GUKPT London Leg 1 Day 1a Blog
Huge Field on 1a, Carey Leads – 00:05
The GUKPT is back with a bang! There has been a massive turnout today for Day 1a with 175 entries over the six levels of late registration, that’s one of the biggest 1a fields EVER!
The day has flown by as the players have just finished their 10th and final level of the day. James Carey has finished the day in pole position with a huge stack of 258,000. The full chip counts are:
|Christopher Richard Howden||78,800|
|John Sherif Helmy Ishak||57,700|
|Ryan Jonathan Mandara||13,400|
We will be back tomorrow for Day 1b, starting at 12pm with late registration open until 7:30pm. Join us then when we will be covering another 10 levels of poker.
Bagging & Tagging – 23:40
Play has now finished on all tables as the players bag and tag their chips.
Full chip counts of the remaining players will be up with you as soon as possible.
Last Three Hands – 23:30
The clock has been paused with 12 minutes remaining.
The players will now play three hands before bagging and tagging.
All is Quiet – 23:10
Not much happening on the tables as we have just 30 minutes remaining before we bag and tag for the night. .
There’s currently 56 players remaining.
The Last Level – 22:55
The blinds increase for the last time today.
They are now 500/1000 with a 100 ante.
60 players remaining.
The Bookie Busts – 22:40
Tony Hardy gets his last 18k all in pre flop holding against , the other player hits a queen on the board and takes the pot.
We lose Tony here during level number 9 of the day, but he can come back tomorrow for a re-entry if he wants to.
Big Numbers – 22:30
Big Stacks – 22:15
James Carey – 200,000
Jags Minglani – 150,000
Keith Talkington – 150,000
Thomas Winstone – 140,000
Haoran Cai – 110,000
Sebastian Jancso – 105,000
Level 9 – 21:50
The players are back seated as we begin level number 9.
The blinds are 400/800 with a 100 ante.
71 players remaining.
Break Time – 21:30
The players will now take a break before beginning the last session of the day. Just two levels to go.
Bust Outs – 21:05
The players below will need to come back tomorrow if they want another bullet:
Chip Counts – 20:45
David Barnes – 45,000
James Martin – 28,000
Chris Maguire – 40,000
Thomas Myland – 10,000
David Johnson – 7,000
Arun Saood – 70,000
Vamshi Vandanapu – 21,000
Level Up – 20:30
The blinds increase as we begin level number eight.
They are now 300/600 with a 50 ante.
86 players remaining today.
Big Stacks – 20:05
Andrew Garland – 130,000
James Carey – 110,000
Victor Ilyukhin – 95,000
Dan Hardy – 95,000
Thomas Winstone – 92,000
Registration Has Closed – 19:45
Registration has now closed here on Day 1a of GUKPT London. There has been a huge turnout of 175 entries, which is way up on the 132 that turned out last year.
The tournament could well be on the way to a £450k prizepool!
Level 7 – 19:30
The players are back seated as we begin level number 7.
The blinds are now 250/500 with a 50 ante.
177 entries so far today but that will be confirmed shortly.
Break Time – 19:15
Break time now for the players as we take 15 minutes, registration will close after this break.
Bust Outs – 18:50
The most recent exits from the tables:
Duta Dusted – 18:30
We get to the table as 2018 Goliath Winner Florian Duta is all in holding against the of Joe Hindry. Florian is all in for around 7,000.
The flop comes down
The turn card
The river card !
Joe rivers a set to take the pot, he now has around 40,000.
We lose Florian here during level number six, but he can re-enter if he wishes.
Chip Counts – 18:15
Stephen Bean – 13,000
Ryan Mandara – 10,000
Driton Haxhaij – 45,000
Joe Hindry – 30,000
Mike Ellis – 7,,000
Florian Duta – 14,000
Willie Tann – 19,000
Omaha Side Event – 17:55
The omaha side event has just started with 30 entries.
Event 5 Omaha 4/5/6
Buy-in: £150 + £15
Start time: 6.00pm
Entry period: 6 x 20 mins
Clock: 30 mins FTT
Starting stack: 20,000
Breaks: Every 2 hours
Day 1a Seating Plan – 17:35
|5||1||Darren Richard Leslie Hill|
|7||3||Anthony William Hardy|
|8||1||Florian Dimitrie Duta|
|8||7||Christopher Richard Howden|
|30||1||Scott Craig Adams|
|31||8||Ivan Aurelio Gerard Emanuely|
|34||5||Alan Billy Carr|
Level 5 – 17:15
The players are back seated as we begin level number 5.
