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« Reply #390 on: August 16, 2010, 10:22:09 AM »


Big thanks & respect to a whole list of people, & I hope I have not forgotten any here.....

For paying for the Update, via contributions, all of which were paid well in advance.....

DTD

James Keys

Cos

Stu Rutter

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And to the Official Updaters, who were paid, though not much.....

Tighty (Days 1a & 1b)

Adrian (all 4 days).

And to their aides & helpers.....

Mrs Rockstar (especially after Ade's M C Hammer jibe).

Family Drainy.

I'll arrange for a small "thank you" to Mr & Mrs Adrian, & the Drainy Clan, when I'm next at Luton.

Hopefully, we can repeat this "model" at a future GUKPT - maybe Brighton, where presumably Flushy & Co will be much in evidence. I'll tap Flushy up next time we speak for an opening donation.
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« Reply #391 on: August 16, 2010, 11:18:37 AM »

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour found its way back once again to the Luton G Casino for a full week’s worth of busy side events culminating in the £1,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event, August 12th-15th.  Top honours in this leg went to a familiar face (and voice) on the tournament circuit, Neil ‘Bad Beat’ Channing, who won £64,050 and his first GUKPT Main Event title.

229 players won seats online, found last minute tickets in Luton super-satellites or paid £1,000 the old fashioned way to take their chances at the felt this weekend, and just ten were still there at the start of play on Sunday.  Chip leader Neil Channing had a couple of players hot on his heels stackwise – George White, Keith Johnson and Ricky Mackintosh, but the table divide between the haves and the have-nots became apparent quickly.  With just 10% of Channing’s starting chips, Victor Ilyukhin had to move early and unfortunately for him it was to the rail in 10th place (although with £4,000).

There were two players making their impressive fifth GUKPT final table here, but neither of them made it much further, Jeff Kimber falling 9th and Joe Grech 8th – both of them running into different opponents’ pocket Aces to leave the final more open.  Neil Channing was not to be left with a stagnant stack, however, and busted Les Fenton in 7th after flopping a set of Fives.  Helping to drive the action was the unmistakeable voice of Adebayo Odetoyinbo, alternately jousting with Channing, badgering his opponents and apologising to the audience.  He doubled through Carlo Citrone after Ricky Mackintosh’s exit in 6th place, changing the dynamic at the table after being short-stacked all day, and it was Citrone who had to accept 5th and £12,600 for making it this far.  Another double for Ade courtesy of George White followed, and despite having picked up pocket Aces no fewer than four times during the final, White busted in 4th place, winning £16,000.

Despite holding the solid chip advantage between them (1.5 million or so apiece), Keith Johnson and Neil Channing found it tough to eliminate Odetoyinbo.  He made his way back from just 400k to eventually find himself heads up with the only player remaining who could possibly give his table talk a run for its money.  Keith Johnson lost a crucial race with pocket Sevens to Channing’s AK, which left him first short, and then shortly out.  £28,050 for third place must be some consolation, however.  For a glimpse of the final as it played out, complete with in-action pictures, visit http://blog.grosvenorukpokertour.com/?cat=1398 for the live blog.

Heads up play lasted mere minutes, with the same hand which busted Johnson taking down Odetoyinbo (who won £43,500).   Channing, with more big slicks than BP was the last player standing, and gave him the GUKPT Luton 2010 title, the trophy, the seat in the Champion of Champions event and £64,050.  Channing, the face of Black Belt Poker, eschewed the judo suit in which he’s previously appeared to play, and has proven with just three Main Events left on the calendar that he could beat his record (2nd in the London leg), building a stack early which carried him right through to the end.

Plentiful Side Event Action

Leading up to the Main Event’s dual flights, the side events were peppered liberally with familiar names from the GUKPT circuit, including previous previous GUKPT winner (and Luton Main Event finalist) Jeff Kimber, who won the biggest of the sides, the 94-runner £500 No Limit Hold’em Freezeout, taking down £14,570.  He also placed in the £300 Pot Limit Omaha Double Chance event the following day, but the top spot there fell to David Lloyd who beat a field of 65 to claim his £6,250 first prize, with Carol Everton finishing 2nd and James Sullivan 3rd.  Prior to that, the week began with a very popular £150 No Limit Hold’em Freezeout which was won by Kishani Mithani who collected £5,170 along with the opening event’s first place.

The Luton menu featured not one but two sides of £100 No Limit Hold’em Freezeout; the first was won by Brijesh Das who beat a slightly smaller field of 91 compared to the second, which saw Gabriel Chrysanthou come out on top having bested 126 opponents.

There was another £100 event at the start of the week which generated a prizepool of £6,600 despite the field size for this one being smaller than its freezout neighbours.  The only rebuy event in the festival, Sunday’s event saw the top prize of £2,440 go to Avraham Darvish, with Brijesh Das making another final table appearance and coming in as runner up.  Meanwhile Martin Holmes captured the £300 No Limit Hold’em Freezeout, winning just under £10k for his outlasting exactly 100 opponents, and the final event of the week, the £250 NL Bounty tournament was won by Tony Housden for £3,060 (plus whatever he received for his knockouts).

