They say the number 13 is unlucky for some but it is certainly lucky for the 13 poker players who will be returning to the Nottingham-based Dusk Till Dawn poker club this afternoon to complete the £500 Deepstack - one of them will be walking away with £46,776 in their back pocket; what a way to celebrate the bank holiday!
Friday's Day 1a attracted just 85 players by the time late registration had closed and when 11 levels had been completed just 17 of those had chips to place into storage for the night. Day 1b faired much better with 175 entrants and 46 re-entries taking the Day 1b entrants to 221 and the overall attendance to 306 resulting in a £13,000 overlay for the DTD management to stump up.
The 56 survivors from Day 1b and the 17 from Day 1a combined on Saturday afternoon for the official Day 2. The money bubble finally burst, after more than two hours of hand-for-hand, at around 21:00 when Michael Hart moved all-in with what turned out to be and Jim Moult made the call with a dominating . The board ran out busting Hart and leaving everyone else safe in the knowledge they would be leaving the club with at least £675 to show for their efforts.
These 27 players who made it to the money places were whittled down to the last 13 players who, as mentioned, return to their seats this Bank Holiday to play out for the title and the remaining prize pool. When they do finally sit down they will do so at the following tables:
It should be an amazing finale with the DTD regulars Oluwashola Akindele, Fraser Bellamy and Alex Goulder all in there but the hot favourite at the moment has to be the Black Belt Poker pro Jamie Burland sat at the top of the pile armed with 2,179,000 chips.
You can follow all of the action over on the Blonde Poker forums and you will be able to read who wins what on UK & Ireland PokerNews tomorrow morning! See you here!
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