Main Event Day 1A in the Books
Unless you have been hiding in a cave you will know that the eyes of the poker world are now on the World Series of Poker Main Event. 1125 players sat down for day 1A and about 800 remain to come back later on this week. It’s probably not very productive to try and go through the entire player roster with a fine tooth comb to pick out the surviving Brits so far, but we have spotted a few notable stacks and exits.
Top UK pro Daniel Carter leads the brit pack, just behind the top ten with 108,000 and John Shipley has 100,000. Double bracelet hero and many peoples top pick Praz Bansi is also doing well with 65,000. Bracelet 5 winner Steve Jelinek comes back to day two above the average with 48,000 and previous November Niner James Akenhead needs to play catch up withy 16,000.
This year’s big success story Richard Ashby was one of the first to bust out yesterday, as was online phenom Chris Moorman.
Stay tuned to our WSOP Main Event Live Updates for all the action from the biggest event in poker this evening.
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3rd for Paul Kerr in Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
It was a fighting performance for Scotland’s Paul Kerr in Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em last night as he finished in 3rd place. Kerr had some catching up to do, starting the final table in 8th position but battling back to pick up an impressive $255,076 pay day and yet another high profile finish for the United Kingdom at the series this year.
Helena Brett Wins Betfred Ladies Poker Tour Northampton
60 of the countries best female players descended upon the Aspers Casino in Northampton for the latest leg of the Betfred Ladies Poker Tour. Helena Brett picked up a trophy for her third place finish in Sheffield last month and went two spots better last weekend by picking up first place. She faced Kim Jagger who won two legs last year heads up in a match that took the tournament to 5.00am, eventually winning £2060 and a place in the grand final for her troubles.
1 Helena Brett £2,060 + a seat in the Grand Final
2 Kim Jagger £1,520
3 Thi Phan £1,140
4 Harriet Wild £760
5 Karen Tomczak £530
6 Caroline Manson £455
7 Gail Pryde £380
8 Karen Kormoss £230
9 Teresa Kitson £170
10 Maria Ahern £135
The next leg of the Betfred Ladies’ Poker Tour takes place at TC’s Sports Club, Maidenhead on August 7. Find out more and play in exclusive $2500 Pokernews freerolls at Betfred Poker.