It is official, the 2014 Genting Poker Series (GPS) Nottingham is the best attended GPS main event since the popular tour’s creation after a huge crowd of 536 players descended on the Dusk Till Dawn casino for Friday’s Day 1c, taking the total attendance to a most impressive 935.
The prize pool’s guarantee was set at £100,000, but thanks to the remarkable turnout for the £440 buy-in event, there is £374,000 in the kitty, waiting to be distributed.
Of the 536 Day 1c entries, only 160 managed to progress to Saturday’s Da 2 with chips at their disposal. Tim Slater is the name at the top of the Day 1c chip count after he bagged and tagged 277,700 chips at the close of play.
Phillip Corion (226,500), Garry Hallows (184,000), Andrew Hazelwood (177,300) and Anthony Gardner (176,700) all had a great time at the DTD felt and have done their chances of leaving Nottingham victorious no harm at all.
Day 1c was the start day of choice for some of the UK’s elite and a handful of them will be back in action on Day 2. Mark McCluskey (167,100), Julian Thew (157,000), Renee Xie (146,100), Yucel “Mad Turk” Eminoglu (137,400), Steve Warburton (106,100), Jamie Burland (102,900), Timothy Chung (99,300), Wahid “Wadey” Ashraf (95,800), Nick Hicks (58,000) and Jonathan Kalmar (42,200) being a handful of names to look out for on Saturday afternoon.
Dusk Till Dawn will be bustling on Saturday as the 263 surviving players return to its felt to play out Day 2 of this record-breaking event. There is also plenty of cash game and side event action to keep the Main Event bustees occupied and entertained!
Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Sunday morning for a recap of the action from the 2014 Genting Poker Series Nottingham Main Event.
2014 Genting Poker Series Nottingham Main Event Day 1c Top 10 Chips Counts