UKIPT Starts In Douglas

UKIPT Starts In Douglas

Friday, 2 October 2015

The first of two starting flights for the latest Isle Of Man stop of the UK And Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) from PokerStars began yesterday in Douglas and saw 100 runners plus eleven re-entries ante-up the £440 ($669) main event buy-in.

Despite being one of the smaller UKIPT stops, the event has a certain amount of charm that seems to draw players from all over the world. Indeed, American professional and 2003 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) main event champion Chris Moneymaker was among the many British and Irish grinders inside the Villa Marina yesterday and he seemed to be deep in thought as he took on the likes of Simon Trumper, David Lappin and Bluff Europe's own Dara O'Kearney.

As this initial session wore on and the starting 100 was gradually whittled down to 32, a number of familiar faces had fallen by the wayside although Lappin, O'Kearney and Trumper were sat near the top of the leaderboard and safe from the chop.

Although able to collect enough chips to make it into Day 2, the trio fell someway short of catching the overall leader, Adrian Filiczkowski. This Polish player managed to hit a purple patch towards the end of the session and ended Day 1A with 247,600 chips.

This haul should help see the Pole through the early stages of Day 2 but he will still have his work cut out as the likes of Liv Boeree and Jake Cody are set to take to the felt on Day 1B.

Tags: UK And Ireland Poker Tour, UKIPT, PokerStars, Chris Moneymaker, Jake Cody, Simon Trumper, David Lappin, Dara O'Kearney, Liv Boeree, Villa Marina, Isle Of Man, Adrian Filiczkowski, World Series Of Poker, WSOP, Douglas