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Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Goliath Final Today

Goliath And Coventry Main Event Final Tables Play Out Monday


Les Fenton Credit: GUKPT GoliathThe Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) £100 + £20 Goliath event is down to its final table from a whopping 1,954 players. The last day of play will take place alongside the GUKPT Coventry main event final stage at the G Casino at the Ricoh Arena from noon.

2010 GUKPT Luton finalist Les Fenton leads the Goliath pack with more than 13.6 million in chips, almost a third of that in play, and is in pole position for the £35,800 top prize.

Fenton badly damaged the stack of the penultimate day’s chip leader Abbas Ladak and soon after Ladak left in 10th place, leaving nine to battle for the upper end of the £200,000 prize pool.

Two of the finalists had entered teams as part of the Goliath Team Challenge; Phillip Groggatt and Gavin Manley. A win could seal their team’s fate by springing them up the leader board. The winning team receives a $1,000 online private tournament, the top two of which get a £1,000 GUKPT main event seat. The two shorter stacks are female players Sung hee Yun and Jacqueline Burrows.

All the players are now guaranteed a minimum of £2,880 and a redraw for final-table seating will take place before the start of play this afternoon. Blinds begin today at 100,000-200,000 with a 30,000 ante.

Here are the final table chip counts:

Les Fenton 13,630,000
Philip Froggatt 8,300,000
Mark Harding 6,030,000
Colin Inskip 5,530,000
Jon Caplan 5,085,000
Gavin Manley 3,765,000
Kris Graham 3,570,000
Sung hee Yun 1,910,000
Jacqueline Burrows 1,365,0004

The GUKPT Coventry main event was due to find its final table in order for it to play out today also. However the best it could do was reveal the final 11 players, with the bubble adding to the time constraints, lasting 90 minutes.

Cai Haung went home just outside the money, at the hands of final table chip leader Martyn Frey, who had been up the top of the chip counts all day. Frey has 557,200 in chips and will do his best to increase that today in his bid for the £36,610 first-place prize.