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UKSPC 2019 Main Event Day 2

117 Players are coming back for Day 2 of the UKSPC Main Event due to play another 12 levels of play.

Will we reach the final table?

Lets find out….

Level Up – 13:20

The blinds increase as we begin level number 15 of the tournament.

There are 100 players remaining in the field.

Prizepool Payout – 12:40

UKSPC Main Event
£30 NLHE
Entries: 796

1st £6,060
2nd £4,200
3rd £2,460
4th £1,505
5th £955
6th £600
7th £430
8th £330
9th £290
10th £260
11th £240
12th £215
13th £215
14th £215
15th £190
16th £190
17th £190
18th £165
19th £165
20th £165
21st £165
22nd £165
23rd £145
24th £145
25th £145
26th £145
27th £145
28th £120
29th £120
30th £120
31st £120
32nd £120
33rd £120
34th £120
35th £95
36th £95
37th £95
38th £95
39th £95
40th £95
41st £95
42nd £95
43rd £95
44th £95
45th £95
46th £70
47th £70
48th £70
49th £70
50th £70
51st £70
52nd £70
53rd £70
54th £70
55th £70
56th £60
57th £60
58th £60
59th £60
60th £60
61st £60
62nd £60
63rd £60
64th £60
65th £60
66th £50
67th £50
68th £50
69th £50
70th £50
71st £50
72nd £50
73rd £50
74th £50
75th £50
76th £50
77th £50
Early Exits – 12:30
Jack Nardiello
Jack Baguley
Thomas Beaudale
Charlie Clayden
Lindsay Kantorowicz
Calum James Goodwin
Ha Bao Trung Le
Jonathan Chai Rashti
Grace Rolfe
Joseff Knight
Jack William Nicholls
Nathan Adshead
Shuffle Up & Deal – 12:05

The cards are in the air as we begin level number 13 of the tournament and the first one of Day 2.

We will be playing 12 levels of play today and we expect to reach the final table.

Day 2 Seating Plan – 12:00
8 1 Charlie Henderson 104,900
8 2 Christopher Best 20,400
8 3 Elliott Franklin 59,400
8 4 Phillip Chorlton 144,600
8 5 Tsz Wong 246,000
8 6 Henry Morgan 130,400
8 7 Isaac James Carlisle 136,900
8 8 Faris Mallick 103,100
8 9 Blair John Matheson 126,700
9 1 Martin Robinson 89,600
9 2 Alexander Shipp 215,400
9 3 U V 15,000
9 4 Daniel Jackson 190,900
9 5 Bradley Watts 151,700
9 6 Shervin Ghassemlou 156,200
9 7 Kamil Borowski 79,900
9 8
9 9 Callum Warwicker 15,000
10 1 Neil Lawson 105,700
10 2 Joshua Benest 219,500
10 3 Annas Abu Hassan 45,200
10 4 Luke Jackson 40,000
10 5 Jack Nardiello 55,800
10 6 Philip Jenkins 32,800
10 7
10 8 Akshay Mirpuri 29,000
10 9 Harrison King 118,600
13 1 George Benbow 35,300
13 2 Grace Rolfe 58,100
13 3 Amy Stevens 107,200
13 4 Alexander Paton 35,200
13 5
13 6 Perry Bowler 40,300
13 7 Marcin Chowalko 84,700
13 8 Tom Poulton 106,100
13 9 Harry Chapman 244,600
14 1 Nathan Adshead 172,300
14 2 Thomas Page 70,700
14 3
14 4 Fanwei Qu 304,100
14 5 James Munday 42,700
14 6 William Jarman 15,000
14 7 Luke Dunford 137,500
14 8 Wai Ken Tang 82,100
14 9 Nicolas Bigham 136,100
15 1 James Kinch 59,300
15 2 Dominik Mcquade 154,800
15 3 Matthew Nollett 141,800
15 4
15 5 Haydn Drake 72,300
15 6 Thomas Raisey 185,000
15 7 Matthew Long 90,800
15 8 Jorge Arbulu 149,900
15 9 Samuel Hughes-narborough 109,600
16 1 Sing Yeung 35,800
16 2 Daniel Bennell 75,300
16 3 Connor Overton 83,400
16 4 Heval Agca 79,400
16 5 Oliver Burgess 114,500
16 6 Calum James Goodwin 23,000
16 7
16 8 Simon Philip Riley 39,000
16 9 Jacob Georgiades 209,900
17 1 Charlie Clayden 32,200
17 2 Yasmin Wells 58,500
17 3 Georgie Yotov 111,500
17 4 Luke Thursfield 101,000
17 5 Tim Joyner 17,800
17 6 Cameron Hunt 97,200
17 7 Thomas Upshall 126,600
17 8 Matthew Shaw 54,100
17 9 Gary Micheal Andrew Vincent 111,000
18 1 Ciaran Mccullagh 123,300
18 2 Ciaran Anthony Mcnamara 232,100
18 3 Mihail Lilkov 182,800
18 4 Jack Harris 112,800
18 5 Mirang Patel 300,300
18 6 Oliver Garland 90,400
18 7
18 8 Jack William Nicholls 98,000
18 9 Sachin Gulrajani 72,100
19 1 Wai Chan 223,900
19 2 Ha Bao Trung Le 15,000
19 3 Anthony Tevola 84,100
19 4 Joseff Knight 22,900
19 5
19 6 Matthew Zinkant 80,800
19 7 Harry Sowersby 53,000
19 8 Jonas Neukirch 51,200
19 9 Alastair Robert A Cessford 84,200
20 1 Thomas Beaudale 33,400
20 2 Peter Daniels 99,500
20 3 George Boumphrey 69,000
20 4 Ian Alexander Musk 143,900
20 5 Lewis Cole 81,800
20 6 Martin Davidson 118,300
20 7 Danny Petros 138,000
20 8 Samira Johnstonjones 23,400
20 9 James Diamond 181,400
21 1 Luke Bennett 25,700
21 2 Patrick Smallman 67,400
21 3 Thomas Lings 168,800
21 4 Lindsay Kantorowicz 64,700
21 5 William Blanchard 154,400
21 6 Brandon Butterfeild 65,800
21 7 Matthew Birkinshaw 254,800
21 8 Jonathan Chai Rashti 38,700
21 9
22 1 David Peter Cecelio Paul 64,300
22 2 Ashley Vanstone 60,400
22 3 Adam Gill 57,000
22 4 Ashley Bishop 165,800
22 5 Adam Stuart Latchford 111,800
22 6 Jason Alves 96,900
22 7 Jack Baguley 22,600
22 8 George Roberts 30,000
22 9 Nicky Wong 80,400
23 1 Martin Kopernicky 29,300
23 2 Miles Jonah Schechter 139,800
23 3 Nina Garret-Kench 43,400
23 4 Samuel Jordan 47,100
23 5 Catherine Bevan 114,500
23 6 Alexander John 78,000
23 7 Kingshuk Ghosh 91,700
23 8 Joshua Barker 138,400
23 9 Kristian Eriksson 55,200
Welcome to Day 2 – 11:45

