GUKPT 2021 Leg 1 London Day 2 Blog

Aleem Kanji Leads Final 20 – 00:15

203 entries started Day 2 here at GUKPT London, the biggest Day 2 in GUKPT History and after ten levels of play we are left with just 20 players. Less than 10% of the field!

The action has been thick and fast and we even had three all ins on the bubble! Michael Wharton & Daniel Crawleyboevey busted on the bubble and chopped up the min cash.

Aleem Kanji has made a few Day 3’s and he will be chip leader going into tomorrow. He has a small lead over Antoine Saout who has held the chip lead for most of the day. We have a great field and tomorrow should be fun to watch!

Full chip counts are:

ForenameSurnameChipsAleemKanji1184000AntoineSaout1122000BradleyRawson903000DanielGolder827000PhilipLong721000DannyPyke651000EuanMcnicholas646000OliverPrice634000LaurenceHoughton631000JackHardcastle612000SamMiller600000CarlShaw564000JuliusFlusfeder560000StephenO’Keefe471000GregMurphy377000ManhNguyen367000RichardLazarus352000JC314000ChrisJohnson211000TadasBudzeika80000

We will be back tomorrow for the final day where we will crown our first GUKPT champion in 18 months.

Join us at 12pm and 12:30pm on the stream.

Bagging & Tagging – 23:45

Players are now bagging and tagging, full counts will be up shortly.

Last Four Hands – 23:30

Four hands to go before we bag and tag fr the night.

20 players remaining.

Dropping Like Flies – 23:10

The action is not slowing down here during the last level of play, we are now down to three tables. 24 players remaining.

25th–£3,800–Michael Zhang26th–£3,800–Tyler Craig27th–£3,800–Gareth New28th–£3,800–Kevin Williams29th–£3,800–Bobby James30th–£3,800–Asif Ilyas

Last Level – 22:55

The blinds increase as we begin the last level of the day.

28 players remaining.

30 Remaining – 22:50

31st–£3,200–Maz Bako32nd–£3,200–Ahmad Ashour33rd–£3,200–Jason Shellum34th–£3,200–Tom Hall35th–£3,200–Daniel Tighe36th–£3,200–Yiannis Liperis37th–£3,200–Roni Tal38th–£2,550–Jamie Nixon39th–£2,550–Neil McCulloch

Nixon Busts – 22:45

Jamie Nixon all in pre for 17 bigs holding AhQd against the pocket threes of his opponent.

5 bricks for Nixon and he heads out in 38th place for £2,550.

Final Four Tables – 22:35

More Cashers – 22:20

40th–£2,550–J.C41st–£2,550–Hoaran Cai42nd–£2,550–Andrew Hedley43rd–£2,550–Chris Maguire44th–£2,550–David Anderson45th–£2,550–Hasmukh Khodiyara46th–£2,550–Mauricio Pais

Chip Counts – 22:01

ForenameSurnameChipsAntoineSaout1150000AleemKanji900000EuanMcNicholas550000PhilipLong540000JackHardcastle473000Bradley Rawson440000Carl Shaw440000SamMiller430000DannyPyke430000DanielGolder420000JamieLow390000MichaelZhang340000ManhNguyen330000Gregory DeclanMurphy320000MazBako317000RichardLazarus300000AndrewHaygarth285000DanielTighe267000JC250000AxatMawji241000JasonShellum220000KevinWilliams210000BobbyJames190000LaurenceHoughton180000ScottBerko173000AhmadAshour170000JuliusFlusfeder168000MichalisMichael164000ThomasHall145000JamieNixon140000TylerCraig135000YiannisLiperis130000Stephen O’Keefe120000RoniTal120000TadasBudzeika118000Asif NawazIlyas110000Gareth CharlesNew109000OliverPrice105000NeilMcculloch88000ChrisJohnson70000

Level 19 – 21:40

The players are back as we begin level number 19.

The blinds are now 4,000/8,000 with a 8k big blind ante.

40 players remaining.

Break Time – 21:20

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

In The Money – 21:01

45th–£2,550–Hasmukh Khodiyara46th–£2,550–Mauricio Pais47th–£2,550–Ramsey Ajram48th–£2,550–Endrit Geci49th–£1,900–Ben Roberts50th–£1,900–A.B51st–£1,900–Dan Gormley52nd–£1,900–Min Ji

Level Up – 20:40

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

3,000/6,000 with a 6k big blind ante.

50 players remaining.

