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GUKPT Manchester – Day 1b Blog

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:

I N 281200
Robert Bickley 171000
Endrit Geci 158300
Steven Fitzpatrick 141000
Michael Richardson 127300
Mark Rubbathan 107900
Timothy Hickling 107000
Keith Johnson 107000
Richard Kellett 106000
Rehman Kassam 104000
Jason McGuire 104000
Michael Fletcher 96700
Cody Wagner 96400
Andrew Garland 86100
Robert Boon 84100
Andrew Haygarth 79000
Nabil Cardoso 77100
D A 76500
Guillermo Sanchezotero 74400
Justinas Pactauskas 73900
Marc Foggin 71600
Raul Lozano 71500
John Haigh 70100
Niall Farrell 67000
Mark Jones 65900
Paul Spillane 64300
Ira Washer 64300
Zhen Heng 63100
Paul Rigg 61500
Mustafa Mutlak 60200
Ben Maregedze 56000
Jayraj Digwa 55000
Charles Ihle 55000
Adam Davies 53300
Barry Grime 51900
Andrew Hills 51600
Ryan Osullivan 50000
Turgay Bagdagi 49100
Katie Swift 46600
Baz Hussain 45300
Mark Dyson 43800
Frederick Maher 43700
Garry Wilson Jr. 43500
Darren Nelson 42100
Ming Ju 40500
Benjamin Jones 39900
Yiannis Liperis 39300
M M 39100
Adrian Burns 38000
Christopher Byrne 37600
Nguyen Le 37000
Joe Hindry 36300
Stephen Foster 36200
Tony Ringe 34800
Kim Abramovici 34400
Ryan Grossman 33000
Bogdan Bolboceanu 32600
Neil Banks 31700
Natalia Breviglieri 31500
Ulf Delin 26100
Masoud Etemadiherisi 25200
Andreas Olympios 21700
Mark Kelsall 20000
William Davies 13500
Alex Montgomery 11800
Damien Wain 10300

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:

Jeff Kimber
William Berry
Niall Farrell
Chris Flint
Terry Jordon
Richard Harrison

 


 

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

 

Richard Kellett 150000
Justinas Pactauskas 145000
Mark Rubbathan 105000
Andrew Haygarth 90000
Zhen Heng 80000
Mick Fletcher 80000
Marc Foggin 72000
Rob Bickley 70000

 


 

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!

Year Entries Prizepool  Winner 1st Place
2007 285 £285,000 Dave Colclough £88,300
2008 309 £309,000 Marc Goodwin £90,420
2009 298 £298,000 Simon Moorman £88,630
2010 192 £192,000 Kully Sidhu £54,850
2011 207 £207,000 Peter McAdams £58,100
2012 171 £171,000 Lewis Hunter £49,600
2013 180 £200,000 Sunny Chattha £35,000
2014 192 £200,000 Rhys Jones £42,000
2015 198 £200,000 Ali Mallu £59,000
2016 232 £232,000 Reyaaz Mulla £58,300
2017 268 £268,000 Andy Hills £46,988
2018 241 £241,000 Adam Lulat £68,930

 

 

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

The Casino Angels are here at #GUKPT Manchester, giving the players a massage to rejuvenate them, while they are playing.


 

Big Stacks – 17:40

Ludo Geilich 70000
Ryan Grossman 57000
Mark Rubbathan 52000
Rob Brickley 50000
Chris Byrne  45000
Darren Nelson 40000

 

 


 

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:

Mick Fletcher
Chris Howden
Fraser MacIntyre
Joe Hindry
Jeff Kimber
Katie Swift

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:

Albert Sapiano
John Eames
Will Davies
Andy Hills
Carl Pickles

 


 

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.

 

 

 

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