UKSPC Main Event Day 1b Blog

Published On April 20, 2017 |

Nguyen Leads Day 1b – 20/04/2017 – 21:45

After 12 levels of play Day 1b of the UKSPC Main Event is now in the books. It has been another action packed day with 300 entries in total over the 6 levels of late registration.

In total we have 546 entries so far over the two days of buy ins. Tomorrow is the third and final day one, where we will hopefully hit 1000 entries for the first time ever!!

The 300 has been whittled down to around 49 players who have all made it through to Day 2 which will take place on Saturday. Minh Nguyen sits atop of the Day 1b chip counts, and in doing so wins herself a £100 bar tab! She also holds the overall chip lead over the first two day ones. Full chip counts are:

Forename Surname Chips
Minh Hang Nguyen 288400
Tsz Wong 214800
Andrew Wilson 186900
Joseph Heberger 172200
Liam Paul Hamilton 169700
Wai Kit Lo 163800
George Weatherhead 142600
Liam Fox 133100
Hector Simpson 131400
Philip Jenkins 128000
Kamal Imad Abdulrazzak 122900
Patrick Seed 118800
Thomas Hitchman 115900
Ross Mclachlan 111300
Heval Agca 109200
Thomas Stefano 97500
Robbin Neeft 91200
Andres Caicedo 88300
Calum James Goodwin 87300
Jamie Macdonald 86900
Benjamin Kinnard 86000
Navarrete Schulze 85300
Marc Twinberrow 82500
Perry Bowler 81500
Samuel Worger 81300
Annas Abu Hassan 80000
Joshua James Davis 78300
Samuel Hopton 76500
Lucas Durney 73000
Alexander Horton 66100
Naoto Nishimura 65100
Ross Duffin 65100
Robert Campbell 63700
George King 63200
Alastair Robert A Cessford 62500
Ciaran Mccullagh 60600
Ka Tsun Johnny Luk 58400
Thomas Lings 57700
Angus Munro Johnston 55300
Thomas Gunning 52400
Ethan Mcneildarin Brownlee-jones 48200
Alexander Howell 47200
Isaac James Carlisle 45600
Cian Marlow 43200
James Lakeman 41400
Luke Maskell 31200
Oliver Robinson 30600
Matthew Shaw 30200
Luke Keen 29700


We will be back tomorrow for more of the same, updates, pictures, chip counts and a live stream. Join us then, from noon.


Bagging & Tagging – 20/04/2017 – 21:33

Play has now finished on all the tables.

The 60 remaining players are now bagging and tagging their chips.

We will post full chip counts up with you as soon as possible.


Last 5 Hands – 20/04/2017 – 21:20

The clock has been paused with 10 minutes remaining.

The players will now play 5 more hands before bagging up for the night.



The Chip Leaders – 20/04/2017 – 21:05

It is close between three players who all have around 200k. Those three players are, Joe Heberger, Tsz Wong & Minh Nguyen.

We’ll have to wait another 30 minutes before we find out who finishes the day on top and wins themselves that £100 bar tab.


The Last Level  – 20/04/2017 – 20:52

The players have just begun the last level of the day.

Blinds are now 800/1600 with a 200 ante.

70 player remaining.



Pics – 20/04/2017 – 20:40




Down to 80 – 20/04/2017 – 20:25

We are down to 80 players here on Day 1b with a level and a half to go.

This is where you might see some players change gears to try and make a run at being chip leader with will get them a £100 bar tab!


Bust Outs – 20/04/2017 – 20:15

Brandon Elliot
Seth Nixon
Daniel Penrice
Sai Cheuk



Level 11 – 20/04/2017 – 20:10

The blinds increase as we begin level 11.

They re now 600/1200 with a 100 ante.

There are around 100 players remaining.


Double For Johnny Luk – 20/04/2017 – 20:05

We get to the table as Johnny Luk is all in holding against the of his opponent.

The board runs out

Jacks hold for Luk who takes the pot and doubles up to 40,000.



Side Event Update – 20/04/2017 – 19:55

We knew the omaha side event would be a popular one and it’s proved just that.

There are 58 entries so far when registration has stopped. An alternates list has now been created for players who want to get in, when there is space.

Even players still in the main event have been asking how long late registration is for, so they can buy in, when they finish playing their 12 levels. Late registration is open till 10:15pm.


