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WSOP Main Event Day 1b: Nelius Foley And Fergal Nealon Break Into Overall Top 10

WSOP Main Event Day 1b: Nelius Foley And Fergal Nealon Break Into Overall Top 10 0001

Yesterday was Day 1b of the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event and by the time registration had drawn to a close there were a staggering 2,114 players who were prepared to pay $10,000 for a shot at becoming a WSOP Main Event champion.

With such a huge field it should come as no surprise that there were a whole host of UK & Ireland players to keep an eye on, in fact there were 74 of our boys and girls according to the entry lists supplied by the WSOP and of those 53 made it through to their respective Day 2.

UK & Ireland poker players from Day 1b of the WSOP Main Event

NameChips
Nelius Foley146,875
Fergal Nealon141,825
Rhys Jones116,950
Barny Boatman98,200
Nicholas Farnborough92,025
Craig McCorkell91,175
Sunil Mistri89,625
Richard Trigg77,125
Priyan de Mel72,525
James Dempsey65,500
Tomas MacNamara58,250
Jonathan Gray57,050
Kevin Williams55,725
David Jones53,925
Victoria Coren52,925
Kevin Finan52,525
Adam Latimer51,435
Neil Lusher51,175
Tristan McDonald50,975
Chris Nicol46,625
John O'Shea46,375
Mel Judah44,975
Neil Channing43,700
Chun Law42,800
Grant Pirie42,725
Stephen Rawle41,640
Liv Boeree40,500
George McKeever40,000
Alin Rapoport40,000
Mark Segal39,100
Robert Stain38,425
Sam Razavi38,325
Teddy Sheringham36,650
Sadan Turker36,450
Mohammed Sadiq34,750
Kevin Allen36,425
Trevor Whiteway35,900
Dara O'Kearney34,200
Wayne Rideout33,100
Mark Dalimore33,075
Tommy Dyer31,975
Alan Brown31,050
Robin Fisher30,925
John Tabatabai30,175
Daniel Toffel29,475
James Akenhead29,350
Dara Davey28,725
John Shipley28,150
David Charalambous27,900
Matthew Nieberg25,950
Timothy Flanders25,590
Hasmukh Khodiyara25,500
Charles Sanderson20,200
Fergal Cawley17,425
David Colclough17,300
Padraig Parkinson17,100
James Rann16,250
David Nicholson16,000
Daniel Sauva14,750
Richard Hare14,075
Gareth Jones11,650
Benjamin Martin9,950
Matthew BatesBusted
Matthew AshtonBusted
Ross BoatmanBusted
Jerome BradpieceBusted
Jamie BurlandBusted
Roland De WolfeBusted
Martin FleggBusted
Pratik GhatgeBusted
Joshua GouldBusted
Laurence GrobBusted
Mike HillBusted
Phillip HuxleyBusted
Thomas LandiBusted
Tom MiddletonBusted
Ketul NathwaniBusted
Andrew YoungbloodBusted
Tamer KamelBusted
John WheelerBusted

As you can see from the rather large table above the best placed of all our players was Nelius Foley of Ireland who managed to bag up an impressive 146,875 chips at the close of play; enough to place him seventh from all the surviving players of Day 1b!

A quick check of his Hendon Mob page reveals he only has three cashes to his name totalling $14,971 so it is safe to assume that he won his seat to “The Big Dance,” and also safe to think he had the time of his life at the felt yesterday. With his huge stack he will certainly be one to watch out for but there is a long, long way to go in this amazing poker tournament.

Also flying high is Rhys Jones who was spotted sporting the patches of our friends over at Main Event Travel. Jones' first job when he sits down for Day 2b will be un-bag and re-stack 116,950 chips; a haul the Hampshire-based pro will be more than pleased with.

Other notable high flyers from the UK & Ireland include Hendon Mobster Barny Boatman (98,200), Nicholas Farnborough (92,025), Craig McCorkell (91,175), Sunil Mistri (89,625), Richard Trigg (77,125), Priyan de Mel (72,525), James Dempsey (65,500).

For a full insight into what went down during Day 1b of the WSOP Main Event be sure to check out the official Live Reporting pages.

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