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UK Pokernews Roundup: Barny Boatman Flys High in Day 1C, Summer UK Promos at Pokerstars, and more

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Boatman Flying High after Day 1C

The third instalment of day 1 is in the books and more than 2,300 players attended this mammoth starting day, with more expected tomorrow. 1674 remain going into day 2 and we finally have a Brit at the top of the big stacks. Hendon Mobster Barny Boatman had a fantastic day 1 ending on 144,050 which puts him 7th in the day 1C chip counts and top of the overall UK chip stacks so far.

Ireland had a good day too as Sean Prendiville of Dublin who already has two deep finishes so far in the series, ended one spot above Boatman with 148,000. Other UK names returning for day two include the Devilfish and JP Kelly, on an otherwise pretty quiet day for the Brits.

Stay tuned to our WSOP Main Event Live Updates for all the action from the biggest event in poker this evening. Don’t forget you can also do it from your iPhone with our brand new Live Reporting App.

While you are watching our Live Updates you can win money for free. That’s because Pokerstars are kindly hosting a series of $2,000 PokerNews WSOP Reporting Freerolls when the main event gets deep on July 15, 16, and 17 at 19:05 EDT. To register for the freeroll you just need a PokerStars account and the password which will be released a few hours before the tournament is to begin.

FullFlush a Father?

There has been no sign of motor mouth Luke ‘FullFlush’ Schwartz in Vegas this month and now we know why. He confirmed in an interview with Jesse May he is going to be a father in the next few days. Does this mean we will see a much humbler gentler side to the high stakes pro? Probably not.

You can listen to the interview here.

Luke Schwartz
Luke Schwartz

July UK Promos at Pokerstars

Lots of added value at Pokerstars this month if you are a UK & Ireland player. This month they are hosting freerolls tonight and tomorrow where the top 18 will win a place in a final that has a UKIPT Brighton seat on offer. You need to get a password via Twitter for each of the freerolls.

New players can take advantage of the ‘Sit & Go Sizzler’ Promotion, where a first deposit will entitle a player to a free $1.20 SNG ticket! What’s more, on using this ticket, the player will receive a ticket to any of the exclusive $2k freerolls running every Saturday until 31st July. Use the deposit code SIZZLER and the marketing code UKPOKERNEWS to get in on the action.

Finally, the Daily 2K Freeroll will give UK & Ireland players the chance to win a share of £2,000 every night for free from Thursday 15th July to Thursday 29th July! The top 20% of players will receive cash rewards each night, and those that deposit for the first time will receive an exclusive invitation via text message to a bonus freeroll with a £1000 prize pool and 50 tickets to Sunday 1/4 million!

Join Pokerstars via UK Pokernews for a whole host of exclusive freerolls on top of the above and a fantastic $600 bonus.

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