UKIPT Manchester: Day 1b level 4 (blinds 100-200)

ukiptthumb.JPG6.16pm: Din dins
Four levels down and time for dinner break. This announcement confused a lot of the local players who said they'd all had their dinner before play started. The announcement was reworded to "tea break" and the players understood and headed off for the buffet.

5.56pm: Kimber keeps firing
Jeff Kimber is looking pretty happy with his table draw at the moment - not that it's too easy to tell when he's looking particularly happy but we digress. Kimber is slowly hovering up the chips and with the percentage of continuation bets that he's successfully getting through it's no surprise. Raising from late position Jeff makes it 500 to go and is called in the small blind by Darren Naylor who check-folds to Kimber's 1000 c-bet on the J♠T♥T♣ flop.


Kimber is bossing his table without too much trouble (at the moment)

5.48pm: Duthie down
Team PokerStars Pro John Duthie has fallen. Already reported as short-stacked, his stack fell even further to around the 2,000 mark. He then made a move with a pair but ran into an opponent's pocket aces. Here here is a little earlier talking to our video blogging team:

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5.38pm: Team Cody Update
The man himself, Jake Cody, is up to 21,000. He just three-bet to 1,850 after there was a limp and a raise to 600 in front of him.

One of the junior(!) members of the team, Matt Perrins, is continuing to do well and is up to 20,000 now.

5.24pm: New level and new groans
When you've got pocket Queens in a juicy pot and the board is reading 5♠6♦9♦T♥ and you've just moved all-in and your opponent isn't instantly calling you've got to feel good. This is what Jan Schelvis was feeling when Darren Naylor was sat opposite him despite being offered a very healthy price on the pot. Naylor eventually called showing A♦K♦ and obviously caught a 7♦ on the river to scoop a 37,000 pot. How did it not go in on the flop? Poor Schelvis is down to 5000.


Chip stacks are swinging back and forth even in these early levels

Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in UKIPT