Good morning and welcome back to Day 2 of the UKSPC Main Event.

From the 796 entries, we have 117 players coming back today to play another 12 levels.

Blinds begin at 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante.

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Package Value

Sadly not many operators offer satellite packages to Vegas anymore so the Grosvenor Poker Road to Vegas packages are not to be missed out on. The £3,000 packages include a $500 buy-in to The Big 50 event at the WSOP, seven nights in the Linq Hotel, flights and spending money. Not to mention hospitality and the chance to hang around with the Pros from Team Grosvenor. All information is available here. These tournaments have been regularly overlaying 20-30% so get involved this weekend if you like added value.

Satellites are a misunderstood format and a lot more complex than some people give them credit for. So much so that I have cowritten a book called Poker Satellite Strategy with legendary satellite grinder Dara O’Kearney. To highlight just how nuanced satellites can be, I’m going to look at how you should adjust specifically in these Road to Vegas tournaments compared to other satellites.

Assess the field

The first to do is make an assessment of the field. Most of the monetary value of the Road to Vegas package goes to the holiday aspect of the trip rather than the tournament buy-in. This is a good thing because it’s really about the Vegas trip first and foremost, but that is unusual for a satellite package. For that reason, you can safely assume the field is going to be quite soft. More on how that’s relevant in a moment.

It’s £110 to enter and you get 3,000 chips. There is an optional add-on of 5,000 chips and you can also rebuy once for 3,000 chips. If you have the budget for it, you should usually take the add-on, especially because most people won’t. It should instantly bump you up the stack rankings at the end of the rebuy period because typically most casual players try and buy in just the one time.

You can late register up to 120 minutes in at level 12, which is the 150/300 level. When you register is one of the key decisions you will make in this satellite. It is always profitable to late register a satellite. If you have a good understanding of ICM, all you have to do is play around with an ICM calculator to see it gives you an immediate equity boost, but if that is not your thing yet just from a common sense perspective the name of the game in satellites is not to win, it is just to outlast a certain number of players. When you register late in the Road to Vegas satellite you have already outlasted the players who were eliminated and didn’t rebuy.

If you are going to late register, you have to be comfortable with short stack play and variance. You’ll be coming in at 10 big blinds and having to shove quite early on to give yourself a chance at surviving. However, as this tournament is likely softer and a ‘bucket list’ satellite for some players, it might still be better for you to register when the satellite starts to take advantage of the weaker players. Make a value judgement based on the merits of your own deep stack and short stack game.

Most people know they have to play tight near the bubble of a satellite, but when should you start to slow down? You can work this out by estimating what the Average Cash Stack will be on the bubble. Normally you can just multiply your starting stack by the number of players are required to make a seat to work this out, however the add-on system in Road to Vegas complicates this because the starting stack is 3,000 and the add-on is 5,000. So perhaps a safer rule of thumb here is to play your normal game (but a bit tighter) until the late reg period is over, then look at the total number of chips in play and divide that by the number of seats on offer. So for example if there are 900,000 chips in play and three seats on offer, the Average Cash Stack will be 300,000.

Once you get close to the Average Cash Stack, perhaps 70% of it (so 210,000 in this example), this is typically when you should play much tighter and preserve your stack rather than trying to accumulate more chips. In satellites the prizes are of equal value, there are no advantages to ending with the biggest stack. The upside of winning more chips late on is dwarfed by the downside of busting out. We go into much more depth about when to be aggressive and when to make big folds in Poker Satellite Strategy, but prior to reading that this is a reliable heuristic to follow.

