Saturday, 13 February 2010
...and they're off.
Of the 519 entrants, 122 players are twitching excitedly/nervously (delete as applicable) for the start of Day 2 of the Pokerstars.com UK & Ireland Poker tour, held here in the sumptuous surroundings of Manchester's G Casino. 72 hardy souls will walk away with their pockets bulgings.Beautifully, chipper chip leader and certified motormouth, Mark Warnock, and committed royalist, Raaj Soekhan (née Lekram), are sat together on Table 12. The former has an Everestian pile of chips at his disposal, and his ever-attentive girlfriend is still sat patiently by his side, while the latter has already shown Aces, but didn't get any action.A couple of runners have fallen at the first hurdle, Tim Brown leaving with the minimum of fuss, while Tomas Gelezuinas had the misfortune to slam his Jacks into the QQ of Andrew Peters. Table 13 breaking immediately afterwards.
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