Chris Derrick heads UKIPT Marbella

Chris Derrick heads UKIPT Marbella

Saturday, 15 June 2013

The starting field of 763 at PokerStars UKIPT Marbella has been whittled down to just 42 with Britain's Chris Derrick leading the chp counts heading into today's penultimate day.

Derrick is no stranger to success in the UKIPT having made the final table at UKIPT Edinburgh earlier this year and he'll return to the Puerto Banus tables with a hefty chip lead.

Derrick’s 1,017,000 stack put him well in front of closest challengers Ludovic Geilich (689,000), Miguel Abellan Hernando (669,000) and Lucas Blanco Oliver (648,000). Other notables still very much in contention include UKIPT Online Qualifier of the Year Dara O’Kearney with 536,000 and former Irish Open winner James Mitchell with 473,000.

Today's starters are guaranteed a pay day of at least €3,110 but will of course be hoping for much more. Today's field will play down to a final table of eight who will be guaranteed €12,820. The eventual winner will walk away with €158,200.

Chris Derrick United Kingdom 1017000
Ludovic Geilich Germany  689000
Miguel Abellan Hernando Spain  669000
Lucas Blanco Oliver Spain 648000
Jesus Arroyo Rodriguez Spain  602000
Fernando Curto Gonzalez Spain  554000
Dara O'Kearney Ireland 536000
Stuart Burton McDonald Australia  528000
Renzo Cambianica Italy 519000
James Mitchell United Kingdom  473000

Tags: UKIPT Marbella, Chris Derrick, James Mitchell