Another 260 players piled through the doors of the Genting Club Casino in Edinburgh on Friday afternoon, each paying £700+£70 to enter the Season 5 edition of the UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event. Over the course of 12 levels, 188 of those players bust, leaving 72 to progress to Day 2 where they’ll join up with the 29 who made it through Day 1a unscathed.
Season 5 UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
David Gomez of Spain is the man who ended Day 1b as the chip leader, rounding his night off by cramming 262,700 worth of chips into an overnight chip bag. While Gomez’s total is mightily impressive, he fell short of Day 1a’s Michael McGee (269,600) and overall chip leader Kevin Whelan (272,000).
Joining Gomez in the “we have at least 200,000 chips club” were Bulgaria’s Denis Marinov on 218,400 and Javier Rodriguez on 208,600, with Tom Noble (193,500) and Poland’s Dominik Fabjanczuk (182,900).
Other Day 1b survivors include Jonathon Prested (129,800), Harry Lodge (91,800), Alex Lynskey (86,800), Andrew Teng (79,000), Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody (62,600), Thomas Ward (57,300), Ben Jenkins (56,600), Yiannis Liperis (48,900), Michelle Bennett (36,300), and Gareth Chantler (28,800).
Numerous luminaries entered the event on Day 1b, but saw their dreams of becoming a UKIPT champion turned into a nightmare as they fell, one-by-one, by the wayside.
Patrick Clarke, Tom Hall, Ben Dobson, Fraser Bellamy, Daniel Charlton, Gordon Huntly and Niall Farrell all crashed out on Day 1b.
There are 101 players still in contention for the title and they return to their seats at midday on Saturday. Fifty-five of those returning players win money, with a min-cash worth £1,255. Reach the final nine and their prize money increases to £4,890 while the eventual champion banks a Christmas bonus of £49,660.
Return to UK & Ireland PokerNews on Sunday to see who progressed to Day 3, who burst the money bubble and more.
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