The inaugural UKIPT Series Main Event was a roaring success, attracting 343 players through the doors of the Hippodrome casino in London. The second edition has proven even more popular with the event selling out and 478 players buying in for £275. Of those 478 entrants, only 130 of them have managed to progress to Sunday’s Day 2.
The chip leader going into Day 2 is Callum Palfrey who ended Day 1b with a tournament leading 253,500 chips. Palfrey has one major live cash to his name, a 22nd place finish in the UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event in 2011. Although there’s still a long way to go in this particular tournament, we would not bet against Palfrey banking the second cash of his career by the time the UKIPT Series ends.
Palfrey’s chip lead is under threat by some fellow big stacks in the chasing pack. Benjamin Miller finished Day 1b with 205,500 chips, while 31-year old Scotsman James Thomson ended Day 1 with 200,800.
Joining the aforementioned players on Sunday’s Day 2 are such notables as James Greenwood (126,300), Paul Zimbler (110,600), Jeff Kimber (100,500), Main Event Travel’s Dale Garrad (80,800), and Jerome Bradpiece (45,900).
Day 2 commences at 12:00 and continues until the champion is crowned. It could be a long day, but one that is very profitable to the eventual winner. Prize pool information is yet to be confirmed but if the previous UKIPT Series is anything to go by, the champion in this event will walk away with more than £20,000.
UKIPT Series Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts
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