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Day 2 completed

Darren Woods Leads into Day 3

Homer • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Darren Woods
Darren Woods

Darren Woods, a man more used to preparing and cooking food than making massive bets in poker, will be taking a huge lead into Day 3 of the UKIPT Isle of Man Main Event. Woods, who is a chef by trade, played what seemed to be 90 percent of hands, constantly making big over bets and putting other players at risk in each and every hand. The problem for everyone else was that more often than not, Woods had the goods.

With 40 players coming back on the penultimate day, Woods finished on 907,500 in chips, which would be enough for him to make the final table at this point. This is around four and a half times the current average, but Woods' admittedly high-variance game will certainly make his table exciting tomorrow.

Other big stacks to make it through included Full Tilt Poker Ambassador Martins Adeniya, who finished the day with 448,500, and Simon Deadman.

Deadman eliminated Shahid Hussain and Paul Febers in the same hand with the {K-Hearts}{K-Spades} against the {A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}, respectively, and he will come back tomorrow with a healthy 375,500.

PokerStars SportStar Fatima Moreira de Melo finished with 58,500, having cashed once again in the event she came second in last year. Also making the money and through to Day 3 were Adrienne Rowsome (227,000), Team PokerStars Pro Victoria Coren Mitchell (77,500), as well as Rational Group staff member Lee Jones (120,000). Towards the end of play, Coren Mitchell was running across to the £2,000 High Roller, playing both events at the same time, knowing that the Main Event was going to be finishing relatively early.

The day did not go so well for some of the other members of Team PokerStars. Mickey Petersen, of PokerStars Team Online, was one of the very first casualties of the day, losing with king-queen to ace-king. Likewise, Team PokerStars Pros Jake Cody, Chrisophe De Meulder, and Luca Pagano couldn't get anything going and were also eliminated early on from the Main Event. Team Online's Vicente Delgado, Full Tilt Poker Ambassador Dermot Blain, and Sam Grafton were also amongst the exits.

Tomorrow the tournament will be playing down to the final table of eight, however long that may take. Everyone still in the tournament is now guaranteed a minimum of £1,660, but it's the first-place prize of £65,900 and the trophy that they'll all be aiming for.

The live stream will be introduced with cards face down and a feature table from noon onward on PokerStars.tv, so be sure to check that out.

And don't forget, you can join the PokerNews Live Reporting team at 12 p.m. local time once again as this tournament heads towards its final stretch.

Chip Counts (full)

Homer • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Darren Woods us
Darren Woods
us 907,500
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
Full Tilt Ambassador
gb 448,000 -500
David Hill IM
David Hill
IM 382,000 12,000
Simon Deadman gb
Simon Deadman
gb 375,500
Ian Marmion IE
Ian Marmion
IE 333,500 123,500
Matthew Baker GB
Matthew Baker
GB 327,000 -93,000
Christopher Corkhill IM
Christopher Corkhill
IM 325,000 135,000
Smit Trivedi GB
Smit Trivedi
GB 319,000 154,000
Josef Snejberg cz
Josef Snejberg
cz 312,500 104,500
Ciaran Heaney ie
Ciaran Heaney
ie 265,000 63,000
Fintan Gavin ie
Fintan Gavin
ie 260,000 42,000
Andre Wagner DE
Andre Wagner
DE 252,500 -7,500
Adrienne Rowsome CA
Adrienne Rowsome
CA 227,000
Antonis Poulengeris gb
Antonis Poulengeris
gb 178,500 48,500
Thomas Ward gb
Thomas Ward
gb 176,000 21,000
Josh Hart gb
Josh Hart
gb 174,000 64,000
Marc Radgen de
Marc Radgen
de 172,500 67,500
Terence Jordon GB
Terence Jordon
GB 159,000 54,000
Nick Smith gb
Nick Smith
gb 151,500 -33,500
Frank Longinotti CA
Frank Longinotti
CA 147,000 -48,000
Donatas Didika LT
Donatas Didika
LT 146,500 -10,500
Mark McCluskey gb
Mark McCluskey
gb 141,000 -34,000
Christopher Glover IM
Christopher Glover
IM 132,000 60,000
Paren Arzoomanian GB
Paren Arzoomanian
GB 129,500 61,500
Lee Jones IM
Lee Jones
IM 120,000

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Can't See the Trees for the Woods

Homer • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Darren Woods just knocked out both Sylvester Geoghegan and Mark Hawks with queens versus ace-king and jacks for yet another pot. This left us with about 15 minutes left in the level and 40 players, because of this, play has finished for the day.

Mark Hawks
Mark Hawks
Busted
Sylvester Geoghegan IE
Sylvester Geoghegan
IE Busted

Jonesing For Position

Homer • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Lee Jones
Lee Jones

Lee Jones moved all in over the top of Matthew Baker's initial raise but found himself being snap-called.

Jones; {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}
Baker: {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}

The board came {7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Jones spiked a set to double up again.

Matthew Baker GB
Matthew Baker
GB 420,000 -40,000
Lee Jones IM
Lee Jones
IM 100,000 30,000

Tags: Lee Jones

End of the Day

Yardley • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Stephen Day, one of the last remaining Rational Group Staff in the tournament, has just been eliminated holding {k-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. He was all in preflop against the {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} of Ciaran Heaney.

A final board of {5-Clubs}{6-Spades}{a-Clubs}{9-Spades}{5-Hearts} was enough to say goodnight to Day.

Stephen Day us
Stephen Day
us Busted

Tuna Canned

Yardley • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Adrian Stoyles opened the action and called a shove from Gabriel Tuna. Stoyles tabled the {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and was ahead of the {k-Clubs}{9-Spades} of Tuna.

The final board read {3-Spades}{a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}. Tuna was out of his seat as the flop was dealt and wished everyone luck as he headed for the pay-out desk.

Gabriel Tuna
Gabriel Tuna
Busted

Coren Mitchell To Multi-Table Main Event and High Roller

Yardley • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Vitoria Coren Mitchell
Vitoria Coren Mitchell

With registration for the £2,000 High Roller about to close Victoria Coren Mitchell had bought in and, as she is still in the Main Event, she will be playing both at the same time running between the events.

Coren Mitchell told PokerNews, “It’s the only exercises I get. I’m not a sporty person.” before going on to give a more realistic explanation; with play set to end shortly when the Main Event is down to 40 players it makes sense to buy in before registration closes.

Tags: Victoria Coren Mitchell

Put a Cork in It

Homer • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

PIerre Chambon is out, he lost a coinflip with {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} to Christopher Corkhill's {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} when the board came {4-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{5-Hearts}.

Pierre Chambon
Pierre Chambon
Busted