Min Cashers – 20:30

53rd–£1,900–Jiaze Li54th–£1,900–Paul Runcan55th–£1,900–Sven McDermott56th–£1,900–Jack Loraine57th–£950–Michael Wharton58th–£950–James Crawleyboevey

The Bubble Bursts – 20:20

The first hand of bubble play we have three all ins!

ACES for Daniel CrawleyBoevey against the QUEENS of Sam Miller.
Queen n the river and we lose Dan.

KINGS for Michael Wharton all in against the ACES of Phil Long.
Aces hold and we also lose Michael Wharton.

Michalis Michael has QUEENS against the TENS of Yiannis Liperis. Tens hold and he survives.

Michael Wharton & Daniel CrawleyBoevey chop up the min cash and take home £950 each.

Bust Outs – 20:15

Players we lost before reaching the bubble:

Paul Grummit
Jeff Duval
Seb Jung
John Kelly
Brad Davey
Paul McAulay

Bubble Time – 20:01

After a few exits we are now hand for hand on the bubble!

Chip Counts – 19:45

AntoineSaout680000EuanMcnicholas495000SamMiller447000JackHardcastle (pictured)388500AleemKanji382000MazBako316500BobbyJames315000ManhNguyen310000MauricioFerreira Pais303000DanielTighe293000Bradley TaylorRawson290000LaurenceHoughton290000DannyPyke288000ChristopherMaguire281000ScottBerko270000PhilipLong253000Gregory DeclanMurphy241000TadasBudzeika240000Jack AndrewLoraine240000Asif NawazIlyas237000HasmukhKhodiyara228000MinJi217000YiannisLiperis210000RamseyAjram203000AxatMawji195000JuliusFlusfeder185000JamieLow169000RoniTal161000JC160000JamieNixon158000ThomasHall154000KevinWilliams151000JamesCrawleyboevey145000MichaelWharton145000Carl JohnShaw135000DanielGolder134500MichaelZhang132000NeilMcculloch132000Gareth CharlesNew128000JasonShellum126000EndritGeci125000JiazeLi110000AB109000JeffreyDuvall105000AndrewHaygarth103000StephenOkeeffe94000OliverPrice90000Christopher PeterJohnson90000TylerCraig90000RichardLazarus90000HaoranCai90000BenjaminRoberts88000MichalisMichael85000PaulGrummitt84000BradDavey75000Andrew JohnHedley72000AhmadAshour72000SebastienJung70000SvenMc Dermott60000DavidAnderson47000Paul AdrianRuncan47000Daniel JohnGormley46000PaulMcaulay40000JohnKelly30000

Level 17 – 19:32

The players are back seated as we begin level 17.

The blinds are now 2,500/5,000 with a 5k big blind ante

64 players remaining.

Break Time – 19:15

Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes

Full chip count incoming.

Saout Chip Leader – 18:50

Antoine Saout holds the chip lead here at GUKPT London and is the first player over half a million chips with 70 players remaining.

Blinds are 2,000/4,000.

More Exits – 18:35

Tim Joyner
Robin Fisher
Colin Gillon
Mr Ali
Matt Perrins
Janis Kupics
Raul Martinez

Level Up – 18:20

The blinds increase as we begin level number 16.

They are now 2,000/4,000 with a 4k big blind ante.

72 players remaining.

Exits – 18:01

Down to 80 players as we lose:

Tom Langley
Jimmy Kebe
Phil Walker
Damien Pilkington-Lewis
Stephen Kehoe

Chip Counts – 17:37

NameChipsBradleyRawson350000MazBako335000ManhNguyen280000AleemKanji270000SamMiller255000TylerCraig240000DanielTighe240000EndritGeci238000JackHardcastle225000HaoranCai225000MichaelZhang225000AndrewHaygarth216000PaulMcaulay215000JuliusFlusfeder215000IanBosley215000AhmadAshour205000EuanMcnicholas195000HasmukhKhodiyara190000AntoineSaout184000ThomasHall180000MichaelSheppard180000Andrew Hedley175000DanielGolder173000NickMarchington172500MatthewPerrins168000MinJi161000PaulHizer157000JC157000MauricioFerreira Pais155000ThomasLangley150000PhilipLong150000LaurenceHoughton145000JamesCrawleyboevey145000StephenKehoe140000RobinFisher140000OliverPrice136000ScottBerko135000Jack AndrewLoraine134000MichaelWharton130000JimmyKebe130000SvenMc Dermott125000RoniTal125000BradDavey125000RichardLazarus120000RamseyAjram115000JanisKupics115000DannyPyke115000Asif NawazIlyas113000Gregory DeclanMurphy111000AxatMawji109000RobertJames106000ChristopherDay100000TadasBudzeika95000Paul AdrianRuncan95000MichaelBurnett95000JamieLow95000YiannisLiperis90000MichalisMichael90000KevinWilliams90000JohnBousfield90000JiazeLi89000StephenOkeeffe85000PaulGrummitt85000JeffreyDuvall84000Christopher PeterJohnson82000SebastienJung80000JamieNixon80000DanielGormley80000JasonShellum78000ColinGillon71000RaulMartinez70000BenjaminRoberts69000Carl JohnShaw67000JohnKelly65000HaitaoWu65000ChrisMaguire60000NeilMcculloch55000Gareth New55000DamienPilkington-Lewis55000AbdiBiron55000DavidAnderson53000TimJoyner47000PhilipWalker47000AdamMiller42500AnaAntunes37000AbdulzahraMr Ali28000GarryStevenssmith16000

