Terry Jordon Leads The Race For GUKPT Manchester Title
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Only 21 players remain in the hunt for the title for 2021 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Manchester Main Event champion, and Terry Jordon is the man who leads those hopefuls back into battle on August 15.
Jordon is the only player in the field with a seven-figure stack. Known for his rather unorthodox style of play, Jordon takes his seat in the GUKPT Manchester Main Event’s final day armed with 1,454,000 chips.
The chip leader is in great form having finished fifth in the £560 GUKPT London Midi Main Event in July, and having won the £2,200 High Roller event at the same festival for an additional £49,550. Now Jordon has a legitimate shot at the huge £134,250 top prize in Manchester.
The 2021 Goliath takes place online again this year and has a massive £250,000 guaranteed prize pool
2021 GUKPT Manchester Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
Some 472 players bought into the 2021 GUKPT Manchester Main Event, creating a £519,200 prize pool. It is the second time in as many tournaments that the GUKPT Main Event has obliterated its advertised guarantee.
Such luminaries as Tom Middleton, Paul Rigg, GUKPT London champion Euan McNicholas, Martyn Frey, Stuart Rutter, Richard Kellett, and Brandon Sheils all busted on Day 2, which left the waters a little less shark infested.
However, there are some extremely talented grinders among the returning 21 so Jordon will not have matters all his own way.
Team Grosvenor Pro and all-round good guy Richard Trigg returns to the action third in chips courtesy of his 890,000 stack. Trigg already has a GUKPT title to his name thanks to his victory in the Blackpool Main Event in 2013. The Yorkshireman would love to join the double winner’s club today.
Do not write off the chances of Yiannis Liperis (453,000) either. Liperis is a regular on the GUKPT and has some incredible results to show for his efforts, not least a brace of runner-up finishes and an outright victory, the latter coming in 2018 in Blackpool.
Others to keep an eye out for when play resumes at 12:00 p.m. BST on August 15 include Lynne Beaumont (395,000) and Paul McTaggart (237,000), the latter faces a long journey home to Scotland after this tournament.
2021 GUKPT Manchester Final Table Payouts
Each of the remaining 21 players is guaranteed to take home £4,050 regardless of what happens on Day 3. Reaching the final table increases this payout to £7,600, with anyone finishing seventh or higher netting a five-figure prize. The champion, however, leaves Manchester with a bankroll-boosting £134,250.