UKIPT3 Newcastle: Day 3 level 17 - 20 updates (blinds 5,000 - 10,000 ante 1,000)
4.30pm: Recent Exits
Players are now on a 20 minute break, here's the most recent exits. You'll find level 21 updates in a new post.
21st. Willian Chung, United Kingdom, £3,050
22nd. David Reed, United Kingdom, £2,400
23rd. Gary McCoy, Ireland, PokerStars Qualifier, £2,400
24th. Jude Ainsworth, Ireland, Team PokerStars pro, £2,400
25th. Gavin Kan, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, £2,400
26th. Timothy Chung, United Kingdom, £2,400
27th. Steffen Gjelseth, Norway, £2,400
4.25pm: Jussi Häkkänen doubles through Alex Jobling
Jussi Häkkänen three-bet all-in for 202,000 with K♠[10d] and Alex Jobling made the call with A♦Q♥. A 2♥J♣K♦6♠Qh] board kept the Finn in. -- NW
4.22pm: Reed bust; more chips for Sambrook
Jack Sambrook.is up to around 850,000 after eliminating over night chip leader David Reed in a 600,000 pot. It all went in pre-flop with Reed holding [A][K] to Sambrook's [A][J], however a jack on the river sent the pot Sambrook's way and Reed is out in 22nd.
Willian Chung has been eliminated in 21st place, [A][Q] into the pocket kings of Alex Jobling. -- NW
4.20pm: Not the real McCoy
All Gary McCoy could do to survive at the end was get his chips in good. He managed to do that but was still eliminated by Jack Sambrook.
The aggressive Sambrook opened to 22,000 from the button and called when McCoy moved all in for 88,000 from the small blind.
The board ran J♠Q♥8♥3♠6♦ to pair Sambrook's queen. McCoy took his defeat like a sportsman and wished everyone luck before departing. -- MC
4.15pm: Final three tables
Below is the seat draw for the final three tables.
Seat One: David Reed
Seat Two: Barry McMahon
Seat Three: Dan Hemingway
Seat Four: Saulius Tumosa
Seat Five: Ben Senior
Seat Six: Akshay Reddy
Seat Seven: Jack Sambrook
Seat Eight: Gary McCoy
Seat One: Anthony Shields
Seat Two: Matthias Mordhorst
Seat Three: Chris Ferguson
Seat Four: Sam Holden
Seat Five: Ewan Brown
Seat Six: Kevin Killeen
Seat Seven: Ashfaaq Taus
Seat Eight: Brett Angell
Seat One: Willian Cheung
Seat Two: Alex Jobling
Seat Three: Jason Cockburn
Seat Four: David Knight
Seat Five: Empty
Seat Six: Jussi Häkkänen
Seat Seven: Kevin Monroe
Seat Eight: Ian Burdon
4.10pm: Knight turns into day for David
David Knight thought he was out of the door after he three-bet all in with A♦8♠ over the top of Alex Jobling's raise was called. The latter tabled Q♥Q♠ but couldn't stay ahead of his opponent on a T♣7♠9♥6♦A♥ board.
Knight is up to 115,000 chips after making a straight. -- MC
4pm: Jude Ainsworth eliminated in 24th place (£2,400)
No sooner had they re-drawn to three tables then the last remaining Team PokerStars Pro - Jude Ainsworth - was eliminated.
The Irishman told me: "There had been a raise and a call before the button (Jason Cockburn) re-raised. I'm in the big blind and find A♦K♦, so move all-in for 16 big blinds and he called with queens and that was the end of my Newcastle UKIPT.
Seat draw of the final three tables is on its way. -- NW
3.55pm: Another huge pot from table one busts Chung
Most of the biggest pots today have come from table one, and another just occurred. We wrote a hand earlier that involved Timothy Chung and Chris Ferguson, which might go along way to explain the former's exit.
We missed the action but were informed that Chung raised and called when Ferguson three-bet from the small blind. The flop came queen high and there was a c-bet and call before the rest of the chips went in on a blank turn.
