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Highlights

Highlights

Main Event
Day 1b completed

The Day 1b Chip Leader is Florian Duta; Afriat, Lampropulos, Grospellier, and Foxen Also Bag

poolshir • Level 8: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Florian Duta
Florian Duta

After 8 hours of play, Day 1b of the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK Main Event is in the books. Day 1b attracted 165 entries of which 19 of them were a reentry. Out of all those entrants, 88 made it through to Day 2, Thursday, October 4. Adding the totals for the first two live starting flights and the online Day 1, this makes it a total of 224 entries playing for the amazing guarantee of £5,000,000!

Taking the Day 1b chip lead is Florian Duta with 5,800,000 in chips. The Romanian player lives in the UK but proudly represents Romania and will be gunning to make it the year of Romania indeed. Duta has had some great scores already this year and probably won’t mind adding another title to his name.

In second place in the chip counts is Kevin Frame with 5,110,000. The Scottish player reached the last two tables during the UK Poker Championships here in Nottingham, back in February, and will be aiming for an even better finish in this Main Event.

Eric Afriat closes the podium for Day 1b with 4,150,000, the Canadian poker pro has over $2 million in recorded live tournament cashes but hasn’t managed to collect any European flags yet. So he will be trying to win his first here in Nottingham. partypoker pro Bertrand Grospellier (2,005,000) sat down in the later levels and managed to collect twice the starting stack.

Other notable players that found a bag at the end of the day include, Marc MacDonnell (3,315,000), 2017 partypoker LIVE MILLIIONS UK Main Event Champion, Maria Lampropulos (3,100,000), Scott Margereson (3,080,000), Barny Boatman (3,050,000), Dara O’Kearney (2,930,000), Paul Michaelis (2,900,000), Alex Lynskey (2,850,000), Michael Tureniec (2,620,000), Alex Foxen (1,945,000), and many many more well-known players.

Not everyone succeeded in bagging though, players like Jack Salter, Bas de Laat, Mohsin Charania, Kacper Pyzara, Michael Zhang, Tobias Ziegler, Daniel Edler, James Walker, Chris Sly, Paul Nunes, Ioannis Angelou-Konstas, Terence Donakey, Max Silver, and Javier Zarco.

With 120 seats already given out in the satellites, two more are coming up tomorrow.

Satellite Schedule

DateStartLate RegClockEvent
Wednesday, October 3, 201814:0017:0020Mega Satellite: 10 x Main Event Seats GTD
Wednesday, October 3, 201819:0022:3020Mega Satellite: 10 x Main Event Seats GTD

Day 1c will commence at noon local time here at the Dusk Till Dawn Poker & Casino and will feature another eight 60-minute levels with a 15-minute break after every 2 levels except Level 6. After Level 6, a 45-minute dinner break will take place.

Main Event Schedule

DateStartLate RegLevelsClockEventNumber of PlayersPlayers Left
Sunday, September 30, 201821:00- 24Online - Day 12112
Monday, October 1, 201812:00Day 2860Day 1a3818
Tuesday, October 2, 201812:00Day 2860Day 1b16588
Wednesday, October 3, 201812:00Day 2860Day 1c--
Thursday, October 4, 201812:0017:00860Day 2--
Friday, October 5, 201812:00-860Day 3--
Saturday, October 6, 201812:00-860Day 4--
Sunday, October 7, 201812:00- 60Day 5 (Final Day)--

The PokerNews live reporting team will be there from noon tomorrow, Wednesday, October 3, to bring you all the Day 1c action!

Tags: Alex FoxenAlex LynskeyBarny BoatmanBas De LaatBertrand GrospellierChris SlyDanielEric AfriatFlorian DutaIoannis Angelou-KonstasJack SalterJames WalkerJavier ZarcoKacper PyzaraKevin FrameMarc MacDonnellMaria LampropulosMax SilverMichael TureniecMichael ZhangMohsin CharaniaPaul MichaelisScott MargeresonTobias Ziegler

