Matthew Davenport is the man to catch after he stormed into a lead at the end of the GUKPT Stockton Main Event’s Day 1b. Davenport turned his 20,000 starting stack into a tournament leading 133,850 in the time it took Day 1b to reduce its 74 starters down to just 18.
Davenport has put in some superb results on the popular GUKPT circuit, reaching three final tables. In August 2012, Davenport came close to winning his first major live poker title but fell just short and finished as runner-up to GUKPT Coventry champion Martin Frey.
The following month, Davenport navigated his way to the final table of the GUKPT London Main Event, busting in fifth place. Then, just last month, Davenport finished ninth at the GUKPT Didsbury Main Event. Now he is on course to reach his fourth GUKPT final table after putting in a fantastic performance yesterday.
One other player managed to break through the 100,000 chip barrier on Day 1b; Lawrence Gosney bagged up an impressive 110,000 chips to finish second in chip overall. Gosney is a World Series of Poker bracelet winner, having taken down a $2,000 No Limit Hold’em event in 2005. That result netted him $483,195 and although the prizes on offer at GUKPT Stockton are nowhere near that size, they are still impressive for a £500 buy-in event.
GUKPT Stockton Payouts
Day 1b kicked off on Saturday at 12:00 and will continue until the 57 surviving players are whittled down to the final table of nine. This means the money bubble is set to burst, so tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews for a full recap of the action from Day 2 of the GUKPT Stockton Main Event.
GUKPT Stockton Top 10 Chips Counts (Start of Day 2)
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