Spot the mark

Finally, as this is a ‘bucket list’ event for some players you can safely assume that plenty of the people at the final table will be trying desperately to make the payouts without taking any risks. A good way of spotting these players are they are the ones who will stall every hand (which in itself is a perfectly reasonable thing to do in a satellite). When you get to the final table pay particular attention to the players who look like they are clinging on to dear life, in the absence of other reads these are the players you should be targeting when you try to steal some blinds to stay afloat yourself. Likewise, stay out of the way of the ones who seemingly have a seat locked up but are still playing like a bigger prize goes to the player who ends the tournament with the most chips.

Should you miss out on the last 3 packages satellite being held this Sunday 28th April, there is another route you can take. Top the GCOOP IV (a £100k GTD friendly tournament series only on grosvenorpoker.com from 28th April – 5th May) Leaderboard and you will join #TeamGrosvenor, as there is £5,000 in added value. A full Vegas package is the top prize.

Barry Carter is the co-author of Poker Satellite Strategy which is available now at all good online book stores.

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Welcome To Day 1C – 11:45

Good morning and welcome back to The Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Today Day 1C begins at 1pm.

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UKSPC 2019 Thursday Blog – 12:15

The Ricoh Arena Coventry Casino hosts the 2019 UKSPC.

Today Day 1b of the Main Event takes place as does the UKSPC Heads Up Championship!

Wong Leads Day 1b – 21:30

Tsz Wong has finished on top of the 40 players who have bagged chips here on Day 1b from the 245 entries. That’s 70 players so far who have made it through to Saturdays Day 2.

Full chip counts of the 40 players are:

Tsz Wong 246,000
Thomas Raisey 185,000
Ashley Bishop 165,800
Dominik Mcquade 154,800
Bradley Watts 151,700
Luke Dunford 137,500
Isaac James Carlisle 136,900
Nicolas Bigham 136,100
Blair John Matheson 126,700
Ciaran Mccullagh 123,300
Harrison King 118,600
Martin Davidson 118,300
Catherine Bevan 114,500
Georgie Yotov 111,500
Samuel Hughes-narborough 109,600
Amy Stevens 107,200
Neil Lawson 105,700
Faris Mallick 103,100
Peter Daniels 99,500
Matthew Long 90,800
Lewis Cole 81,800
Kamil Borowski 79,900
Heval Agca 79,400
Haydn Drake 72,300
George Boumphrey 69,000
Brandon Butterfeild 65,800
Lindsay Kantorowicz 64,700
Ashley Vanstone 60,400
Grace Rolfe 58,100
Adam Gill 57,000
Jonas Neukirch 51,200
Annas Abu Hassan 45,200
Luke Jackson 40,000
Jonathan Chai Rashti 38,700
Sing Yeung 35,800
Thomas Beaudale 33,400
Philip Jenkins 32,800
George Roberts 30,000
Akshay Mirpuri 29,000
Samira Johnstonjones 23,400

We will be back tomorrow for the busiest day one, the third and final one. We’re expecting around 400 entries. Join us for another noon start.

Main Event Finished – 21:01

The Main Event has now finished for the day.

Full chip counts will be up with you as soon as possible.

The Final Begins – 20:10

Kingshuk Ghosh Through To The Final – 19:55

Kingshuk makes light work of Guy Leathley, winning 2-0 and heading through to the final to play Oliver White. They will begin in 10 minutes time.

Oliver White Advances – 19:40

Oliver White wins his Semi Final 2-0.

Ben Ruiz finishes in 4th place for £200.

Oliver advances to the final.

Heads Up Begins – 19:00

The first heads up Semi Final begins, Oliver White vs Ben Ruiz.

5,000 starting stack, blinds starting at 100/100.

Best of three.

Guy Leathley and Kingshuk Ghosh are waiting in the wings to play their semi final.

Break Time – 18:30

Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes.

We will now be concentrating on the heads up event.

Heads Up Streaming – 18:20

We will be streaming the UKSPC Heads Up Championship here in Coventry, starting at 7pm.

There are four players remaining so we are going to stream both semi finals and the final.

Find out who will become the champion by watching here – https://gros.casino/Live_Poker

The picture below is from last yeas GUKPT Grand Final.

Exits – 18:01 Level 9 – 17:55

The blinds increase as we begin level number 9.

They are now 400/800 with an 800 ante.

84 players remaining.

Omaha Side Event – 17:01
Katie Swift, Jeff Kimber & Andy Hills will be bounties in the Omaha event tonight which is open to all!
 
Event 7: 8Max PLO (Open to all)
Buy-in: £30+7
Start time: 7:30pm
Re-entry: Unlimited
Entry period: 135 mins
Clock: 4 x 30mins then a 20min clock
Starting stack: 25,000
 
Level 7 – 16:30

The players are back seated as we begin level number 7.

The blinds are now 250/500 with a 500 ante.

245 entries today, registration has now closed!

Break Time – 16:15

Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.

Heads Up – 16:10

The Inaugural UKSPC Heads Up Details:
All 8 qualifiers meet at the tournament area at 5pm.
We’ll do the seat draw at 5pm.
We’ll do two quarter finals at a time (4 players playing) and then the next 4 will come on afterwards (roughly 6pm).

