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GUKPT Didsbury Day 1B: Neils Ladefoged Leads Overall

Niels Ladefoged

Both starting days of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Didsbury main event are now in the bag after the second flight finished on Friday night. Neils Ladefoged turned his 20,000 starting stack into 119,750 chips and that total is enough to see him be awarded the title of overall chip leader.

Ladefoged does not have many cashes showing in his Hendon Mob page, but the ones that are displayed are quite impressive to say the least. He has live tournament winnings of £37,900 with his most recent cash being for £10,350 that was his reward for finishing seventh in the 2012 English Poker Open.

Other luminaries who will be joining Ladefoged include, Mike Hill (118,375), Sky Poker Pro Julian Thew (93,500), Steve Holden (84,825), Tom Hall (46,875), Stuart Rutter (37,925), and John Eames (12,800).

GUKPT Disbury Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts

1stNiels Ladefoged119,750
2ndMike Hill118,375
3rdTony Cartwright105,500
4thJulian Thew93,500
5thSteve Holden84,825
6thGeorge Oghani78,950
7thIan Senior77,500
8thCraig Holt77,250
9thLiam Hooks75,100
10thAndy Booth72,050

Day 1B attracted 94 entries, up on the 59 from Day 1A. This means the GUKPT Didsbury has 153 entries, of which 55 players progressed to today’s Day 2. Forty of these hopefuls will leave the newly refurbished G Casino Didsbury empty handed because only the top 15 finishers will walk away with prize money to show for their efforts.

GUKPT Didsbury Payouts


Day 2 commences at 12:00 and play will continue until the nine-handed final table is decided. Who will burst the bubble? Who will reach the final table? These are questions that will be answered in a recap of the action on Sunday morning, so tune back in then!

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.

Lead image courtesy of the GUKPT live updates team.

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