The first flight of the GUKPT Coventry Main Event is in the books with 26 players advancing from a field of exactly 100. Plenty of players took it upon themselves to jump straight in at the first opportunity, including Grosvenor Poker Team Pro Jamie Nixon.
Unfortunately for Nixon, he was eliminated before the end of play but will have ample opportunity to secure his spot in Day 2 with two more flights on Friday, March 4 here at the Grosvenor Casino Coventry.
The chip leader is Mitchell Hynam who bagged 169,700 ahead of anonymous player “G D” with 154,100. Matthew Davenport sits in third in chips and is the only other player above 150,000, after bagging 152,600. Other players who bagged above 100,000 chips include Lee French (141,000), Dawid Chmiel (120,500) and Leon Campbell (108,000).
GUKPT Coventry Main Event Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Mitchell Hynam||United Kingdom||169,700|
|3||Matthew Davenport||United Kingdom||152,600|
|4||Lee French||United Kingdom||141,000|
|6||Leon Campbell||United Kingdom||108,000|
|7||Jay Yerby||United Kingdom||106,500|
|8||Donald Jones||United Kingdom||97,200|
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Other players advancing to Day 2 include Renee Xie, who bagged the Day 1a chip lead in the GUKPT London Main Event last month, along with Yucel Eminoglu, Jack Allen, Simon Taberham, Ali Sarkeshik and Daniel Stacey.
They will return for Day 2 at midday on Saturday, March 5. Meanwhile PokerNews will return on Friday for two more flights in the GUKPT Coventry Main Event.
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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.