Quarter Finals will be first to ONE win.
Semi Finals will be first to TWO wins.
The Final will be First to THREE wins.

NO DEALS allowed in the Heads Up.
We will live stream both the Semi finals and the Final Table.

Good luck to our 8 finalists!

What a Turn Card! – 15:30

A ridiculous turn card which results in a three way all in and Faris Mallick taking the huge pot. He now has 65,000!!

Cardroom Pics – 15:01

More Bust Outs – 14:30
Michael Hernandez
Jack Bevan
Grace Rolfe
Conor James Coules
Level 4 – 14:15

The players are back seated as we begin level number four.

The blinds are now 100/200 with a 200 big blind ante.

150 entries so far today.

Break Time – 14:01

Break time for the players as they take 15 minutes.

Level 3 – 13:20

The blinds increase as we begin level number three of the tournament.

They are now 75/150

130 entries.

Early Exits – 13:01
Joseph East
Solomon Olaleye
Philip Jenkins
M H
Thomas Thorpe
Marcin Chowalko
V J
Joseph East
Aaron Robinson
William Jarman
Ross Archer
Andrew Robert Dickson
L K
Andrew Burton
Oliver Burgess
Harrison King
William Jarman
M B
Level Up – 12:40

The blinds increase for the first time today as we begin level number two.

They are now 50/100.

110 entries so far today for Day 1b, with players still coming through the door.

Welcome To Day 1b – 12:01

Good Afternoon and welcome back to The Ricoh Arena for the UKSPC Main Event. Today we have Day 1b of the Main Event. There was 239 entries yesterday and today we are looking to try and get around 300 entries.

The tournament has just started with 60 players.

Tournament Info:

– £30+£7 Buy in
– 15,000 starting stack
– 40 minute clock 
– Late reg till 4:30pm
– £8,880 collected so far
– Unlimited re-entries

The players will be playing 12 levels of play today.

We’ll be with you providing you updates and pictures. The live stream is also running covering the Main Event. That runs on a thirty minute delay and begins at 12:25.

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Sunday Funday on Grosvenor

Sunday didn’t start very well for me. I woke up early to play a live tournament and eventually busted after losing a flip for all the marbles. I rushed home feeling somewhat tilted and managed to get online 5 minutes before late registration ended for Grosvenor’s Vegas satellite. The satellite has a £110 buy in with the option for a single rebuy, plus an add-on. There were three Vegas packages to be won, each worth £3,000.

After firing in both the rebuy and the add-on I found myself with a healthy stack despite my late entry. Satellite tournaments play near identically to regular tournaments in the early levels so I simply focussed on trying to chip up like I would in any other tournament. Although we don’t need to win all of the chips in play in satellite tournaments, we do want to win quite a lot of chips. If we shift into a nitty ‘lockdown’ mode with 10 players still remaining then we will just stagnate and get blinded out. With this in mind I played an aggressive and high variance tournament game with the intention of running it up.

Final Table Strategy

This strategy worked fairly well and I reached the final table with an above average stack. So far so good. Unfortunately I lost a huge pot with QQ against AK early on at the final table which left me nursing a short stack. An orbit later I doubled up with AK vs QQ which got me back in the game. I coasted along for a while until we were down to 4 players, with the stacks fairly even at around 15 blinds each. This is quite a sick situation, as three of the four of us were going to win a Vegas package and one of us would bubble and win nothing. I also had to contend with Jamie Nixon (aka jamnix90), a professional poker player and streamer who was livestreaming the game. You can check out Jamie’s stream here: https://www.twitch.tv/jamnix90.

Now I will be the first to admit that I am not an expert on satellite strategy. However, I know that there is a very basic principle that applies on the bubble. Quite simply, we can move all in with a very wide range of hands but we can only call a shove with an extremely strong hand. With this in mind, I started to play incredibly aggressively and was shoving almost every hand preflop. This sounds kind of wild, but the other players were extremely reluctant to call a shove and put themselves at risk of bubbling. The other three players were clearly hoping to just wait until I knocked someone else out, allowing them to coast into the money without having to do any of the hard work. This stretch was probably the most tense I have ever been playing online poker. Any hand could potentially end the tournament if someone busted, and I knew when I was shoving hands like Q2s that I would be in awful shape should someone call.

Fortunately, for many orbits nobody elected to call and as the blinds rose I found myself with 30 blinds of roughly 40 in play. I pick up 83 of diamonds in the CO. This is not a premium hand, but it is at least suited. More importantly, there are two players with about 4 blinds each and Jamie Nixon is sitting on just 2 blinds (or 1.5 after he posts the small blind). The players on 4 blinds are going to be loathe to call it off when Jamie is so short, and even if Jamie calls it off he only has 2 blinds so he can’t do me much damage. I ship it and Jamie calls with A7o. The board runs out K2326. I scoop the pot, poor Jamie is the bubble boy and I win a trip to Vegas (Click here to see the clip from Jamie’s stream).

So what have we won? Grosvenor’s Vegas package is worth £3,000 and includes includes flights to Vegas, seven nights at the LINQ hotel, entry into the $500 ‘Big 50’ WSOP event, spending money and a party with the other Vegas qualifiers. I’m pretty excited, I have never been to America before and it should be a blast. A trip report will undoubtedly follow.

