GUKPT Luton Day 1a Blog
Luton is the venue for Leg 7 of the 2019 GUKPT Tour. We are expecting big number for the £200,000 guaranteed Main Event.
Join us here for Day 1a which will be ten levels long.
French Leads Day 1a Field – 00:30
After ten levels of play, Day 1a of GUKPT Luton is now in the history books. It’s been a quiet day of poker where the 90 entries has been whittled down to 28 players. They have bagged up and will be back on Day 2 to play another ten levels.
Lee French leads the players who have made it through, full chip counts are:
|Kevin Charlie Charalambous||88,600|
|Chi Ken Yau||70,200|
|James Alan Nixon||39,500|
|Sam Manny Ho||21,900|
We will be back tomorrow for Day 1b which will begin at 12pm. We are expecting around 170+ entries over the 10 levels. Join us then.
Play Has Finished – 23:40
Play has now finished on all tables, chip counts will be posted as soon as possible.
Last Three Hands – 23:30
The clock has been paused with 11 minutes to go.
The players will now play three more hands before bagging and tagging.
28 players remaining.
Chip Counts – 23:10
Martyn Frey – 97,000
Neo Neophytou – 22,000
Andrew Hulme – 13,000
Lee French – 32,000
Chris Cancelliere – 85,000
Renee Xie – 30,000
Raul Martinez – 60,000
Level Ten – 22:45
The blinds increase as we begin level ten.
They are now 500/1000 with a 1000 big blind ante.
This is the last level of play for Day 1a.
We have 38 players remaining.
Level 9 Bust Outs – 22:30
Numbers Update – 22:05
Level 9 – 21:45
The players are back seated as we begin level number 9.
The blinds are now 400/800 with an 800 big blind ante.
50 players remaining.
Break Time – 21:30
The players are now on 15 minute break.
Eliminations – 21:01
Richard J Hasnip
Level 7 – 20:30
The blinds increase as we begin level number 7.
They are now 300/600 with a 600 big blind ante.
54 players remaining in the field.
More Counts – 20:10
Tamer Kamel – 75,000
Nathan Lee – 40,000
Jamie Nixon – 26,000
Mitch Johnson – 65,000
Graham Pound – 17,000
Chip Counts – 19:50
Guy Taylor – 35,000
Jack Oliver – 25,000
Ben Margedze – 60,000
Phil Soukki – 75,000
Andy Christoforou – 12,000
Level 7 – 19:30
The players are back seated as we begin level 7.
The blinds are now 250/500 with a 500 ante.
83 entries so far today.
Break Time – 19:15
Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes.
Pics – 18:45
Level 6 – 18:15
The blinds increase as we begin level 6.
They are now 200/400 with a 400 running ante.
Side Event – 17:59
Event 5 Omaha 4/5/6
Buy-in: £150 + £15
Start time: 6.00pm
Entry period: 6 x 20 mins
Clock: 30 mins FTT
Starting stack: 20,000
Breaks: Every 2 hours
Eliminations – 17:45
Level 5 – 17:15
The players are back seated as we begin level 5.
The blinds are now 150/300 with a 300 ante.
80 entries so far today.
Dinner Break – 16:15
Dinner break now for the players as they take 60 minutes.
Live Stream – 15:45
The Tower and Jay are live with all hole cards shown n a thirty minute delay.
Watch it HERE!!
Level 4 – 15:20
The blinds increase as we begin level number 4.
They are now 100/200.
71 entries so far today.
Eliminations – 15:10
60 Entries So Far – 14:50
Day 1a Seating Plan – 14:35
|1||8||Ryan Jonathan Mandara|
|3||2||David John Sandford|
|3||8||Lee J French|
|4||9||James Alan Nixon|
|6||5||J I C|
|6||8||Sam Manny Ho|
Level 3 – 14:20
We have had some website issues, but the players are now all sat down to begin level number three.
The blinds are 75/150.
60 entries so far today.
Playing Today – 12:30
Players we have noticed in the field:
Shuffle Up & Deal – 12:01
The cards are in the air as we begin Day 1a.
Blinds are 25/50.
There are 33 players to start the tournament.
Welcome To Luton – 11:45
Good morning and welcome to Luton for the 7th leg of the 2019 tour.
The £1ks are back, which means Luton has a guarantee of £200,000! The tournament has a buy in of £1000+£110 with a 20,000 starting stack on a 60 minute clock.
Last year this tournament had 304 entries and ended in a four way chop. Neil McFayden then went on to take home the trophy.
We begin at 12pm today and will be here with you for the full ten levels of play. Bringing you live updates, pictures, chip count and exits. Our live stream also begins at 12:30pm with all hole cards shown on a thirty minute delay.