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2015 Genting Poker Series Stoke Day 1b: Terry Jordon Tops The Counts

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  • Terry Jordon flying high less than a week after winning the Pokerfest Live Main Event for £52,000

  • Brandon Sheils and Simon Deadman end Day 1b with big stacks

  • Field of around 150 players expected for the final starting flight

Terry Jordon is on an incredible run at the moment, a run that shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Last week, Jordon won the £300+£30 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha tournament, part of Pokerfest Live, at Dusk Till Dawn and walked away with the £5,000 first place prize. A couple of days later, Jordon found himself in the winner’s circle once again, taking down the £300,000 guaranteed Main Event for £52,000 in prize money and an additional £10,000 or so in WPT seats and bonuses.

Now Jordon finds his name at the top of the 2015 Genting Poker Series (GPS) Stoke Main Event after finishing Day 1b – 1a takes place online – with the welcomed problem of having to fit 198,600 chips into the overnight chip bag.

2015 Genting Poker Series Stoke Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts

1Terry Jordon198,600
2Brandon Sheils192,500
3Simon Deadman176,000
4Nick Fellone136,300
6Mark McVey118,000
7Phil Duffey116,400
8Ripon Miah112,400
9Alan Hunter100,000
10John Williams97,200

Jordon practically led from start to finish and is going to take some stopping in this event. While his playing style may be considered to be unorthodox due to his willingness to get involved in many pots and him not being afraid to commit all of his chips at any moment, few will argue that it is an effective one, particularly while he’s running good.

Ninety-nine entries were processed on the first live starting flight of the £100,000 guaranteed Main Event and 32 of those progressed to Saturday’s Day 2. Among the surviving players are some very familiar names, proving that the lure of the GPS Main Events is still strong three seasons in.

Brandon Sheils was pipped to the post by Jordon on Day 1b and finished the night with a more than healthy 192,500 chips. Serial second place finisher and all round nice guy, Simon Deadman, bagged up 176,000 chips while his new wife, Shola Akindele Deadman, finished with 22,000.

Other notables who navigated their way through the shark infested waters include Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson (82,200), Trevor Pearson (53,800), Jack Allen (38,800) and Chin Chai Koh (21,600), the latter being affectionately known as Chinese Frankie.

Another eight levels are scheduled on Friday’s Day 1c and a field of 150 players expected, which should see the guarantee hit. Anyone who bust during Day 1b can re-enter on Day 1c so expect to see Ben Jackson, Ben Winsor, Stephen Ayres, John Eames, Dan Trett and a whole host of other big names at the Genting Club Stoke.

Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Saturday to discover if anyone manages to surpass Jordon’s impressive tally and if the guarantee is hit.

Lead image courtesy of the Genting Poker Series blog

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