Big Stacks – 20/04/2017 – 19:42

Joe Herberger 190000
Hector Simpson 125000
Wai Kit Lo 120000
Ross McLachlan 120000
Conor Coules 110000
Liam Hamilton 100000
Bradley Large 100000
Annas Hassan 100000
Sam Hopton 95000
Nato Nishimura 85000
Joe Herberger 80000
Tsz Wong 75000



Level 10 – 20/04/2017 – 19:30

The players are back seated as we begin level 10.

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

120 players remaining.



Break Time – 20/04/2017 – 19:11

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




Day 1b Entries Confirmed – 20/04/2017 – 19:05

Day 1b entries have been confirmed… a MASSIVE 300!!

Which gives us 546 in total over the first two day ones.



Chip Counts – 20/04/2017 – 18:55

Some chip counts from around the room:

Joe Herberger 80000
Henry Gamble 15000
Tsz Wong 65000
Nathan Hardie 22000
Hevla Acga 65000
Patrick Sekinger 45000
Phil Jenkins 40000



Pictures – 20/04/2017 – 18:40



Level 9 – 20/04/2017 – 18:30

Blinds up as we begin level number 9.

They are now 400/800 with a 75 ante.

This is the last level before players take another break.



Xiao Exits – 20/04/2017 – 18:14

We get to the tables as Feng Xiao is all in for his 9,000 stack, he tables and sees the bad news as his opponent shows

The flop comes

The turn card comes as Feng picks up gut shot straight draw.

The river card comes !! A full house for the other player as he takes the pot.

Feng heads out of the tournament as we are now down to 150 players remaining.



Exits – 20/04/2017 – 18:02

Some more exits from the tournament here on Day 1b

Nicholas Bigham
Alex Park
Charles Booth
Jack Nicholls
Michael Nguygen



Level 8 – 20/04/2017 – 17:52

The blinds increase as we begin level number eight.

They are now 300/600 with a 75 ante.

170 players remaining



Final High Roller Hand – 20/04/2017 – 17:50



Bust Outs – 20/04/2017 – 17:40

A few exits from around the tables as we lose:

George Gorvett
Amir Aslam
Saadman Rahman
David Reid

These players can now no longer re-enter, well not until tomorrow. Instead they will have to wait to play Omaha at 8pm, or join one of the cash games.


Total Day 1b Entries – 20/04/2017 – 17:30

Another BIG day here.

It’s not been confirmed yet but the total number of entries for Day 1b looks to be around 300!! That gives us just short of 550 so far for the two day ones.



Big Stacks – 20/04/2017 – 17:20


Tsz Wong 120000
Luke Maskell 110000
Liam Fox 75000
Joe Herberger 70000
Sam Hopton 70000
Thomas Hitchman 60000
Alastiar Cessford 57000
Tom Page 55000
Ciaran McCullagh 55000




Level 7 – 20/04/2017 – 17:10

The players are back seated as we begin level seven.

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




Break Time – 20/04/2017 – 16:45

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



Facebook Competition – 20/04/2017 – 16:30

We have just put a competition on Facebook, where we are asking you to guess the chip leader at the end of the day.

The closest guess will win themselves a £30 GUKPT Satellite token.

You can find the post and have a guess HERE!!



FreeRoll!! – 20/04/2017 – 16:22

We have a £50 UKSPC Freeroll that runs on tonight and every other night while we are covering the UKSPC Main Event.

You can find it under the UKSPC Tab.


Level 6 – 20/04/2017 – 16:10

The blinds increase as we begin level number 6. The last level for buy ins.

They are now 150/300 with a 5 ante.



Big Numbers – 20/04/2017 – 15:55

Big numbers again here on Day 1b. With around an hour still to buy in we already have 250 entries in the tournament.



More Pics – 20/04/2017 – 15:45


Priddis Busts – 20/04/2017 – 15:38

We have just lost Simon Priddis from the tournament, he became well known to us for going back to back in the UKSPC High Roller a couple of years ago.

He’ll need to have another buy in to make Day 2 here as his top pair couldn’t hold against a flush draw.


Level Five – 20/04/2017 – 15:28

The blinds increase as we begin level number five.

They are still 100/200 but we now have a 25 ante.



Bust Outs – 20/04/2017 – 15:24

Some bust outs from the tables as we lose:

Marc Twinberrow
David Reid
Laimonas Andriejauskas
Simon Inman

These players can now re-enter the tournament if they wish and can do so until the end of level number 6.



#UKSPC – 20/04/2017 – 15:10

Keep your tweets coming in, using the #UKSPC.


