The G-Casino, Portsmouth welcomed 84 players to its felt for Day 1b of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Portsmouth Main Event. This figure was much higher than expected and leaves the surviving players to battle it out over a £67,000 prize pool.
Chris Gordon was the man who finished Day 1b as the chip leader and thanks to turning his 20,000 starting stack into 101,775 he now leads the entire tournament. Gordon’s reputation grows stronger with every tournament he plays in and should he go all the way in Portsmouth it should put his name firmly on the poker map.
In November 2011, Gordon finished first in the £500 buy-in London Calling Main Event for £17,000 and a year later came second in the Southern England Poker Challenge for £10,395. He seems to have a penchant for live poker tournaments with buy-ins of £250-£500, which stands him in good stead in this £500 GUKPT Portsmouth Main Event.
Joining Gordon from Day 1b on today’s Day 2 including Blair Hampton (94,800), Paul Dunne (944,400) and Trevor Davies (89,000). Play on Day 2 resumes at 12:00 sharp and will continue until the 55 surviving players have been reduced to the final table of nine.
Be sure to tune back into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Sunday to discover which nine players have reached the GUKPT Portsmouth final table.
GUKPT Portsmouth Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts