Live Events 1
Main Event
Days:
1a1b2345

Highlights

Highlights

Main Event
Day 1a completed

Adrian Mateos Leads the Field after Day 1a of WPT Nottingham

[user76023] • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Adrian Mateos
Adrian Mateos

Day 1a of the 2014 partypoker World Poker Tour United Kingdom Main Event saw a total of 88 unique players and six reentries at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham — one of UK's top cardrooms. The £3,000 event features two starting days with the option for one reentry on each day up until the start of Day 2. With a £1 million guarantee on the prize pool, the tournament will need a total of 334 entries to make sure there is no overlay. That means that Day 1b will require 240 entries, however with most of the online qualifiers scheduled to play then, it looks like an easy figure to hit.

After nine 60-minute levels, it was a familiar face on top of the chip counts in former World Series of Poker Europe Main Event champion Adrian Mateos. He finished atop the 40 surviving players, and the Spaniard ended the day with 181,200 in chips. That put him ahead of Ian Simpson (167,900) and Robert Smith (147,000).

Mateos joined the tournament a couple of levels in after busting from the £6,000 High Roller, and he quickly began to chip up, winning lots of small and medium pots to quickly reach 100,000. His defining hand saw him pick up aces against kings and queens, eliminating both players before continuing with the small-ball strategy that had served him so well.

Mateos was one of a large amount of players who had come back for the second day of the High Roller, most of whom busted and then quickly entered the Main Event. Among them were Sam Trickett, Tom Middleton, Dominik Nitsche, Chris Brammer, and Sergio Aido. All but Aido would bust the Main Event as well and are expected back tomorrow. Aido finished with a very respectable 92,900.

Mike Sexton traveled across from the US to represent partypoker, and he finished the day with 61,800 after he knocked out Ram Vaswani with {K-}{Q-} against {K-}{8-} on a {K-}{K-}{2-} board. Others who made it through included Morten Mortensen (128,900), Jonathan Gill (127,300), and Marvin Rettenmaier (63,600). They'll all be coming back on Thursday and won't have to worry about firing a second or third bullet.

Those who will already be on their third bullet should they try again on Thursday include Jon Spinks and Simon Higgins — both of whom busted twice on Day 1a. Meanwhile, Gaelle Baumann, Marc Inizan, Michael Mizrachi, and Simon Deadman all opted for just a single bullet so far, and it remains to be seen how many of them will return for another go. Our best guess is that they'll all be back.

Day 1b is expected to be much, much bigger with so many players busting late from the High Roller and opting to keep their powder dry until Thursday. The second start day will begin at 1 p.m. local time, and PokerNews will once again be there for all the action. We'll see you then!

Tags: Adrian Mateos

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

[user76023] • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 181,200 16,200
Ian Simpson gb
Ian Simpson
gb 167,900 29,900
Robert Smith us
Robert Smith
us 147,000 37,000
Morten Mortensen dk
Morten Mortensen
dk 128,900 -11,100
Jonathan Gill gb
Jonathan Gill
gb 127,300 12,300
David Peters us
David Peters
us 112,900 74,900
Chris Sly gb
Chris Sly
gb 93,300 3,300
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 92,900 2,900
Otto Richard fr
Otto Richard
fr 90,000 -20,000
Thomas Fara FR
Thomas Fara
FR 82,700 82,700
Max Silver gb
Max Silver
gb 81,400 56,400
Charlie Combes gb
Charlie Combes
gb 78,100 78,100
Leo McClean gb
Leo McClean
gb 76,400 43,400
Phillip Mighall gb
Phillip Mighall
gb 70,800 70,800
Daniel Rudd gb
Daniel Rudd
gb 64,900 32,900
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
de 63,600 -21,400
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
us 61,800 16,800
Suketu Patel gb
Suketu Patel
gb 59,800 59,800
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 59,800 59,800
Paul Ratford GB
Paul Ratford
GB 59,300 59,300
Qinghai Pan us
Qinghai Pan
us 58,500 58,500
Victor Ilyukhin gb
Victor Ilyukhin
gb 58,500 58,500
Riad Kawmi GB
Riad Kawmi
GB 53,500 41,000
Ramey Shaio GB
Ramey Shaio
GB 49,200 49,200
Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 44,200 14,200

Read full

Last Four Hands

[user76023] • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Players are now playing the final four hands of the day.

Play Slowing Down

[user76023] • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

With around 15 minutes left on the clock, play has slowed right down. There's very few big pots being played out and you'd suspect that many players will be happy to make it through now rather than having to re-enter again tomorrow.

Pollak Back

[user76023] • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Benjamin Pollak has decided to re-enter for the last level of the day, will it be profitable?

Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 30,000 30,000

Latest Exits

[user76023] • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Athir Ali
Athir Ali
Busted
Neel Chudasama
Neel Chudasama
Busted
Norbert Beren
Norbert Beren
Busted
Franco Bucci
Franco Bucci
Busted
Chuck Clark
Chuck Clark
Busted
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr Busted

Aido Makes River Move

[user76023] • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Sergio Aido
Sergio Aido

With the board reading {7-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}, Robert Smith (not of The Cure, as we have already established) made a bet of 17,000 against Sergio Aido. The latter tanked for about five minutes before making a raise to 44,000. Smith thought briefly and eventually folded the {9-Hearts} face up.

Robert Smith us
Robert Smith
us 110,000 -20,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 90,000 45,000

Tags: Robert SmithSergio Aido

Value for Mateos

[user76023] • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Adrian Mateos can't put a foot wrong this evening, he just fired bets of 2,500 and 7,700 on the turn and river of a {Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{10-Clubs}{2-Spades}{7-Hearts} board with Nick Hicks check-calling him down.

The Spaniard showed {Q-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and that was enough to secure him yet another pot.

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 165,000 2,000
Nick Hicks gb
Nick Hicks
gb 29,000 -3,000

Tags: Nick HicksAdrian Mateos

Last Level

[user76023] • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

It's the final level of the day. Then we'll do it all over again at 1pm local time tomorrow.