Max Silver burst onto the live poker scene in 2010 when he won the UKIPT Dublin Main Event, banking €72,000 in the process. Since that memorable day, Silver has gone on to win more than $1 million from live poker tournaments and has established himself as one of the best poker players in the world.
Silver shot to the top of the chip counts after somehow ending Day 1b of the 2014 edition of the UKIPT Dublin Main Event with a gargantuan stack containing 311,700 chips! According to our friends at the PokerStars Blog, Silver’s haul could be a UKIPT record for a Day 1, surpassing the 278,700 that Leeds’ Marcin Milde accumulated at UKIPT Nottingham on Season 3. Making Silver’s exploits even more impressive is the fact he only had eight levels on his Day 1 while Milde had three more!
It is still too early to start talking about who is going to win this edition of the UKIPT Dublin Main Event, but if you do need to have such discussions you had better include Silver in them.
Season 4 UKIPT Dublin Main Event Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
Any fears of this stop failing to meet its guaranteed prize pool were quickly dismissed as 456 players piled into the tournament area, via the cashier’s desk, creating a prize pool of €463,078 and taking the total attendance to 682 – impressive figures all round.
Among the 205 players who survived the frantic Day 1b action and managed to avoid the seemingly unstoppable Silver include the hyper-aggressive Scot Ludovic Geilich (138,900), Deborah Worley-Roberts (108,800), and Full Tilt Poker Ambassadors Martins Adeniya (50,300), Sin Melin (37,400) and Dermot Blain (22,500).
It was also a good day at the felt for three of PokerStars’ staff as they also managed to progress to Saturday’s Day 2. Head of Poker Communications and all round legend Lee Jones (95,800), Head of PR Michael Josem (61,600) and Staff Writer Rick “The Rage” Dacey (38,600) being the trio of happy campers.
Day 2 kicks off at 12:00 with the plan to first burst the money bubble – set at 103 places – and then continue to whittle down the field so that is much easier to manage.
Will it be Silver who tops the Day 2 field or will someone knock the talented pro from his lofty pedestal? Return to UK & Ireland PokerNews on Sunday to find out.