The runner-up of the Newcastle leg of the PokerStars UKIPT (Season 2), Brett Angell, is the man to catch going into the final table of 2014 UKIPT London Main Event. Angell sits down with 5,190,000 chips when play resumes at Sunday lunchtime, some 1.9 million more than his nearest rival Nickolas Davies.
Angell is a regular on the UKIPT and a player who is held in high regard by his peers, but even the best have to rely on Lady Luck shining down on them from time to time. According to the PokerStars Blog, Angell and Vladimir Troyanovskiy got their stacks into the middle with both holding ace-king. Although a chopped pot looked most likely, the board four-flushed in diamonds, Angell had a diamond in his hand and won a substantial pot.
Despite suffering that bad beat, Troyanovskiy managed to make it to the final table with 2,705,000 chips. The talented Russian has rarely put a foot wrong in this tournament and will be many spectators’ favourite to walk away with the title of champion and the £133,500 first place prize.
Joining Angell and Troyanovskiy at the final table are some superb poker players who have secured their seats on merit. The American pro Nickolas Davies (4,000,000 chips) is one to watch. A Black Friday exile could be the dark horse of the final table, so keep an eye out for him.
Denmark’s Rasmum Agerskov (3,150,000) is another player who may not be a household name, yet he has some fantastic results on his poker CV, while Caicai Huang (1,960,000) hopes to become the first-ever female UKIPT champion.
2014 UKIPT London Main Event Final Table
Play resumes at 12:00p.m.on Sunday and continues until a winner is crowned. Each of the finalists has secured £12,800 for their efforts, but with £133,500 up top, none of the final table member will want to lay claim to that initial amount.
Lead image courtesy of Danny Maxwell