GUKPT Manchester 2019 – Day 3 Blog

10th March 2019   

Day Three of the GUKPT Manchester Main Event.

14 players remaining with the winner taking home over £83,000!!


Goodbye from Manchester – 21:55

So the biggest GUKPT Manchester Main Event for a decade is now in the history books. We were expecting the tournament to be busy, but not this busy! The cardroom has been buzzing throughout the £1k Main Event and it’s been played in great spirits. As we type this up we can hear singing in the cardroom as the side event final table is underway.

Today 14 players made their way back and after 9 hours play we have a new thoroughly deserving champion in Ben Maregedze. He’s off to party with his rail who have been amazing all day!

Thank you for joining us this week, watching the stream, interacting with us on Facebook and Twitter, it has been a blast. We will be back next montth in Edinburgh so join us then.

Until next time, be lucky.

 

GUKPT Manchester Main Event Champion Ben Maregedze – 21:30

 

 


 

Prizepool Payout – 21:25

GUKPT Manchester Main Event
£1000 Hold Em
Entries: 308

1st – £69,470 – Ben Maregedze**
2nd – £70,000 – Richard Kellett**
3rd – £34,110 – Rob Bickley
4th – £21,730 – Craig Drew
5th – £14,790 – Ryan Plant
6th – £10,870 – Mark Rubbathan
7th – £8,450 – Paul Rigg
8th – £6,940 – Chris Byrne
9th – £5,740 – Harry Ross
10th – £4,830 – Fraser MacIntyre
11th – £4,220 – Mick Fletcher
12th – £3,930 – Ryan O’Sullivan
13th – £3,620 – Richard Herbert
14th – £3,320 – Dan Foskett
15th – £3,320 – Raul Lozano
16th – £3,020 – D.A
17th – £3,020 – Mark Baxter
18th – £2,720 – Mark Dyson
19th – £2,720 – Andrew Haygarth
20th – £2,720 – Cody Wagner
21st – £2,410 – Damien Wain
22nd – £2,410 – Ludo Geilich
23rd – £2,410 – Rick Trigg
24th – £2,410 – Keith Johnson
25th – £2,110 – Nabil Cardoso
26th – £2,110 – Rehman Kassam
27th – £2,110 – I.N
28th – £2,110 – Paul Spillane
29th – £2,110 – Justinas Pactauskas
30th – £2,110 – Steven Fitzpatrick

** – Deal Done heads up


 

Ben Wins It – 21:10

The players agree to play one hand for the trophy.

Both all in Richard is ahead with A-4 against the 5-6 of Ben.

The flop comes K–9–J helping no one.

The turn comes a six, giving Ben the lead in the hand.

The river comes a deuce.

We have a winner!!

Ben Maregedze is our GUKPT Manchester Main Event Champion! Richard Kellett is the runner up.

 


 

Chop It Up – 21:01

Richard Kellett & Ben Maregedze have agreed to chop the money.

Kellett taking home £70,000 and Ben taking £69,470.

They will now play one hand for the trophy.

Rob Bickley 3rd  – 20:40

Rob Bickley three bet shoves over Kelletts open and is snapped off!!

Rob tables A-K of diamonds but has ran into the ACES of Kellett!!

The aces hold for Kellett who takes the pot and now has 3.1million chips and will go into heads up as the chip leader.

Rob heads out in 3rd place for £34,110.

 


 

 

Double For Ben – 20:22

Rob Bickley limps the small blind, Ben moves all in for 1.1million and after some time in the tank Rob makes the call.

Ben tables A-5 against the A-6 of Rob.

The flop comes 10–K–J

Someone on Bens rail asks for the 5 of hearts and gets instant service as it shows up on the turn, giving Ben the lead in the hand.

The river card comes a 9.

Ben takes the pot doubling to 2.2million while Rob is left with 1.2million.


 

Counts – 19:59

 

Rob Bickley 2,775,000
Richard Kellett 1,985,000
Ben Maregedze 1,405,000

 


 

Level  26 – 19:53

The three players are now back seated as we begin level number 26.

The blinds are 30,000/60,000 with a 30,000 ante.


 

Break Time – 19:40

Another break from the players as they take 15 minutes.


 

Chip Counts – 19:20

Rob Bickley 2,700,000
Richard Kellett 2,500,000
Ben Maregedze 800,000

 


 

Level Up – 19:05

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

They are now 25,000/50,000 with a 25,000 ante.

Three players remaining.


 

Craig Drew 4th – 18:50

The action folds to Rob Bickley who shoves all in attacking the 18 bigs of Craig Drew who calls it off,  putting himself at risk.

Craig has the best hand tabling A-10 of hearts against the Q-J of Rob.

The flop comes 7–K–J as Rob flops a pair of Jacks, Craig picks up a straight draw.

The turn card comes a deuce.

The river card a 4.

Very unlucky for Craig as he heads out in 4th place for £21,730.

Rob now has 2.8million!


