Sunday 5th March, 2017

Daniel Charlton leads for final day of GUKPT Manchester

By Mad Harper

British player Daniel Charlton is leading for the final day of the £1,100 GUKPT Manchester Main Event. Charlston, who studied Astrophysics at Liverpool University, has 706,500, ahead of Tuan Le on 683,500.

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There were 268 entries in total, creating a monster prize pool of £268,000 - the biggest GUKPT Manchester has had in years. There are now 20 players left, all guaranteed at least £2,400, with the winner taking home £75,550.


There is a live stream from 12.30pm on GUKPT’s live page. Look out for the all-in triangles, sponsored by MainEventTravel.com and making their debut at this year’s GUKPT Manchester.

Charlton was runner-up in the same event back in 2015, for his best ever live cash of £39,350.  His live tournament winnings currently total just over $100k including a deep run at UKIPT Edinburgh in 2014, finishing 12th for £6,350.

Day 2 started with a bang, with 40 players eliminated in the first two levels. With 26 players finishing in the money, the bubble lasted only a few hands before Sanjay Patel lost a race to GUKPT Passport winner Andy “LogJam” Hills.

The day ended in drama too with Peter Hytner winning a massive four-way all-in with pocket Aces. With the MainEvenTravel.com all-in triangle at the heart of the action, the hand was so exciting that even the cash game players dashed over to come and watch. Joe McKeown survived but Anward Kanj finished in 22nd place and Adam Hilton finished in 21st; both players took home £2,400. Steve Warburton bust in 24th place and two-time GUKPT winner Ben Winsor in  25th. Among those who will be back for the final day today are Andrew Christoforou, Stuart McNally, Andy "LogJam" Hills and Daniel O’Callaghan.

The GUKPT Manchester Main Event came with a monster £200,000 guarantee but easily surpassed that.

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