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 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:
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
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 against the 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.
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
Katie tabled for top two, but that was no good as her opponent tabled 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:
Playing Today – 15:05
Players we have noticed in the field playing today:
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
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.