Wojtek Barzantny heads UKIPT Bristol final table
Monday, 12 November 2012
History could be about to made in the West Country later today with Wojtek Barzantny on course to win his second PokerStars UKIPT title in the space of a week.
The German saw off a strong challenge from Chris Moorman on Wednesday to take the UKIPT online finale and holds a huge chip lead heading into the final table of the UKIPT Bristol Main Event. Barzantny closed the day with 2,880,000 chips, thanks in large part to the last hand of the day that condemned Simon Randall exit as the final table bubble boy.
Randall put in a raise to 39,000 which Barzantny called from the cutoff. The Englishman bet 71,000 into a fairly wet looking 8c6s5d flop which Barzantny reraised to 142,000. Randall then shoved for the best part of 1m chips with the German snap calling. Barzantny revealed 8d6d for top two pair which was in great shape against Randall's aces. The turn and river were blanks sending Randall out in ninth for £6,080 and wondering just what might have been.
Barzantny's closest rival heading into the final day at the Gala are Englishmen Robert Bull and Craig Goddard who return with 1,342,000 and 1,039,000 respectively. Joining them at the final table are James Greenwood, Anthony Forsyth-Forrest, Sweden's Amanda Sidark, Jonathan Prince and Niall Murray.
Notables that cashed without troubling the final table included former World Heads Up champs Bambos Xanthos 17th and Nik Persaud 19th, Jason Tompkins 22nd and Sam Grafton 33rd.
The action resumes at noon with the blinds at 8,000 - 16,000 with an ante of 2,000.
1 - Amanda Sidark, Sweden, 523,000
2 - Robert Bull, United Kingdom, 1,342,000
3 - James Greenwood, United Kingdom, 744,000
4 - Craig Goddard, United Kingdom, 1,039,000
5 - Wojtek Barzantny, Germany, 2,880,000
6 - Jonathan Prince, United Kingdom, 407,000
7 - Niall Murray, United Kingdom, 343,000
8 - Anthony Forsyth-Forrest, United Kingdom, 691,000