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
|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.
|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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