Main Event
Days:
2d2e3

Highlights

Highlights

Main Event
Day 2d completed

Richard is King at End Of Day 2d

zerofive • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Richard King, Day 2D chipleader
Richard King, Day 2D chipleader

Having spent almost the entirety of Day 2D at the front of the pack, Richard King concluded Level 30 as our official chipleader, with 13,390,000 - almost half the chips that were left in play.

King's journey to an almost-certain chipleader going into the final day was a remarkably easy one, as he busted player after player to bully his way into a lead he never relinquished and only ever strengthened.

Adam Hilton, the nearest challenger to King in the chip-counts, took through 5,025,000 chips, itself a highly respectable amount, but it was all about Richard King.

Play returns to action on Day 2d at 12 noon tomorrow and with an online surge of late entries, there is still every chance for a surprise player to eclipse King's incredible Day 2d effort. It'll take some doing, however.

Stay tuned for live updates from Nottingham tomorrow in the Main Event, £50,000 Gtd side event and of course the spectacular LVL UP Players Party. It promises to be an amazing day on and off the felt!

Richard King gb
Richard King
gb 13,390,000 190,000
Adam Hilton gb
Adam Hilton
gb 5,025,000 925,000
Peter Craw
Peter Craw
3,955,000 1,155,000
Andrei Frujina
Andrei Frujina
3,165,000 -535,000
Paul Hamblin
Paul Hamblin
2,660,000 1,560,000
David Cohen gb
David Cohen
gb 2,645,000 1,145,000
James Parker gb
James Parker
gb 1,335,000

Kassouf Busted by Lyons Set Up

MrPaulSeaton • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
William Kassouf endured a miserable 5pm flight, but he's not giving up on the Day 2 dream.
William Kassouf endured a miserable 5pm flight, but he's not giving up on the Day 2 dream.

William Kassouf (pictured) was one of three players all-in on the flop of a huge pot worth 400,000 in the 5pm Day 1 flight.

On a flop displaying {6-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}, Paul Lyons had the made hand, turning over {6-Spades}{6-Clubs} with the biggest pile of chips. He was up against Kassouf with {10-Clubs}{Q-Spades} and another opponent with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. Kassouf was dead on the {5-Spades} turn, and so too was Lyons' other victim on the {8-Clubs} river, meaning Paul Lyons stacked up what is possibly the chip lead in the Day 1 5pm flight.

William Kassouf was eloquent in his appraisal of his hopes in the Grand Prix UK Main Event.

"Turbo it is, then!"

Tags: William Kassouf

Classic Flip

zerofive • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

After a long period of inactivity - mostly raise and take-it - two of the remaining eight players were finall involved in an all-in, and it was exactly the sort of cooler you would expect.

Kfir Ivgi was down to his last 2,600,000, and shoved from mid position, getting called by Richard King next to act. Everybody else quickly got out the way and the cards were on their backs.

Ivgi showed {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}, with King holding {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} in a classic coinflip encounter. King remained in front on a {3-Hearts}{7-Spades}{k-Clubs} flop, with the {2-Spades} turn, {5-Clubs} river runout being of no help to Ivgi.

Ivgi finishes in 8th place for £1,100

Richard King gb
Richard King
gb 13,200,000 7,050,000
Kfir Ivgi gb
Kfir Ivgi
gb Busted

Day 1 5pm Flight Update

MrPaulSeaton • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Chaz Chattha - a man at peace with his game and his stack on Day 1 of the partypoker Grand Prix UK Main Event
Chaz Chattha - a man at peace with his game and his stack on Day 1 of the partypoker Grand Prix UK Main Event

With three Day 1 flights at Dusk till Dawn Casino as well as today's Day 2d, there have bee a number of big name players in the most popular casino in the United Kingdom.

Carl Froch is not just a four-time world boxing champion, he's a partypoker ambassador to be reckoned with, and the Nottingham-based man with the golden punch is up to 55,000 at blinds of 1,500/3,000/300. Elsewhere, London-based professionals Chaz Chattha (pictured, 94,000) and Charles Akadiri (95,500) have enjoyed more prosperous evenings at the felt.

Ugo Monye continues to 'try' again with his second entry, and he's been more successful at 'converting' his chances since doing so, 'chipping and charging' to 95,000.

Tom Waters (180,000), Surinder Sunar (150,000) and James Ablott (260,000) are all extremely well placed to make Day 2 in rude health, while Kev Houghton (40,000, "Don't even tell 'em I'm here.") and Kevin Allen (20,000) will be looking to spin it up to survive.

Foden Feeling the Game

MrPaulSeaton • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Rugby Superstar Ben Foden has enjoyed a great day at the felt on Day 1 of the Grand Prix UK Main Event.

Foden many not have made Day 2, but as he told us, taking part and having fun is exactly what the England and Northanpton Saints star was after.

Level:
30
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
20,000

Adam Hilt-off

zerofive • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Paul Hamblin moved all-in from UTG+1 for 980,000, with action folding all the way to Adam Hilton in the big blind, who called immediately.

Hamblin's {a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} was in real bad shape against Hilton's {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}, and the situation looked even more dire on the {q-Spades}{10-Spades}{10-Clubs} flop, which essentially gave Hilton a wrap. Hamblin wriggled out of it, though, on the {6-Spades} turn, with the river bricking the {9-Spades}. Hamblin claimed to have been due some good fortune, and happily dragged in the double-up.

Adam Hilton gb
Adam Hilton
gb 4,100,000 3,300,000
Paul Hamblin
Paul Hamblin
1,100,000

Cascarino Misses the Cut

MrPaulSeaton • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Tony Cascarino ponders another hand at Dusk Till Dawn on Day 1 of the Grand Prix UK Main Event
Tony Cascarino ponders another hand at Dusk Till Dawn on Day 1 of the Grand Prix UK Main Event

Tony Cascarino has been taking on the best in the business at poker for many years now, and the former Millwall, Aston Villa and Chelsea man did the same during today's Grand Prix Day 1a Main Event.

Sadly for Cascarino, his efforts did not land him a Day 2 place as he busted a short while ago. He told us exactly how.

"I was busted in exactly the same way I was during the partypoker MILLIONS Main Event. I was all-in with pocket jacks called by pocket nines and he rivered a nine. It's not great, but it's poker, you know?"

Cascarino wasn't going to let busting the Grand Prix end his day at Dusk Till Dawn and he's currently winning in a cash game and as we found out, pleased as punch that his former club Millwall were promoted back to the Championship by winning at Wembley last month.

"I'm absolutely delighted for them, it's great."

Tags: Tony Cascarino

Level:
29
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
20,000