Four Brits Reach WPT Amneville Day 2
Yesterday we brought you news of British pro Luke Fields making it through to Day 2 of the WPT Amneville Main Event with a very healthy stack of 129,900 chips. He returns to the Seven Casino in Amneville at 1200 CET and will be kept company by three more British players.
The three Brits who have made it through to Day 2 are Sandiep Khosa, Mathew Frankland and the delectable Liv Boeree. Khosa has more chips than Frankland and Boeree combined as he bagged up 106,400 of them at the end of Day 1b and will certainly be one to watch when play resumes. You may recognise Khosa's name and rightly so because he finished sixth at WPT London when Jake Cody, a result that is still his best to date. Khosa will probably feel like he has nothing to lose because he qualified via PartyPoker for a fraction of the €3,500 entry fee.
Frankland returns to the felt with a stack of 44,200 chips so is by no means short-stacked and is still a major threat in this tournament. He has a unique ability of being able to constantly pick up chips as shown by his impressive results in a relatively short live career. He has a third place in the 2010 English Poker Open and a 121st place finish at this years World Series of Poker Main Event to his name and more recently he finished as runner-up to Mortiz Gross in a €1,000 side event at the PokerStars EPT San Remo festival, a result that netted him €38,500.
Boeree, pictured above, has the shortest stack of the Brits with 36,500 chips but she is certainly not out of the running yet, especially as the average chip stack is just under 53,000 and she still has 45 big blinds to play with. Sionce her win in thr EPT San Remo Main Event in 2010, Boeree has struggled to put together a run of constant results in the live arena and has won more online this year that at the actual felt. However, she made it to the money places of this year's WSOPE Main Event, eventually finishing in 36th place for €27,500 and a vital confidence boost.
Play resumes at 1200 CET and a total of 215 players will return to their seats to play five 90-minute levels. The money bubble is unlikely to burst but you never know because this is France after all! Good luck to the British quartet still involved.
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