The Dusk Till Dawn poker club in Nottingham was packed to the rafters once again yesterday as a massive field of 558 players exchanged their £770 for a chance to win this record breaking event and a first place prize that is looking to be around £220,000!
As on Day 1a, the players sat down and grinded it out for 11 one-hour levels and by the time the tournament director called an end to proceedings only 123 of those players had chips in front of them to bag and tag up. The man sat with the most ceramic discs when Day 1b was completed was a Norwegian by the name of Ken Stean Isaksen. He finished with 227,600, not too dissimilar to yesterday's chip leader.
Along with Isaksen a number of notables also made it through with decent stacks and will be looking for a deep run in this tournament including Ben Dobson (170,900), Scott van der Vliet (163,100) and Jack McDermott (196,200).
Today's Day 1c is meant to be the largest of all the starting days but we do not see how the Dusk Till Dawn club could possibly fit any more tables, chairs and poker players into the building but they reckon they could fit 600 in there at some point especially if there are plenty of early eliminations so alternates can sit down.
Please remember that Day 1c is a complete sell-out so if you are planning on heading down to the club you are not guaranteed to play. If you have a seat or you do get to sit down then good luck. We hope to be writing about you in the near future!
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