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Dillon Chua Claims Overall Chip Lead at 2015 GPS Sheffield

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  • Dillon Chua topped the 2015 Genting Poker Series Sheffield Main Event Day 1c field and leads overall.

Another 196 played piled into the Genting Club Sheffield on Friday where the 2015 Genting Poker Series (GPS) Sheffield Main Event is taking place. After the completion of eight levels, 85 players had chips needing bagging and tagging, with Dillon Chau cramming the most chips into his overnight chip bag.

2015 GPS Sheffield Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts

1Dillon Chua179,500
2Ronaldo Amirzahiri155,000
3Graham Parkin146,500
4Michael Howard136,200
5Craig Stewart130,500
6Sam Lunt107,900
7David Coates106,800
8Sarbjit Kular102,400
9Don Jones97,600
10Antonius Samuel95,500

Chua finished Day 1c of the £400+£40 buy-in Main Event with 179,500 chips, which gifted him both the chip lead on the night and the tournament overall.

Second in chips at the end of the final starting flight was Ronaldo Amirzahiri with 155,000 ceramic discs. Amirzahiri finds himself in a rich vein of form having won the Grosvenor 25/25 Series Coventry event in August for £35,160 and following that up with a fifth-place finish in the GUKPT Grand Final for an additional £31,400. Can he make it three five-figure scores for the year here in Sheffield?

Graham Parkin (146,500), Michael Howard (136,200), David Coates (106,800) and partypoker Grand Prix Million champion Antonius Samuel (95,500) all finished their starting flight with stacks large enough for a top 10 leaderboard place while some familiar faces also punched their Day 2 tickets.

Ellie Biessek (86,700), Neil Ryder (75,900), Lee Taylor (74,700), Dan O’Callaghan (57,800), Joe Beevers (51,500), Will Kassouf (51,000), Mark McCluskey (47,500), Leo McClean (42,300), Tim Chung (31,900), and Liam Batey (27,200) all progressed to Day 2.

The total attendance currently stands at 338 entries, which means the £100,000 guarantee is smashed, but the figure could rise as it is possible to re-enter at the start of Day 2 so long as you have played one of the Day 1s.

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