UKIPT Day 3 - Final Table Is Nigh
Sunday, 14 February 2010
That was quick...
Phew! That was quick. We're down the the final table already.
In Seat One, Stockport legend Mike Hill has 681,000, and is beyond delighted to be here.
Seat Two belongs to Tim Brown from the Cheshire plains, who came into the
final day as the short stack with the attitude that any advancement would be a bonus.
The evocatively named Joeri Zandvliet is sat on 850k in position three, the 21 year old student from Utrecht in the Netherlands in ineffably polite except when it comes to revealing his online alias.
Lithe geordie, Jack Elwood, may well be a newcomer to live tournaments (this being only his 3rd event), but he is way out in front on 1.45 million chips in seat 4.
Chris Brammer may have an itchy face with his new russet beard, but if he
converts his 1.2 million stack from Seat Five into a win, he says he'll
finally be allowed to shave it off. He's desperate to avenge his bitterly
disappointing 11th place finish at the inaugural UKIPT event in Galway, where he was the overwhelming chip leader, only to lose a succession of coin flips.
Cardiff's Dan Owlett is resplendent in a vivid orange t-shirt, although his 394k isn't in the greatest of shapes with blinds at 8,000/16,000/2,000a.
The mean, lean poker machine that is Julian Hasse is on around 600,000. The efficient Berliner is to Dan's immediate left.
Dean Lyall is undoubtedly the wildcard at the final table, an utterly fearless hyper-LAG who makes Sam Farha look like a nervy nit. He's on 693k, and is no stranger to crossing the winning line, having taken down two tournaments in Edinburgh on consecutive days for a combined total of £36,000.
The line-up is completed by Tony Millan, the aformentioned Yorkshireman is
sitting pretty on 850k.