2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
£220 Main Event
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Festival Record Broken on Day 1b of the Unibet UK Poker Tour London Main Event

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Unibet UK Poker Tour London Main Event
Unibet UK Poker Tour London Main Event

Day 1b of the 2020 Unibet UK Poker Tour London £220 Main Event was a resounding success with 197 entrants battling it out in hopes to make Sunday's Day 2.

The field stands at 361 entrants when taking into account the 164 entrants attracted on Day 1a to generate a tour record £71,478. This figure will continue to grow with two more opening flights scheduled on Saturday at 1 p.m. GMT and 6 p.m. GMT.

The previous record was established in 2018 when Paul Romain outlasted a field of 289 entrants to win the £13,000 top prize. That event generated a £57,800 prize pool.

A total of 30 players survived the Day 1b field bringing the total amount of players to advance to Day 2 thus far up to 58.

Thus far, it is Saulius Rimgaila and David Rudling in the best positions heading into Day 2 after bagging huge stacks of 652,000 and 638,000 respectively into Day 2. The stacks of both of these players dwarf the 390,000 Day 1a chip leader James Mitchell managed to accumulate during yesterday's opening flight.

David Rudling
David Rudling

Rudling at one point had around 700,000 in chips. A good part of his stack came after he won a massive pot of around 500,000 in chips near the end of the day after his turned straight held against Jeff Kimber's flush draw in a multiway pot.

A short while later, he won another pot of about half this amount when his middle set held against another player's top pair.

Other players to bag big stacks on Day 1b included Duncan Mackie (345,000), Nicholas Georgiou (310,000), and Audrius Ptakauskas (299,000).

Among the less fortunate players unable to find a bag to end the day included Lyle Bateman, Mantas Urbonas, Dean Clay, Jeff Kimber, and Andrew Abernethy.

The Main Event resumes on Saturday at 1 p.m. GMT with Day 1c. Stay tuned at PokerNews as we report the Unibet UK Poker Tour London Main Event from beginning to end.

Tags: Jeff KimberAndrew AbernethyAudrius PtakauskasDavid RudlingDean ClayDuncan MackieJames MitchellLyle BatemanMantas UrbonasNicholas GeorgiouPaul Romain

Final Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Saulius Rimgaila LT
Saulius Rimgaila
LT 652,000
David Rudling GB
David Rudling
GB 638,000 -2,000
Duncan Mackie GB
Duncan Mackie
GB 345,000 245,000
Nicholas Georgiou
Nicholas Georgiou
310,000 195,000
Audrius Ptakauskas LT
Audrius Ptakauskas
LT 299,000 -51,000
Alexandru-Dan Toporeanu RO
Alexandru-Dan Toporeanu
RO 295,000
Celso Padilha
Celso Padilha
277,000
Valdir Cordeiro Dos Santos
Valdir Cordeiro Dos Santos
254,000
Jason Lam GB
Jason Lam
GB 248,000 48,000
Chiel Van Marwijk NL
Chiel Van Marwijk
NL 237,000 -43,000
Callum Pooles GB
Callum Pooles
GB 202,000 92,000
Michael Isiguzo GB
Michael Isiguzo
GB 176,000
Piotr Kmieciak gb
Piotr Kmieciak
gb 172,000 57,000
Adrian Harabagiu
Adrian Harabagiu
151,000
Andrew Campbell us
Andrew Campbell
us 143,000
Diego del Cura
Diego del Cura
137,000
Kenneth Johansson se
Kenneth Johansson
se 121,000 66,000
Aleksandr Lebedev ru
Aleksandr Lebedev
ru 115,000 45,000
Massimiliano Diato
Massimiliano Diato
109,000
Jason Conboy
Jason Conboy
109,000
Alexander Sadler
Alexander Sadler
108,000
Tsvetelin Goranov
Tsvetelin Goranov
102,000
Egidijus Alsauskas lt
Egidijus Alsauskas
lt 100,000
Hattaka Sami
Hattaka Sami
94,000
Dung Hoang
Dung Hoang
93,000 13,000

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Rimgalia Leads Day 1b Field As Players Bag Chips

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Saulius Rimgalia emerged from the Day 1b field as the chip leader after bagging a stack of 652,000 in chips. David Rudling is the closest on his tail after bagging a healthy stack of 638,000.

The bagging process is still taking place for most of the players.

Stay tuned as PokerNews will provide full chip counts and a recap shortly.

Saulius Rimgaila LT
Saulius Rimgaila
LT 652,000 652,000
David Rudling GB
David Rudling
GB 638,000 -62,000

Final Three Hands

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

The floor just announced to the players that after this hand that there will be three more hands before surviving players can bag chips into Day 2.

Del Cura Ousts Wang

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Filipe Wang three-bet jammed for about 80,000 with {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and was called by Diego Piedrafita Del Cura with {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

Wang hit the rail after he whiffed on the {5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} board.

Diego Piedrafita Del Cura ES
Diego Piedrafita Del Cura
ES 230,000 115,000
Filipe Wang
Filipe Wang
Busted

Tags: Diego Piedrafita Del CuraFilipe Wang

Four Tables Remain

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

A table just broke and the Day 1b field is down to four tables of nine players each.

Rudling Absolutely Crushing It

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
David Rudling
David Rudling

David Rudling is absolutely crushing it and sits on a stack of around 700,000.

Joel Harrison Croft bet 14,500 into a pot of a bit more after the {9-Spades}{5-Clubs}{7-Hearts} came on the flop. Rudling raised to 34,500 before Croft shipped it in for approximately 120,000. Rudling called and players turned over their cards.

Joel Harrison Croft: {k-Spades}{9-Hearts}
David Rudling: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

Rudling was well ahead and Croft needed a pair of runners to stay alive. His first runner came after the {5-Hearts} appeared on the turn. However, Croft's day ended despite improving to a full house after the {5-Spades} came on the river.

David Rudling GB
David Rudling
GB 700,000
Joel Harrison Croft GB
Joel Harrison Croft
GB Busted

Tags: David RudlingJoel Harrison Croft

Final Blind Level

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Blinds have gone up to 2,500/5,000 with a big blind ante of 5,000. This will be the final blind level of Day 1b.

Level:
16
Blinds:
2,500/5,000
Ante:
5,000

Nguyen Loses with Queens

Jaxon • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Audrius Ptakauskas
Audrius Ptakauskas

Audrius Ptakauskas opened from early position to 11,000 before Tran Nguyen jammed from late position for about 90,000 and Ptakauskas called.

Tran Nguyen: {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Audrius Ptakauskas: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}

Nguyen stood up and put on his jacket before any cards came out on the board.

"Yes!" shouted Ptakauskas after he paired the {k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop.

Neither the {5-Spades} on the turn nor the {8-Clubs} on the river were able to save Nguyen and he was eliminated from the Day 1b flight.

Audrius Ptakauskas LT
Audrius Ptakauskas
LT 350,000 120,000
Tran Nguyen
Tran Nguyen
Busted

Tags: Audrius PtakauskasTran Nguyen