Also featuring in the side event winners’ list from this leg is the present leader in the 2010 race for GUKPT Ranking Points, the dangerous Alli Mallu, who took down the £200 No Limit Hold’em Freezeout bumping his lead to 318 points (ahead of new second place Neil Channing who’s shot up to 245).  The race is far from over, however, with the final Summer Series (London and Manchester) at the end of August next up on the schedule; for more details please visit http://www.grosvenorukpokertour.com/summerseries_2010_5ab.shtml.  Full results and updated ranking information are also available at www.gukpt.com.
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« Reply #392 on: August 16, 2010, 11:23:56 AM »

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« Reply #393 on: August 16, 2010, 12:02:19 PM »


Big thanks & respect to a whole list of people, & I hope I have not forgotten any here.....

For paying for the Update, via contributions, all of which were paid well in advance.....

DTD

James Keys

Cos

Stu Rutter

Regards

InTheBelly

Chomps

And to the Official Updaters, who were paid, though not much.....

Tighty (Days 1a & 1b)

Adrian (all 4 days).

And to their aides & helpers.....

Mrs Rockstar (especially after Ade's M C Hammer jibe).

Family Drainy.

I'll arrange for a small "thank you" to Mr & Mrs Adrian, & the Drainy Clan, when I'm next at Luton.

Hopefully, we can repeat this "model" at a future GUKPT - maybe Brighton, where presumably Flushy & Co will be much in evidence. I'll tap Flushy up next time we speak for an opening donation.

For the record, my contribution to the updates over the 4 days was purely to offer moral support to the Adrian, Carla and Daniel.
So any Drainy family/clan "thank yous" (verbal, PM, financial or otherwise) will be passed on to Mini Drainy (Daniel) who did the hard work assisting Mr and Mrs Rockstar.
Gg all
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« Reply #394 on: August 16, 2010, 12:04:33 PM »

Forgive me for not searching through all the pages for each day but what did Ade do that was so bad? Was it a single incident or just a general douchness for the whole tourney
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« Reply #395 on: August 16, 2010, 12:07:25 PM »

Forgive me for not searching through all the pages for each day but what did Ade do that was so bad? Was it a single incident or just a general douchness for the whole tourney

How long ya got?
(round it up to hours)
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« Reply #396 on: August 16, 2010, 12:10:55 PM »

As long as the story takes. love a good story about a douche
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« Reply #397 on: August 16, 2010, 12:35:05 PM »

Just to say thanks very much for all the kind words and well done on the updates. I read them each night after playing, as I always do, and followed on my "day-off" on Friday. Cheers for those that chipped in.

 Obviously it's nice to win any poker tournament, but this one was pretty good fun in places. Nice to play with Jeff Buffenburger, Robin Keston, Luke Patten (who I won a key race off and who I hadn't seen for yonks), Mick McCool (!!...we had a good old natter actually), Rumit (who gave me a lift on Staurday), Paul Parker (who's always fun) and probably lots more people I should menton.

 In the final I liked almost everyone and I particularly thought George and Keith who I hadn't played with much before, (at all in Keith's case), were very polite and pleasant to have at the table. I particularly thought Keith played very well and he's obviously an excellent player. In fact I thought that for the three hours I had him on my left on my very first table.

 It was also good to have old mate Jeff Kimber and sparring partner Joe Grech. Pretty amazing performance from both of them to get to four GUKPT finals. I'm catching up though.

 Enjoyed catching up with Carlo who I've played loads of poker with, particular in Vegas & who's been through a lot recently.

 As for Ade, he did steam me up a fair bit. I have played him many times and know it's part of his "game". I personally find him classless and rude. He doesn't understand though, and thinks it's a reasonable "startegy". He came up to me after, shook my hand, told me that I was the best player and that he'd been honoured to sit and learn.

 I have had a lot of texts since, and I had lots during the final. Praz gave me some encouragement and a ticking off. He told me I wasn't allowed to let Ade get to me. It helped a lot.

 I'm not sure what happened in Bolton. I really can't remember, but I do look back at the journey that the GUKPT has made since that 1st event. A lot of that is down to Jonathan's excellent work. He should be applauded. I had a long chat with Grosvenor's Director of Poker Russell Tamplin today. I gave him some suggestions for the tour. I think he'll listen.

 I hope it thrives. I played the first 15 straight, I didn't cash until the 10th and they've been fun. I'm quite proud to join an impressive list of winners.

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This^^^  shows what a class player looks like, Ade should take note.
Obv we all want to win but am sure no-one playing would begrudge Neil this one, shame it wasnt Keith tho.
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« Reply #398 on: August 16, 2010, 12:38:48 PM »


Big thanks & respect to a whole list of people, & I hope I have not forgotten any here.....

For paying for the Update, via contributions, all of which were paid well in advance.....

DTD

James Keys

Cos

Stu Rutter

Regards

InTheBelly

Chomps

And to the Official Updaters, who were paid, though not much.....

Tighty (Days 1a & 1b)

Adrian (all 4 days).

And to their aides & helpers.....

Mrs Rockstar (especially after Ade's M C Hammer jibe).