Full details of the Vegas satellite schedule and the package can be found here  Step satellites start from £0.25 and the final £110 satellites take place on Sunday evenings, this weekend sees the last 3 package satellite, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Best of luck at the tables, I hope to see you in Vegas!

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Sunday Funday on Grosvenor

Sunday didn’t start very well for me. I woke up early to play a live tournament and eventually busted after losing a flip for all the marbles. I rushed home feeling somewhat tilted and managed to get online 5 minutes before late registration ended for Grosvenor’s Vegas satellite. The satellite has a £110 buy in with the option for a single rebuy, plus an add-on. There were three Vegas packages to be won, each worth £3,000.

After firing in both the rebuy and the add-on I found myself with a healthy stack despite my late entry. Satellite tournaments play near identically to regular tournaments in the early levels so I simply focussed on trying to chip up like I would in any other tournament. Although we don’t need to win all of the chips in play in satellite tournaments, we do want to win quite a lot of chips. If we shift into a nitty ‘lockdown’ mode with 10 players still remaining then we will just stagnate and get blinded out. With this in mind I played an aggressive and high variance tournament game with the intention of running it up.

Final Table Strategy

This strategy worked fairly well and I reached the final table with an above average stack. So far so good. Unfortunately I lost a huge pot with QQ against AK early on at the final table which left me nursing a short stack. An orbit later I doubled up with AK vs QQ which got me back in the game. I coasted along for a while until we were down to 4 players, with the stacks fairly even at around 15 blinds each. This is quite a sick situation, as three of the four of us were going to win a Vegas package and one of us would bubble and win nothing. I also had to contend with Jamie Nixon (aka jamnix90), a professional poker player and streamer who was livestreaming the game. You can check out Jamie’s stream here: https://www.twitch.tv/jamnix90.

Now I will be the first to admit that I am not an expert on satellite strategy. However, I know that there is a very basic principle that applies on the bubble. Quite simply, we can move all in with a very wide range of hands but we can only call a shove with an extremely strong hand. With this in mind, I started to play incredibly aggressively and was shoving almost every hand preflop. This sounds kind of wild, but the other players were extremely reluctant to call a shove and put themselves at risk of bubbling. The other three players were clearly hoping to just wait until I knocked someone else out, allowing them to coast into the money without having to do any of the hard work. This stretch was probably the most tense I have ever been playing online poker. Any hand could potentially end the tournament if someone busted, and I knew when I was shoving hands like Q2s that I would be in awful shape should someone call.

Fortunately, for many orbits nobody elected to call and as the blinds rose I found myself with 30 blinds of roughly 40 in play. I pick up 83 of diamonds in the CO. This is not a premium hand, but it is at least suited. More importantly, there are two players with about 4 blinds each and Jamie Nixon is sitting on just 2 blinds (or 1.5 after he posts the small blind). The players on 4 blinds are going to be loathe to call it off when Jamie is so short, and even if Jamie calls it off he only has 2 blinds so he can’t do me much damage. I ship it and Jamie calls with A7o. The board runs out K2326. I scoop the pot, poor Jamie is the bubble boy and I win a trip to Vegas (Click here to see the clip from Jamie’s stream).

So what have we won? Grosvenor’s Vegas package is worth £3,000 and includes includes flights to Vegas, seven nights at the LINQ hotel, entry into the $500 ‘Big 50’ WSOP event, spending money and a party with the other Vegas qualifiers. I’m pretty excited, I have never been to America before and it should be a blast. A trip report will undoubtedly follow.

Full details of the Vegas satellite schedule and the package can be found here  Step satellites start from £0.25 and the final £110 satellites take place on Sunday evenings, this weekend sees the last 3 package satellite, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Best of luck at the tables, I hope to see you in Vegas!

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The 2019 UKSPC

The Ricoh Arena Coventry Casino hosts the 2019 UKSPC.

Today Day 1a of the Main Event takes place as does Day 2 of the High Roller.

Day 1a Chip Counts – 21:30

After twelve levels of play Day 1a of the UKSPC Main Event is no in the books. It’s been a fun and action-packed day with 239 entries.

We have been left with just 30 players who will all be back for Day 2 which takes place on Saturday.

Full chip counts:

Fanwei Qu 304,100
Matthew Birkinshaw 254,800
Ciaran Anthony Mcnamara 232,100
Joshua Benest 219,500
Jacob Georgiades 209,900
Daniel Jackson 190,900
Mihail Lilkov 182,800
James Diamond 181,400
William Blanchard 154,400
Jorge Arbulu 149,900
Ian Alexander Musk 143,900
Joshua Barker 138,400
Jack Harris 112,800
Gary Micheal Andrew Vincent 111,000
Charlie Henderson 104,900
Luke Thursfield 101,000
Cameron Hunt 97,200
Alastair Robert A Cessford 84,200
Connor Overton 83,400
Matthew Zinkant 80,800
Nicky Wong 80,400
Daniel Bennell 75,300
David Peter Cecelio Paul 64,300
Nina Garret-Kench 43,400
Perry Bowler 40,300
Simon Philip Riley 39,000
Alexander Paton 35,200
Charlie Clayden 32,200
Joseff Knight 22,900
Christopher Best 20,400

We will be back tomorrow for Day 1b starting at 12pm.

