Alexandre Gomes Leads MILLIONS UK Main Event; Overlay Looming
Another 576 entries were processed on Day 1c of the £5 million guaranteed partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK Main Event, taking the total attendance to 800 across the three starting flights. Another 200 buy-ins are required at Dusk Till Dawn before 5:00 p.m. on today’s Day 2 otherwise the tournament will overlay.
partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK Main Event Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
Brazil’s Alexandre Gomes won’t care much about any impending overlay as he finished Day 1c with a stack of 6,215,000 chips to claim the overall chip lead. Gomes already has almost $3.7 million in live poker tournament winnings and is currently ranked first in Brazil’s all-time money listings, according to The Hendon Mob. Now Gomes has plenty of chips at his disposal, he should go on to make yet another deep run in a major event.
Christopher Vernon finished the day with 5,325,000 chips, enough to see him occupy second-place on the Day 1c leaderboard. Vernon was joined in the top 10 chips counts by the likes of Thomas MacDonald (5,265,000), Lucas Reeves (4,480,000), Mustapha Kanit (4,470,000) and German superstar Dominik Nitsche (4,395,000).
A total of 360 players progressed to Day 2 including a host of partypoker sponsored pros and ambassadors. Roberto Romanello (3,700,000), Anatoly Filatov (2,800,000), former world champion boxer Carl Froch (2,235,000), Kristen Bicknell (1,690,000), Marcel Luske (1,055,000), Joni Jouhkimainen (930,000), Natalia Breviglieri (820,000) and Boris Becker (535,000).
Some other stellar names to keep an eye out for in the UK & Ireland PokerNews live reporting pages including Dietrich Fast (3,780,000), Ryan Riess (3,605,000), Paul Jackson (2,605,000), Max Silver (2,120,000), Martins Adeniya (2,000,000), Craig McCorkell (1,900,0000, Michael Zhang (1,770,000), Manig Loeser (1,560,000), JP Kelly (1,370,000), Jack Salter (790,000), and Luke Schwartz (600,000).
Scores of top poker talent busted on Day 1c and will have to re-enter on Day 2 if they are to be in with a shot of getting their hands on the MILLIONS UK Main Event trophy.
Chris Moorman, Billy Chattaway, Jake Cody, Benny Glaser, Christopher Brammer, and Ram Vaswani are just a handful of Brits who we could see return to the felt today.
Follow the MILLIONS UK Main Event action via the UK & Ireland PokerNews live reporting pages, and watch the stream via the partypoker LIVE site.