UKIPT London – Day 1c Draws to a Close
1,099 players entered into three Day 1 flights and now the number has been reduced after 33 hours of grinding play, to the 248 mark for Day 2. This afternoons Day 2, which is the fourth day of the event is due to kick off and we’ll be taking a quick look back at how Day 3 panned out.
Before we do that, the tournament has a fairly high average chip count at present with 66,500 chips and the chip leader is Wojtek Barzantny of Germany at the top with 275,900 chips to his name. The prize pool was confirmed at 1am today with the tournament winner due to take away a massive stack of cash right now set at £156,800 of the £746,221 prize pool.
Tournament Prize Pool
9 and 10 £10,45
491 players came for the last Day 1 day making up for almost half of the overall tournament buy-ins and the day didn’t disappoint. More chips were on the table than any other day meaning we had to expect the chip leader at the end of the day to go into Day 2 as the overall chip leader from Day1a, Day1b and Day1c.
Wojtek Barzantny finished the day with 275,900 chips in hand and what is even more notable about this player getting to the top the chip counts is that he has been in this position twice already, but both times he was the last man sitting with all the chips. He has won 2 events already this season and looks strong to go all the way again. We can at least expect to see him at the final table if he plays his cards right!
He has had a brilliant run crushing pocket tens with his pocket eights and he then had Big Slick beating down a player holding Qs-Jd. The player went full throttle on Barzantny, but couldn’t push the German off the hand with Barzantny showing he has an amazing ability to read his opponents intentions.
There were 11 levels of gruelling action that saw plenty of well-known victims, but also some noticeable survivors. Local girl Liv Boeree has managed survive the cut and is sitting pretty with 33,000. Liv is one of the most successful female poker players and she has won over $2 million in tournament earnings. She has plenty of experience and with a double up she could work her way back up to the chip average then sit tight while grabbing some of the antes and blinds.
1st Barzantny 275,900
2nd Wang 213,400
3rd Jackson 197,700
4th Bird 196,800
5th Urban 162,400
6th Souki 159,800
7th Slusarek 159,100