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Steve Jelinek Leads After GUKPT London Main Event Day 1b

will_shill • Level 10: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
Steve Jelinek
Steve Jelinek

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.

End of Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

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Timothy Chung hk
Timothy Chung
hk 120,000 120,000
Antoine Labat fr
Antoine Labat
fr 118,600 118,600
Danny Pyke gb
Danny Pyke
gb 113,400 113,400
Stuart Mcnally gb
Stuart Mcnally
gb 108,100
Chris Dasilva gb
Chris Dasilva
gb 97,100
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 72,900 72,900
Ben Winsor gb
Ben Winsor
gb 70,900
Robert Boon gb
Robert Boon
gb 70,400
Nikolay Ponomarev ru
Nikolay Ponomarev
ru 65,700 65,700
Francois Pirault fr
Francois Pirault
Winamax Team Pro
fr 64,700 64,700
Kelly Saxby us
Kelly Saxby
us 63,300 63,300
Vaidas Siriunas gb
Vaidas Siriunas
gb 59,600
James Crawleyboevey GB
James Crawleyboevey
GB 59,300
Robert Malvasi gb
Robert Malvasi
gb 59,200
David Johnson ca
David Johnson
ca 55,400
Shaun Conroy ie
Shaun Conroy
ie 49,800
Ronan Sweeney ie
Ronan Sweeney
ie 49,500
Rajinder Shina
Rajinder Shina
Richard Ashby gb
Richard Ashby
gb 42,100
Bruce Jones us
Bruce Jones
us 41,200
Catalin Fatu
Catalin Fatu
Israel Avraham il
Israel Avraham
il 39,900 39,900
Paul Hizer gb
Paul Hizer
gb 39,700
Julien Sitbon fr
Julien Sitbon
fr 36,800 36,800

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End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

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Steve Jelinek gb
Steve Jelinek
gb 240,000 168,000
Ciaran McCullagh gb
Ciaran McCullagh
gb 231,500 41,500
Alex Peffly gb
Alex Peffly
gb 187,600 187,600
Terry Jordon gb
Terry Jordon
gb 172,500 -37,500
John Kelly gb
John Kelly
gb 156,900 156,900
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
gb 152,000 152,000
Leon Campbell gb
Leon Campbell
gb 141,000 -1,000
138,300 138,300
Mark Hayes gb
Mark Hayes
gb 137,900 -2,100
Stephen O'Keeffe gb
Stephen O'Keeffe
gb 136,500 92,500
Mark Hawes gb
Mark Hawes
gb 135,300 135,300
Guy Taylor gb
Guy Taylor
gb 129,000 29,000
Jay Yerby gb
Jay Yerby
gb 127,800 -2,200
Gary Miller gb
Gary Miller
gb 119,700 47,700
Cristian Mihu ro
Cristian Mihu
ro 115,700 115,700
Dean Clay gb
Dean Clay
gb 111,900 111,900
110,500 110,500
Kuljinder Sidhu gb
Kuljinder Sidhu
gb 107,500 2,500
Elie Dib LB
Elie Dib
LB 107,000 -8,000
Jiten Chauhan GB
Jiten Chauhan
GB 107,000 -18,000
Amir Dandanfard
Amir Dandanfard
103,100 103,100
102,500 102,500
Paul Trotter gb
Paul Trotter
gb 101,900 101,900
Calogero Morreale gb
Calogero Morreale
gb 101,000 101,000
Connor Bezance GB
Connor Bezance
GB 101,000 101,000

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Last Hands on Day 1b

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

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.

Swift and Warburton Hit the Rail

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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.

Katie Swift: {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Steven Warburton: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
D. A.: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

The pocket pair held on the {8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{6-Spades} runout and he sent both opponents to the rail.

D. A.
D. A.
Katie Swift gb
Katie Swift
gb Busted
Steven Warburton gb
Steven Warburton
gb Busted

Grosvenor Pro Nixon Eliminated

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Jamie Nixon
Jamie Nixon

Jamie Nixon was all in for 51,200 against Kuljinder Sidhu who covered him by just 700 chips.

Nixon held {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} against the {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} of Sidhu. There was a ten on the flop of {2-Spades}{10-Hearts}{5-Hearts} giving Sidhu a set. The turn {7-Diamonds} and river {a-Diamonds} weren't enough to save Nixon, and after a quick count by the dealer he was eliminated.

Kuljinder Sidhu gb
Kuljinder Sidhu
gb 105,000 78,000
Jamie Nixon gb
Jamie Nixon
gb Busted

Big Stacks Collide at Start of Last Level

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The full board of {j-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades}{j-Spades}{q-Spades} 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.

Ciaran McCullagh gb
Ciaran McCullagh
gb 190,000 60,000
Joseph Maczka gb
Joseph Maczka
gb 20,000 -75,000

Up to 81 Entries in Turbo Day 1c

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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.