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Day 1c completed

Stuart Hulston Leads 2015 WPT National London Accumulator After Day 1 Flights

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Stuart Hulston Leads Field into Day 2
Stuart Hulston Leads Field into Day 2

Stuart Hulston finished with the overall lead not only on Day 1c, but also overall with all three Day 1 flights combined. He racked up another 109,300 in chips on the final flight of the 2015 partypoker World Poker Tour National London £200 No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator at Aspers Casino.

Most of Hulston's chips came from a rivereded king-high straight flush with {K-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} that got paid off. Towards the end, it was a very close race with Paul Bennett, who ended up second best with 108,100 after Day 1c. Interestingly enough, Bennett also ended the day with a straight flush.

The third and final flight attracted a total of 224 entries including all online qualifiers. Throughout the three starting days, there were 372 unique entries and 222 reentries. The overall attendance of 594 entries created a prize pool of £106,920, and there were eight players to accumulate chips in all three flights.

Hulston (181,000) overtook Day 1b chip leader Matas Cimbolas (169,200) and Aziz Kara finished as third in chips overall with 142,100. It was also Kara who flat-called a raise with pocket kings to trap and bust WPT Champions Club member Tony Dunst just before the end of Day 1c. Dunst did advance with chips from another flight, though.

Other big stacks advancing to Day 2, which will begin at 1 p.m. UK time on Saturday, include Kevin Allen (130,200), Zagon Calin (121,200), Peteris Berzins (113,200), Ali Zihni (102,400), and Laurence Essa (94,100). Surinder Sunar (90,200), the aforementioned Dunst (74,500), Tristan Chaplin (73,500), WPT500 Nottingham runner-up Matthew Noonan (70,400), Aleksandar Spadijer (58,700), and Tamer Kamel (55,900) will return with above-average stacks as well.

Sinem Melin, Steven Watts, and James Dempsey played on both Day 1b and 1c, but all of them couldn't bag up any chips. James Akenhead (40,200) and former WPTN London champion Gabriel Tuna (29,200) are below average, but they'll still be returning nonetheless.

The second tournament day is scheduled to host 12 levels of 40 minutes each or until the last 16 players has been reached, whichever of the two comes first. The payouts have not been published yet, but will become available before the start of Day 2. The same also applies for the redraw of the remaining 205 players.

Be sure to tune back in to PokerNews to follow the live updates and find out who is in contention to become the next WPT National champion.

Tags: Aleksandar SpadijerAli ZihniAziz KaraGabriel TunaGareth SmirthwaiteJames AkenheadJames DempseyKevin AllenLaurence EssaMatas CimbolasMatthew NoonanPaul BennettPeteris BerzinsSinem MelinSteven WattsStuart HulstonSurinder SunarTamer KamelTony DunstTristan ChaplinZagon Calin

Final Chip Counts for All Flights Combined (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Stuart Hulston GB
Stuart Hulston
GB 181,000 71,700
Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
lt 169,200
Aziz Kara TR
Aziz Kara
TR 142,100 75,100
Kevin Allen gb
Kevin Allen
gb 130,200 130,200
Anthony Mitchell GB
Anthony Mitchell
GB 124,200
Zagon Calin RO
Zagon Calin
RO 121,200 82,500
Christopher Gordon gb
Christopher Gordon
gb 117,200 22,500
Jeraint Hazan gb
Jeraint Hazan
gb 115,000 78,800
Richard Wheatley GB
Richard Wheatley
GB 114,700 32,200
Gareth Smirthwaite GB
Gareth Smirthwaite
GB 113,400 85,000
Peteris Berzins GB
Peteris Berzins
GB 113,200 36,400
Anthony Adderley
Anthony Adderley
110,700 39,300
Paul Siliceo GB
Paul Siliceo
GB 110,200 68,000
Paul Bennett
Paul Bennett
108,100
Yue Tu
Yue Tu
104,900 62,300
Lucio Pacifico IT
Lucio Pacifico
IT 104,000
Jonathan Brock
Jonathan Brock
103,800 59,000
Ali Zihni gb
Ali Zihni
gb 102,400 57,800
Marius Lietuvninkas LT
Marius Lietuvninkas
LT 99,700 42,700
Mohammad Taghipour Fard
Mohammad Taghipour Fard
95,200
James Parker gb
James Parker
gb 94,700 71,700
Laurence Essa GB
Laurence Essa
GB 94,100 81,200
Alan Dean
Alan Dean
92,900 78,500
Erion Tota
Erion Tota
92,000
Danny Mitchell
Danny Mitchell
90,500

