Champion leads at UKIPT Dublin

Champion leads at UKIPT Dublin

Friday, 18 May 2012

The Champion was in charge at the end of the opening flight at PokerStars UKIPT Dublin yesterday. In this case, it wasn't a former UKIPT winner, but William Champion who was nursing the chip lead.

The Northern Irishman closed the day with a stack of 129,700, putting him just ahead of Irishmen Paul McCaffrey on 112,000 and Marc McDonnell on 106,600. 91 of the 199 Day 1A starters will be back for Day 2 tomorrow with the average stack at 32,802.

Barny and Ross Boatman, Nicky Power, Rob Yong and Team PokerStars Pro Jude Ainsworth were among the high profile casualties from the opening day. Former UKIPT Cork winner Sam Razavi will be back on Saturday though, albeit with a below average stack of 20,800.

A much bigger field is expected for day 1B which is just about to begin.

The opening flight chip leaders are as follows:

William Champion UK 129,700
Paul McCaffrey Ireland 112,000
Marc McDonnell Ireland 106,600
Michael Farrelly Ireland 90,400
Graeme Crozier UK 86,900
Pat Rooney Ireland 73,700
Bruce Jones UK 73,500
Shyam Markus USA 66,300
Szymon Gajda Poland 61,300

Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

Tags: UKIPT Dublin, Sam Razavi, William Champion, live poker