Bains Kings Bust – 20/04/2017 – 14:55

A big hand from yesterdays Live Stream in the High Roller as Phil Bain has his Kings smashed for a HUGE pot!


Level Four – 20/04/2017 – 14:45

The players are back seated as we begin level four.

The blinds are now 100/200.

180 players so far today.


Break Time – 20/04/2017 – 14:32

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



Beevers On His Way – 20/04/2017 – 14:23

Joe Beevers is on his way to take part of the #UKSPC he will have various bounties on his head in the events he plays. He will also be doing some commentary along side The Tower.


Pics – 20/04/2017 – 14:10

Some pictures from around the room:



Level Three – 20/04/2017 – 13:55

The blinds increase as we begin the third level of play today.

They are now 75/150.

163 entries so far today.


 Live Stream – 20/04/2017 – 13:45

Our #UKSPC live stream is running on lite for the day ones. With hole cards shown, but not action tracked. Then on Saturday and Sunday it will be a full action tracked live stream, with stacks and betting amounts.

You can also chat in the chatbox with the voice of Grosvenor Poker The Tower.

The stream is available to watch HERE!!! 



Team Event Table – 20/04/2017 – 13:26

One of the best things about the UKSPC is the team event.

Players play as a team with all their other uni members to try and win the prize, which is a brand new table supplied by Cardroom Direct.

At the moment Bournemouth University lead the way, but the full table can be found HERE!!

This table will be updated after every event, so you can keep on track of who us leading the way.



Level Up – 20/04/2017 – 13:13

The blinds increase for the first time on Day 1b.

They are now 50/100.

The number of entries is slowly increasing as we are now up to 144.



Tournament Information – 20/04/2017 – 13:03

The UKSPC tournament is a £30+£6 entry where players can have one entry and two re-entries per day.

The tournament is played on a 40 minute clock, with players receiving 15,000 chips for their buy in.

Late registration is open for the first 6 levels of the day. With the day lasting a total of 12 levels before the players bag and tag.

There is also an added incentive to try and become chip leader at the end of the day, as that one lucky player will receive a £100 bar tab!! Which is surely something all students love, free beer!!


Day 1a Chip Counts – 20/04/2017 – 12:50

45 players made it through the Day 1a field. Led by Thomas Kimsey who bagged himself a £100 bar tab.

Thomas Kimsey 183100
Scott Joseph Swain 148900
Thomas Hiom 148500
Henry Hartigan 136600
Nicholas Grimsey 127400
Lewin Thomas 127100
Daniel Roy Welsford 124200
Scott Thompson 122300
Marcus Harrison 117100
Vaidas Vaitkevicius 101600
Joseph Maczka 99000
David Bradley 96100
George Downe 90400
Oscar Beare 90000
Jonas Neukirch 89300
Sachin Patel 87100
Xuan Zhao 86900
Arya Tasbihi 86400
Jacob Fine 85000
Martin Nguyen 82900
Charles Michael Norman 82700
Jake William Bevan 82600
Daniel Pope 80600
Jack Middleton 77300
Shaun Nigel Blackshaw 75300
Christian Robert Broughton 73400
Ryan Ly 68800
wai ken tang 65700
Daniel Bennell 65200
Oliver White 65100
Nathan Simmonds 64600
Nathan Adshead 62200
Ashley Vanstone 60800
Daniel Netting 60500
Kaelyn Somerville 56200
Thomas Christopher Daly 54200
Jack Edgar 52000
Jack Oliver 48600
Sam Jacobs 42500
David Paul 42400
Ross Oliver Abrahams 41600
Callum Drummond 37500
Adam Cunningham 35000
Jack Haddon 29900
Adam Mcgowan 26300



Shuffle Up & Deal – 20/04/2017 – 12:35

The cards are in the air as we begin Day 1b with 120 entries.

The blinds are starting at 25/50, with a 15,000 starting stack.


Players Called In – 20/04/2017 – 12:25

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

We should be underway within 5 minutes.



Welcome To Day 1b – 20/04/2017 – 12:15

Good afternoon and welcome back to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry for the second day one of the UKSPC Main Event.

Yesterday was a big day with 256 entries in total over the first day ones, that is a healthy start to hopefully hitting the 1000 entry mark. With three day ones in total, today is the second, with the final day one taking place tomorrow, where it is always super busy.

The target is 965, which was the total amount of entries for the UKSPC 2016 Main Event.

Play today will begin at 12:30pm, we are here to provide pictures, blog updates, hands from the tables and a live stream which runs on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown.

It should be another great days poker.



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