A few weeks ago, at the Dusk Till Dawn casino in Nottingham, Alex Spencer won the inaugural Sky Poker UK Poker Championships Main Event. Fast forward to the present and Mr Spencer is at it again, topping the Day 1c field of the 2014 Genting Poker Series Sheffield Main Event.
Spencer has fired four £440-sized bullets at this tournament and it appears to be a case of fourth time lucky for the talented youngster as he ended Day 1c – the final starting flight of the tournament – with 183,000 chips to earn the title of Day 1c chip leader. Spencer’s impressive stack sees him go into Saturday’s Day 2 fourth in chips and with a realistic shot of his second major live title of 2014.
Day 1c was the flight of choice for some of the United Kingdom’s most recognisable players. Among the 217 entrants were players such as Neil Ryder (148,900), Mark McCluskey (140,000), UKIPT regular Brett Angell (120,700), Ben Jackson (108,400), Joe Laming (97,800), Paul Jackson (74,700), Ellie Biessek (24,900), and Renee Xie (23,800).
2014 Genting Poker Series Sheffield Main Event Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
There are 125 players who managed to progress from their chosen start day and they will return to the Genting Club Sheffield at 1:00pm on Saturday afternoon for Day 2 of this superb event. Around 40 of those 125 hopefuls will receive prize money for their efforts, although the official payout information has not yet been released.
The plan for Day 2 is to burst the money bubble and then whittle the field down further until the final table is either reached or within sight. Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Sunday to discover who made it into the money and whether Spencer’s gamble of four bullets pays off.