It’s Day 1b of the GUKPT Manchester Main Event.
Follow all the action from the tables as the players play another ten levels of play.
66 players Remaining – 00:25
Another record breaking day on the GUKPT Tour. Today has been the biggest ever Day one in Manchester! 200 entries in total took part over the ten levels of play.
The prizepool currently stands at £298,000 with late registration open before the start of Day 2 tomorrow. Registration closes as soon as the cards are in the air.
Today has been a fast and furious day played in great spirits, 66 players have made itt through the day and they are:
We will be tomorrow where there are 92 players coming back, but we’re sure a few more will join to tip the prizepool over £300,000!!
Join us from 12pm.
Bagging & Tagging – 23:55
The players are now bagging and tagging.
Full chip counts will be up as soon as possible.
Last Four Hands – 23:45
The clock has been stopped with 12 minutes. The players will now play 4 more hands before bagging up for the night.
Counts From The Room – 23:25
Keith Johnson – 60,000
Ben Jones- 33,000
Adrian Burns- 32,000
Tim Hickling – 28,000
Rob Boon – 70,000
Charles Ihle – 55,000
Will Davies – 15,000
Grafton Eliminated – 23:05
Endrit Geci opens to 2200 and then calls the shove of Sam Grafton who moves all in for 16k.
Endrit tables :Kh:Qs against the :Ac:9d of Sam.
The board runs out :Qc:3d:9c:5d:7c
Endrit takes the pot with top pair and now has around 100k.
We lose Sam Grafton here during the last level of the day.
The Last Level – 22:55
We begin the last level of the tournament.
The blinds are now 500/1000 with a 1000 ante.
79 players remaining.
Exits – 22:45
The most recent exits from the tables:
The Final Two Levels – 22:30
The final two levels of the day were very quiet yesterday as players tried to hold onto their chips. I wonder what today will bring as we have 80 players remaining in the field. It’s been a great day so far played in a brilliant atmosphere.
The cardroom has been buzzing.
Chip Leaders – 22:10
Level 9 – 21:55
The players are back seated as we begin level number 9
They are now 400/800 with an 800 BB ante.
90 players remaining.
Break Time – 21:40
Break time now for the players as we take 15 minutes.
Chip Counts – 20:55
David Crane – 15,000
Mick Fletcher – 80,000
Ming Ju – 33,000
Will McMurray – 50,000
Richard Kellett – 90,000
Justinas Pactauskas – 130,000
Mitch Johnson – 22,000
Mark Dyson – 55,000
Sam Grafton – 50,000
Level Up – 20:30
The blinds increase as we begin level number eight.
They are now 300/600 with a 600 ante.
100 players remaining today.
The Biggest For A Decade – 20:10
Late registration is open until the start of Day 2, but with the prizepool already at £270,000, we can say that the GUKPT Manchester Main Event is going to be the biggest in a decade!
Big Stacks – 19:45
Mark Rabbathan – 95,000
Albert Sapiano – 80,000
Ludo – 80,000
Cody Wagner – 70,000
Ryan Grossman – 70,000
Level 7 – 19:30
The players are back seated as we begin level number 7.
The blinds are now 250/500 with a 500 ante.
110 players remaining.
Break Time – 19:15
Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.
More Counts – 19:01
Fraser MacIntyre – 26,000
Adrian Burns – 32,000
Niall Farrell – 33,000
Yiannis Liperis – 10,000
Terry Jordon – 8,000
Richard Kellett – 45,000
Marc Foggin – 53,000
Liam Hooks – 6,000
Richardson Stacking – 18:50
We get to the table as Justinas Pactauskas is al in for his 20,000 stacking holding pocket queens, but has ran into the KINGS of Michael Richardson.
The board runs out 5–4–3–K–7
Top set for Michael as he takes the pot and now has around 54,000.
We lose Justinas from the tournament as he heads straight to the desk to have another bullet.
Chip Counts – 18:40
Boz (pictured)- 50,000
Chris Maguire – 36,000
Skullman – 70,000
Endrit Geci – 25,000
Mick Fletcher – 50,000
Andrew Garland – 20,000
Andrew Christoforou – 20,000
Level Up – 18:25
The blinds increase as we begin the next level of play.
They are now 200/400 with a 400 ante.
The prizepool currently stands at £255,000.
Katie Swift – 18:15
Grosvenor Sponsored Katie Swift is playing here on Day 1b, she currently has 16,000 after four bet shoving all in against Sam Grafton and getting it through.
Katie final tabled this event last year, finishing in 8th place for just over £6,000. She’ll be hoping to make another final table in this event, which will take place on Sunday.
Casino Angels in the House – 17:59
Big Stacks – 17:40
Level 5 – 17:25
The players are back seated as we begin level number 5.
Blinds are 150/300 with a 300 ante.
146 entries so far today.
Break Time – 16:25
Dinner break now for the players as they take 60 minutes.
Packed Cardroom – 15:50
The Cardroom is packed here on Day 1b of the #GUKPT Manchester Main Event.
The prizepool currently stands at £237,000!!
Level Four – 15:20
The blinds increase as we begin level number four.
They are now 100/200 with a 200 ante.
All is Quiet – 14:55
All is quiet here during the 3rd level of the day, today is nothing like yesterday where there seemed to be a lot more action in the early levels.
Exits – 14:35
There has only been three exits so far today during the two and a half levels of play, Liam Duffy, Albert Sapiano and Mark Dalimore being the three players to bust.
Level Three – 14:20
The players are back seated as we begin level number three.
The blinds are now 75/150.
111 entries so far for Day 1b.
Break Time – 14:01
Break time now for the players as they take 20 minutes.
GTD Hit! – 13:50
The guarantee has already been hit two levels into Day 1b.
Late registration is open all day.
The prizepool currently stand at £204,000 but we expect it to go over £250k!
Entries Today – 13:30
More players coming through the door here during Day 1b. Players who have joined the field:
Late registration is open all day.
Level Two – 13:01
The blinds increase as we begin level number two.
They are now 50/100.
88 entries so far today.
Live Stream – 12:35
The live stream for Day 1b is now up and running at GUKPT Manchester.
You can watch the ten levels of play HERE!!
Playing Today – 12:25
Players who we have spotted playing today:
Shuffle Up & Deal – 12:02
The cards are in the air as we begin Day 1b.
The blinds starting at 25/50.
There are 55 entries to begin todays play.
15 Minutes Till The Off – 11:45
Just 15 minutes till Day 1b kicks off here in Manchester.
The dealers, chips and cards are in place, we are just waiting on the players being called in.
Welcome To Day 1b – 11:30
Good morning and welcome back to Manchester for Day 1b of the GUKPT Manchester Main Event.
Yesterday we had a great turnout of 98 entries during the ten levels of play, with 26 making it through to Day 2, which will take place on Saturday.
Todays tournament begins at 12pm and has a £1000+£110 Buy in, for their buy in players will receive 20,000 chips on a 60 minute clock. Unlimited re-entries are available throughout the whole day.
We’re looking forward to what should be another great days play.