The blinds are now 150/300 with a 25 ante.
151 entries so far today.
Dinner Break – 16:15
The players are now on a 45 minute dinner break.
Bust Outs – 15:50
Exits from the table just before the dinner break:
These players have the opportunity to buy in again if they wish to as late registration is open for the first six levels.
Pics – 15:30
Some pics from around the room:
Level 4 – 15:20
The blinds increase as we begin level number 4.
They are now 100/200 with a 25 ante.
129 entries so far today.
Exits – 14:40
Exits from around the tables:
Level Three – 14:20
The players are back seated as we begin level number three of the day.
The blinds are now 75/150.
107 entries so far today.
Break Time – 14:01
No action to speak of in the first session of play as the players now take a 15 minute break.
Live Stream – 13:30
Don’t forget you can watch the GUKPT live stream which runs on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown.
You can watch it HERE!
Level Up – 13:01
The blinds increase as we begin the next level of play.
The blinds are now 50/100.
90 entries so far today.
Mini Main Event Result – 12:40
GUKPT London Mini Main Event
1st – £29,240 – A K
2nd – £15,905 – Gerardo Vitagliano
3rd – £15,905 – Victor Ilyukhin
4th – £7,360 – Ning Lu
5th – £4,690 – Catherine Ivgi
6th – £3,240 – Gary Bluston
7th – £2,450 – Fabio Liriomiranda
8th – £2,010 – Francesco Trifino
9th – £1,670 – N B
10th – £1,450 – Alex Peter
11th – £1,340 – Jerome Oshea
12th – £1,230 – Gary Fisher
13th – £1,130 – Joseph Gallagher
14th – £1,000 – Alin Copos
15th – £1,000 – L W.
16th – £1,000 – David Barnes
17th – £890 – Artin Bazazi
18th – £890 – Julius Flusfeder
19th – £890 – R B
20th – £890 – Kevin Williams
21st – £780 – Mats Rosen
22nd – £780 – Nicholas Athanasiou
23rd – £780 – Michael Ofarrell
24th – £780 – David Crane
25th – £780 – Daniel Habib
26th – £670 – Oliver Caplan
27th – £670 – Christopher Maguire
28th – £670 – Lorenc Boci
29th – £670 – Sang Leung
30th – £670 – Tony Horn
31st – £670 – Noel Broadbent
32nd – £560 – Charles Chattha
33rd – £560 – Ravinder Singh Mahajan
34th – £560 – Ryan Jonathan Mandara
35th – £560 – Matthew Noonan
36th – £560 – Ethan Endrawos
37th – £560 – Ali Polat
38th – £560 – Onur Dag
39th – £450 – Kevin Houghton
40th – £450 – Thomas
41st – £450 – Jean Chanpangcheong
42nd – £450 – D A
43rd – £450 – Leonardo Fricchione
44th – £450 – Kalin Tonchev
45th – £450 – Arthur Goodhart
46th – £450 – James Manlove
47th – £330 – Thao Nguyen
48th – £330 – Michael Kennedy
49th – £330 – Peter Sweeney
50th – £330 – Thomas Winstone
51st – £330 – Marios Andreas
52nd – £330 – Jan Naderzadeh
Playing Today – 12:20
Some players who we recognise that are playing today:
Victor Ilyukhin Jnr
Victor Ilyukhin Snr
Shuffle Up & Deal! – 12:01
The cards are in the air as we begin level number one of the day.
The tournament is a £1000+£110 buy in with a £200,000 Guarantee.
The players start with 20,000 chips on a one hour clock. Late registration is open until 7:30pm.
Welcome To Season 13 – 11:30
Good morning and welcome to season number 13 of the GUKPT!
After 12 successful
Last year Andrew Hulme took down the title here, besting a 433 field to take home £112,400!! We’re expecting a similar field size this weekend.
The team will be here with you for the full four days of play bringing you table updates, chip counts, pictures, exits and of course the live stream which runs on a 30 minute delay with all hole cards shown.
Play begins at 12pm today with late registration open for the first six levels.