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GUKPT Didsbury Day 1A: Nigel Ventre Claims an Early Lead

GUKPT Didsbury

Nigel Ventre leads the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Didsbury Main Event as the first of the two starting days ended last night. Ventre managed to turn his 20,000 starting stack into a tournament leading 99,925.

Just 22 of the 59 entries made it through to Saturday’s Day 2, although many of those who failed to navigate their way through Day 1A will re-enter during Friday’s Day 1B, especially when they see the prize pool start to swell.

Chip leader Ventre has some impressive results to his name including a £1,400 score that he was awarded for winning a £200 buy-in side event at the 2010 GUKPT Club Championships held in Huddersfield. Now he has set himself up for another deep run in a GUKPT event, the £550 Didsbury Main Event.

Joining Ventre on Day 2 are, among others, Matt Davenport (85,700), recent APAT World Championships Main Event winner Erimas Livonas (76,550), Kevin Houghton (59,700), Peter Wigglesworth (59,450), and Rob Sherwood (32,500).

GUKPT Didsbury Day 1A Top 10 chip counts

1stNigel Ventre99,925
2ndMatt Davenport85,700
3rdDavid Joyce 
4thBen Winsor78,050
5thErimas Livonas76,500
6thDavid Bolton75,575
7thCraig Heaton73,050
8thTim Hickling64,075
9thGerald David60,750
10thKevin Houghton59,700

Thanks to the special relationship between PokerNews and Grosvenor Poker you could be heading to the 2013 GUKPT’s third leg in Stockton. On April 28 there is a PokerNews-exclusive freeroll taking place at Grosvenor Poker that will see the winner take home a £550 seat to GUKPT Stockton. In addition to this, players who finish in positions second through to seventh will win a £55 GUKPT online satellite ticket that can be used to try and satellite into any GUKPT Main Event of your choice.

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