2021 World Series of Poker Europe
2021 Goliath Online

Tom Bacon Bags Day 1B Chip Lead; Rick Trigg Flying High

Rick Trigg
Rick Trigg

Another 509 players bought into the 2021 Goliath Online on Day 1B on August 26, taking the total number of entries across the opening two flights to 1,046. Only 40 of the Day 1B starters made it through to Day 1B and nobody bagged up more chips than Tom Bacon.

Bacon sliced through the opposition and managed to turn his 25,000 starting stack into 821,345 chips, which were enough not only for the Day 1B chip lead, but enough to earn him the title of overall chip leader. Of course, there are three flights remaining but Bacon’s impressive total is going to take some catching.

The aptly named "Chipeater" also impressed on Day 1B, finishing with 812,870 betting tokens. This would have been enough to secure the chip lead had Bacon now excelled during the same flight.

2021 Goliath Online Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts

1Tom Bacon821,345
4Christopher Whitbread571,392
6Rick Trigg517,392
7Daniel Whitbread514,422
9Endrit Geci428,701

Team Grosvenor pro Rick Trigg achieved his goal of bagging up a large stack for Day 2. Trigg recently sat down with PokerNews and discussed his plans for the 2021 Goliath Online, stating he would play every Day 1 if it meant he could build a good stack for the business end of the tournament. Trigg did that on Day 1B, finishing sat behind 517,822 chips.

The Day 2 waters have grown a little more shark-infested thanks to several stellar names progressing from the August 26 flight.

Endrit Geci, the star who won the 2021 MILLIONS Online event for $774,838 in March, is safely through with 428,701 chips. Geci finished third in a Grosvenor 30/30 Series event in Liverpool last week and padded his bankroll with £8,270, so he is certainly in form.

GUKPT regular Lee French is also through to Day 2; he progressed with 406,177 chips. French finished third in the 2012 edition of the Goliath, and more recently won the 30/30 Series at GUKPT Manchester, turning £400 into £33,168.

Others to look out for from Day 1B on Day 2 include Paul Rigg (355,217), Vikesh Shah (284,352), John Bousfield (157,306), Tom Noble (131,733), and Ronnie Ballantyne (119,746).

Day 1C Begins at 8:00 p.m. BST on August 27

The third 2021 Goliath Online flight begins at 8:00 p.m. BST on August 27 and should see hundreds more British grinders take to the Grosvenor Poker virtual felt as they attempt to slay the Goliath.

DateTimeFlightDay ends
Fri 27 Aug8:00 p.m.GOLIATH: Day 1CLevel 17
Sat 28 Aug8:00 p.m.GOLIATH: Day 1DLevel 17
Sun 29 Aug2:00 p.m.GOLIATH: Day 1E (Turbo)Level 17
Sun 29 Aug8:00 p.m.GOLIATH: Day 21:30 a.m.
Mon 30 Aug8:00 p.m.GOLIATH: Day 3Play until finishes

Team Grosvenor pros Andy Hills and Katie Swift fell by the wayside on Day 1B, so expect them to take another shot at the £250,000 guaranteed cherry. Swift will definitely be in action because she managed to secure yet another cut-price seat via a satellite. You can follow in Swift’s footsteps by hitting up the Goliath satellites at Grosvenor Poker, which start at a mere £1!

Others who PokerNews expects to fire at least another bullet include Day 1B casualties Ben Dobson, Alex Whitenstall, and Brett Angell.

Tune into PokerNews on August 28 to discover who made it through to Day 2 of the Goliath Online, and if anyone managed to match Bacon’s impressive chip stack.

Tags: Alex WhitenstallAndy HillsBen DobsonBrett AngellEndrit GeciJohn BousfieldKatie SwiftLee FrenchPaul RiggRick TriggRonnie BallantyneTom Noble

2021 Goliath Online End of Day 1B Chip Counts

Tom Bacon GB
Tom Bacon
GB 821,345 821,345
Chipeater GB
GB 812,870 812,870
jokerloyal99 GB
GB 588,397 588,397
Christopher Whitbread GB
Christopher Whitbread
GB 571,392 571,392
ImBluffing GB
GB 534,576 534,576
Rick Trigg gb
Rick Trigg
gb 517,822 517,822
Daniel Whitbread GB
Daniel Whitbread
GB 514,422 514,422
cozbatch GB
GB 448,353 448,353
Endrit Geci gb
Endrit Geci
gb 428,701 428,701
Hangovercure1 GB
GB 423,939 423,939
Lee French gb
Lee French
gb 406,177 406,177
Cgriffs GB
GB 405,752 405,752
streethappy829 GB
GB 395,668 395,668
Paul Rigg gb
Paul Rigg
gb 355,217 355,217
Poshfunk123 GB
GB 347,174 347,174
lookin4spots GB
GB 344,021 344,021
demonloud978 GB
GB 325,444 325,444
cantbeatmebro GB
GB 303,956 303,956
spadeicy964 GB
GB 303,956 303,956
Vikesh Shah GB
Vikesh Shah
GB 284,352 284,352
kingfisher4444 GB
GB 283,686 283,686
Scallionfire GB
GB 282,950 282,950
GB 279,994 279,994
FiletofFish GB
GB 253,778 253,778
GB 251,634 251,634

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