GUKPT | Leg 3 Edinburgh Day 1b Blog
The GUKPT Tour travels to North of the border to Edinburgh for Leg 3 of the 2019 Tour. The leg is always well attended and this year it is going to be different.
Will the prizepool exceed the £129,000 of last year?
End of Day 1b – 00:45
Clark Leads 1b – 00:30
Wow! Well, what a day we have just had! A massive 207 entries for Day 1b of the GUKPT Edinburgh giving us 302 entries in total and a prizepool of £151,000! Late registration is also still open until the start of Day 2, so if you want a slice of the prizepool you can still get in.
It’s been another steady ten levels of play and we have finished with 68 players who will be back tomorrow for Day 2. Alex Clark leads the way and will hold the overall chip lead over Richard Clyde who finished yesterday as chip leader.
The full chip counts are:
|Steven William Macleod||109,600|
|Bernard James Mcginlay||101,800|
|Marc Anthony Sloan||89,300|
|Adam Dobson Lamb||72,100|
|Eric Darrell Wasylenko||71,200|
|Clive Andrew Macey||62,400|
|Adam Lewis Buxton||57,500|
|Tom Craig Noble||26,800|
|David Colin Weeks||19,100|
|Neil Stewart Irving||17,600|
|Garry Wilson Jr.||17,000|
We will be back tomorrow where there will be 94 players coming back for Day 2.
Join us for another 12pm start.
Play Has Finished – 00:05
Play has now finished, full chip counts will be up as soon as possible.
Last Six Hands – 23:52
The clock has been paused with 12 minutes remaining.
The players will now play 6 more hands before bagging and tagging for the day.
Big Pot For Slater – 23:40
Jack Ferguson opens, Dean Lyall shoves for 17,300, Nathan Slater then shoves for 19,300… Jack thinks for a minute or two before giving them both a spin.
The flop comes giving Jack a gut shot to bust both players…
The turn card comes
The river card
Aces hold for Nathan who takes both pots and is now up to 59,000.
Dean busts, while Jack still has around 90,000.
Last Level Exits – 23:20
The players above have just bust, but they can re-enter if they wish as late registration is open until the start of day 2.
The Last Level – 23:01
The blinds increase for the last time today as we begin the last level of play.
The blinds are now 500/1000 with a bb 1000 ante.
80 players remaining.
£150,000 Prizepool! – 22:45
We’ve just had our 300th entry of the tournament, creating a massive £150,000 prizepool for the players to play for!
Chip Leaders – 22:25
Level 9 – 22:10
The players are now back seated as we begin level number 9.
The blinds are now 400/800 with an 800 ante.
99 players remaining.
Break Time – 21:40
Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes before beginning the last session of the day.
Break Time Interviews – 21:20
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Chip Counts – 21:01
Firaldo – 80,000
Micharl Richardson – 75,000
Richard Kellett – 11,000
Morgane Portier – 40,000
Ian Simpson – 50,000
Will Davies – 95,000
Paul Green – 90,000
Level 8 – 20:40
The blinds increase as we begin level number 8.
They are now 300/600 with a 600 ante.
194 entries so far today.
Recent Exits – 20:30
McNally Doubles – 20:20
Chris Cunliffe makes it 1,000 from the button, Stuart McNally three bets to 3,700 from the big blind. Chris checks the stack of Stuart before moving all in for 35,000 and Stuart calls off his 25k stack.
Stuart tabes which has the of Chris crushed.
The board runs out
Stuart turns top pair to take the pot and get a huge double to 50,000.
Chris is left with 11,000 and then busts the very next hand.
Players Coming In – 20:05
The players are still coming in and at the moment we have 284 entries creating a prizepool of £142,000.
Just 16 players are needed for us to hit the 300 mark and a £150,000 prizepool!
Level 7 – 19:50
The players are now back seated as we begin level number 7.
The blinds are now 250/500 with a 500 bb ante.
184 entries so far today.
Break Time – 19:25
Break time now for the players as they take 15minutes.
Counts – 19:15
Some chip counts from the tables:
Chris Cunliffe – 37,000
Gary Whitehead – 31,000
Stuart McNally – 39,000
Paul Simmons – 20,000
Ronnie Ballantyne – 75,000
Barry Blackwod – 30,000
More Exits – 19:01
The Biggest Ever – 18:45
The BIGGEST Edinburgh Main Event EVER!!
