2021 World Series of Poker Europe
2021 Goliath Online

Ross Atkinson Claims Overall Goliath Online Chip Lead

2021 Goliath Online Day 1D
2021 Goliath Online Day 1D

Remember how Day 1C of the 2021 Goliath Online was the busiest flight run at Grosvenor Poker? Well, Day 1D blew it out of the water. Some 687 Grosvenor Poker players sacrificed their Saturday night for the poker grind, and it worked out well for the 66 players who navigated their way through to Day 2 of this £250,000 guaranteed event.

The bumper Day 1D crowd takes the total attendance to 2,324 with the Day 1E turbo flight left to run. That flight, which shuffles up and deals at 2:00 p.m. BST on August 29, only needs to attract 176 entrants to ensure the ambitious £250,000 guarantee is hit.

2021 Goliath Online Day 1D Top 10 Chips Counts

1Ross Atkinson884,789
2Alexander Austin843,384
9Anthony Young428,652

Ross Atkinson’s decision to buy into Day 1D bore fruit because he turned his 25,000 starting stack into 884,789 chips. That colossal stack is not only enough for the Day 1D chip lead, but to leads the 2021 Goliath Online overall.

Three other Day 1D players each bagged up more than 800,000 chips, and have done their chances of slaying this huge event no harm at all. Alexander Austin, a finalist in the 2018 UK Student Poker Championship Main Event, returns to the fray with 843,384 chips.

"Issual" (840,237) and "ryaanayah" (817,106) are the other two players with more than 800,000 betting tokens.

Plenty of GUKPT Regulars Progress to Day 2

Day 1D was the Day 1 of choice for several players considered regulars on the GUKPT circuit.

There was little to separate David Docherty (393,503) and Paul McTaggart (374,476) in the end of day chip counts. Both Docherty and McTaggart are superb poker tournament players. You may recall McTaggart finished fourth in the recent GUKPT Manchester Main Event, which netted him £33,550.

Also through to Day 2 is David Gerald (301,013) who you may know as "Skullman." Gary Stevens (278,299), David Shellhorn (263,832), and the current leader in the National Poker League, Euan McNicholas (256,312) are a handful of others to look out for on Day 2.
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There was a sigh of relief for Team Grosvenor’s Katie Swift who managed to progress from Day 1D with a healthy 191,101 stack. Swift had been knocking on the door of a Day 2 spot, but could not quite get over the line until August 28. Swift bagged herself several £110 seats via the value-packed satellites at Grosvenor Poker, she can keep her spares for upcoming GUKPT games.

Final Flight Kicks Off at 2:00 p.m. BST on August 29

Only one 2021 Goliath Online flight remains and it comes with a turbo blind structure. Cards are in the air from 2:00 p.m. on August 29, and you play 17 levels. The blinds are turbocharged in order to ensure the Day 1E concludes in time for Day 2, which begins at 8:00 p.m. prompt.

The monster-sized £250,000 guarantee will be hit if 176 players buy into Day 1E.

DateTimeFlightDay ends
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

Tags: David DochertyKatie SwiftPaul Mctaggart

2021 Goliath Online Day 1D Chip Counts

Ross Atkinson GB
Ross Atkinson
GB 884,789
Alexander Austin GB
Alexander Austin
GB 843,384
Issual GB
GB 840,237
ryaanayah GB
GB 817,106
KagisoRabada GB
GB 640,124
GB 638,203
tripsloose48 GB
GB 492,451
ladyshark1 GB
GB 433,028
Anthony Young GB
Anthony Young
GB 428,652
GB 393,956
David Docherty gb
David Docherty
gb 393,503
Paul McTaggart gb
Paul McTaggart
gb 376,476
GB 353,149
John Paul Szyndler GB
John Paul Szyndler
GB 347,239
RelaxBro88 GB
GB 325,257
Gerald David gb
Gerald David
gb 301,013
Spurslegend82 GB
GB 290,842
BigSte GB
GB 288,401
Miaboots GB
GB 279,987
Garry Stevens GB
Garry Stevens
GB 278,299
David Shellhorn GB
David Shellhorn
GB 263,832
Euan McNicholas GB
Euan McNicholas
GB 256,312
GMHikaru GB
GB 250,256
Innocent1 GB
GB 249,713
Jonathan Lemon gb
Jonathan Lemon
gb 239,118

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