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£1,250 Main Event
Day 1a completed

Renee Xie Takes Chip Lead into Day 2 of GUKPT London £1,250 Main Event

Calum_Grant • Level 10: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
Renee Xie
Renee Xie

Day 1a of the GUKPT London £1,250 Main Event at the Victoria Casino, London has come to close with Renee Xie sitting a top of the chip counts.

In total, there were 185 entries with just 49 players making it through to Day 2, which kicks off on Saturday, February 5.

There is already £237,160 in the prize pool with another two starting flights still to play. Day 1b gets underway at 12 p.m. GMT on Friday, February 4 with Day 1c (Turbo) commencing at 9 p.m. on the same day

The field was littered with notable names and famous faces, none more than two-time EPT Main Event champion Victoria Coren-Mitchell. She was unable to replicate previous feats on the felt and fell short of making the next stage.

Grosvenor Poker Pros Katie Swift, Richard Trigg and Jamie Nixon were also big names on the GUKPT to fall at the first hurdle. Triple Crown winner Niall Farrell and PokerStars ambassador Sam Grafton also hit the rail on Day 1a.

Players such as Jack Hardcastle, WSOP bracelet winner Barny Boatman and Nick Marchington faired a little better and have all booked their seat for Day 2.

Day 1a Top Ten Chip Stacks

PlayerCountryChip Count
Renee XieUnited Kingdom261,000
Antoine SaoutFrance250,300
Chun LawUnited Kingdom167,100
Rehman KassamUnited Kingdom166,900
Matthew DavenportUnited Kingdom148,000
Yiannis LiperisUnited Kingdom137,700
Ivor SampsonUnited Kingdom136,200
Trevor ReardonUnited Kingdom123,900
Florian DutaRomania123,700
Adam MillerUnited Kingdom119,800

The PokerNews live reporting team will be at The Vic tomorrow to bring you all the action from Day 1b which starts at 12 p.m. GMT.

End of Day Chip Counts (Full)

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Renee Xie gb
Renee Xie
gb 261,000 16,000
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
fr 250,300 139,300
Harry Law gb
Harry Law
gb 167,100 37,100
Rehman Kassam gb
Rehman Kassam
gb 166,900 6,900
Matthew Davenport gb
Matthew Davenport
gb 148,000 8,000
Yiannis Liperis gb
Yiannis Liperis
gb 137,700 137,700
Ivor Sampson gb
Ivor Sampson
gb 136,200 136,200
Trevor Reardon gb
Trevor Reardon
gb 123,900 123,900
Florian Duta ro
Florian Duta
ro 123,700 38,700
Adam Miller gb
Adam Miller
gb 119,800 119,800
Yudhishter Jaswal gb
Yudhishter Jaswal
gb 112,700 -47,300
Nick Marchington gb
Nick Marchington
gb 111,200 111,200
Lorenc Boci al
Lorenc Boci
al 100,500 100,500
Trung Cheng Moc GB
Trung Cheng Moc
GB 95,700 -19,300
Jack Hardcastle gb
Jack Hardcastle
gb 85,100 -39,900
Florian Guimond fr
Florian Guimond
fr 71,100 71,100
Gary Bluston gb
Gary Bluston
gb 71,000 4,000
Peter Sweeney gb
Peter Sweeney
gb 70,900 28,900
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb 70,000 28,000
Connor Heelis gb
Connor Heelis
gb 65,300 10,300
Benjamin Roberts gb
Benjamin Roberts
gb 60,700 60,700
Yann Del Rey fr
Yann Del Rey
fr 60,400 -19,600
Ali Sarkeshik gb
Ali Sarkeshik
gb 60,100 20,100
Yiqian Song gb
Yiqian Song
gb 59,200 59,200
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr 57,700 57,700

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Day 1a Closes

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

Day 1a of the GUKPT London £1,250 Main Event has come to a close with 49 players making it through to day 2. Event recap and chip counts will follow shortly.

Miller Busts Wigan Late On

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With the board reading {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and around 25,000 in the pot, Gary Miller put shorter stack Jesse Wigan all-in for his tournament life.

After a few moments he called off the rest of his stack and turned over {a-}{4-} for top pair but it was thrwarted by Miller's {8-Spades}{7-Spades} for trips.

Adam Miller (UK) GB
Adam Miller (UK)
GB 125,000 40,000
Jesse Wigan gb
Jesse Wigan
gb Busted

Terence Jordan Jnr Beats Chris Da Silva for GUKPT London High Roller Title

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While the Main Event has been underway, the final day of the GUKPT High Roller was also playing out to it's conclusion. Terence Jordan Jnr beat Chris Da Silva in heads-up play after both players flopped top pair but Jordan Jnr had the better kicker.

As the winner, he walks away with the lion's share of the prize pool, boosting his bankroll by £69,000 while Da Silva cashed for £59,000.

Kassam Climbs Chip Leaderboard

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

Lewis Spencer opened the action from middle position to 2,500 with Yann Del Rey and Rehman Kassam calling from the blinds.

Action checked through on the {7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} flop to the {3-Diamonds} turn. Kassam bet 3,000 and only Del Rey called. Both players checked back the {k-Hearts} river much to the frustration of Kassam as he had {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} for the nut flush.

Cristinel Costin has re-entered the main event and takes up Eamonn Dyer's seat who was a recent elimination despite being a big stack for most of the day.

Rehman Kassam gb
Rehman Kassam
gb 160,000 160,000
Yann Del Rey fr
Yann Del Rey
fr 80,000 30,000
Lewis Spencer gb
Lewis Spencer
gb 60,000 39,000
Cristinel Costin ro
Cristinel Costin
ro 20,000 20,000
Eamonn Dyer GB
Eamonn Dyer
GB Busted