Silver Falls as Gold Rises at UKIPT Galway
Monday, 12 August 2013
A weekend of action at Full Tilt Poker UKIPT Galway has seen a final table of eight players emerge in the €1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event.
Having started the penultimate day with 51 players still in the hunt for the €205,600 top prize, the session eventually came to a conclusion when Max Silver became the ninth place finisher.
Despite being one of the toughest players left in the field, Silver was unable to maintain his quest for UKIPT gold after his pocket tens ran into the pocket kings of Daragh Davey. Despite Davey pulling off a miracle and hitting a two-outer just a few hands earlier, Silver was unable to do the same and as the board ran out: 5c 9s 3s 9s 2s he was sent to the rail with a consolation prize of €13,100.
The demise of Silver not only brought the session to a close but allowed Alan Gold live up to his name and finish with the chip lead. Having already led the tournament once back on Day 1A, Gold bagged 4,050,000 to claim the top spot ahead of Daragh Davey (3,435,000) and Paul Febers (2,910,000).
Today’s final table kicked off at midday local time and will play down until just one player remains and a new UKIPT champion is crowned.
UKIPT Galway Final Table Chip Counts:
Alan Gold - 4,050,000
Daragh Davey - 3,435,000
Paul Febers - 2,910,000
Dimitri Pembroke - 1,915,000
Jonathan Slater - 1,600,000
Benjamin Spragg - 1,440,000
Damian Porebski - 695,000
Christy Morkan - 695,000