Only 18 players remain in contention for the 2014 Genting Poker Series (GPS) Stoke Main Event’s £32,030 first place prize after the 112-strong crowd was decimated over 12 hours of intense poker action on Saturday at Genting Club Stoke.
The man who came out on top when the dust had settled was Jack Allen and his 1,221,000 chips, only one of two players to bag up more than one million chips.
Allen is a familiar face at the Dusk Till Dawn (DTD) club in Nottingham, a venue where he’s tasted success on a number of occasions including a third place finish in the £250 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max event in April, and a deep run in the £1,100 UKIPT Nottingham Main Event.
Now Allen is looking to emulate his DTD successes one-hour’s drive west in Stoke. He already has £1,035 locked up and is only 17 eliminations away from a massive £32,030 payout.
Iwan Jones was the other player to end with a seven-figure stack, bagging and tagging 1,197,000 chips into his overnight chip bag, which is now safely within the cage of the Genting Club Stoke.
Both Allen and Jones are joined on Day 3, the final day’s play, by the likes of Dominic Kay (953,000), Alex Spencer (695,000), Will Kassouf (555,000), Leon Campbell (382,000) and veteran Willie Tann (95,000).
Failing to make it to the final day’s play were Nick Hicks who burst the bubble when his poakcet aces were cracked by the qieens of Paul McTaggart – McTaggart busted in 24th place for £1,035 later in the evening. Also picking up some prize money were Wahid Patel (35th for £895), Gabriel Tuna (23rd for £1,035), Paul “ActionJack” Jackson (22nd for £1,035) and Tom Hall (20th for £1,035).
2014 Genting Poker Series Stoke Day 3 Top 10 Chip Counts
Play resumes at 1:00pm on Sunday and continues until a champion is crowned. Who will that champion be? Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews after the weekend to find out.