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Stuart Hulston GB
Stuart Hulston
GB 109,300
Paul Bennett
Paul Bennett
108,100
Mohammad Taghipour Fard
Mohammad Taghipour Fard
95,200
Danny Mitchell
Danny Mitchell
90,500
Keith Miller
Keith Miller
75,500
Marc Kundler
Marc Kundler
74,500
Anthony Adderley
Anthony Adderley
71,400 32,100
Leon Campbell gb
Leon Campbell
gb 71,000 36,000
Francisco Manuel Salvador Flores ES
Francisco Manuel Salvador Flores
ES 70,900 34,900
Dimitrios Patroklou
Dimitrios Patroklou
70,800
Alex Blanchard
Alex Blanchard
70,700
Darren Mapley GB
Darren Mapley
GB 67,400
Aziz Kara TR
Aziz Kara
TR 67,000
Gary Pearce GB
Gary Pearce
GB 66,600
Jamie Chang
Jamie Chang
65,100
Benjamin Stone GB
Benjamin Stone
GB 63,400
Rahim Tadj-Saadat GB
Rahim Tadj-Saadat
GB 63,200
Christopher Yong gb
Christopher Yong
gb 62,800
William Kassouf gb
William Kassouf
gb 61,200
Aleksandar Spadijer me
Aleksandar Spadijer
me 58,700
Marius Lietuvninkas LT
Marius Lietuvninkas
LT 57,000 14,300
Kelly Ann Saxby gb
Kelly Ann Saxby
gb 54,000
Cedric Bischetti
Cedric Bischetti
53,900
Sandra Reid
Sandra Reid
53,400
Mohammed Shahnowaz GB
Mohammed Shahnowaz
GB 53,100

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End-Of-Day Notables and Big Stacks

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

Some of the biggest stacks may have slipped through without us noticing, but the full chip counts should be available soon. Stuart Hulston jumped into the big stacks at the end of day 1c after rivering a king-high straight flush and getting paid for a pot of more than 65,000.

Stuart Hulston GB
Stuart Hulston
GB 109,300 89,300
Paul Bennett
Paul Bennett
108,100 100
Danny Mitchell
Danny Mitchell
90,500 90,500
Keith Miller
Keith Miller
75,500 21,500
Marc Kundler
Marc Kundler
74,500 -4,400
Dimitrios Patroklou
Dimitrios Patroklou
70,800 18,800
Aziz Kara TR
Aziz Kara
TR 67,000 25,000
Gary Pearce GB
Gary Pearce
GB 66,600 66,600
Rahim Tadj-Saadat GB
Rahim Tadj-Saadat
GB 63,200 -13,800
William Kassouf gb
William Kassouf
gb 61,200 8,700
Aleksandar Spadijer me
Aleksandar Spadijer
me 58,700 34,700
Sandra Reid
Sandra Reid
53,400 6,400
Tristan Chaplin GB
Tristan Chaplin
GB 48,500 -2,500
Ali Zihni gb
Ali Zihni
gb 45,500 -20,000
Gareth Smirthwaite GB
Gareth Smirthwaite
GB 28,400 5,400
Carlo Citrone gb
Carlo Citrone
gb 27,000 -5,000
Laurence Essa GB
Laurence Essa
GB 12,900 -6,300

Tags: Stuart Hulston

Bennett With Straight Flush

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

Carlo Citrone raised to 2,300 preflop and received two callers in Paul Bennett and Josep Vives out of the blinds. Vives check-raised all in after the {6-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} flop for 13,600 and Bennett called after having made a bet of 6,000. Vives had two over cards and a double gutshot with {10-Spades} {8-Clubs} whereas Bennett had middle pair and a massive draw in {5-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds}.

Vives was drawing dead after the {K-Diamonds} turn and just to rub it in even more, the {3-Diamonds} fell on the river. "Do I get champagne for that?" Bennett asked with a grin on the face.

Paul Bennett
Paul Bennett
108,000 13,000
Josep Vives
Josep Vives
Busted

Tags: Carlo CitronePaul BennettJosep Vives

Dunst Gets Trapped

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

Aziz Kara just flat-called a raise to 2,500 and then snap-called the all in of Tony Dunst from one seat over for 11,200 chips with {K-Hearts} {K-Spades}. Dunst had one over card in {A-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} but failed to bring a second stack forward to day 2 after a board of {3-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {4-Spades} {2-Diamonds} {6-Spades}.

Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
us Busted

Tags: Aziz KaraTony Dunst

Four Last Hands for Day 1c

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

The clock has been stopped and four more hands will be played. The screens show 107 players left but that may not necessarily include all recent eliminations. A clear chip leader was also not found either, at least when looking through all remaining tables the last time.

Can't Get Them All

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

A short stack was at risk for 8,700 after the {8-Spades} {6-Hearts} {8-Diamonds} {7-Spades} turn and Paul Bennett called with {A-Spades} {9-Spades} for the flush draw and open ended straight draw. The short stack was slightly ahead with {A-Clubs} {6-Clubs} but the {7-Clubs} river resulted in a split pot.

Paul Bennett
Paul Bennett
95,000 -2,000

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Akenhead's Top Pair no Good

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

James Akenhead is still just below average stack but dropped more than 15,000 chips in the last hand after calling the shove of a shorter stack on the {8-Spades} {2-Clubs} {K-Spades} {J-Hearts} turn. His {K-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} were no good against {A-Spades} {A-Clubs} and a {6-Diamonds} on the river provided no help anymore either.

James Akenhead gb
James Akenhead
gb 36,000 -8,000

Tags: James Akenhead