Family Drainy.

I'll arrange for a small "thank you" to Mr & Mrs Adrian, & the Drainy Clan, when I'm next at Luton.

Hopefully, we can repeat this "model" at a future GUKPT - maybe Brighton, where presumably Flushy & Co will be much in evidence. I'll tap Flushy up next time we speak for an opening donation.
I was to late to contribute to this event for the updaters but did manage to buy Mr/s Rockstar a drink on Saturday night whilst playing the £300 and thought they did sterling work!
I would definately contribute next time as i always read the updates especially if not playing, i will look out for one of you at DTD in september for monthly as have already binked my seat (blatant brag obv)
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« Reply #399 on: August 16, 2010, 02:38:34 PM »

As long as the story takes. love a good story about a douche

Basically Neil was on a break and taking his Corgie named Alife for a quick walk round the block (Neil takes his dog to all the festivals), Neil was on the phone and not paying attention to what the dog was doing. Ade was just round the corner loading something he had bough from a nearby Halfords into the boot of his car and Alife started barking at him. Ade, who obviously knows Neil and was at his table at the time, kicked Alfie up the arse and told Neil to control his dog.

Obviously that made the rest of the final table pretty tense, Ade later said he did it for metagame purposes but Neil didnt believe him.
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« Reply #400 on: August 16, 2010, 04:04:35 PM »

Just like to say thanks for all the support i received during the tournament  (bit gutted to be described as a mild mannered accountant who drives a ford mondeo - ive booked in with an image consultant tomorrow!).  I really enjoyed the whole 3 days and thought the structure of the tournament was great. 
I thought Neil was a worthy champion and definitely saw him as my biggest threat during the whole final table.  As for Ade well a lot has already been said about him - all i will say is if he'd won the whole thing i think i would have quit playing poker. 
Nice to play with other players like George and Carlo who remained good humoured throughtout (sorry about the ak v 66 George).

Cheers

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« Reply #401 on: August 16, 2010, 04:17:50 PM »

Just like to say thanks for all the support i received during the tournament  (bit gutted to be described as a mild mannered accountant who drives a ford mondeo - ive booked in with an image consultant tomorrow!).  I really enjoyed the whole 3 days and thought the structure of the tournament was great. 
I thought Neil was a worthy champion and definitely saw him as my biggest threat during the whole final table.  As for Ade well a lot has already been said about him - all i will say is if he'd won the whole thing i think i would have quit playing poker. 
Nice to play with other players like George and Carlo who remained good humoured throughtout (sorry about the ak v 66 George).

Cheers

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« Reply #402 on: August 16, 2010, 05:30:22 PM »


Big thanks & respect to a whole list of people, & I hope I have not forgotten any here.....

For paying for the Update, via contributions, all of which were paid well in advance.....

DTD

James Keys

Cos

Stu Rutter

Regards

InTheBelly

Chomps

And to the Official Updaters, who were paid, though not much.....

Tighty (Days 1a & 1b)

Adrian (all 4 days).

And to their aides & helpers.....

Mrs Rockstar (especially after Ade's M C Hammer jibe).

Family Drainy.

I'll arrange for a small "thank you" to Mr & Mrs Adrian, & the Drainy Clan, when I'm next at Luton.

Hopefully, we can repeat this "model" at a future GUKPT - maybe Brighton, where presumably Flushy & Co will be much in evidence. I'll tap Flushy up next time we speak for an opening donation.

For the record, my contribution to the updates over the 4 days was purely to offer a noisy distraction to Adrian, Carla and Daniel.

FYP ;-)
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« Reply #403 on: August 17, 2010, 09:42:43 AM »

As long as the story takes. love a good story about a douche

Basically Neil was on a break and taking his Corgie named Alife for a quick walk round the block (Neil takes his dog to all the festivals), Neil was on the phone and not paying attention to what the dog was doing. Ade was just round the corner loading something he had bough from a nearby Halfords into the boot of his car and Alife started barking at him. Ade, who obviously knows Neil and was at his table at the time, kicked Alfie up the arse and told Neil to control his dog.

Obviously that made the rest of the final table pretty tense, Ade later said he did it for metagame purposes but Neil didnt believe him.
Wow what a prick. Who kicks a dog anyway just for barking at him and if NEil is gonna take it everywhere with him im guessin it cant be a big dog.
Well done Neil GG
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« Reply #404 on: August 17, 2010, 10:14:27 AM »

As long as the story takes. love a good story about a douche

Basically Neil was on a break and taking his Corgie named Alife for a quick walk round the block (Neil takes his dog to all the festivals), Neil was on the phone and not paying attention to what the dog was doing. Ade was just round the corner loading something he had bough from a nearby Halfords into the boot of his car and Alife started barking at him. Ade, who obviously knows Neil and was at his table at the time, kicked Alfie up the arse and told Neil to control his dog.

Obviously that made the rest of the final table pretty tense, Ade later said he did it for metagame purposes but Neil didnt believe him.
Wow what a prick. Who kicks a dog anyway just for barking at him and if NEil is gonna take it everywhere with him im guessin it cant be a big dog.
Well done Neil GG

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