Day 1c of the Genting Poker Series Star City Main Event took place on Friday afternoon and saw a total of 202 entries processed. This took the total to an impressive enough 437 over the course of three starting flights, a figure made more impressive by the fact the United Kingdom is currently in the midst of the worst storms in years and Friday being Valentine’s Day.
Nick Tate turned his 30,000 starting stack into 234,500 chips and earned himself the title of Day 1c chip leader as a result. Tate has done his chances of securing the eighth live tournament cash of his career no harm by excelling on the final starting flight of this £440 buy-in Main Event.
Tate was kept company at the top of the chip counts by Alex Spencer (167,600), Dan Hardy (147,900) and Arran Fletcher (142,400), while Steve Warburton (130,600), Tan Le (88,000), Jeff Kimber (74,400), Andrew “stato_1” Hulme (64,500), Alex Goulder (63,800), Tom Hall (61,600), Phil “bergeroo” Huxley (55,400), Simon Deadman (51,600), Chaz Chattha (45,300), and James Atkin (45,200) also bagged up more chip than what they started with.
Genting Poker Series Star City Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
Day 2 kicks off at precisely 1:00pm on Saturday afternoon with 131 players. Day 1b’s chip leader Alli Mallu (296,000) being the name at the top of the chip counts. The plan is to try to get as close to the final table as possible so the money bubble is guaranteed to burst. Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Sunday to discover which unfortunate soul burst the money bubble and who is in pole position for what should be a massive first place prize.