The huge crowd of 323 entrants in the 2014 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) London Main Event has been whittled down to a much more manageable 27 and it is a final 27 that is packed with heroes.
David Laronde is the name at the top of the chip counts, his 690,000 stack containing 74,000 chips than his nearest rival Michael Quinn. There’s quite some distance between Laronde, Quinn and the chasing pack, Antti Sultano leading the chasing pack with his 420,000 chips.
If you look down the chip counts you can reel off plenty of stellar names such as Harry Law (337,500) and Oliver Price (328,500) who performed heroics at the recent European Poker Tour Deauville Main Event (Law finished fifth for €164,600 while Price came third for €271,200), Mathew Frankland (254,500), Praz Bansi (250,000), Ben Vinson (248,000), former football star Steve Watts (187,000) and Tamer Kamel (116,500).
Each of the returning 27 players return to their seat in The Poker Room safe in the knowledge that they have locked up at least £2,250 for their efforts after the money bubble burst late on Saturday night. Neophytos Neophytou was the unfortunate soul who burst the bubble, his being no match for Michael Quinn’s on a nine-high flop.
2014 GUKPT London Main Event Start of Day 3 Chip Counts
Play resumes at the slightly early time of 12:00pm as the tournament staff agreed to bring the players back to the felt an hour earlier than scheduled in an attempt to have the tournament done and dusted before the small hours of Monday morning! Will their plan work? Who will leave London as a GUKPT champion, a champion with £86,400 stuffed into their wallet? Return to UK & Ireland PokerNews on Monday to find out!
Lead image courtesy of the GUKPT Blog