Chung opened pocket jacks but was behind to Ferguson's ace-queen. Ferguson is up to 1,150,000 chips as a result.
The tournament is down to 24 players remaining and a full redraw is in progress. We'll post that draw shortly. -- MC
3.45pm: Re-draw at 24
We've been informed that they'll be a complete re-draw at 24 players, this is a new rule in all live PokerStars tournaments. According to Tournament Director Toby Stone this is to 'mix up the luck,' late in tournaments. 27 players remain right now, these are the players to bust in the last hour:
28th. Anders Sanchez, £1,960
29th. Lee Dixon, United Kingdom, £1,960
30th. Lee Atherton, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,960
31st. Giannis Drousiotis, Cyprus, £1,960
32nd. Jakub Kyrian, Czech Republic, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,960
33rd. Michael Huber, Austria, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,960
3.35pm: Ainsworth eliminates a man
Team PokerStars Pro Jude Ainsworth is back up to around 160,000. He eliminated a shortstacked Steffen Gjelseth to get back in it. Ainsworth had pocket fives, Gjelseth [K][J] and Ainsworth flopped a set of fives to eliminate the Norwegian.
And soon after he open shoved and got no callers to pick up more valuable chips. - NW
3.30pm: Ainsworth crippled
Team PokerStars Pro Jude Ainsworth dropped down to 63,000 chips after his K♣K♥ was beaten by Timothy Chung's A♠T♠.
There was a lot of raises pre flop that saw them both all in. The board ran out J♣J♥A♦5♣3♦ to make Chung a full house. Chung up to 450,000 chips. -- MC
3.20pm: Holden flushed with chips
It's an ominous sign for the rest of the field that Sam Holden is working his way up through the chip counts (around 500k).
He opened from the cut-off and Barry McMahon defended his big blind and went on to check-call 18,000, 40,000 and 90,000. The final board read Q♠Q♣9♠5♠7♦ and Holden opened J♠2♠ for a flush. McMahon mucked and dropped own to 136,000. -- MC
LEVEL UP: BLINDS 5,000-10,000 ante 1,000
3.10pm: Real McCoy
Gary McCoy just won a flip with [10s][10c] against Andres Sanchez who held Q♦J♥, a eight high board reduced Sanchez to less than one big blind, which went in blind from the big blind next hand.
Sam Holden three-bet pre to 36,000 with pocket kings, which were way ahead of Sanchez's Q♠2♥. The board ran out J♥A♥J♠3♥4♠ to send Sanchez crashing out. -- NW
3pm: Ainsworth chugging along
Team PokerStars Pro Jude Ainsworth is still chugging along, he has 320,000 which is right about average. He's not got the kindest of table draws though. To his direct right is Timothy Chung (300,000) a player Jesse May described as an, 'absolute animal' after playing with him on Day 1.
To Ainsworth's direct left is David Reed (400,000) and one seat further to the left is Chris Ferguson, who sits second in chips on 920,000. -- NW
2.55pm: Wide range for Ferguson
Chris Ferguson is up to 920,000 chips after taking a big pot off Timothy Chung with a weak holding that hit big.
Around 90,000 had made it into the middle before both players checked the 4♦2♣5♥ flop. The turn and river came 2♠J♠ and Chung check-called both streets, the last bet being 80,000.
