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2015 Genting Poker Series Stoke Day 1c: Sunil Mistri Bags the Biggest Stack

Sunil Mistri (left) and Tim Chung


  • Terry Jordon still leads overall

  • Professional footballer, Anthony Gardner, finished Day 1c second in chips

  • WSOP bracelet winner, Alex Lindop, bags up a top five stack

Sunil Mistri has a reputation for being able to accumulate chips like no other and that reputation was enhanced on Day 1c of the 2015 Genting Poker Series (GPS) Stoke Main Event where he ran up his starting stack to an impressive 188,800. While Mistri finished the night as the Day 1c chip leader, it is Terry Jordon who leads the 99 returning players on Day 2.

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

1Sunil Mistri188,800
2Anthony Gardner181,600
3Sonny Huang179,500
4Alex Lindop159,000
5Craig Dawson123,500
6Yucel Eminoglu121,400
7Mike Lum117,600
8Adam Wilkinson113,500
9Leo McClean113,200
10Andreas Olympios108,500

Mistri has a hat trick of cashes at the GPS but has never managed to reach a final table, finishing 22nd, 31st and 37th. Mistri won a huge pot towards the end of Day 1c when he flopped bottom set with {6-}{6-} versus {A-}{K-} on a {A-}{6-}{7-} flop and all the chips went piling in. Now that he’s chipped up, he will be looking to make amends for this and put a deep run together in Stoke.

Speaking of hat tricks, the man second in chip at the end of Day 1c knows all about them being a professional footballer. Anthony Gardner, who made more than 100 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur, was born in nearby Stone and started his football career with nearby Port Vale. He’s currently without a club, but he is in possession of 181,600 chips and looking good going into Day 2.

Sixty-seven of the 167 players, an amount that smashes the £100,000 guarantee, progressed to Saturday’s Day 2, among them some of the UK poker scene’s most recognised faces.

Alex Lindop, winner of a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet this summer, ended the night with 159,000 chips, enough to sit his fourth in the chips counts, while Yucel “Mad Turk” Eminoglu also enjoyed a fruitful day at the Genting-branded felt, bagging 121,400 chips at the close of play.

Leo McClean returns on Saturday with 113,200 chips in front of him, with the likes of Waheed “Wadey” Ashraf (86,500), Mudassar Hussain (72,300), Renee Xie (72,200), Richard Kellett (70,800), Dahe Liu (66,700), Kuljinder Sidhu (55,300), Stuart Fox (47,100), Caicai Huang (25,700), the reigning GUKPT Goliath champion Miikka Toikka (19,900) and Ben Winsor (11,700) also navigating their way through the Day 1c field.

Players can take advantage of being able to buy into the GPS Stoke Main Event during the first level of Day 2 play so do not be too surprised if you see Dan Charlton, Tim Chung, and Ludovic Geilich flick it in and try to run up 25 big blinds. However, with the PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) in full swing, this trio may opt to head home and prepare for a battle at the virtual felt.

Day 2 commences at 1:00pm and continues until 10-levels are completed. Return to UK & Ireland PokerNews on Sunday morning for a recap of the action from the Genting Club Stoke.

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