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Daniel Galla Tops UKIPT Series 3 Day 1B; £21,770 Awaits the Champion

Daniel Galla

Ten years ago, Chris Moneymaker famously turned a $39 satellite into a $2,500,000 score when he won the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event. While taking down the UKIPT Series 3 will not be as prestigious or profitable for its champion, Daniel Galla is hoping to follow in Moneymaker’s footsteps and take down a major live title after winning a seat via a low-cost satellite tournament.

Galla won his seat in the UKIPT Series 3 event in a satellite on PokerStars that cost £33 to enter. That online win has given the Hungarian bartender the chance of winning his first live event and the £21,770 that’s set aside for the eventual champion. Those of you at home who like to keep score will realise that this prize is the largest in the short history of the UKIPT Series’. When Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody won the inaugural event he took £19,400 back to Leeds, while reigning champion Gabriel Dragomir collected £16,480 in June.

UKIPT Series 3 End-of-Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerChips
1stDaniel Galla 
2ndMartin Bader174,100
3rdAnthony John Wright156,000
4thDavid Gassian151,600
5thAlexander Jobling149,500
6thGergley Lakatos145,600
7thAsmat Pasha Asghar132,000
8thKeith Ellis129,700
9thAndrew Wade121,000
10thMohammed Suahli120,000

Of the 248 players who turned up at The Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square, London, only 69 of them made it through to Sunday’s Day 2. These 69 will join the 68 survivors from Day 1A, meaning 137 players will descend on the casino today and lock horns until only one man, or woman, has all of the chips in play.

The top 63 places award prize money with a min-cash being worth £480, a final table appearance £2,050 and the champion, as we know, will win £21,770. Check out the payment schedule below:

Finishing PositionPrize
1st£21,770
2nd£13,730
3rd£9,850
4th£7,820
5th£6,135
6th£4,805
7th£3,615
8th£2,570
9th£2,050
10-11th£1,700
12-13th£1,480
14-15th£1,295
16-17th£1,165
18-20th£1,050
21-23rd£935
24-27th£820
28-31st£705
32-39th£595
40-55th£515
56-63rd£480

Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Monday for a full recap of the day’s action.

Lead image courtesy of the PokerStars Blog and Neil Stoddart.

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