Friday, 7 February 2014
A guaranteed prize pool of £200,000 attracted many of UK poker's biggest hitters to the Vic yesterday for the opening flight of the GUKPT London Main Event.
By the time all the registrations had been tallied up a total of 149 £1,000 buy-ins had been received.A host of big names were amongst the 60 day 1a survivors with Neil Channing, Matt Frankland, Praz Bansi and Simon Deadman all in the top ten by bagging up time.Joining them on day 2 will be Leon Louis, PokerStars Pro Mickey Petersen, Dominik Nitsche, Nik Persaud, Sam Grafton, Jamie Burland and Karl Mahrenholz.Organisers are expecting a bigger field for the second opening flight which gets under way at 1pm today.The day 1a chip leaders are as follows:Alan Mansbridge 158700Andy Efstathiou 119400Neil Channing 115300Matt Frankland 97500Praz Bansi 90000Samir Tageldin 87400Raul Martinez 87200Iaran Lightbourne 86800Simon Deadman 77200Louise Duffy 70100
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