Join us then.

Play Has Finished – 20:30

Play has now finished on all tables.

Chip counts will be up very soon.

Main Event Update – 20:05

There’s 40 players in the Main Event with 15 minutes before they bag up chips for tonight.

We’ll be posting the chip counts as soon as they finish.

6 Max Result – 19:45
UKSPC 6 Max Championship
£50 NLHE
Entries: 58
 
 
1st – £900 – Ben Ruiz**
2nd – £900 – Thomas Reilly**
3rd – £520 – David Paul
4th – £380 – Adam Gill
5th – £250 – Christian Collins
6th – £150 – Luke Maskell
 
** – Deal done heads up
6 Max Finalists – 19:01

Main Event Update – 18:01

239 entries in total for Day 1a with late registration now closed!

There are 70 players remaining and we are mid way through level number 9 of the day.

Play ends for tonight at the end of level number 12.

Our live stream will begin at 7:15pm with coverage of the 6 Max final table.

You’ll be able to watch that HERE!! 

Sam Bernstein UKSPC 2019 High Roller Champion – 15:59

Chop It Up! – 15:45

The players have decided to do a three way deal:

1st – £3,448 – Sam Bernstein
2nd – £2,740 – James Carey
3rd – £2,502 – Ben Holyfield

The Final Three – 15:35

Chip Counts  – 15:25
 
Sam Bernstein  – 794,000
James Carey – 292,000
Ben Holyfield – 173,000
Cards In The Air – 15:15

The players are back seated as we begin level number 4 of the day.

The blinds are now 6,000/12,000 with a 6,000 ante.

3 players remaining.

Break Time – 15:01

Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.

Joseph Bold Busts – 14:55

Joseph Bold gets his less than ten bigs all in holding QUEENS against the of James Carey.

The flop comes giving James straight and flush draws.

The turn card comes giving James a flush and a lock on the hand.

The river card is a  meaningless

james takes the pot and now has 270,000.

Joseph heads out in 4th place for £1,260.

Down To 4 – 14:45

Another exit as we are now down to 4.

5th – £910 – Jonas Neukirch

Two Exits – 14:30

Another two exits from the high roller as we are now down to just 5 players.

Started off as the day 2nd and 3rd in chips Wai Chan and Grace Rolfe have just been eliminated.

6th – £710 – Grace Rolfe
7th – £560 – Wai Chan

Main Event Update – 14:15

The Main Event players have just started level number four of the day which is 100/200 with a 200 ante.

135 entries so far, which is a great turnout for the first Day One. Late registration is open until 4:30pm.

Double Bust Out! – 13:50

We lose Ross Archer in 9th place as he is our unfortunate bubble boy!

Thomas Reilly sneaks into the money finishing in 8th place for £470.

Prizepool Payouts – 13:35

UKSPC High Roller
£200 NLHE
Entries: 63

1st – £4,160
2nd – £2,710
3rd – £1,820
4th – £1,260
5th – £910
6th – £710
7th – £560
8th – £470

Final Table Picture – 13:25

 The Finalists – 13:15

James Carey – 229,000
Grace Rolfe – 219,500
Wai Chan – 200,000
Sam Bernstein – 171,500
Thomas Reilly – 125,000
Ben Holyfield – 85,500
Ross Archer  – 61,500
Jonas Neukirch – 61,000
Joseph Bold  – 27,500

The Final Begins – 13:05

The cards are in the air as we begin the UKSPC High Roller Final Table

Blinds starting at 2500/5000 with a 5000 big blind ante.

9 players remaining.

90 Entries – 12:40

90 entries so far for the Main Event. Players are still coming in and they can do for the first six levels of play.

Late registration shuts at 4:30pm.

Welcome To The UKSPC – 12:30

Good afternoon and welcome to The Ricoh Arena for the start of the UKSPC Main Event. 

Day 1a has just started with 86 entries. The tournament is  £30+£7 buy in. For their buy in the players will receive 15,000 chips on a 40 minute clock. Late registration is open for 6 levels today, with the players playing 12 levels.

We are going to concentrate on the high roller today which has nine players remaining, they’ll be playing down to a winner today and it starts at 1pm.

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Welcome To The UKSPC – 12:05

Good afternoon and welcome to The Ricoh Arena

UKSPC 2019 High Roller Day 2 – 12:15
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GUKPT | Leg 3 Edinburgh Day 3 Blog

The GUKPT Tour travels to North of the border to Edinburgh for Leg 3 of the 2019 Tour.

There’s just 12 players coming back today for the final day. Who is going to take down the £42,000 first place prize??

Goodbye From Edinburgh – 21:50

The biggest ever GUKPT Main Event in Scotland is now firmly in the history books!
An unbelievable turnout of 309 entries is a new record by 51 entries!

A massive credit has to go to Ant and his team for qualifying 67 players to the main event. That’s why this leg is one of the most fun because there’s plenty of locals in the field.

The last two days have been dominated by eventual winner Nathan Slater who has held the chip lead since yesterday evening, he is a thoroughly deserving champion! After chopping the Blackpool Deepstack & finishing 5th in the Blackpool 25/25 Series, he now has a Main Event title, trophy and £42,110!!

