After turning his 20,000 starting stack into 143,700 over the course of eight 60-minute levels, Stephen Fenton claimed the chip lead on Day 1c of the 2015 Genting Poker Series (GPS) Edinburgh Main Event.
Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
Day 1c was the third and final starting flight and also the largest of the trio. By the time the registration desk slammed shut, 156 entries had been processed meaning the £100,000 guarantee was hit.
Of those 156 entries only 63 ended the night with the welcomed task of having to cram their chips into the plastic overnight chip bags. As mentioned, nobody accumulated more chips that Stephen Denton whose 143,700 stack was enough to place him at the top of the Day 1c leaderboard and in third place overall.
Second place on Day 1c went to Fenton’s fellow Scotsman, Gary Bertram who has 138,000 chips going into Saturday’s Day 2. Bertram cashed in this very tournament in 2013, claiming the £1,200 16th place prize and will be looking for a similar, if not better, result here two years later. Earlier this year, in Las Vegas, Bertram won a career-best $36,006 by finishing fourth in a $565 buy-in event at Planet Hollywood.
Also through to Day 2 are the likes of Darren Grosvenor (113,200), Gordon Huntly (104,500), Charlie Denton (104,500), Neil Ryder (57,300), former UKIPT London winner Robbie Bull (53,300), Niall Farrell (28,300) and Ludovic Geilich (25,900).
Day 2 resumes at 1:00pm on Saturday afternoon with 99 players returning to the action. Remember to tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Sunday to see which unfortunate soul burst the money bubble and which players are still in contention for the coveted GPS Edinburgh trophy.