The Dusk Till Dawn poker club is hosting a double deepstack weekend where the 500Deepstack and 150 Deepstack events are running side by side. Yesterday we updated you with the goings on from Day 1a, so it is only fair that we do the same for Day 1b. here is a recap of the action.
500 Deepstack Day 1b
The £500+£60 Deepstack needed 138 players to turn out for Day 1b in order for the guarantee to be met, but “only” 110 bought in, leaving the club with an overlay. Some of those who supported the cause, bought in and then busted out, included Richard Whiteley (first man out), Alex Goulder, Ian Gascoigne, Sam Macdonald, Anthony Gaughan, Yucel “Mad Turk” Eminoglu, DTD regular Colburn Tomlin and Maria Demetriou.
The man with the overnight chip lead from Day 1b is Leon Campbell, his 276,500 stack enough to earn him poker’s equivalent of cycling’s yellow jersey. Campbell was one of only two Day 1b players to build their stacks past the 200,000 barrier, the other being Fraser Bellamy and his 231,500 stack.
Hot on the heels of the leaders is James Atkin who will start Day 2 with 174,500 chips and will be a legitimate threat too. Atkin certainly knows himself around the felt and if we were betting people – and we are – a cheeky punt on the man known as Epitomised could be money well spent.
Other notables making it through to Day 2 include Leeds-based online specialist Marcin Milde, a previous DTD 500 Deepstack winner in Nicholas Crisp and live stalwart Peter Charalambous.
In total 36 players will sit down at the DTD felt this afternoon and play out for a first place prize that tops the scales at £29,700. Fourteen spots will be paid, a min-cash being orth £2,000 and a live streamed final table appearance worth a minimum of £3,500.
DTD 500 Deepstack Day 1b top 10 chip counts
150 Deepstack Day 1b
The £30,000 guarantee on the £150+£18 150 Deepstack was met after 128 players bought into Saturday’s Day 1b. Of those 128 buy-ins just 25 made it through to Day 1b, the chip leader being Stephen Sass.
Sass ended Day 1b with the welcomed problem of trying to figure out how to fit 457,000 chips into a single plastic chip bag. Sass’ huge stack, unsurprisingly, sees him start today’s Day 2 as the overwhelming chipleader, his nearest rival being those the man finished behind him on Day 1b Jacob Bruges (299,000).
Day 1b saw another five players end the night with at least 200,000 chips, Colin Paddington, Christopher Rose, Vaidas Siriunas, James Robert Turner and Simon Lane. These players have put themselves in a great position to not only make it into the money but to progress to the final table where the real cash prizes lay.
DTD 150 Deepstack Day 1b top 10 chip counts
|6||James Robert Turner||221,000|
Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews tomorrow to discover which players added a DTD cash to their Hendon Mob page and who left the vast Nottingham-based club as the title of champion.