duration of play today, bringing you chip counts, pictures, exits and of course the live stream running on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown.

It should be a fantastic days poker and we’re expecting it to be extremely busy!

Play starts at 12:30pm.



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