It took only eight hours to reduce the 93 players who started Day 2 with hopes of becoming the partypoker World Poker Tour UK National Milton Keynes champion to the final table of nine on an explosive Day 2.
Play started at a frantic pace, with many players trying to spin up their short stacks early doors with the attitude of go big and go home. It was the latter for over half of the field as the number of players was split in two within the first couple of hours of play.
The most important, some would say anyway, elimination is that of the person who bursts the bubble, which in this tournament was a partypoker qualifier by the name of Vladimir Marchevici. He committed his stack with the monster hand that is and looked in great shape to double up against the of Sam Goodman, but notice how we said looked in great shape because the board ran out to improve Goodman to a straight and leave Marchevici with the unwanted title of bubble boy.
Marchevici’s demise meant everyone who had chips in front of them had secured a payout of at least £500 and there seemed to be a scramble to the payout desk as the 24 in-the-money players were reduced to the final table of nine over the course of the next three hours.
The final elimination of the night was that of Nicholas Humpris who open-limped in the small blind with and received the all-in bet from Sunil Mistri as he had obviously planned. Mistri, who had Humpris covered, made his all-in move with the worst hand in Texas Hold’em, , but he still had 32.44% chance of winning the hand. Mistri caught a deuce on the to improve his chances of winning to over 75%. The turn or river failed to come to Humpris’ rescue and he busted in 10th place.
partypoker WPT National UK Milton Keynes Final Table
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Richard Jwanczuk is the man to catch going into Sunday’s finale; his 884,000 stack narrowly edging out the 803,000 stack of Michael Rosaman. It should be an exciting affair as there is a mixture of different playing styles and one mistimed all-in could completely alter the shape of the game due to the stack sizes of the players.
Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Monday morning to discover which of the nine final table members walks away with the title of partypoker WPT National UK Milton Keynes champion.