Jamie Brown Tops Day 2A UK Chip Counts
34 UK players remain out of the 630 runners that completed day 2A in the WSOP Main Event, with high hopes for a the next wave of players in the 2922 that go into day 2B tonight. Jamie Brown came up on top of the UK pack in the early hours of this morning with 360,400 chips, with Daniel Carter and Joey Lovelady behind him with just over 220,000 each.
Other notables in the field include Kara Scott, Michael Greco, Julian Gardner, Steve Jelinek, and Roland De Wolfe. Day 2B resumes tonight with a crammed field and you can keep an eye on all the big UK names via our Live Updates.
Day 2A Top UK Chip Counts
Brown, Jamie 360,400
Carter, Daniel 239,900
Lovelady, Joey 226,800
Brivati, Dino 151,600
Brewin, Will 149,600
Rudd, Daniel 145,700
Nowakowski, Henryk 145,200
Scott-Tobin, Kara 139,500
Salem, Christopher 133,000
Taylor, Stuart 129,500
Pokerstars $100,000 Freeroll Exclusive to the UK & Ireland
This year Pokerstars.net have been spoiling players in the UK with mega value promotions, such as the recent UK exclusive VIP promotion in May and a low stakes UK MTT league. Once again they are giving generously, with the largest ever prize pool freeroll exclusive to the UK & Ireland.
$100,000 is up for grabs with 6000 places paid and a $10,000 first prize. Whats more it doesn't cost a penny to enter. Satellites run every day in July giving you plenty of chances to qualify. You can win your seat playing in the twice daily freerolls, or play in the daily $1.10 tournaments where all players receive a ticket to the July Mega Freeroll. Please note that these tickets will be credited every Sunday morning. The $1.10 qualifiers will award cash prizes to the top 15% of players.
Pokerstars Qualifier turns Main Event Package into Dream Wedding
Pokerstars are in the news again today as one of their main event qualifiers from the UK used the free trip to Vegas to marry his girlfriend. Jason Herbert from Scunthorpe married his fiancé Catherine Phillips, whom he met working in a betting shop, at the Little White Wedding Chapel, with the poker player fully kitted in Elvis attire.
"I qualified for $30 online," Herbert said. "But the trip ending up costing about four grand." If it was to be an omen for the future cost of married life, one of Herbert's children knocked over an expensive candel in the chapel lobby costing him a further $500.
And what did Herbert do to celebrate his first day as a married man? He went back into the Rio to play day 2a of the main event, no longer using his wedding ring as a card protector.
And who said Poker Players weren't romantic?