Live Events 1
Main Event
Days:
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Highlights

Highlights

Main Event
Day 1b completed

Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

[user76023] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante
Matthew Baker GB
Matthew Baker
GB 235,600
Wei Li CN
Wei Li
CN 172,000
Donald Rae gb
Donald Rae
gb 154,900
Barry Curtis GB
Barry Curtis
GB 146,100
David Rees us
David Rees
us 144,800
Donatas Didika LT
Donatas Didika
LT 143,500
Stephen Day us
Stephen Day
us 135,000
Rhydian Mathias GB
Rhydian Mathias
GB 130,400
Victoria Coren Mitchell gb
Victoria Coren Mitchell
gb 129,000
Ludovic Geilich gb
Ludovic Geilich
gb 123,700
Adrian Stoyles
Adrian Stoyles
120,000
Jesse O'Shea
Jesse O'Shea
118,400
David Hill IM
David Hill
IM 117,800
Andre Wagner DE
Andre Wagner
DE 115,400
Anton Nilsson SE
Anton Nilsson
SE 114,000
Josh Hart gb
Josh Hart
gb 109,800
Ian Marmion IE
Ian Marmion
IE 108,100 108,100
Andre Uring
Andre Uring
101,700
Smit Trivedi GB
Smit Trivedi
GB 101,200
Gabriel Tuna
Gabriel Tuna
98,800
Ciaran Heaney ie
Ciaran Heaney
ie 98,300
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
Full Tilt Ambassador
gb 97,500
Daniel Wilson ie
Daniel Wilson
ie 96,600
Dominic Mahoney gb
Dominic Mahoney
gb 96,000
Mark Hawks
Mark Hawks
94,600

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Matthew Baker Leads 2014 UKIPT Isle of Man Main Event

Yardley • Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante
Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker

Matthew Baker has finished top of the heap tonight, bagging up 235,600. Baker won a huge 100,000 pot towards the end of the day when he knocked out Chris Jonat, all the chips went in on the flop with Baker holding a set of sevens and Jonat a pair of kings. In second place was Wei Li on 172,000 and Barry Curtis finished third with 146,100.

After ten levels of fast and furious play 77 players remained as a mixture of Pros, local amateurs and staff members of the Rational Group, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, came together to test their nerve, skill and luck at the Isle of Man UKIPT.

As expected the big guns turned out for Day 1b of the second ever PokerStars 'Home Game' including Team PokerStars Pros Chris Moneymaker, Eugene Katchalov, Luca Pagano, Matthias De Meulder, Jake Cody, Theo Jorgensen and Victoria Coren as well as PokerStars Team Online Pros Ike Haxton, Vicente Delgado and Adrienne Rowsome.

The total number of runners for Day 1b was 257, which resulted in a combined field of 402 entrants made up of 344 unique and 58 re-entries. The £350,000 guaranteed for the Main Event means there will be an overlay of £68,600 falling 98 short of the numbers required to make up that guarantee for this £700 + £70 Main Event.

Notable survivors today include Coren Mitchell (129,000), Cody (60,400) Delgado (76,000), Pagano (66,400) and Full Tilt Poker Ambasador Martins Adenya, who was the first player to be eliminated yesterday, who stormed back today to finish on an impressive 97,500.

Defending Champion Duncan McLellan re-entered after his bust-out yesterday but his attempt to climb the UKIPT Leader board ended just before the dinner break after a very swingy day following a late night. Eugene Katchalov was another player on his second bullet and had a steadier day than the erratic McLellan, but he was to fair no better today either, eventually running ace king into kings after six hours of play with no sign of an ace on the final board.

Chris Moneymaker had a swingy day too but kept his table entertained with his subtle needles, constant aggression and willingness to talk strategy to those interested. Moneymaker fell in level eight when he got it all in on the turn of a board reading {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{6-Clubs} holding {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades} but his opponent tabled {q-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and caught his {9-Clubs} on the river.

