UKIPT Brighton: Day 2, blinds 19&20 (blinds 5,000-10,000, ante 1,000)
1.25am: End of day chip counts
These are straight from the horse's mouth or rather the player's bags as they wrote down their end of day chip counts.
Ben Martin: 247,000
Jamie Burland: 264,000
Tomas Cibek: 307,000
David Gant: 360,000
Andrew Youens: 621,000
Jonathan Campbell: 151,000
Waseem Ahmed: 389,000
Tony Lee: 196,000
Bill Seber: 204,000
Stephen Thompson: 180,000
Dimps Maker: 131,000
John Spinks: 361,000
Will Beauchamp: 357,000
As an aside there's a total of 2,339,000 on table one (334,142 average per player) on table two there's a total of 1,429,000 (238,166 average per player) of course some of the total chips per table discrepency can be put down to the fact that there are seven players on table one and only six on table two. --NW
1.15pm: End of play
A call has been made that level 19 is the last for the day. Many of the players were looking shattered, particularly John Spinks but he'd be unlikely to admit it, and it was probably a wise decision. Andrew Youens is our overnight chipleader with 621,500. Confirmation is on its way. -- RD
1pm: Check-raise fail
On a J♣J♦T♠ board Tony Lee check-raised Beauchamp's 27,000 to 60,000. It definitely looked like the money might be going in... and it did but only from one side. Beauchamp shoved and Lee passed his hand. -- RD
12.45am: Blind skirmish
John Spinks raised to 24,000 from the small blind and was called by William Beauchamp in the big. Spinks fired another 30,000 at the paired 3♥T♥T♣ flop. Beauchamp called. A 6♦ on the turn led Spinks to check-call 40,000. Both players checked the river with Spinks looking a little aggrieved when Beauchamp showed 4♠4♦ to take the pot. -- RD
12.40am: Thompson still showing
Steve Thompson had been showing one card but this time he showed both. Spinks opened the pot and Thompson shoved from the small blind. Spinks considered calling before saying, 'This would be such a bad call,' and then passing. Thompson flicked over 3♣3♦. -- RD
12.30am: Two Andrew Youens hands
Just after the bubble burst Andrew Youens went on a massive heater eliminating, amongst others, Neil Channing. Since then he's been quiet but his stack has generally trended upwards as he's never been too far away from being one of the leading chipstacks. Two recent hands perhaps illustrate his resilience. In the first he raised from late position to 22,500 and was called by big blind Waseem Ahmed. On a flop of 8♠9♣A♥ Ahmed led for 36,000 and was called by Youens. On the 7♦ turn Ahmed fired again, this time about 100,000, enough at anyrate to force a fold from Youens. A couple of hands later Youens clashed with Ben Martin. Youens opened to 22,500, Martin three-bet to 53,500, Youens did not buckle though four-betting to around 136,000 total. Martin opted to fold. --NW
12.25am: King of the table?
Steven Thompson has taken to showing one card when he wins a pot uncontested. So far he's won a couple and both times he's flashed a king. --NW
12.20am: The big blind is what?!?
The blinds have just gone up to 5,000-10,000 with a running ante of 1,000 giving a starting stack of 15,000 an extremely low 'm' but seeing as only 13 of the initial 259 players left in everyone has siginificantly more than that. Jonathan Campbell, our current short stack, has some 107,000 so even he doesn't have to make a panic move in the next few hands. --RD
PokerStars Blog reporting team at UKIPT Brighton: Rick Dacey and Nick Wright. Photos by Mickey May.