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The £100,000 guaranteed Grand Prix UK Main Event kicked off on July 10 with the first of four online flights. The 152-strong field was reduced to only 23, with those 23 players now guaranteed at least a min0cash when they head to Dusk Till Dawn for Day 2 of this magnificent tournament.

GPUK Main Event Online Day 1A Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Benjamin Sweetman United Kingdom 1,462,426
2 Nicusor Ochian United Kingdom 1,375,559
3 Ben Haynes-Tate United Kingdom 1,219,230
4 Jamie Terrell United Kingdom 1,025,831
5 Kevin Brzozowski United Kingdom 862,362
6 Beihao Wang United Kingdom 857,446
7 Mary Yates United Kingdom 828,005
8 Susie Williamson United Kingdom 808,370
9 Gary Robertson United Kingdom 726,393
10 Jeremy Betts United Kingdom 593,166

Nobody bagged up more chips than Benjamin Sweetman, who ended Day 1A with a 1,462,426 stack from his 100,000 starting chips. Sweetman now heads to the home of British poker with a realistic chance of returning home with the lion’s share of the prize pool and the all-important trophy.

Nicusor Ochian finished Day 1A second in chips with a $1,375,559 stack. That would be impressive in its own right but Ochian won his seat via a £16.50 satellite on the night of Day 1A. That £16.50 is now guaranteed to swell to at least £200, which isn’t a bad return on its own.

Kevin Brzozowski (862,362) and Troy Wood (230,561) also bagged up Day 1A stack after winning their £120 seat for only £16.50.

Shout-out also to the two partypoker ladies who not only made it through the shark-infested waters of Day 1A but did so with a top ten stack in tow. Look out for Mary Yates (828,005) and Susie Williamson (808,370) when Day 2 commences on July 17.

Future Grand Prix Online Day 1s

Three more online Day 1s are scheduled at partypoker, each shuffling up and dealing at 20:05 BST on July 11, 12, and the final flight on July 13.

Live Day 1s then take over on July 14, 15, and a trio of them on July 16. All Live Day 1s run at Dusk Till Dawn. Day 2 gets underway at 14:00 BST on July 17 with everyone in the money places.

Date Time (BST) Tournament
Mon 11 Jul 20:05 Grand Prix UK Main Event Online Day 1B
Tue 11 Jul 20:05 Grand Prix UK Main Event Online Day 1C
Wed 13 Jul 20:05 Grand Prix UK Main Event Online Day 1D
Thu 14 Jul 18:00 Grand Prix UK Main Event Day 1A
Fri 15 Jul 18:00 Grand Prix UK Main Event Day 1B
Sat 16 Jul 14:00 Grand Prix UK Main Event Day 1C
18:00 Grand Prix UK Main Event Day 1D
21:00 Grand Prix UK Main Event Day 1 Turbo
Sun 17 Jul 14:00 Grand Prix UK Main Event Day 2

Satellite for the online Day 1s start at a mere £0.01, giving every partypoker player the chance to experience the excitement of a Grand Prix event.

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