Level 15 – 17:20

The players are back seated as we begin level 15.

Blinds are now 1500/3000 with 88 players remaining.

Dinner Break – 16:20

Dinner break for the players as they take 60 minutes.

90 Players – 16:05

We’re down to just 90 players after nearly four levels of play, losing a huge 110 players since the start of play.

We expect things to slow down now as we begin to approach the bubble.

Bust Outs – 15:45

Exits from around the tables as we now have 100 players remaining.

Driton Haxhaij
Ludo
Colin Cooper
John Gilchrist
James Mowbray
John Neocleous

Level 14 – 15:20

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

They are now 1,000/2,500 with 2,500 ante.

112 players remaining.

More Counts – 15:05

Jack Hardcastle – 110,000
Andrew Hedley – 100,000
Jonny Barker – 160,000
Jamie Nixon – 50,000
Benny Glacer – 15,000
Jason Shellum – 60,000
Oliver Price – 65,000
Ben Roberts – 55,000
Endrit Geci – 140,000
John Bousfield – 45,000
Tom Hall – 200,000

Chip Counts – 14:40

James CrawleyBoevey – 180,000
Mark Brockwell – 157,000
Matt Strom-Perrins – 130,000
Michael Zhang – 200,000
Brad Rawson – 204,000
Conor O’Driscoll – 69,000

Level 13 – 14:20

The players are back seated as we begin level number 13 of the day.

The blinds are now 1,000/2,000 with a 2k ante.

120 players remaining.

Break Time – 14:01

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

More Bust Outs – 13:55

Carl Pickles
Robert Cowan
Joe Laming
Babak Shahrtash
Arun Sood
David Docherty

130 players remaining.

Live Stream – 13:45

Come and join The Tower & Paul Zimbler here on Day 2 of the GUKPT London Main Event.

We have 140 players remaining and 57 get paid.

The live stream runs all day and you can watch it here – https://www.grosvenorcasinos.com/poker/live-stream

Exits – 13:15

Some of the players we have lost during the first level of play.

Ben Winsor
Brandon Sheils
Carl Shaw
Renee Xie
Wadey Ashraf
Ali Zihni
Terry Jordon
Simon Baker
Richard Hasnip

Level Up – 13:01

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

Blinds are now 1,000/1500 with a 1500 big blind ante.

146 players remaining!

Prizepool Payout – 12:50

1st–£165,8002nd–£114,0503rd–£67,5004th£41,4505th–£26,1006th–£17,8507th–£13,3508th–£10,8509th–£8,90010th–£7,65011th–£7,05012th–£6,30013th–£5,75014th–£5,75015th–£5,75016th–£5,10017th–£5,10018th–£5,10019th–£5,10020th–£4,45021st–£4,45022nd–£4,45023rd–£4,45024th–£4,45025th–£3,80026th–£3,80027th–£3,80028th–£3,80029th–£3,80030th–£3,80031st–£3,20032nd–£3,20033rd–£3,20034th–£3,20035th–£3,20036th–£3,20037th–£3,20038th–£2,55039th–£2,55040th–£2,55041st–£2,55042nd–£2,55043rd–£2,55044th–£2,55045th–£2,55046th–£2,55047th–£2,55048th–£2,55049th–£1,90050th–£1,90051st–£1,90052nd–£1,90053rd–£1,90054th–£1,90055th–£1,90056th–£1,90057th–£1,900