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 8: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Florian Duta ro
Florian Duta
ro 5,800,000 1,300,000
Kevin Frame gb
Kevin Frame
gb 5,110,000 1,110,000
Eric Afriat ca
Eric Afriat
ca 4,150,000 -1,450,000
Joel Lehtinen fi
Joel Lehtinen
fi 3,855,000 3,855,000
Nghi Tran ca
Nghi Tran
ca 3,440,000 40,000
Marc MacDonnell ie
Marc MacDonnell
ie 3,315,000 892,000
Paul Siddle gb
Paul Siddle
gb 3,195,000 2,195,000
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
ar 3,195,000 95,000
Scott Margereson gb
Scott Margereson
gb 3,080,000 680,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb 3,050,000 1,350,000
Luigi Knoppers nl
Luigi Knoppers
nl 3,020,000 -980,000
James Higgins GB
James Higgins
GB 3,015,000 -5,000
Dara O'Kearney ie
Dara O'Kearney
ie 2,930,000 30,000
Paul Michaelis de
Paul Michaelis
de 2,900,000 300,000
Alex Lynskey au
Alex Lynskey
au 2,850,000 750,000
Christopher Andler se
Christopher Andler
se 2,800,000 2,800,000
Javier Gomez es
Javier Gomez
es 2,740,000 -60,000
Ivan Gabrieli it
Ivan Gabrieli
it 2,710,000 2,710,000
Jessica Pilkington gb
Jessica Pilkington
gb 2,705,000 405,000
Michael Tureniec se
Michael Tureniec
se 2,620,000 20,000
Lukasz Grossmann pl
Lukasz Grossmann
pl 2,570,000 470,000
Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl 2,545,000 -355,000
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz 2,530,000 330,000
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 2,480,000 380,000
Yiannis Liperis gb
Yiannis Liperis
gb 2,480,000 -120,000

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Play Has Halted for the Day

poolshir • Level 8: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

A selection of chip counts and the recap are to follow. A full chip count list will be posted once PokerNews receives them from the organization.

Bojang Doubles Up

poolshir • Level 8: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

In one of the last hands of the night, Ismael Bojang shoved for 249,000 from under the gun and was called by James Higgins in the big blind.

Ismael Bojang: {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}
James Higgins: {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for Bojang's pocket fives to hold and ensure the double-up for him.

James Higgins GB
James Higgins
GB 3,020,000 3,020,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 528,000 338,000

Tags: Ismael BojangJames Higgins

Three More Hands

poolshir • Level 8: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

The tournament clock has been stopped and three more hands need to be played before play ends for today.

Latest Selection of Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 8: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Nghi Tran ca
Nghi Tran
ca 3,400,000
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
ar 3,100,000 400,000
Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl 2,900,000 -600,000
Dara O'Kearney ie
Dara O'Kearney
ie 2,900,000 1,200,000
Javier Gomez es
Javier Gomez
es 2,800,000 200,000
Michael Tureniec se
Michael Tureniec
se 2,600,000 -1,100,000
Marc MacDonnell ie
Marc MacDonnell
ie 2,423,000 1,673,000
Jessica Pilkington gb
Jessica Pilkington
gb 2,300,000 400,000
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz 2,200,000 -330,000
Oliver Price gb
Oliver Price
gb 2,200,000 200,000
Alex Lynskey au
Alex Lynskey
au 2,100,000 2,100,000
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 2,100,000 2,100,000
Jamie Nixon gb
Jamie Nixon
gb 2,000,000 650,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 1,900,000 1,900,000
Steven van Zadelhoff nl
Steven van Zadelhoff
nl 1,900,000 640,000
Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
fr 1,700,000 1,700,000
Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
lt 1,600,000 100,000
Raul Martínez Requena ES
Raul Martínez Requena
ES 1,500,000
Emma Fullarton gb
Emma Fullarton
gb 1,400,000 1,400,000
Paul Lozano es
Paul Lozano
es 1,300,000 100,000
Andy Black ie
Andy Black
ie 1,200,000 1,200,000
Charlie Godwin gb
Charlie Godwin
gb 1,100,000 1,100,000
Nabil Cardoso es
Nabil Cardoso
es 1,100,000 1,100,000
Michael Sklenicka cz
Michael Sklenicka
cz 950,000 -250,000
Robin Hegele de
Robin Hegele
de 750,000 -131,000

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Foxen Trots Into the Main Event

poolshir • Level 8: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Joep Raemaekers raised to 40,000 from under the gun and was called by David Benoit-Janin in mid-position and Alex Foxen in the big blind. The flop came {2-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{7-Clubs}, both Foxen and Raemakers and checked. Benoit-Janin bet 40,000 and only Foxen called. Foxen then check-folded to the 80,000 continuation-bet of Benoit-Janin.

Two hands later, Foxen bet 45,000 from the button and now Benoit-Janin called in the big blind. The flop came down {8-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Benoit-Janin check-called the 35,000 continuation-bet of Foxen. The {k-Clubs} fell on the turn and now Benoit-Janin check-folded to Foxen's bet.

Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 2,000,000
Joep Raemaekers nl
Joep Raemaekers
nl 1,400,000 -200,000
David Benoit-Janin GB
David Benoit-Janin
GB 1,300,000

Tags: Alex FoxenJoep Raemaekers

Level:
8
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
20,000