English Poker Open Day 1b: Mohammed Haque Grabs Overall Chip Lead

Mohammed Haque

Day 1b of the English Poker Open attracted 68 player, taking the total number of entrants to 138, and these players have created a £276,000 prize pool. The man who ended the day as the chip leader, and also became the overall chip leader, was Mohammed Haque with 178,000 chips.

Haque is a regular at the Fox Poker Club, the fantastic venue that is hosting this year's English Poker Open, in fact he took down the Fox Poker Club Main Event in September last year for a bankroll-boosting score of £12,650.

Day 1b also saw a number of high profile players buy in for £2,180 and then progress through to today's Day 2 with very healthy stacks. Ben Jackson is one of the best up-and-coming players this country has to offer and the man sporting Genting Poker colours finished the day with 109,400 chips, which is enough to place him fourth overall. Joining Jackson and Co. is Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen with 102,600 chips. Petersen is a Team PokerStars online pro and a European Poker Tour champion. Now the young Dane has plenty of chips to play with he is going to be a real pain in the neck for anyone on his table.

Other notable players to navigate through include Steve Watts (90,375), Manig Loeser (75,600) and poker veteran Surinder Sunar (56,350).

Play resumes this afternoon where the 63 surviving players will battle it down to what we believe will be the final table. Join us tomorrow to find out which stars made it through and who fell by the wayside.

English Poker Open Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

1Mohammed Haque178,000
2Igor Kurganov117,450
3Rhys Jones116,100
4Ben Jackson109,400
5Ian Simpson103,625
6Mickey Petersen102,600
7Mathew Frankland99,175
8Marvin Babul92,725
9Steve Watts90,375
10Chris Bjorin86,575

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