Before Chung called on the river he asked Ferguson if he had king-two suited or aces. He wasn't far off as Ferguson opened K♠2♦ for trips and the pot as Chung mucked. -- MC
2.45pm: Today's exits
The first two levels saw 28 players bust out, here's whose finished where so far today:
34th. Neil Walker, United Kingdom , PokerStars Qualifier, £1,960
35th. Miles McKenzie, United Kingdom, PokerStars Player, £1,960
36th. Andrew Robson, United Kingdom,PokerStars Player, £1,960
37th. Keith Hawkins, Untied Kingdom, £1,740
38th. Shane Gregory, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,740
39th. Stuart Atkinson, United Kingdom, £1,740
40th. Gary Oakes, United Kingdom, PokerStars Player, £1,740
41st. Cathal Shine, Ireland, PokerStars Player, £1,740
42nd. Cormac O'Dea, Ireland, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,740
43rd.Viktor Leonov, Lithuania, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,740
44th.Roland Wilkinson, United Kingdom, PokerStars Player, £1,740
45th.Andrew Grayson, United Kingdom, PokerStars Player, £1,740
46th. Mark Buckley, Ireland, PokerStars Player, £1,520
47th. Vassilis Korkas, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,520
48th. Paul Jenkinson, United Kingdom, £1,520
49th. Stephen Odysseas, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,520
50th. Nathan Watson, United Kingdom, £1,520
51st. Steve Warburton, United Kingdom, £1,520
52nd. Matthew Dougal, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,520
53rd. Alan Tinlin, United Kingdom, £1,520
54th. Emma Jones, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,520
55th. Sharapov Oleksandr, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,300
56th. Chris Mcnicholls, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,300
57th. Thomas Ward, United Kingdom, PokerStars Player, £1,300
58th. Dylan Roberts, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,300
59th. Paul Delaney, Ireland, PokerStars Qualifier
60th. Guido Braye, Netherlands, PokerStars Qualifier, £1,300
61st. Alfie Adam, United Kingdom, £1,300
62nd. Paulius Anilionis, Lithuania, PokerStars Player, £,1300
To see the full payouts page click here. -- NW
2.35pm: Kyrian busts in battle of the short stacks
Jakub Kyrian was down to 37,000 chips and shoved into the big blind of the second shortest stack at his table - Akshay Reddy.
The play seemed a good one, especially as he held A♣5♣. What he didn't probably count on was Reddy calling off a large chunk of his stack with J♦9♦. The board ran a Reddy friendly Q♦Q♣J♥4♥Q♥ to eliminate Kyrian in 33rd place. Redd up to 145,000 chips. -- MC
LEVEL UP: BLINDS 4,000-8,000, 1,000
That's two levels of absolute carnage in the book, we'll be getting chip counts and an update on who's finished where so far during the 20 minute break. -- NW
2.03pm: Cockburn doubles through Monroe
Kevin Monroe's rollercoaster of a day continues and this times he's a bit unfortunate to have lost his latest all-in.
He had K♦9♦ whilst Jason Cockburn held A♦Q♦, the 6♥K♣J♠6♥A♥ board giving, then taking away from Monroe in a pot worth around 175,000. -- NW
2pm: A bad beat story worth hearing
Honestly it is! Lee Dixon is absolutely raging and to be fair with good reason. On the 5♣7♠Q♥ flop Giannis Drousiotis donk-led for 12,000, Dixon made it 40,000, Neil Walker was then all-in (this could've happened pre-flop but regardless he was all-in).
Now this is where it got interesting, before Drousiotis took action the dealer burned and revealed the turn card - the 5♠ - this is important for later in the hand. But because action hadn't been completed this turn card wouldn't stand and would have to be shuffled back into the deck along with the burn cards. After this issue had been resolved, Drousiotis folded Q♣J♥ face-up. The other two players now revealed their cards:
Dixon: Q♦5♦ - two pair and he would have had a full house
Walker: A♠Q♠ - top pair
Turn: 3♦ - so far so good for Dixon
River: A♣ - ouch a brutal out draw and one that Dixon rightly felt aggrieved over. He got up left the table and when he returned he was still shaking his head and banging a stack of chips into the felt, to help ease the frustration. -- NW
1.55pm: Jobling rockets clear after monster pot
By far the biggest pot of the tournament just played out between Alex Jobling and Mark Buckley resulting in the former rocketing clear at the top.
Jobling opened to 14,000 and Buckley called to see the T♣8♦7♦ flop where he raised a 14,000 c-bet up to 54,000. Call.
The turn came A♠ and Jobling checked to face a 60,000 bet. He treated it to a check-raise to 150,000. Buckley called leaving himself 208,000 behind as the action headed to the J♠ river. Jobling set Buckley all in for the last of his chips and he called whilst saying, "I have to call, I have a set of eights" and opened 8♣8♠.
