Dusk Till Dawn opened its doors to the United Kingdom's high rollers on Tuesday as the 2015 Sky Poker UK Poker Championships rolled onwards.
Rob Yong and the Sky Poker management team set the guarantee for the £3,000 buy-in High Roller event at at an ambitious £150,000 and once again their estimates were spot-on as 43 unique entries and eight re-entries later, a prize pool of £156,000 was created.
Eighteen of the 51 entrants progressed to the final day's play and it is Enzo Gomes who leads those returnees back into battle on Wednesday. Gomes has a string of results dating back to 2006 on his Hendon Mob page, the largest of these cashes weighing in at an impressive £32,000, his reward for winning a £1,100 bounty event at the European poker Tour London leg.
Gomes sits down with 413,800 chips when play resumes.
Second place, when play resumes, belongs to Andy Bacon and his 299,700 chips. Try as we may, we've been unable to turn up any information about Mr Bacon, but should he go all the way and topple some of the giants that are still in the hunt for the title we may find out plenty about him.
As you would expect from a £3,000 buy-in event held on a Tuesday night in Nottingham, the remaining field is a star-studded affair, made up of an elite group of players who would not look out of place in any tournament around the world such as a European Poker Tour event, which is apt because the creator of the EPT, John Duthie, is nicely chipped up with 243,500 chips at his disposal.
Others to look out for when the High Roller resumes include Jareth East (139,100), Ludovic Geilich (126,500), Steven Warburton (105,500), Keith Johnson (95,500), Stuart Fox (86,600), William Chattaway (55,800), Senh Man Ung (29,400) and the micro-stacked Alex Goulder (7,400).
2015 Sky Poker UKPC High Roller End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts
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Wednesday also sees the resumption of the £1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event. Although not confirmed, we would expect High Roller bustees such as Waheed Ashraf, Ben Warrington, Tom Hall, Christopher Brammer, Morten Mortensen, Charlie Combes, Ben “F3nix35” Dobson, Andrew “stato_1” Hulme, Rhys Jones, Owain Carey, Ian Simpson and Sky Poker Ambassador Neil Channing to take part at some point.