The PokerStars backed UKIPT got underway this on Wednesday in Newcastle, with the first event being a relatively sensible side event. However, yesterday the serious action started as the main event got kicking.
The £770 buy-in event attracted a more than expected 246 players for Day 1a, and it was Timotheos Timotheou who led the field with a bit of a mouthful. The player who has previously won a European Masters Event ended the day with 134k in chips.
He was very closely followed by Kevin Killeen who managed to build a healthy stack of 126,600, Francis Lacken who had an action packed day amassing 92,900 and Khadir Khoshawy with 86,300.
Whilst they would have all been happy with their days work, there were other big names that would have been at the very least satisfied with Ben Jackson attaining 69,600, Jeff Kimber giving himself a chance with 55,400, World Series Of Poker Final Table maker Sam Holden with 30,300 and a WSOP bracelet holder Scott Shelley sitting with 28,600.
Some of those names grace some of the biggest poker events in the world so for an event like this to be able to attract such names is a massive coup. There is certainly more expected for tomorrow too, with four former winners of this event to be registering along with a PokerStars Team Pro contingent also going to be attending Day 1b, which is what you would expect with any PokerStars backed event.
Controversial Partouche Poker Tour Has Just 46 Remaining!
The bubble has finally burst at this year’s most controversial of Partouche Poker Tour Events. There are now just 46 players all vying to win the 1 million Euro first place prize.
The leader is Ole Scemion who holds a very impressive stack of 1,251.000 which is a good 300k ahead of his closest rival Karen Sarkisyan who has a healthy 957k. Sitting up in third place is Paul Tedeschi who has been a long time chip leader in this event with 798,500.
Amongst some of the other real notables who will be coming back for the penultimate day’s action include Tobias Reinkenmeier who has amassed 446k, Tom Alner with 426k, Justin Bonomo holding 267k and Tristan Wade with 134k.
It all promises to be an action packed last couple of days, with many of the players feeling that they have a good chance of progressing further up the pay ranks and perhaps even taking a seat on that final table. Whatever happens, you know that we will be here to fill you in on it all.