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GUKPT Goliath Day 3: Les Fenton Leads As Final Table Reached

Les Fenton

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Goliath Main Event has reached its final table after the 28 surviving players were whittled down to just nine in under five levels of play on Sunday afternoon. The man who will start as the chip leader – and by some margin too – is 30-year old architect Les Fenton.

Fenton ended the day with the seemingly impossible task of trying to fit 13,630,000 chips into a clear plastic bag. Thirteen-and-a-half million chips sound like a lot and they are, especially when you consider his nearest rival “only” has 8,300,000 of them.

Speaking to the GUKPT Goliath blog, Fenton said that “I held when I needed to” and that he “won the races and got lucky once.” The blogging team recounted that lucky hand informing us the chips went flying into the middle of the felt on a {4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} flop with Fenton holding {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} to Jamie Cassell's {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}. The turn missed both players but the {5-Diamonds} river completed Fenton's straight and propelled him to the top of the chip counts.

Play will resume at 12:00pm inside the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Although at time of writing the seat draw had not been announced, here is how the nine final table members will stack up once the tournament director kicks off the final day.

GUKPT Goliath final table chip counts

Les Fenton13,630,000
Philip Froggatt8,300,000
Mark Harding6,030,000
Colin Inskip5,530,000
Jon Caplan5,085,000
Gavin Manley3,765,000
Kris Graham3,570,000
Sung Hee Yun1,910,000
Jacqueline Burrows1,365,000

The blinds and antes will be 100,000/200,000/30,000a so expect the action to be fast and furious from the word go. Follow the live updates over on the GUKPT Goliath blog but make sure you tune into tomorrow for a full recap of the action from this amazing event.

Lead image courtesy of the GUKPT Goliath blog

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