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Highlights

Highlights

Main Event
Day 1a completed

Successful Start into the 2015 partypoker WPTN London Accumulator

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
WPT president Adam Pliska delivered shuffle up and deal
WPT president Adam Pliska delivered shuffle up and deal

The first starting day of the 2015 partypoker World Poker Tour National London £200 No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator drew a total of 193 entries. Once the bagging and tagging took place, just under have the field was gone with the screens showing 94 players left. WPT president Adam Pliska delivered the "shuffle up and deal" announcement at Aspers Casino in Stratford, and some notable names of the poker circuit had made it to the East End of London.

Lucio Pacifico and his stack of 104,000 finished Day 1a atop the pack, while Vasile Cosmin Stancu advanced with 93,700 thanks to cracking pocket aces in a crazy hand. Other big stacks include Erion Tota (92,000), Laurence Essa (81,200) and Jeraint Hazan (78,800).

Surinder Sunar advanced to Day 2 with 42,300 in chips, and James Akenhead busted towards the end of the first flight. Tamer Kamel bagged up 55,900 and will be returning with exactly that stack on Saturday to blinds of 600/1,200 and a running ante of 200, as the Brit cannot participate in any of the two remaining flights in this special accumulator event. Defending champion Gabriel Tuna advanced with 29,100, but he still has the opportunity to increase that amount in the two remaining starting flights on Friday.

WPT champions club member Tony Dunst has made the trip over to Europe and will play on Day 1b at 2 p.m. UK time Friday, as well as Day 1c at 8 p.m. Once again, eight 30-minute levels are scheduled and everyone can acquire further chips in the remaining two accumulator heats.

Day 1a saw 21 online qualifiers take their seats, and there are yet another 72 left to battle on the tables. The event's main sponsor, partypoker, provided a lounge with ping pong as well as free drinks pizza and hoodies, which was a treat for everyone involved.

The PokerNews team will be back just after lunch time on Friday for Day 1b and Day 1c, so make sure to tune back in and follow along what's happening at Aspers Casino.

Tags: Adam PliskaGabriel TunaJames AkenheadLaurence EssaSurinder SunarTamer KamelTony DunstVasile StancuWPT

End-of-Day Chip Counts

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Lucio Pacifico IT
Lucio Pacifico
IT 104,000 104,000
Vasile Stancu ro
Vasile Stancu
ro 93,700
Erion Tota
Erion Tota
92,000 92,000
Laurence Essa GB
Laurence Essa
GB 81,200 6,200
Jeraint Hazan gb
Jeraint Hazan
gb 78,800 78,800
Martin Kollmann CZ
Martin Kollmann
CZ 77,100
David Haynes
David Haynes
76,800 76,800
Deividas Peleckas
Deividas Peleckas
76,200
Daniel Sormainis
Daniel Sormainis
75,600
James Parker gb
James Parker
gb 71,700
Stuart Hulston GB
Stuart Hulston
GB 71,700
Alexandra O'Brien gb
Alexandra O'Brien
gb 71,100 1,100
Martynas Vitkauskas lt
Martynas Vitkauskas
lt 69,500 69,500
Jamal Gormati GB
Jamal Gormati
GB 69,000 69,000
Paul Siliceo GB
Paul Siliceo
GB 68,000 68,000
Saulius Tumosa lt
Saulius Tumosa
lt 66,400 66,400
Umberan Akhtar gb
Umberan Akhtar
gb 64,200 64,200
Paolo Niri
Paolo Niri
63,100 63,100
Yue Tu
Yue Tu
62,300 62,300
Mohammed Ullah gb
Mohammed Ullah
gb 60,200 60,200
Jonathan Brock
Jonathan Brock
59,000 59,000
Michel Melkert GB
Michel Melkert
GB 58,700 58,700
Rovertos Zodiatis
Rovertos Zodiatis
58,300 58,300
Ali Zihni gb
Ali Zihni
gb 57,800 12,800
Henrik Nielsen DK
Henrik Nielsen
DK 57,800

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End-Of-Day Notables and Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Some of the bigger stacks may still be missing, the player with the most chips thus far has been Vasile Cosmin Stancu. James Akenhead appears to have busted in the last few hands of Day 1a.

