While the TV crew is getting the feature table ready, John Duthie will introduce the players and the start of the final has been delayed slightly.
|Blinds||5,000,000 / 10,000,000|
At 1 PM local time, the unofficial final table of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK Main Event is set to start with nine hopefuls in the running for the amazing £1,000,000 first-place prize and beautiful trophy! Out of 1,015 entries, these are the last surviving players who are guaranteed at least £50,000 but will all be gunning for more.
Leading the pack right now is Ioannis Angelou-Konstas from Greece. He dominated the chip count leaderboard after winning a huge pot against Mohsin Charania yesterday, and never let the chip lead go after that. Angelou-Konstas is no stranger on final tables having collected five titles in his live poker tournament career out of 17 final tables.
John Haigh is trailing Angelou-Konstas by two big blinds. The player from Birkenhead cashed in this event last year too but is going for a much deeper run this time. He’s almost equaled his best ever live tournament cash and is looking in fine shape to improve on that record. Closing the podium in third place is Michael Wang with 154,500,000. The WSOP bracelet winner has over $2,000,000 in cashes already and probably wouldn’t mind adding another million to it.
The Unofficial Final Table
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Counts||Big Blinds|
|1||Sam Grafton||United Kingdom||82,000,000||41|
|2||Tom Hall||United Kingdom||53,500,000||27|
|3||Michael Wang||United States||154,500,000||77|
|5||Alex Foxen||United States||73,000,000||37|
|7||Ryan Riess||United States||37,000,000||19|
|9||John Haigh||United Kingdom||220,500,000||110|
2018 WSOP Main Event 9th place finisher, Antoine Labat won a cool $1,000,000 for his efforts in the last week of summer for the WSOP and will be looking to do the same but now in pounds. The Day 2 chip leader will be coming into the unofficial final table in fourth place. Chatty UK pro Sam Grafton bagged 82,000,000 last night. With him on the table, the viewers at home and the people at the rail are always ensured of some action!
Day 3 chip leader, Alex Foxen is bringing 73,000,000 with him to the feature table today. Foxen might be having the best year of his life and is nowhere ready to taking it a bit easier. Ranked 2nd on the GPI ranking right now, he clearly is in fine shape and will be trying to add another title to his list of achievements in 2018.
Another American player that is pretty well-known is 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess. The always friendly player comes into the final day with one of the shorter stacks with 37,000,000 and will be looking for a double-up soon. This is his 29th cash of the year. Will his 30th be a stone cold million sterling? UK’s poker grinder, Tom Hall also comes into the day with a shorter stack than he would want and will be trying to chip up soon. He already had a 2nd place finish this year and will definitely try and improve on that result.
And then we have the Irish poker legend coming into the Final Day with the shortest stack. Dara O’Kearney has 13 big blinds with 25,500,000 and will be trying to race his chips up to be able to compete with the rest of the table. Also known as Doke, the Irish player has passed the $1,000,000 mark in lifetime tournament cashes with the cash he’s guaranteed already.
This is what they are all playing for:
|Place||Prize GBP||Prize USD|
When the players return to Dusk Till Dawn Poker & Casino, they will continue with Level 35 which features a small blind of 1,000,000, big blind of 2,000,000, and a button ante of 2,000,000. Due to the live stream, live reporting will commence at 1:30 pm local time as the PokerNews live reporting team will be following along with the delay.
So make sure to stick around to see who will win the final all-in as PokerNews will be there for you to bring you all the action from the feature table!
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