It was no good though as Jobling rivered a straight with T♠9♠. He raked in the huge amount of chips and now has a massive 950,000. -- MC
1.45pm: Camel curtailed
We've just lost Keith 'The Camel' Hawkins in 37th place. It folded to him on the button and he moved all-in for 83,000 with J♣[10c], from the small blind Willian Cheung tank called and showed A♦6♦.
The 7♠8♦K♥ flop gave Hawkins more outs, but he missed them all on the 3♦ turn and K♦ river. -- NW
1.32pm: Good Job
Alex Jobling is now one of the chip leaders after making a good river call to boost his stack to around 500,000.
I only saw the river action but with approximately 185,000 in the pot Shane Gregory (under-the-gun) fired out a bet of 83,000 and Jobling (mid-position) went into the tank. He had roughly 240,000 back and he cut out the requisite calling chips to see what he'd have left after the call.
After a couple of minutes thinking over his decision he announced call and slid his chips over the line. It was Gregory who was first to show, opening 6♠5♠, Jobling then revealed A♣Q♠ to claim the pot. -- NW
1.25pm: Cry me a river
Kevin Monroe causing more river -card pain for Andrew Robson. The board read Q♣Q♦3♣8♦A♣ and Monroe bet 28,500 from under the gun. Robson released his hand once more.
Brett Angell's lead has disappeared after he made a hero-looking call on the river of a 7♦8♥5♠K♣3♦ board. He was battling in the blinds with Alex Jobling and checked to face a 70,000 bet. He called and mucked upon seeing Jobling's K♠T♣. He's down to 385,000 as Jobling rose to 335,000.
En route back to the press room we saw Monroe not get his own way for once today. He three-bet folded to Sam Holden's four-bet to drop back to 405,000. Holden is back up to 215,000. -- MC
1.10pm: Three more bite the dust
Three more exits to tell you about...
• Miles Mckenzie took out Andrew Grayson, pocket jacks against A♥Q♠. The latter was all-in for 90,000, a J♦6♦3♣ flop pretty decisive, the K♣ turn opened up the possibility of a unlikely outdraw, but the 4♥ river was a blank.
• Overnight chip leader David Reed found aces at the same time as Ronald Wilkinson picked up A♥K♦. These two premium hands created a 280,000 chip pot that went to Reed on a 8♥2♦8♠3♣2♥ board. He's up to 470,000.
• Viktor Leonov was all-in on the turn of a J♦6♣7♠A♣ board with 9♠7♥ and was up against Anthony Shileds who had A♠6♦. The Q♦ completed the board to send Leonov out in 43rd place. -- NW
LEVEL UP: BLINDS 3,000-6,000, 500
1pm: Monroe causing all sorts of problems
There's no doubt who the table captain at table number five is. Keith Hawkins, Sam Holden and Jude Ainsworth all started there, but it's Kevin Monroe ruling the roost.
The Team PokerStars pro has position on the hyper-aggressive Monroe, it's not helping one bit at the moment though.
We caught up with a hand between the two on the turn of a 5♦2♣K♥3♠ board. Ainsworth led for 55,000 from the small blind but had to admit defeat when Monroe shoved on him.
A couple of hands later Ainsworth was the only caller when Monroe raised pre flop. Monroe continued on a 5♣3♦Q♦ flop and Ainsworth folded. It seems as if Ainsworth is smelling the blood of his prey but doesn't quite have the right tools to slay the aggro-beast right now.
Monroe - 405,000
Ainsworth - 125,000
12.45pm: Semi-calm restored
After the crazy opening spell, calm has been restored somewhat. There are still 51 players remaining but we don't that figure to last very long.