Vasile Stancu ro
Vasile Stancu
ro 93,700 22,700
Martin Kollmann CZ
Martin Kollmann
CZ 77,100 7,100
Deividas Peleckas
Deividas Peleckas
76,200 19,200
Daniel Sormainis
Daniel Sormainis
75,600 15,600
James Parker gb
James Parker
gb 71,700 1,700
Stuart Hulston GB
Stuart Hulston
GB 71,700 26,700
Henrik Nielsen DK
Henrik Nielsen
DK 57,800 3,800
Tamer Kamel gb
Tamer Kamel
gb 55,900 5,900
Alexander Jager DE
Alexander Jager
DE 45,700 700
Surinder Sunar gb
Surinder Sunar
gb 42,300 12,300
Gabriel Tuna GB
Gabriel Tuna
GB 29,100 -12,900
James Akenhead gb
James Akenhead
gb Busted

Tags: James AkenheadVasile Cosmin Stancu

Harrison's Stack Melted

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Marc Jonathan Harrison was down to around 15,000 in chips and got them in preflop. Alexander Jager isolated successfully to get all other players out of the way and Harrison flipped over {10-Hearts} {6-Diamonds}. Jager had his opponent dominated with {K-Clubs} {K-Diamonds} and claimed the pot after a board of {A-Clubs} {5-Hearts} {2-Hearts} {6-Hearts} {J-Diamonds}.

Alexander Jager DE
Alexander Jager
DE 45,000 18,000
Marc Jonathan Harrison
Marc Jonathan Harrison
Busted

Tags: Alexander JagerMarc Jonathan Harrison

O'Brien has Decent Stack

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

"I have about 70,000 chips now, that is good right?", Alexandra O'Brien said after the last of four hands was played on her table. She had called a raise to 2,500 and Daniel Sormainis did so as well out of the blinds. On the {A-Clubs} {K-Clubs} {K-Spades} flop, O'Brien's bet of 5,000 would be enough to win the pot and she flashed the {A-Spades} {J-Clubs} after the preflop raiser had mucked his {5-Spades} {5-Hearts}.

Alexandra O'Brien gb
Alexandra O'Brien
gb 70,000 70,000

Tags: Alexandra O'BrienDaniel Sormainis

Only One Bullet for Kamel

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Tamer Kamel knocked out a short stack with pocket kings versus pocket eights and then took care of two short stacks with pocket tens versus {K-} {Q-} and {K-} {7-}. It is the only bullet that the Brit will be firing, as Kamel cannot play tomorrow when Day 1b and Day 1c take place.

Tamer Kamel gb
Tamer Kamel
gb 50,000 23,000

Tags: Tamer Kamel

Four Hands to Go

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The clock has been stopped with just under nine minutes on the last level of Day 1a and another four hands will be played.

Kollmann Loses Flip

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Martin Kollmann put an opponent at risk after a raising war and saw the call of the opponent for his last 19,800 with {A-Clubs} {K-Spades}. Kollmann held {J-Spades} {J-Clubs} and had to ship over the chips after the board ran out {4-Clubs} {8-Hearts} {2-Hearts} {A-Hearts} {4-Diamonds}.

Martin Kollmann CZ
Martin Kollmann
CZ 70,000 -28,000

Tags: Martin Kollmann

Price Busts to Essa

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

This time Paul Price didn't have a huge draw, rather bottom pair when the chips went in. He had raised to 2,300 and received two callers out of the blinds. On a flop of {8-Hearts} {4-Clubs} {J-Hearts} the action folded to Price and he moved all in for 13,000. Laurence Taufik Essa called whereas the player in the big blind folded.

It was the {4-Diamonds} {2-Hearts} for Price and the {K-Hearts} {J-Diamonds} for Essa. Neither the {Q-Clubs} turn nor the {A-Clubs} river changed anything and Price headed to the rail while finishing his beer.

Laurence Essa GB
Laurence Essa
GB 75,000
Paul Price GB
Paul Price
GB Busted

Tags: Laurence Taufik EssaPaul Price