GUKPT 2021 Leg 1 London Day 1B Blog

1C Chip Counts – 01:20

The turbo was exactly that, fast and furious and very eventful, the 88 entries was knocked down to 43 over the ten levels of play.

They are:

ForenameSurnameChips
ArunSood112600
GuyTaylor109400
MichaelAllen100400
TerryJordon80700
SvenMc Dermott75900
KevinWilliams69300
TereneJordon68400
RV59500
PhillipCorion51800
MartynFrey51700
PaulGrummitt50900
Billy Irvine49000
AdnanChamaa46300
NicolasIrving44400
YounessBarakat43900
JC43502
MichaelPettinella43500
MichaelWharton41800
CC41500
PhilipWalker37700
CarlPickles37000
JanisKupics36400
JohnBousfield35300
BabakShahrtash34500
AxatMawji34100
Harry Lodge33000
EmrahYildiz29600
MH28600
ColinGillon26600
NikolayPonomarev25200
AhmadAshour24600
ReneeXie23600
TanLe22700
BradleyHarwood21900
HowardSmith20500
DavidBarnes20200
NickMarchington20100
ST18300
KananFarzaliyev12000
Joshua Boulton11900
BrandonSheils10500
BenjaminWinsor9600
RonanSweeney2000

They will all be back tomorrow to to their Day 2 seats at 12pm, see you then.


Cai Leads HUGE 1B Field – 00:50

After a manic ten levels of crazy poker Day 1b is finally in the history books.

A Massive 319 entries in total make it the biggest day one field in the history of the GUKPT! We were expecting it to be this busy, but we still don’t have a confirmed prizepool as the Turbo Day 1 is still gon on and we have Day 2 buy ins.

95 players have finished the days play and our chip counts are full of familiar names, including Michael Zhang who put a show for us on the feature table and has finished with over 200k. He’s in second place, just behind chip leader Hoaran Cai.

The full counts are:

ForenameSurnameCurrent Chips
HaoranCai264900
ChiZhang211200
JamesCrawleyboevey200200
AntoineSaout157700
PhilipLong148500
JuliusFlusfeder130300
Gregory DeclanMurphy124000
LaurenceHoughton120000
Paul AdrianRuncan118400
MarkBrockwell114600
AndrewHaygarth112800
DanielGolder111900
GarryStevenssmith111900
SamMiller111000
WaheedAshraf107500
Andrew JohnHedley103700
AsamTham103600
AleemKanji99200
LotfiBoughanmi98300
RB95600
StephenKehoe95000
HaitaoWu93500
RoniTal86800
RF84600
Christopher PeterJohnson82800
James RobertMowbray82800
EndritGeci82500
MaximilianSanders81200
MichaelSheppard80300
JD78900
JohnBarker78000
PE75700
MauricioFerreira Pais75000
Jack AndrewLoraine74900
DamienPilkington-Lewis74100
BradDavey72900
MichaelBrown68500
KlodianCeka68000
KL67200
YiannisLiperis67000
MichalisMichael65700
ThomasWinstone65600
NeilMcculloch65400
PaulRigg63300
TadasBudzeika63000
JosephMaczka63000
AdamMiller62800
PaulSiddle58800
HasmukhKhodiyara56200
DritonHaxhiaj55500
JamieLow55000
MC54000
JohnGilchrist53500
ChristopherDay53000
StevenWatts53000
LudovicGeilich52000
BenjaminTeague51000
Gareth CharlesNew50300
MartinBader49800
RichardHasnip48300
FrankBastow47500
ScottBerko47400
MichaelBurnett47200
AndrewTaylor46100
MichaelWharton44200
IR42700
TC41900
BodoWagner41800
PaulDunne40100
DavidBrehme38300
MathieuKrishnapillai37200
OliverWhite36200
JohnKelly35900
RA35700
Asif NawazIlyas34100
AB31000
StephenOkeeffe29400
JanNaderzadeh28400
AliZihni28300
PaulHizer26000
Nathan JamesWatson24400
JC24300
JamieNixon23900
PaulSpillane23200
JiazeLi22600
JimmyKebe22200
UsmanSiddique22200
MatthewEardley21500
JoeLaming21200
LinChen19400
AntonyHallam16300
AlexWhitenstall15700
GaryWhitehead15400
George Wyatt11700
AlexWalton6700

We will stick around to get the 1C chip counts, as it’s just finishing, but we can tell you the prizepool stands at £634,700!


