Friday, 14 June 2013
Despite the obvious attractions on offer in Las Vegas a guarantee busting crowd has headed to the sun for the first joint venture between the UKIPT and Spain's Estrellas Poker Tour.
411 players took to the tables for Day 1B of the PokerStars UKIPT Marbella with Canada's Nick Boehler (231,700) leading the way by the close of play. Other notables to survive the second opening flight included the likes of Ireland's Mick Graydon (137,000), Spanish toreador Miguel Abellan (112,000), the Hit Squad's Chaz Chattha (79,000), Martins Adeniya (37,000) and Surinder Sunar (33,500). All told, 241 of the 763 starters will be back for today's day two action with 88 making the money. The min-cash is set at €2,015 with the eventual winner set to walk away with a first prize of €158,200. The overall chip leaders are as follows: Nick Boehler Canada 231700Andrey Vladimirovich Shubin Russian Federation 202500Robert Wybrew United Kingdom 181000Lorenzo Dedaj Albania 172400Asier Crespo Crespo Spain 171900Xavier Riera Tayeda Spain 168000Pawel Keller Poland 152700Konstantinos Nanos Germany 148000Chris Derrick United Kingdom 142500Mark Goodchild United Kingdom 142000
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