Thanks to everyone who interacted with us and watched the stream over the last four days, it’s been great fun.

We will be back live streaming the UKSPC in just two weeks time, so join us then!
Until next time, be lucky!

GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event Champion 2019 Nathan Slater – 21:05

Prizepool Payout – 20:45

GUKPT Edinburgh
£500 NLHE
Entries: 309

1st – £42,110 – Nathan Slater
2nd – £27,860 – Michael Kane
3th – £17,110 – Michelle Baldie
4th – £10,900 – William Hanratty
5th – £7,420 – Steven Macleod
6th – £5,450 – Jamie Whyte
7th – £4,260 – James Gray
8th – £3,480 – Jamie Geraghty
9th – £2,880 – Bernie McGinlay
10th – £2,420 – M.I.
11th – £2,120 – Mick Fletcher
12th – £1,970 – Davie Gallagher
13th – £1,810 – Stuart Matthews
14th – £1,670 – Dean Hutchinson
15th – £1,670 – William Davies
16th – £1,510 – Kyle Swan
17th – £1,510 – Amanda Ewings
18th – £1,360 – Roberto Morelli
19th – £1,360 – Gajanthan Kamalanathan
20th – £1,360 – Michael Severyn
21st – £1,210 – Paul Maskame
22nd – £1,210 – Kevin Frame
23rd – £1,210 – Ross Thompson
24th – £1,210 – Stuart McNally
25th – £1,060 – Edward Slack
26th – £1,060 – Gary Whitehead
27th – £1,060 – Andy Hills
28th – £1,060 – Adam Lamb
29th – £1,060 – Paul Simmons
30th – £1,060 – Paul McTaggart

It’s All Over! – 20:30

Michael Kane shoves his tten bigs all in with and is called by

The board runs out

Ace high is good for Nathan to take the final pot of the tournament!

We lose Michael Kane in 2nd place for £27,860.

Nathan Slater is the GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event 2019 Champion winning £42,110!!

Heads Up Counts – 20:15

Nathan Slater – 4.5million

Michael Kane – 1.5million

Michelle Baldie 3rd – 19:50

Michelle ships all in for 600k and is called by Michael Kane.

Michelle tables A-2 and is against the A-10 of Michael.

No two on the board and we lose Michelle in 3rd place for £17,110.

William Hanratty 4th – 19:30

Michael Kane shoves the small blind and is called by William Hanratty in the big blind, putting himself at risk for his 5 bigs.

Michael has the best hand tabling 
William shows 

The board runs out 

Michael rivers two pair to take the pot and now has 1.3million.

We lose William Hanratty in 4th place for £10,900.

Level Up – 19:15

The blinds increase to 30k/60k with a 30k ante.

Still 4 players remaining.

Steven Macleod 5th – 19:05

Steven Macleod moves all in for his 600k stack and is called by Nathan Slater.

Steven tables QUEENS and is in good shape for a double up against the A-Q of Nathan.

The flop comes ACES high!

No one outer for Steven and he finishes in 5th place for £7,420.

Chip Counts – 18:50

Nathan Slater 3,020,000
Michelle Baldie 1,120,000
Steven  Macleod 970,000
William Hanratty 555,000
Michael Kane 525,000
Level 27 – 18:40

The players are back seated as we begin level 27.

The blinds are now 25,000/50,000 with a 25k ante.

5 players remaining.

Break Time – 18:20

The players have decided to take a break.

Back in 15 minutes.

All is Quiet – 18:01

This has been a very uneventful session so far.

There’s been no hands to speak of in the last 40 minutes of play.

The side event is booming though with 80+ entries!

Prizepool Payout – 17:20

GUKPT Edinburgh
£500 NLHE
Entries: 309

1st – £42,110
2nd – £27,860
3th – £17,110
4th – £10,900
5th – £7,420
6th – £5,450 – Jamie Whyte
7th – £4,260 – Jambo
8th – £3,480 – Jamie Geraghty
9th – £2,880 – Bernie McGinlay
10th – £2,420 – M.I.
11th – £2,120 – Mick Fletcher
12th – £1,970 – Davie Gallagher
13th – £1,810 – Stuart Matthews
14th – £1,670 – Dean Hutchinson
15th – £1,670 – William Davies
16th – £1,510 – Kyle Swan
17th – £1,510 – Amanda Ewings
18th – £1,360 – Roberto Morelli
19th – £1,360 – Gajanthan Kamalanathan
20th – £1,360 – Michael Severyn
21st – £1,210 – Paul Maskame
22nd – £1,210 – Kevin Frame
23rd – £1,210 – Ross Thompson
24th – £1,210 – Stuart McNally
25th – £1,060 – Edward Slack
26th – £1,060 – Gary Whitehead
27th – £1,060 – Andy Hills
28th – £1,060 – Adam Lamb
29th – £1,060 – Paul Simmons
30th – £1,060 – Paul McTaggart

Chip Counts – 16:55
Nathan Slater 2,910,000
Michael Kane 990,000
William Hanratty 945,000
Steven  Macleod 760,000
Michelle Baldie 585,000
Level 25 – 16:45

The players are back seated as we level number 25.