12.44pm: Carousel ends for Dougal
Matthew Dougal must've been pretty happy when his all-in with pocket jacks found a call from Benjamin Senior's Q♣[10c]. The 2♣9♥9♣ flop gave Senior a flush draw, which completed on the 3♣ turn, the 8♣ river was a bit of overkill. Dougal out in 52nd.-- NW
12.42pm: Empty Tin-lin
Alan Tinlin is another of the early casualties on Day 3. He was all-in for 60,000 with pocket sixes, Paul Jenkinson with the overcards - A♦Q♠ - this time the overcards won the day, the board coming 7♣4♣7♥Q♣5♥ to send Tinlin out in 53rd. -- NW
12.40pm: Men only at the table please
And the last remaining female in the field is out. Emma Jones came back today with less than one big blind so that she managed to hold on to finish 54th is a miracle in itself. Her shrapnel went in with pocket eights pre-flop and she got two callers.
On the K♥6♣3♦ flop Alex Jobling bet out and his opponent got out the way, Jobling showed 3♥3♣ for a flopped set and the turn and river bricked out to send her to the rail. -- NW
12.35pm: Taus takes one out
Ashfaaq Taus is up to around 350,000 after eliminating Sharapov Oleksandr in a blind on blind battle. Taus raised to 11,500 from the small, Oleksandr shipped for 89,500 from the big and Taus called the extra.
The 9♥Q♠5♥3♠2♦ board ruling decisively in the Dutchman's favour. -- NW
12.30pm: Angell takes out two
Brett Angell is the chip leader having eliminated two men early on today. I missed the first but Angell told me he held [A][K] and flopped a king to outflop Guido Braye's pocket fives, the latter all-in for 40,000.
Then he won a much bigger pot. Christopher Mcnicholls jammed for 105,000 with A♣J♠, Angell making the call with A♦K♦ and holding on a Q♦8♠J♠9♦7♦ board, rivering the nut flush just for good measure. He's up to around 500,000 now. -- NW
12.27pm: More for McMahon
At start of play Barry McMahon was second in chips and he just padded his stack by eliminating a shortstacked Dylan Roberts. The latter was all-in for around 30,000 with 9♦8♦, McMahon called with A♦[10s]. The board running out 9♠Q♦A♥[10d]2♠ to eliminate Roberts. -- NW
12.25pm: Ward won't be winning
One of the short stacks coming back today was UKIPT2 Edinburgh 4th place finisher Tom Ward. Two quick hands saw his demise though. In the first he called Akshay Reddy's shove, Ward had pocket nines, Reddy J♠10s]. A board of 4♥8♠[10c]K♠4♦ reducing Ward to less than two big blinds.
That went in soon after with K♦9♠, Cormac O'Dea the would be executioner with A♠4♠, a board of A♣[10d]K♠[10s][10c] ended Ward's day. -- NW
Eleven players have been eliminated in the opening 15 minutes. We caught most of them, details on the ones we did coming right up. -- NW
12.05pm: Shuffle-up and deal
Play is under way here in the Aspers casino. We expect today to last around nine levels. give or take a level. -- MC
11.50am: Solid Reed leads the way
Welcome back to Newcastle and Day 3 of UKIPT3 Newcastle. Today the plan is simple, make the final and be in with a shot of winning the £105,900 first prize tomorrow. To make those eight very happy, 54 players are going to be left with a sense of what might have been.
Play will begin in a little under 10 minutes and David Reed will start as chip leader. The 22-year-old student from Bradford, who's playing in his first major live tournament bagged up 363,500 at the end of play yesterday, after more than doubling up on the final hand.
He's got a score of seasoned UKIPT veterans in the chasing pack, Barry McMahon (4th UKIPT3 Nottingham) and Brett Angell (2nd UKIPT2 Nottingham) are less than 10 big blinds behind.
Also lurking are Team PokerStars Pro Jude Ainsworth (237,500), Sam Holden (207,000) and Keith Hawkins (119,500). This one is still anyone's tournament and we're set for an exciting days play. Some rudimentary maths tells the PokerStars blog that we think it'll take around nine levels to play from 62 (10 players busted in a crazy final 10 minutes last night) to the final eight. Stay right here for all the coverage. -- NW
PokerStars Blog reporting team in Newcastle and their favourite Byker Grove character Marc Convey (Noddy) and Nick Wright (Spuggy ). Photos by Mickey May (Danish TV only showed Jossy's Giants)