Day 2 Chip Counts – 12:20

ForenameSurnameChipsHaoranCai264900MichaelZhang211200JamesCrawleyboevey200200AndreiMunteanu166900AntoineSaout157700PhilipLong148500ThomasLangley146600RaulMartinez139500JuliusFlusfeder130300DannyPyke129000SimonGillis127000Gregory DeclanMurphy124000EuanMcnicholas121200LaurenceHoughton120000Paul AdrianRuncan118400MarkBrockwell114600AndrewHaygarth112800ArunSood112600DanielGolder111900GarryStevenssmith111900DanielGormley111400SamMiller111000AnaAntunes110800MazBako109600GuyTaylor109400WaheedAshraf107500DanielMoran107000Andrew JohnHedley103700AsamTham103600OliverPrice100600MichaelAllen100400AleemKanji99200LotfiBoughanmi98300ArtanDedusha95800RB95600StephenKehoe95000HaitaoWu93500MinJi92000ChrisMaguire91800SebastienJung91300DavidAnderson89000AnthonyGardner88000TL88000TimJoyner86900RoniTal86800JackHardcastle85200RF84600IanBosley84400ThomasHall83000Christopher PeterJohnson82800James RobertMowbray82800EndritGeci82500PaulVas Nunes81200MaximilianSanders81200TerryJordon80700MichaelSheppard80300JD78900JohnBarker78000JohnNeocleous77200SvenMc Dermott75900PE75700MauricioFerreira Pais75000Jack AndrewLoraine74900DamienPilkington-Lewis74100ConorOdriscoll73400BradDavey72900PaulMcaulay70800KevinWilliams69300MichaelBrown68500TereneJordon68400KlodianCeka68000KL67200YiannisLiperis67000MichalisMichael65700ThomasWinstone65600NeilMcculloch65400PaulRigg63300TadasBudzeika63000JosephMaczka63000AdamMiller62800DavidLopezllacer60500RV59500PaulSiddle58800PaulNewey58400HasmukhKhodiyara56200DritonHaxhiaj55500JamieLow55000MC54000JohnGilchrist53500ChristopherDay53000StevenWatts53000LudovicGeilich52000PhillipCorion51800MartynFrey51700BenjaminTeague51000PaulGrummitt50900Gareth CharlesNew50300MartinBader49800Billy Irvine49000RichardHasnip48300FrankBastow47500ScottBerko47400JasonShellum47200MichaelBurnett47200JamesClarke46500AdnanChamaa46300AndrewTaylor46100NicolasIrving44400RobertJames44200MichaelWharton44200YounessBarakat43900JC43502MichaelPettinella43500DanielTighe43200IR42700RichardLazarus42000TC41900BodoWagner41800MichaelWharton41800CC41500PaulDunne40100DavidBrehme38300PhilipWalker37700MathieuKrishnapillai37200CarlPickles37000JanisKupics36400OliverWhite36200JohnKelly35900RA35700JohnBousfield35300BabakShahrtash34500Asif NawazIlyas34100AxatMawji34100Harry Lodge33000HugoDuarte32400BenjaminRoberts32200GuyBowles31700AB31000DanielJames29600EmrahYildiz29600StephenOkeeffe29400AidenHynes29300SimonBaker28600MH28600DavidDocherty28400JanNaderzadeh28400AliZihni28300ColinGillon26600PaulHizer26000BennyGlaser25900JoeHindry25900NikolayPonomarev25200AhmadAshour24600Nathan JamesWatson24400JC24300JamieNixon23900ReneeXie23600PaulSpillane23200TanLe22700JiazeLi22600JimmyKebe22200UsmanSiddique22200BradleyHarwood21900MorganePortier21800MatthewEardley21500JoeLaming21200HowardSmith20500DavidBarnes20200NickMarchington20100LinChen19400HarveyBautista18700ST18300RyanMandara17500AntonyHallam16300BradleyRawson16000AlexWhitenstall15700GaryWhitehead15400KananFarzaliyev12000Joshua Boulton11900George Wyatt11700BrandonSheils10500BenjaminWinsor9600AlexWalton6700RonanSweeney2000

Shuffle Up & Deal – 12:10

The cards are in the air as we begin level 11 of the tournament.

The blinds are 600/1200 with a big blind ante of 1200.

202 players remaining.

Welcome To Day 2 – 12:01

Good morning and welcome back to The Poker Room in London for Day 2 of the GUKPT London Main Event.

Buy ins have just finished with 19 Day 2 buy ins! That gives us 591 entries in total and a £650,100 prizepool!

There are 202 entries coming back today to play another ten levels of play! We are looking forward to what should be another great days play!

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Author: Lewis Mitchell