Ali Mallu has been bamboozling opponents at the poker tables for years and has racked up some impressive results. Now the British legend, who is famed for being willing to commit his entire stack with literally any two cards, is on course to add the 2014 Genting Poker Series Sheffield Main Event to his list of accomplishments.
Mallu started Day 2 with 108,000 chips and managed to multiple that amount by a factor of ten, ending the night with a tournament-leading stack of 1,100,000. Although not captured by the Genting Poker Blog, a hand that is typical of Mallu was relayed on Facebook by Leeds grinder Marcin Milde.
Milde updated his status with: “ali mallu showing the guys how its done... open jamming 114k at 1200/2400 with j9o guy calls 90k off a10 ali wins wtf.... what a f***ing boss”
Day 3, the final day’s play, should be an absolute cracker thanks to a whole host of well-known and talented players being present and ready for action. Richard Kellett (979,000), Gabriel Tuna (855,000) and Steve Warburton (837,000) are at the top of the chip counts while Martyn Frey (459,000), Andrew “stato_1” Hulme (332,000) and Matt Davenport (311,000) are also still in contention.
Each of the 21 returning players has locked up a payout of at least £1,225 thanks to the money bubble bursting on Saturday afternoon. Dan Charlton was the last player to bust without any prize money to show for his efforts; Charlton’s losing to Martyn Frey’s when an eight landed on the flop.
Charlton’s exit paved the way for some wages for Sin Melin, World Series of Poker bracelet winner Lawrence Gosney, Ceri Rees, and Ben Jackson.
Play resumes at the Genting Club Sheffield at 1:00pm on Sunday afternoon and continues until one player has all of the chips in front of them. Whoever that is will take home the coveted GPS trophy and the £35,435 first place prize. Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Monday to discover who the tournament’s champion is.
2014 Genting Poker Series Main Event Day 3 Top 10 Chip Counts