 

Ryan Plant 5th – 18:40

Ben Margedze takes out short stack Ryan Plant.

Ryan has been very unlucky on the final table and exits in 5th place for £14,790.

 


 

Mark Rubbathan 6th – 18:27

We get to the table as Mark Rubbathan is all in for his 600k holding A-10 against the A-J of Rob Bickley.

The board runs out 8–K–9–Q–3

No help for Mark as he busts in 6th place for £10,870.


 

 

Chip Counts – 18:07

Rob Bickley 1,895,000
Richard Kellett 1,650,000
Craig Drew 780,000
Mark Rubbathan 645,000
Ben Maregedze 615,000
Ryan Plant 580,000

 


 

Level 25 – 18:01

The players are back seated as we begin level number 25.

Blinds are now 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante.

6 players remaining.


 

 

Break Time – 17:40

 

Break time now for the players as we take 15 minutes.


 

 

The Final 6 – 17:20

 


 

Kellett Doubles Up – 17:05

Richard Kellett and Ryan Plant get it all in again!

Kellett is the pkayer at risk holding pocket jacks and all in for 892,000. Ryan tables ACES!!

The flop comes 5–5–6

The turn card a JACK!! Kelletts rail cheer as he turns a two outer!

The river card is a two.

Kellett takes the pot with a full house, doubling up to 1.8million!

Ryan is left with just 200k.

 


 

Prizepool Payout – 16:55

GUKPT Manchester Main Event
£1000 Hold Em
Entries: 308

1st – £83,930
2nd – £55,540
3rd – £34,110
4th – £21,730
5th – £14,790
6th – £10,870
7th – £8,450 – Paul Rigg
8th – £6,940 – Chris Byrne
9th – £5,740 – Harry Ross
10th – £4,830 – Fraser MacIntyre
11th – £4,220 – Mick Fletcher
12th – £3,930 – Ryan O’Sullivan
13th – £3,620 – Richard Herbert
14th – £3,320 – Dan Foskett
15th – £3,320 – Raul Lozano
16th – £3,020 – D.A
17th – £3,020 – Mark Baxter
18th – £2,720 – Mark Dyson
19th – £2,720 – Andrew Haygarth
20th – £2,720 – Cody Wagner
21st – £2,410 – Damien Wain
22nd – £2,410 – Ludo Geilich
23rd – £2,410 – Rick Trigg
24th – £2,410 – Keith Johnson
25th – £2,110 – Nabil Cardoso
26th – £2,110 – Rehman Kassam
27th – £2,110 – I.N
28th – £2,110 – Paul Spillane
29th – £2,110 – Justinas Pactauskas
30th – £2,110 – Steven Fitzpatrick


 

 

Level Up – 16:40

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

They are now 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 big blind ante.

6 players still remaining.


 

 

All is Quiet – 16:10

A very quiet level so far after the madness to start the day.

Craig Drew is the short stack but he still has over 20 bigs so isn’t in any danger just yet.


 

Chip Counts – 15:50

Ryan Plant 1,574,000
Rob Bickley 1,417,000
Ben Maregedze 972,000
Richard Kellett 898,000
Mark Rubbathan 809,000
Craig Drew 504,000

 


 

Level 24 – 15:44

The players are back seated as we begin level number 24.

The blinds are now 12,000/24,000 with a 24,000 big blind ante.

6 players remaining.


 

Break Time – 15:26

Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes.

 


 

Paul Riggy 7th – 15:23

Raise, re-raise, all in and a call Paul Rigg is all in for his 550k stack holding A-Q and is dominated by the K-K of Ryan Plant.

The board runs out K–3–7–5–9

Top set for Ryan as he takes the pot, he is now up to a massive 1.4million.

We lose Riggy in 7th place for £8,450


 

Double Ups – 15:15

Richard Kellett doubles to just over a million through Ryan Plant. Kellett holding A-K against the A-Q of Ryan. Neither player improves on the board and Ryan is left with 350k.

The very next hand Ryan doubles up to 700k with queens, he is now well back in it.

 


 

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New Chip Leader – 14:45

Rob Binkley and Kellett get involved in raising war and get it al in!

Kellett holding A-K of spades but has ran into the ACES of Rob!

The Aces hold and Rob becomes the new chip leader, doubling up to 1.8million!

Kellett is down to 500k.


 

Level Up – 14:25

The blinds increase as we begin level number 23.

They are now 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante.

7 players remaining.


 

Chris Byrne 8th – 14:10

Chris Byrne gets his 9 bigs all in holding K-J of hearts against the 6-6 of Kellett.

Chris misses the board and is eliminated in 8th place for £6,940. Not a bad return considering he satellited in for £22.

 


 

Harry Ross 9th – 13:52

Short stack Harry Ross gets his 100k all in holding K-9 and is called by Ben Maregedze holding Queens!

There’s no help for Harry on the board as it runs out 6–8–2–Q–3

Ben takes the pot with a set of queens.

We lose Harry in 9th place for £5,740!


