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Mo Qureshi Leads Final 12 of the 2014 GUKPT Walsall Main Event

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Seventy-one players started the penultimate day of the 2014 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Walsall Main Event with dreams and ambitions of becoming the latest in a long line of GUKPT champions. Those dreams ended prematurely for all but 12 of them and those 12 return to their seats at the Grosvenor Casino Walsall on Sunday afternoon to play for the title and the £29,000 first place prize.

Leading those 12 back into battle is Mo Qureshi who starts with 605,000 chips in his arsenal. Qureshi’s best result on the live circuit came in 2013 when he won the Grosvenor 25/25 series in Bolton for £11,500. He will need third place or better in Walsall to improve on that figure.

Also still in contention are the likes of Simon Deadman (254,000), John Eames (194,000), start-of-the-day chip leader Don Jones (157,000) and the micro-stacked Andrew Probyn (53,500).

2014 GUKPT Walsall End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts

1Mo Quershi605,000
2Maz Bako507,000
3Ben Winsor431,000
4George Lakin430,000
5Ian Bradley420,000
6Andrew Garland375,500
7Tony Harman337,500
8Simon Deadman254,000
9John Eames194,000
10Don Jones157,000
11Michael Hart114,000
12Andrew Probyn53,500

All of the returning players have money locked up thanks to the bubble bursting on Day 2. Dan Carter busted two before the money, Martin Hogarty one off and Phil Walker being the unfortunate bubble boy when he flopped a set with {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} on a {3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} flop and got it in against the {5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} of Ben Winsor. A seven on the river completed Winsor’s straight and the money bubble burst.

From there, Ben Jackson (20th for £1,100), Ellie Biessek (17th for £1,200), Leo McClean (15th for £1,200), and Jonathan Gill (14th for £1,400) were eliminated and earned some cash.

Day 3, the final day, got under way at 1:00pm on Sunday and will continue until a champion is crowned. Here is what they are playing for:


Return to UK & Ireland PokerNews on Monday to discover who is the new GUKPT Walsall Main Event champion.

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