With late registration still open to the start of Day 2, the GUKPT Edinburgh 2019 Main Event is already the biggest EVER!!
The prizepool currently stands at £133,500 and is climbing by the minute.
Level 6 – 18:25
The blinds increase as we begin level number 6.
They are now 200/400 with a 400 bb ante.
169 entries so far today.
Exits – 18:15
The most recent exits from around the tables:
Chip Counts – 17:59
Marius Varanavici – 28,000
John Angus – 11,000
Marc Wilkinson – 15,000
Marc Sloan – 17,000
Adam Buxton – 37,000
Neil Irving – 17,000
Day 1b Seating Plan – 17:35
|1||5||Gary John P Laing|
|1||6||Marc Anthony Sloan|
|1||7||Adam Lewis Buxton|
|1||9||Neil Stewart Irving|
|2||6||David Colin Weeks|
|2||9||Daniel James Watkins|
|3||10||David Hugh Mcalpine|
|4||8||Steven John Bangham|
|4||10||Steven William Macleod|
|5||2||Clive Andrew Macey|
|5||3||Daniel John Gormley|
|5||5||Craig Alistair Smith|
|6||1||Alex James Montgomery|
|7||9||Eric Darrell Wasylenko|
|9||4||Ha Bao Trung Le|
|9||9||Iain William Ayre|
|10||1||Tina Loraine Bandyle|
|11||10||Bernard James Mcginlay|
|12||5||Tom Craig Noble|
|12||6||Patrick Andrew Doonan|
|12||9||David Anthony Rooney|
|13||6||Garry Wilson Jr.|
|13||7||Adam Dobson Lamb|
Level 5 – 17:20
The players are back seated as we begin level number 5.
The blinds are now 150/300 with a 300 ante.
151 entries so far today.
Break Time – 16:20
Dinner break now for the players as they take 60 minutes to enjoy the complimentary buffet.
Live Stream – 15:55
Don’t forget to watch our live steam which is running all day for the ten levels on Day 1b.
Jay Hardwood and The Tower are on the comms and you can watch it here – https://gros.casino/Live_Poker
More Counts – 15:45
Will Davies – 30,000
Paul Green – 24,000
Rob Boon – 20,000
Val Gray – 28,000
Stuart McNally – 45,000
Chris Flint – 20,000
Blinds Up – 15:25
The blinds increase as we begin level number four.
They are now 100/200 with a 200 big blind ante.
136 entries so far today.
Chip Counts – 15:20
Some chip counts from around the tables:
Khoa Nguyen – 41,000
David Docherty – 17,000
David Weeks – 20,000
Colin Wu – 22,000
Richard Kellett – 20,000
Day 1a Chip Counts – 15:01
The players below all have a day off today having made Day 2 yesterday.
Full Tables – 14:40
The cardroom is packed here on Day 1b.
Level Three – 14:22
The players are back seated as we begin level number three.
The blinds are now 75/150.
217 entries so far for the tournament.
Break Time – 14:01
Break time now for the players as they take 20 minutes.
Guarantee Hit – 13:30
The guarantee has just been hit here on Day 1b, mid way through level number 2.
Will we beat the £129,000 of last year?
Level Up – 13:01
The blinds increase for the first time today.
They are now 50/100.
100 entries so far today.
100 Entries – 12:45
Busy busy busy here on Day 1b, we’re only 45 minutes into play and there’s already 100 entries so far today.
Playing Today – 12:30
We’ll hopefully get a full player list up as soon as possible.
Shuffle Up & Deal – 12:01
The cards are in the air as we begin Day 1a.
The blinds are starting at 25/50.
35 entries to start the day.
Welcome To Day 1b – 11:55
Good morning and welcome back to the Maybury Casino in Edinburgh for the second day one of the GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event.
Yesterday we had a great day one with 95 entries and today we are ready for another ten levels of play.
The tournament is a £500+£60 buy in with a £100,000 guarantee. For their buy in the players will receive 20,000 chips on a 60 minute clock.
Play will start at 12pm.