 

 

Final Table Seating – 13:50

1 Richard Kellett 1,140,000
2 Rob Bickley 725,000
3 Craig Drew 292,000
4 Paul Rigg 1,229,000
5 Chris Byrne 148,000
6 Ben Maregedze 1,063,000
7 Mark Rubbathan 508,000
8 Harry Rose 100,000
9 Ryan Plant 979,000

 


 

The Finalists – 13:45

 


 

Final Underway – 13:30

The final table is now underway!

Blinds are 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante.

9 players remaining.


 

Break Time – 13:08

Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.

 


 

Fraser MacIntyre 10th – 13:01

Fraser MacIntyre shoves his ten bigs all in from the button and is called by Robert Bickley.

Fraser tabes A-8 and needs help against the K-K of Rob.

The board runs out 8–9–4–K–3

Top set for Rob as he takes the pot.

We lose Fraser MacIntyre in 10th place taking home £4,830.


 

Mick Fletcher 11th – 12:55

We lose Mick Fletcher in 11th place as he loses a flip to Rob Bickley.

He takes home £4,220 for his deep run.

 


 

Ryan O’Sullivan 12th – 12:50

Ryan O’Sullivan three bet shoves or his 11 bigs and is called by Riggy who was the initial opener.

Ryan tables pocket Jacks and it’s a flip against the K-Q of diamonds of Riggy.

The flop comes A–4–5 all diamonds as Riggy flops the nut flush!

The turn card is a the queen of hearts leaving Ryan drawing dead.

The river is a meaningless 6.

Riggy takes the pot and has had a great start to the day, increasing his stack to 800k.

Ryan exits in 12th place for £3,930.

 


 

Richard Herbert 13th – 12:35

The action folds round to Mark Rubbathan who moves all in and is called by Richard Herbert who is the shorter stack of the two, he has 260k to the 275k of Mark.

Mark tables A-4 and is ahead of the K-J of Richard.

The board runs outs 6–9–8–3–7

Ace high is good for Mark to take the pot as he tips his stack over 500k.

Richard heads out in 13th place for £3,620.

 


 

Dan Foskett 14th – 12:20

Dan Foskett is the first player to exit today, losing a flip with A-K against the pocket eights of Richard Kellett.

Dan cashes for £3,320.


 

 

 

Day Three Seating – 12:10

 

13 1 Ben Maregedze 1466000
13 4 Christopher Byrne 342000
13 5 Ryan Osullivan 220000
13 6 Craig Drew 296000
13 7 Paul Rigg 372000
13 8 Harry  Ross 204000
13 9 Ryan Plant 832300
14 1 Fraser Macintyre 578000
14 2 Robert Bickley 338000
14 3 Michael Fletcher 190000
14 4 Daniel Foskett 199000
14 6 Richard Kellett 733000
14 7 Mark Rubbathan 167000
14 9 Richard Herbert 281000

 


 

Shuffle Up & Deal – 12:01

The cards are in the air as we begin day 3.

The blinds are 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 big blind ante.

14 players remaining.


 

 

Prizepool Payout – 11:45

GUKPT Manchester Main Event
£1000 Hold Em
Entries: 308

1st – £83,930
2nd – £55,540
3rd – £34,110
4th – £21,730
5th – £14,790
6th – £10,870
7th – £8,450
8th – £6,940
9th – £5,740
10th – £4,830
11th – £4,220
12th – £3,930
13th – £3,620
14th – £3,320
15th – £3,320 – Raul Lozano
16th – £3,020 – D.A
17th – £3,020 – Mark Baxter
18th – £2,720 – Mark Dyson
19th – £2,720 – Andrew Haygarth
20th – £2,720 – Cody Wagner
21st – £2,410 – Damien Wain
22nd – £2,410 – Ludo Geilich
23rd – £2,410 – Rick Trigg
24th – £2,410 – Keith Johnson
25th – £2,110 – Nabil Cardoso
26th – £2,110 – Rehman Kassam
27th – £2,110 – I.N
28th – £2,110 – Paul Spillane
29th – £2,110 – Justinas Pactauskas
30th – £2,110 – Steven Fitzpatrick

 


 

Welcome to Day 3 – 11:30

Good morning and welcome back to Manchester for Day 3 of the GUKPT Main Event.

From the 308 entries there are just 14 players coming back for the third and final day.

The players are all guaranteed £3,320, but they have their eyes on the first place prize of £83,930.

Chip counts of the final 14 are:

Ben Maregedze 1466000
Ryan Plant 832300
Richard Kellett 733000
Fraser Macintyre 578000
Paul Rigg 372000
Christopher Byrne 342000
Robert Bickley 338000
Craig Drew 296000
Richard Herbert 281000
Ryan Osullivan 220000
Harry  Ross 204000
Daniel Foskett 199000
Michael Fletcher 190000
Mark Rubbathan 167000

Play will begin at 12pm and we are looking forward to an action packed day of poker!

 

 

 

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