The blinds are 15,000/30,000 with a 15k ante.

5 players remaining.

Average stack s 1.2million.

Break Time – 16:30

Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.

Jamie Whyte 6th – 16:15

Jamie Whyte three bet shoves his 8 bigs stack and is called by Michelle Baldie.

Pocket eights for Jamie but he has ran into the QUEENS of Michelle.

Queens hold as Michelle increases her stack to 800,000.

Jamie heads out in 6th place for £5,450.

Jambo 7th – 15:55

James Gray moves his short stack all in and is called by Steve Macleod.

Jambo tables A-9 and is in bad shape against the A-Q of Steve,

No help for Jambo and we lose him in 7th place for £4,260.

Level Up – 15:42

The blinds increase as we begin level number 24.

They are now 12,000/24,000 with a 24k bb ante.

7 players remaining.

Jamie Geraghty 8th – 15:40

Jamie Geraghty all in for 300,000 with pocket Kings against the pocket jacks of Michael Kane.

The board runs out  !!!

Michael rivers a two outer to take the pot from Jamie, Michael now has just short of a million chips.

We lose Jamie Geraghty in 8th place for £3,480.

Bernie McGinlay 9th – 15:30

Bernie McGinlay gets it all in holding A-Q and runs into the QUEENS of Nathan Slater.

Queens hold for Nathan and Bernie heads out in 9th place for £2,880.

Nathan is now up to 2.7million!

The Finalists – 15:20 Prizepool Payout – 15:15

GUKPT Edinburgh
£500 NLHE
Entries: 309

1st – £42,110
2nd – £27,860
3th – £17,110
4th – £10,900
5th – £7,420
6th – £5,450
7th – £4,260
8th – £3,480
9th – £2,880

Final Table Seating – 15:01
Seat 1 Bernie Mcginlay 544,000
Seat 2 James Gray 156,000
Seat 3 Steven  Macleod 724,000
Seat 4 Jamie Whyte 458,000
Seat 5 Nathan Slater 2,090,000
Seat 6 Michelle Baldie 526,000
Seat 7 Michael Kane 652,000
Seat 8 William Hanratty 824,000
Seat 9 Jamie Geraghty 313,000
M.I. 10th – 14:50

M.I busts to Michelle Baldie, which means we are now on a final table.

M.I takes home £2,420.

The players are now on a break before beginning the final table.

Mick Fletcher 11th – 14:40

Mick Fletcher three bet shoves his nine bigs stack over an open from Nathan Slater.

Nathan makes the call and the cards go on their backs…

Nathan – A-K
Mick – K-10

No dramas and we lose Mick Fletcher in 11th for £2,120.

Chip Counts – 14:30
Nathan Slater 1,696,000
Michael Kane 782,000
William Hanratty 690,000
Jamie Whyte 646,000
Steven  Macleod 566,000
Bernie Mcginlay 544,000
Jamie Geraghty 393,000
Michael Fletcher 238,000
James Gray 236,000
Michelle Baldie 210,000
M.I. 186,000
Level 23 – 14:18

The players are back seated as we begin level number 23.

The blinds are now 10,000/20,000 with a 20k bb ante.

11 players remaining.

Break Time – 14:01

Break time now for the players as they take 15 minutes.

Davie Gallagher 12th – 13:50

David Gallagher and Nathan Slater get involved in a huge pot on a board with three hearts. reading 

Nathan bets big on the river, Davie shoves and Nathan snaps and tables the nut flush!! Davie has the second nuts, but heads out in 12th place for £1,970.

Bernie McGinlay – 13:20

Bernie McGinlay gets it all in with  against the  of Michelle Baldie, Michelle manages to find an ace on the river to double up to 450,000.

The very next hand Bernie gets his 100k all in with  against the  of M.I. Bernie flops a seven which is good for a double up to 235,000.

He doesn’t slow down..

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GUKPT | Leg 3 Edinburgh Day 3 Blog

The GUKPT Tour travels to North of the border to Edinburgh for Leg 3 of the 2019 Tour.

There’s just 12 players coming back today for the final day. Who is going to take down the £42,000 first place prize??

  Prizepool Payout – 11:55

GUKPT Edinburgh
£500 NLHE
Entries: 309

1st – £42,110
2nd – £27,860
3th – £17,110
4th – £10,900
5th – £7,420
6th – £5,450
7th – £4,260
8th – £3,480
9th – £2,880
10th – £2,420
11th – £2,120
12th – £1,970

 
  Welcome To Day 3 – 11:50

Good morning and welcome back to Day 3 for the final day of GUKPT Edinburgh.

Of the 309 entries there are just 12 players coming back today, they are guaranteed £1,970 but their eyes will be on the first place prize of £42,110!!

Nathan Slater has a huge chip lead! Full chip counts are:

Nathan Slater 1043000
Davie Gallagher 650000
Bernie Mcginlay 613000
James Gray 603000
Mick Fletcher 521000
Jamie Geraghty 510000
William Hanratty 441000
M.I. 438000
Jamie Whyte 424000
Michael  Kane 384000
Steven  Macleod 345000
Michelle Baldie 166000

We’ve got a great mix of players for the final day and it is going to be a cracker!

Play begins at 12pm today, with the live stream starting at 12:30pm.

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