Day 1bc completed
Day 1bc completed
After Day 1b of the GUKPT London Main Event, 98 players advanced from a field of 373. The chip lead is held by Steve Jelinek (240,000) ahead of Ciaran McCullagh (231,500).
Further back is Terry Jordon who, barely 24 hours since his son won the GUKPT London High Roller title, bagged a strong stack of 172,500.
Other big stacks include Leon Campbell (141,100), Guy Taylor (129,000), Gary Miller (119,700) and Kuljinder Sidhu (107,500).
Grosvenor Poker 2021 National League Champion Euan McNicholas also bagged ahead of Day 2, with his stack of 59,700 below average but still 50 big blinds.
Players who were unfortunate to miss out include Grosvenor Sponsored Pros Katie Swift and Jamie Nixon, along with Chris Da Silva, Francois Pirault, Ludovic Geilich, Sam Grafton, Niall Farrell and Muskan Sethi.
The tournament resumes at 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 5 with the survivors from the Turbo Day 1C which at the time of writing is reaching its conclusion. We will post a full list of players advancing from that flight after its conclusion later tonight.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for full coverage of the GUKPT London Main Event.
The tournament clock has been paused with the last hands taking place on Day 1b. There is still just under half an hour left on Day 1c.
Katie Swift moved all in from under the gun for 16,600. D. A. called and Steven Warburton three-bet all in for 43,500. Action folded back to D. A. who asked how much more it was, took his time and then eventually called.
The pocket pair held on the runout and he sent both opponents to the rail.
Jamie Nixon was all in for 51,200 against Kuljinder Sidhu who covered him by just 700 chips.
Nixon held against the of Sidhu. There was a ten on the flop of giving Sidhu a set. The turn and river weren't enough to save Nixon, and after a quick count by the dealer he was eliminated.
The full board of was out between Joseph Maczka and Ciaran McCullagh. Both players were sitting with around 100,000 in chips to start the last level, but McCullagh has put clear water between the pair after the hand.
On the river, Maczka sat with a bet of 41,500 in front of him with the pot around 50,000. McCullagh was out of position and had moved all in. Maczka eventually folded and McCullagh raked in the pot to move within touching distance of 200,000 chips.
With six levels complete in the Turbo Day 1c of the GUKPT London Main Event, the field is up to 81 players with just 56 remaining.
They have four levels remaining before they bag up for the night.