Haxton busted towards the end of level eight shortly after he three-bet jammed the turn with {j-Spades}{10-Spades} on a board reading {q-Spades}{5-Spades}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and got a reluctant call from Martin Stuart holding {a-Spades}{6-Spades}. “I’m in bad shape against that one.” Haxton said, and indeed he was as the {7-Hearts} on the river was no good to leave him short.

The remaining Day 1 fields are combined tomorrow with 116 players returning to continue to fight it out for the first place prize of £65,900. The first order of business to be decided however will be the bursting of the money bubble, always a tense and exciting moment in any poker tournament. Pay-outs start at 55th place and a min-cash is worth £1,660.

Be sure to join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team from 12 p.m. as we bring you all the latest news from the felt and exclusive videos here at the home or PokerStars on the Isle of Man.

Selected End-of-Day Chip Counts

[user76023] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante

A full recap and the chip counts will follow.

Matthew Baker GB
Matthew Baker
GB 235,600 10,600
Wei Li CN
Wei Li
CN 172,000 107,000
Barry Curtis GB
Barry Curtis
GB 146,100
Victoria Coren Mitchell gb
Victoria Coren Mitchell
gb 129,000 67,000
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
Full Tilt Ambassador
gb 97,500 -52,500
Vicente Delgado es
Vicente Delgado
es 76,000 61,000
Luca Pagano it
Luca Pagano
it 66,400 16,400
Jake Cody gb
Jake Cody
gb 60,400 3,400
Michael Josem AU
Michael Josem
AU 59,900 -35,100
Adrienne Rowsome CA
Adrienne Rowsome
CA 36,400 8,400
Chris Straghalis im
Chris Straghalis
im 31,300 -4,675

Last Four Hands

[user76023] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante

It does exactly what it says on the tin.

Mistake Saves Pagano

[user76023] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante
Luca Pagano
Luca Pagano

Luca Pagano had opened preflop before a reraise came in middle position to 5,700. Thomas Gill then pushed from the button but neither Pagano or the dealer had seen the shove and Pagano put out the call to 5,700.

The floor was called and a ruling was made that Pagano could either fold or call the shove.

"Can I raise?" asked Pagano.

"I'm afraid not, it would be a string raise," was the reply.

Pagano laughed as he thought, "This is so weird..." The Italian sighed then folded. The third player quickly folded as well and Gill showed {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}. "I had queens," said Pagano, perhaps thinking the action had saved him some money.

Luca Pagano it
Luca Pagano
it 50,000 26,000

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Baker Cooking with Gas

[user76023] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante
Tournament Room
Tournament Room

Matthew Baker has taken a big chip lead after knocking out Chris Jonat, a member of the Rational Group Staff who made the final here last year.

All the chips went in on a {7-}{8-}{4-} flop, Baker's {7-}{7-} holding on against Jonat's {K-}{K-} for what looked like a pot worth over 100,000.

Baker looks to be the chip leader at this point.

Matthew Baker GB
Matthew Baker
GB 225,000
Chris Jonat
Chris Jonat
Busted

Soames Heads Home

[user76023] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante
Jake Cody
Jake Cody

PokerStars Team Pro Jake Cody is up to 57,000 after he knocked out Werner Soames. The board was reading {Q-}{8-}{8-}{J-}{10-Hearts} where Soames called all in with {K-}{J-} but found he'd spiked the case jack on the turn as Cody had {J-}{J-}.

Jake Cody gb
Jake Cody
gb 57,000 20,000
Werner Soames
Werner Soames
Busted

Zhang Finds the Right Club

[user76023] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante

Jamie Martin was all in preflop with {K-Hearts}{8-Spades} against Guoxiao Zhang's {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs} but the board came {6-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{J-Spades}{4-Clubs} and Martin flopped top pair only to be rivered by the babiest of baby flushes.

Zhang moved up to 70,000 as a resul.

Guoxiao Zhang
Guoxiao Zhang
70,000 70,000
Jamie Martin
Jamie Martin
Busted