Day 2 of the UKIPT Nottingham Six-Max started with 195 players in the hunt for the £100,000 first place prize and after the conclusion of eight 60-minute levels 164 of them had busted out, leaving only 31 players in contention for the title of UKIPT champion.
Christopher Brammer is the man to catch going into the penultimate day’s play, his 646,000 stack putting him narrowly in front of the 623,000 stack of Malaysia’s Tim Wong. Brammer, known as “NigDawG” when he is busy terrorising his online opponents, floureshes in a short-handed format as his aggressive style of play bulldozes opponents aside. There may be quite a long way to go in this event, but it would take a brave man to bet against Brammer continuing his good form and leaving Nottingham with the tournament’s top prize.
Joining Brammer and Wong through to Sunday’s Day 3 are plenty of well-known and established pros who will have a major influence over who wins this £1,100 buy-in event. UK-based Spaniard Sergio Aido, the winner of UKIPT London in March 2013, who starts with 511,000 chips, John Eames (388,000), Ben Vinson (317,000), Rob Sherwood (307,000), Leeds duo James Sykes (281,000) and David Jones (258,000), Simon Deadman (275,000), Rupinder Bedi (196,000) and Ben Spraggons (77,000).
Each of the returning players is guaranteed £2,800 for their efforts so far thanks to the money bubble bursting on Day 2. The legendary David “Devilfish” Ulliott was the first player to be awarded prize money with the likes of Dara O’Kearney (66th), Chris Sly (60th), Day 1a chip leader Mitch Johnson (46th), two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Matt Perrins (40th), Jack Ellwood (39th), Team PokerStars Online’s Mickey Petersen (36th), American Jason Wheeler (35th) and Full Tilt Poker Ambassador Sin Melin (32nd) a selection of the more notable players to bust on Day 2.
Day 3 kicks off at 12:00 noon with the plan of action to play down to the six-handed final table. Will Brammer continue to crush? Can Aido reach another major final table or will any of the other players thrive in this high pressure environment? Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Monday morning to find out.
UKIPT Nottingham Six-Max Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
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