Welcome To Blackpool
Follow all the action from the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event which begins at 12pm.
The tournament has a £200,000 guarantee with a buy in of £1110.
Follow all the action here.
Middy In The Hunt – 00:10
The ten levels of Day 1a of GUKPT Blackpool are now firmly in the history books as the chips have all been bagged and tagged. It’s been a surprisingly slow day with 80 entries in total throughout the ten levels of play. That only means one thing, that tomorrow is going to be BUSY!
22 players have made it through and will be back for Saturdays Day 2. Gary Stevesmith leads the way with 170,000, he is closely followed by previous GUKPT Blackpool Champion Tom Middleton who has finished with 151,000 and is second in chips.
Full chip counts:
|Arthur James Harvey||96,500|
|Craig Alistair Smith||96,200|
We’ll play the same ten levels tomorrow. Starting at 12pm. Join us then where we are expecting 200+ entries!
Play Has Finished – 23:59
Play has now finished on all tables.
We will have the full chip counts up with you asap.
Last Six Hands – 23:45
The players will now play 6 hands before bagging and tagging for the night.
Quiet Last Level – 23:25
Not much to speak of during the last level of play.
We have 27 players remaining in the tournament and 20 minutes on the clock before we bag up for the night.
Exits – 23:05
Last Level – 22:52
The blinds increase as we begin the last level of the day.
They are now 500/1000 with a 1k bb ante.
30 players remaining.
Omaha Numbers – 22:45
Late registration in the Omaha side event has finished with a massive 132 entries.
The winner will take home £5,825!
Chip Counts – 22:20
Yiannis Liperis – 40,000
Chris Maguire – 104,000
Gary Steven Smith – 135,000
Carl Pickles – 25,000
Middy – 135,000
Mitch Johnson – 26,000
Level 9 – 21:50
The players are back seated as we begin level 9.
The blinds are now 400/800 with an 800 ante.
32 players remaining from the 79 entries.
Break Time – 21:30
Break time now for the player as they take 15 minutes.
Chip Counts – 20:50
Steve Warburton – 75,000
Enid Musson – 15,000
Masud Prodhan – 60,000
Terry Jordon – 40,000
Yusuf Erdam – 15,000
Blinds Up – 20:30
The blinds increase as we begin level number 8.
They are now 300/600 with a 600 big blind ante.
77 entries so far today.
Bust Outs – 20:15
Clock Shot – 19:55
Level 7 – 19:35
The players are back seated as we begin level number 7.
The blinds are now 250/500 with 500 big blind ante.
67 entries so far today.
Break Time – 19:15
Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes.
Main Event Champions – 19:05
Dave Maudlin Exits – 18:55
Dave Maudlin who has been short stacked for some time gets his 9,000 stack all in holding against the of V.B.
The flop comes as V.B picks up four more outs with a straight draw.
The turn card comes ! Dave is now left with just two outs.
The river card comes
We lose Dave Maudlin from the tournament as V.B takes the pot with two pair.
Omaha Update – 18:45
The omaha side event is going to be BIG.
There’s currently 75 entries 45 minutes into play and late registration is open until 8:15pm.
Bust Outs – 18:30
Blinds Up – 18:15
The blinds increase as we begin level number 6.
They are now 200/400 with a 400 ante.
60 entries so far today.
Ryan Mandara Side Event Winner – 18:01
Chip Counts – 17:45
Yiannis Liperis – 45,000
Tony Ringe – 45,000
Steve Waburton – 50,000
Enid Musson – 23,000
Chris Maguire – 60,000
Chris Howden – 12,000
Omaha Side Event – 17:25
Level 5 – 17:15
The players are back seated as we begin level number 5.
57 entries so far in the main event.
Dinner Break – 16:15
Dinner break for the players as they take 60 minutes.
Bust Outs – 15:45
Level Up – 15:15
The blinds increase as we begin level number four.
The are now 100/200 with a 200 big blind ante.
46 players remaining from the 50 entries.
Pics – 15:01
Seating Plan – 14:45
|1||1||James Alan Nixon|
|1||2||Arthur James Harvey|
|1||3||Ryan Jonathan Mandara|
|6||2||Robert Matthew Campbell|
|6||5||Christopher Richard Howden|
|6||6||Lee J French|
Middy Chip Leader – 14:30
Tom Middleton is the early chip leader and already has 67,000 from his 20,000 starting stack.
Middy won this event in 2016 taking home £56,000!
Level 3 – 14:15
The players are back seated as we begin level number 3.
The blinds are now 75/150.
37 entries so far today.
Break Time – 14:01
Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes.
Blackpool Numbers Through The Years – 13:30
|2009||287||£287,000||Priyan De Mel||£84,900|
Level Up – 13:01
The blinds increase as we begin the next level of play.
They are now 50/100.
26 entries so far today.
Live Stream – 12:45
Tune into the GUKPT Blackpool Day 1a Live Stream that runs on a thirty minute delay with all hole cards shown.
The Tower & Jay are on comms and you can watch it HERE!!!
Side Event Result – 12:25
£150 NLHE Side Event
1st Ryan Mandara £3,840
2nd Sean Barlow £3,840
3rd Ryan Harding £1,975
4th Katie Swift £1,395
5th Andrew Booth £1,035
6th Haresh Thaker £750
7th Abdul Korim £555
8th John Bousfield £465
9th Neil Marsh £420
10th William Mcmurray £375
11th Richard Kellett £345
Shuffle Up & Deal – 12:02
The cards are in the air as we begin Day 1a
The blinds are starting at 25/50.
20 players to start the day.
Players Called In – 11:55
The players have been called in to take their seats.
We will be underway in 5 minutes.
Welcome to Day 1a – 11:45
Good morning and welcome to Blackpool for Day 1a of the GUKPT Main Event. This week has been extremely busy with the side events and cash games and we expect the Main Event to be the busiest one in years! Maybe the busiest Blackpool Main Event Ever!
Yiannis Liperis won last years Main Event, besting the 304 entry field to take home the first place prize of £84,250. Yiannis has a good record in Blackpool and we’ll hopefully see him here defending his title.
Todays tournament info:
– £1000+£110 Buy in
– £200,000 Guaranteed
– 20,000 Starting stack
– 60 minute clock
Late registration is open until the start of Day 2.
We’re looking forward to what should be a great days poker.