Another eight one-hour levels were played out in the PokerStars UKIPT Bristol Main Event and during that time the 239 players who started the day with high hopes were whittled down to a more manageable 45. Leading these 45 players back into battle at the Gala Habourside Casino this afternoon is Robert Bull and his 581,500 chips.
Bull is the only play to start Day 2 with over half of a million chips, which is no mean feat when one considers he started the day with just 18,900. According to the PokerStars Blog, Bull had been picking up solid starting hands all day, had favourable table draws and won a massive pot right at the death with aces against Sam “TheSquid” Grafton’s .
The 20-year old mathematics and statistics student will not have things his own way going into the penultimate day as there are some exceptional players amongst the final 45. The winner of the recent UKIPT Online final table Wojtek Barzantny is armed with 411,000 chips and is most certainly a threat in this tournament, whilst Irishman Jason Tompkins (248,500) is within striking distance of the chip leaders and definitely has it in him to bag this title.
Each of the 45 surviving players are now in the money and have locked up at least £1,500 for their efforts. The likes of Marc Mcdonnell (67th), Sunny Chattha (59th), Ben Vinson (54th) and Mathew Frankland (52nd) are just a selection of the names who made it into the money paces but will not be returning for Day 3. At least they picked up some cash for their exploits,unlike the unfortunate bubble boy Christopher Nicholas who had pocket kings cracked by the of Ed Nash.
Play resumes at 12:00 and will continue until the eight-handed final table has been reached. Tune in tomorrow to find out who our final eight are.
UKIPT Bristol Top 10 Chip Counts
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