Cards are now in the air for Day 1c. The field is already at 67 entrants and will grow significantly throughout the day.
Welcome to the final two opening flights of the Unibet UK Poker Tour London £220 Main Event at Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City.
The event features a generous £50,000 guarantee, but this was just merely a placeholder with the event as the tournament has already attracted 361 entrants to generate a tour record £71,478 prize pool.
Thus far, 58 players advanced to Day 2 with many more to come today.
Saulius Rimgaila is currently the player on the top of the leaderboard after bagging a monster stack of 652,000 during yesterday's Day 1b. Just behind him was David Rudling with 638,000 in chips.
There is a big gap on the leaderboard after that with Day 1a chip leader James Mitchell thus far in third place with 390,000 in chips.
Today's action kicks off at 1 p.m. with Day 1c, followed by the turbo Day 1d at 6 p.m. The tournament is a deep-stacked affair with players starting off with 30,000 in chips and blinds increasing every 30 minutes during Day 1c and every 20 minutes during Day 1d.
Players are entitled to two re-entries during the first 12 blind levels of each flight, giving them plenty of chances to build a monster stack. In addition, players can continue to play additional opening flights after bagging chips with the tournament allowing players to move their best stack forward to Day 2.
Players bagging chips during the opening flights will return for one final day on Sunday, March 8 when a winner will be eventually crowned.
Each opening flight will play 16 blind levels starting at 100/100 with 15-minute breaks scheduled after every two hours of play.
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Three Unibet Poker Ambassadors in Dara O'Kearney, David Lappin, and Espen Jorstad have all shared with PokerNews that they plan to get into action today. O'Kearney and Lappin already swang and missed on Day 1a with Jorstad ready to battle for the first time in the Main Event today.
PokerNews will provide extensive coverage of Day 1c along with summary information on Day 1d.Stay tuned at PokerNews as we provide you all the action from the beginning to the end of the Unibet UK Poker Tour London £220 Main Event.