partypoker LIVE UK MILLION Main Event saw an eventful second day which came to an end with 224 players contesting for the first prize worth £1,000,000. Being hosted in the Dusk till Dawn Casino in Nottingham, Millions Main Event proved to be a hit among poker players of different nationalities with 1,015 entries joining hands. Consequently, the event too sailed past its guaranteed prize pool of £5,000,000 that would suffice to pay top paid 127 places.
Antoine Labat and his impressive chip lead
Antione Labat finished the day on a high as he pocketed 15,075,000 chips in all. He would thus start-off Day 3 as the chip leader. Besides his jaw-dropping chip count, he would also be buoyed by his $1,000,000 worth 9th place finish at WSOP’s Main event this year.
Closing in on his heels are Alexandru Ciureanu (14,555,000), Guillaume Diaz (13,840,000), Ben Jones (12,845,000) and Luke Marsh (12,370,000) as the top five spots heat up.
List of top five chip counts at partypoker LIVE UK MILLION Main Event
|4||Ben Jones||United Kingdom||12,845,000||160|
|5||Luke Marsh||United Kingdom||12,370,000||155|
A moment of pride for Tom Hall too!
The event will also feature Tom Hall who secured 11th place at the MILLION’s Main Event at the same venue last year. He would start off with 9,810,000 to his credit. Noted poker pro-Niall Farrell too would share the limelight with an impressive 9,275,000 in his pocket.
Leonard eliminates Trickett in the very last hand of the day
Patrick Leonard overcame his team member, Sam Trickett, in the very last hand of the day to bag a stack worth 6,310,000. Leonard had a king-jack of spades while Trickett had a seven-three of clubs as the two pros were eyeing a shot at a 1 Million pot. It took until the river round to decide the winner as a previously placed five-three-three-nine turn came up with an ace of spades. Leonard moved all in, leaving Trickett to think for a few minutes before the latter could figure out that the disaster had struck.
Noted poker players who could not make it to Day 3
Many of the big names from the poker circuit could not make it to the final part of the tournament on Day 3 with the likes of Jake Cody, David Peters, Aymon Hata, Paul Jackson and Chris Moorman. However, nothing was more shocking than the exit of Alexandre Gomes. He was the chip leader of Day 1c with a stack worth 6,215,000 but had to say goodbye in the fifth level of the day.
With that said, there is still much to watch out for as noted pros like Natalia Breviglieri, Anatoly Filatov, Kristen Bicknell and Roberto Romanello are still in the hunt.
Event Schedule of partypoker LIVE UK MILLION:
|Date||Start||Levels||Clock||Event||Number of Players||Players Left|
|Sunday, September 30, 2018||21:00||24||Online – Day 1||21||12|
|Monday, October 1, 2018||Day 2||8||60||Day 1a||38||18|
|Tuesday, October 2, 2018||Day 2||8||60||Day 1b||165||88|
|Wednesday, October 3, 2018||Day 2||8||60||Day 1c||576||357|
|Thursday, October 4, 2018||12:00||8||60||Day 2||690||224|
|Friday, October 5, 2018||12:00||8||60||Day 3||224||–|
|Saturday, October 6, 2018||12:00||8||60||Day 4||–||–|
|Sunday, October 7, 2018||12:00||60||Day 5 (Final Day)||–||–|