Some more chip counts at 200/400/50

Some more chip counts at 200/400/50

Friday, 24 September 2010

Another quick check around the room has revealed some more big stacks cropping up who, given some cards and luck, could challenge Nicolas Levi for the overnight chip lead. Perhaps the biggest boost is Viktor Blom, who is probably Isildur1. The young, mop-haired Swede has easily over 100,000 on the felt.

Phil Laak, at the back of the room on Neil Channing’s table, has diminished from his 100,000 peak but still has a strong stack of over 85,000 on the table. Defending champion Barry Shulman is also the biggest stack of all the previous champions; his 80-90,000 beats the hell out of the 31,000 John Juanda will have when Day 2 begins... and Annette Obrestad won’t be joining us then.

Channing, our main man, has about 30,000 but as he Tweeted: “the structure allows you to hang around for a while. I haven’t won a pot for about an hour.” Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott, fellow veteran Brit, has a handful of chips. Literally – as we counted he picked them up in one brass-knuckled fist; it’s probably about 2,600 plus change.

Jennifer Tilly has hovered around the 50,000 mark since a roaring start and probably has around 45,000 now. We were distracted by big racks behind the big stacks. Freddy Deeb, on her table, has dropped to less than 16,000 with not a pink 5,000 chip in sight. Antonio Esfandiari seems to have a six-figure stack now while Bluff Europe favourite Liv Boeree has doubled her starting stack.

Last but not least, Matt Perry forgot to count Roland DeWolfe among the Full Tilt Pros. He has 57,725 (we asked directly after he counted) and that ups their average to about 37,500. Still not good enough to top PokerStars!

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