Martinez Heads GUKPT Reading

Martinez Heads GUKPT Reading

Friday, 26 June 2015

The opening flight of the £100,000 GUKPT Reading Main Event is in the book with Raul Martinez leading the way.

After nine levels of action Martinez managed to turn his starting stack of 20,000 into an impressive 159,200, putting him a good distance in front of Andrey Veselov (146,700) and Khalick Mohangee (116,200) who were the only other players to crack six-figures.

There were a few nervous looks amongst organisers with only 30 players on hand at the start of play. That number swelled to a far more respectable 74 by the time the registration period had ended. Of that number, 25 ended with chips with Hui Jin (90,000), Sidney Oppong (83,900) and Ben Lloyd (77,600) among the opening flight's front-runners.

Recent GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event winner James Mitchell (37,500) is also still very much in the hunt.

The Day 1B action starts at 1pm today with 126 players required to hit the £100,000 guarantee.

Tags: GUKPT, GUKPT Reading, Raul Martinez