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GUKPT Luton Main Event
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1a1b23

Highlights

Highlights

GUKPT Luton Main Event
Day 1a completed

Kamel Claims GUKPT Luton Main Event Day 1a Chip Lead in the Final Level

AaronMcBride • Level 10: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
Tamer Kamel
Tamer Kamel

The first flight of the GUKPT Luton Main Event is in the books with 20 players advancing from a field of 99.

The chip leader is Tamer Kamel who bagged 215,500 ahead of Ben Maregedze with 181,000. James Clarke sits third in chips with 175,100.

Kamel won a big pot against Terry Jordon in the final level when he hit a flush against Jordon's trip kings, and propelled himself up the chip counts having been below 50,000 for most of the day.

Players who were unable to survive included Jordon, defending champion David Docherty, Ryan Mandara, Yucel Eminoglu, Jacob Mulhern, Willie Tann, Sonia Padovani and Alberto Speranzoni.

GUKPT Luton Main Event Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Tamer KamelUnited Kingdom215,500
2Ben MaregedzeUnited Kingdom181,000
3James ClarkeUnited Kingdom175,100
4Man LauUnited Kingdom161,500
5Matthew DavenportUnited Kingdom150,700
6K.N.NA131,200
7Joseph PhillipsUnited Kingdom130,900
8Ciaran McCullaghUnited Kingdom121,500
9Martyn FreyUnited Kingdom121,300
10Sven MermansUnited Kingdom80,500

The remaining 20 will return for Day 2 at midday on Saturday, June 4.

Meanwhile, PokerNews will return on Friday for two more flights in the GUKPT Luton Main Event.

Tags: Alberto SperanzoniBen MaregedzeDavid DochertyJacob MulhernJames ClarkeRyan MandaraSonia PadovaniTamer KamelTerry JordonWillie TannYucel Eminoglu

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

AaronMcBride • Level 10: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
Tamer Kamel gb
Tamer Kamel
gb 215,500 65,500
Ben Maregedze GB
Ben Maregedze
GB 181,000 84,000
James Clarke gb
James Clarke
gb 175,100 65,100
Man Lau
Man Lau
161,500 11,500
Matthew Davenport gb
Matthew Davenport
gb 150,700 71,700
K.N.
K.N.
131,200
Joseph Phillips gb
Joseph Phillips
gb 130,900 -34,100
Ciaran McCullagh gb
Ciaran McCullagh
gb 121,500 52,500
Martyn Frey gb
Martyn Frey
gb 121,300 11,300
Sven Mermans
Sven Mermans
80,500
Craig McCorkell gb
Craig McCorkell
gb 75,000 -30,000
James Parker gb
James Parker
gb 71,000 -4,000
Brijesh Das
Brijesh Das
65,300
Keith Hoang gb
Keith Hoang
gb 54,600
Lee French gb
Lee French
gb 52,000 -23,000
Janis Karklins GB
Janis Karklins
GB 49,000 49,000
Mitchell Johnson gb
Mitchell Johnson
gb 46,300 -3,700
John Duffy
John Duffy
36,000
Renee Xie gb
Renee Xie
gb 35,100 -7,900
John Bousfield gb
John Bousfield
gb 28,600 3,600

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Kamel Doubles Through Jordon

AaronMcBride • Level 10: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
Tamer Kamel
Tamer Kamel

The board was down {k-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{k-Clubs} and Terry Jordon bet 15,000 from under the gun, which Tamer Kamel called.

The river was the {9-Spades} and Jordon moved all in for around 65,000. Kamel had 44,000 behind, and the two players chatted before Kamel called and revealed {3-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for a flush. Jordon tabled {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for trips and was left with 20,000.

Just moments later, the call was made for an empty seat and it was Jordon who had departed from Day 1a in the final level.

Tamer Kamel gb
Tamer Kamel
gb 150,000 82,000
Terry Jordon gb
Terry Jordon
gb Busted

Tags: Tamer KamelTerry Jordon

Xie Makes a Comeback

AaronMcBride • Level 10: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

John Bousfield raised to 2,100 from middle position, and Renee Xie shoved for 20,900 from the hijack. Christopher Louch went into the tank from the cutoff but ultimately folded before Bousfield called after the action folded back to him.

Bousfield: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Xie: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

"That's the only hand I didn't want you to have" said Xie.

But the board ran out {j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{k-Hearts} and Xie hit a runner-runner straight to double up despite being dominated preflop.

Renee Xie gb
Renee Xie
gb 43,000 14,000
John Bousfield gb
John Bousfield
gb 25,000 -6,000

Tags: Christopher LouchJohn BousfieldRenee Xie

Parker Chips Up

AaronMcBride • Level 10: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

Joseph Phillips raised to 2,200 from under the gun, James Parker called from the next seat, and Mitchell Johnson called from the big blind. The flop fell {k-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and Johnson checked. Phillips continued for 3,200 and both opponents called. The {a-Clubs} appeared on the turn, and Parker bet 6,000 after the action had checked to him. Johnson called, and Phillips folded.

Johnson checked on the {3-Diamonds} river and Parker bet 15,000. Johnson gave his decision some thought before folding.

Joseph Phillips gb
Joseph Phillips
gb 165,000 50,000
James Parker gb
James Parker
gb 75,000 54,000
Mitchell Johnson gb
Mitchell Johnson
gb 50,000 50,000

Tags: James ParkerJoseph PhillipsMitchell Johnson

River Saviour for Docherty

AaronMcBride • Level 10: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

David Docherty moved all in for 10,000 after his opponent had raised to 2,000 from middle position, and Docherty received the call.

Docherty: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Opponent: {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}

Board: {4-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

Docherty looked set to depart from Day 1a again after the flop and turn gave him no joy, but the jack on the river gave him top pair and a final level lifeline.

David Docherty gb
David Docherty
gb 23,000 3,000

Tags: David Docherty

Final Level Begins

AaronMcBride • Level 10: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

The last 60-minute level in Day 1a is underway. At its conclusion, the remaining players will bag their chips.

Level:
10
Blinds:
500/1,000
Ante:
1,000