Mossop Heads Genting Poker Series Final

Mossop Heads Genting Poker Series Final

Friday, 13 December 2013

After a slow start, the opening flight of the Genting Poker Series Grand Final warmed up nicely yesterday with a total of 84 entrants taking to the tables by the time Day 1a registration drew to a close.

Despite the competing attractions on offer in Prague, a guaranteed prize pool of £200,000 attracted plenty of top UK talent to Sheffield with Shane Mossop the hare in front of the chasing pack. Mossop managed to turn his starting stack of 30,000 chips into a monstrous 313,400, thanks largely to scooping a huge pot on the last hand of the day.

Former Genting Big Game winner Patryk Slusarek also enjoyed a great Day 1 and will return with 215,900. Other notables amongst the 27 players to survive the day were Richard Kellett (129,200), Devilfish (126,700), Sky Poker pundit Julian Thew (54,300) and Jack Ellwood (51,600). It wasn't such a good day for the likes of Paul Jackson, Rick Trigg, Paul McTaggart and Steve Warburton who all hit the rail. They'll have to fire another bullet today if they want a shot at a share of the 200 grand.

They'll be in good company today with organisers expecting a bumper field of 200 runners to take to the tables.

The Day 1A chip leaders were as follows:

Shane Mossop 313400
Patryk Slusarek 215900
Tim Chung 157000
Chris Sly 153700
Mau Hei Laum 140900
Tom Ambler 136200
Jack Shutt 130800
Richard Kellett 129200
David Ulliot 126700
Ben Jenkins 121400

Tags: Genting Poker Series Grand Final 2013, Shane Mossop, Devilfish, Julian Thew