Play Has Finished – 23:57

Play has finished now here on Day 1B. Full chip counts will be up asap.


Last Four Hands – 23:50

We have drawn a four, which means four more hands and we are bagging and tagging!


JamNix90 – 23:40

Jamie ‘@jamnix90 ‘ Nixon is playing his first live Main Event as a member of Team Grosvenor and currently has 20 bigs in the last level of the day!


Scotlands Finest – 23:20

Scotland’s Finest Colin Wu & Ludo are still grinding here on level number ten of GUKPT London.

They both have around 50k which is 50 bigs.


Level 10 – 22:50

The blinds increase for the last time today as we begin level number ten.

Blinds are now 500/1,000.

318 in 1B
75 in 1C
568 TOTAL!


More Counts – 22:30

Yiannis Liperis – 45,000
Ramsay Ajram – 16,000
Steve Watts – 30,000
Paul Siddle – 70,000
Terry Jordon – 20,000
Paul Dunne – 55,000


Chip Counts – 22:04

Chip Counts from around the tables:

Paul Runcan – 86,900
Jan Naderzadeh – 30,000
Brad Davey – 67,000
Endrit Geci – 90,000
Jamie Nixon – 45,000
Greg Murphy – 46,000
Paul Byrne – 15,000


Level 9 – 21:50

The blinds increase as the players are seated to begin the final session of the day.

They are now 400/800 with a 800 big blind ante.

520 entries so far! WOW!


Break Time – 21:30

Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes.


In & Out – 21:15

Players are busting and jumping straight back in, they now have the option to either jump into the Turbo or back into Day 1b.

We have just hit 500 entries for the first time ever in a GUKPT Main Event!

Could we hit a £600k prizepool?!


Turbo Begins – 21:01

The Day 1C turbo has just started here at GUKPT London. 30 entries so far with a queue to get in.


Level 8 – 20:30

The blinds increase as we begin level number 8.

The blinds are now 300/600.

487 entries so far!


Feature Table – 20:25

GUKPT London Midi Main Winner Michael Zhang headlines our feature table for the next two levels.

You can watch here – https://www.grosvenorcasinos.com/poker/live-stream


£500k Prizepool – 20:10

As the players bust out of the tournament they just jump straight back in!

The prizepool currently stands at a massive £525,800!!


Chip Counts – 19:55

Rob Cowan – 11,000
Michael Zhang – 95,000
Jaize Liu – 55,000
Chris Johnson – 15,000
Willia Tann – 35,000


Level 7 – 19:40

The players are back seated as we begin level 7.

Blinds are now 200/500.

170 players remaining from the 296 entries.


Break Time – 19:20

Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes.


Barnes Busts – 19:15

David Barnes gets his 20k stack all in holding TsTc against the KsKc of Michael Zhang!

The board runs out 8 high as we lose David from the field.

Michael Zhang now has around 80k!

Update – 19:05

Mid way through level number 6, we now have 273 for today, with a £485,100 prizepool in total!

Late reg is still open and the turbo day one begins at 9pm.


Bust Outs – 18:50

Exits from the tables here during level 6.

Nathan Lee
Trevor Reardon
Dale Hancock
Osman Hasan
Andrew Bak


Level up! – 18:30

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

Blinds are now 200/400 with a big blind ante of 400.

180 players remaining from 283 entries.


Katie Swift Busts – 18:24

Katie has just been over to tell us about her bust out hand.

All in on a board of 4sJc8sKhAd

Katie tabled AsKc for top two, but that was no good as her opponent tabled KsKd for a set of Kings!

Katie can now re-enter if she wishes or wait for the turbo which begins at 9pm.


Chip Counts – 18:10

Willie Tann – 30,000
Chris Johnson – 65,000
Ben Winsor – 20,000
Ken Wong – 35,000
Ludo – 11,000
Martin Bader – 23,000


Jordon Leads – 17:50

Terry Jordon is our dinner break chip leader of GUKPT London. He has 150k at a big blind of 300!


Level 5 – 17:20

The players are back from their dinner break as they begin level number 5.

Blinds are 200/300 with a 300 big blind ante.

230 entries so far today.



Dinner Break – 16:20

Dinner break for the players as they take 60 minutes.


Day 1B Update – 15:50

GUKPT London Main Event
4 levels into Day 1B

Over 200 entries for today!
Over £400k prizepool!

Next stop, half a million!!

Level 4 – 15:20

The blinds increase as we begin level 4.

They are now 100/300 with a 300 big blind ante.

199 entries so far today.


Exits – 15:15

A few exits from around the tables:

Colin Gillon
Robert Cowen
Sam Phillips
Will McMurray
Martyn Frey


Playing Today – 15:05

Players we have noticed in the field playing today:

Katie Swift
John Bousfield
Colin Gillon
Jamie Nixon
Ken Wong

We will try and get a full player list up as soon as possible.


Chip Counts – 14:40

Sven McDermott – 41,000
Andrew Bak – 7,000
Kevin Allen – 25,000
Colin Wu – 31,000
Terry Jordon – 25,000
Laurence Houghton – 30,000


Level 3 – 14:20

The players are back seated as we begin level 3.

Blinds are 100/200 with a 200 ante.

160 entries so far today.


Break Time – 14:01

Break time for the players as they take their first 20-minute break of the day.


Live Stream – 13:50

We are LIVE from Day 1B with The Tower & Paul Zimbler.

Watch all the action HERE!!!


Cardroom Shots – 13:35


1B Update – 13:15

Mid way through level number 2 here on Day 1B of the GUKPT London Main Event and there have been 155 entries so far!


Level 2 – 13:01

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

They are now 100/100 with a 100 big blind ante.

138 entries today.

Late reg open until the start of Day 2.


Turbo Time Change – 12:45

♦️GUKPT London Announcement ‼️

The Turbo Day One, due to start at 8pm has been pushed back an hour to 9pm!


Early Exits – 12:30

It didn’t take long, but we have lost three players in the first half an hour.

Terry Jordon, Firat Basbaydar & Andrew Hedley are the three players who haven’t made it past level one.


Day 1A Counts – 12:15

ForenameSurnameChips
AndreiMunteanu166900
ThomasLangley146600
RaulMartinez139500
DannyPyke129000
SimonGillis127000
EuanMcnicholas121200
DanielGormley111400
AnaAntunes110800
MazBako109600
DanielMoran107000
OliverPrice100600
ArtanDedusha95800
MinJi92000
ChrisMaguire91800
SebastienJung91300
DavidAnderson89000
AnthonyGardner88000
TL88000
TimJoyner86900
JackHardcastle85200
IanBosley84400
ThomasHall83000
PaulVas Nunes81200
JohnNeocleous77200
ConorOdriscoll73400
PaulMcaulay70800
DavidLopezllacer60500
PaulNewey58400
JasonShellum47200
JamesClarke46500
RobertJames44200
DanielTighe43200
RichardLazarus42000
HugoDuarte32400
BenjaminRoberts32200
GuyBowles31700
DanielJames29600
AidenHynes29300
SimonBaker28600
DavidDocherty28400
BennyGlaser25900
JoeHindry25900
MorganePortier21800
HarveyBautista18700
RyanMandara17500
BradleyRawson16000

Shuffle Up & Deal – 12:01

The cards are in the air as we begin Day 1B.

The blinds are 100/100 with each player starting with 20,000 chips.

90 players are sat down to start the day.


Welcome To Day 1B – 11:50

Good afternoon and welcome back to Day 1B of the GUKPT London Main Event. Today we have not one, but two day ones, one starting in 10 minutes at 12pm and the turbo day one starting at 8pm.

We’re expecting it to be extremely busy and could hit close to 400 entries in total for both days.

Play begins at 12pm and we are here for the full ten levels of play.


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