UKIPT Manchester: Day 2 level 19 (blinds 5000-10000, ante 1000)
12.10am: Two table time
At the very end of the level we lost Aaron Barry to take us to 18 players and two tables. He was eliminated in unfortunate circumstances to Jack Ellwood who now tips the chip scale at just over a million chips.
Barry opened with a raise from under-the-gun and then shoved over the top of Ellwood's three-bet. Ellwood made the call with A♣Q♣ to find he was dominated by Barry's A♠K♠. The board ran Q♥5♣T♥8♠2♥ to pair Ellwood's queen.
12.06am: Liepina limps out just before the break
Jonathan Alley has just doubled up to 220,000 through Julian Hasse after three-betting all-in with A♣T♥ and holding against K♣T♣.
Dean Lyall looks like he has the chip lead with 900,000 while Chris Brammer and Jack Ellwood aren't far behind both approaching 800,000 as we findselves down to two tables.
11.59pm: Liepina limps out
Irina Liepina's fight back didn't last too long after she lost a flip with J♦9♠ to Ellwood's A♦6♣ (the same player that ripped 300,000 away from her with aces against kings earlier). It's a tough exit. She finishes in 20th place for £1,650.
11.57pm: A tale of two elimiations
Nick Mazur open shoved from second position with 5♥5♠ and was snap-called by Aaron Barry in the big blind with K♣K♦ and the board came 9♣9♠6♥T♦4♣.
Whilst this was going on Rupinder Bedi was busy getting himself knocked out on adjacent table. A table-mate informed the blogging team that Joeri Zandvliet opened to 24,000 from under-the-gun before Bedi shoved for around 200,000 from the small blind with jack-ten suited. Zandvliet called quickly with ace-king and the board missed both players to seal Bedi's fate
11.47pm: Kings into Aces
It had to happen, it's been a while. Jack Ellwood raises to 23,000 from the button when Joeri Zandvliet three-bets from the small blind to 46,000. Irina Liepina then shoved all-in from the big blind for over 300,000 and was instantly called by Ellwood. Zandvliet quickly folded making it clear that he had air. Liepina showed K♥K♣ and Ellwood A♣A♥ for a fairly disgusting set-up. Aces and Kings on the button and big blind? Absolutely horrific.
Liepina took the loss well and has since more than trebled her last 21,000 into 80,000. I think Rupinder Bedi is out - tbc.
11.35pm: Dean is The Dean
Dean Lyall is opening up a large chip lead and currently sits with 860,000. The latest to succumb to his prowess was Allan Mclean. Lyall opened with a raise and then called Mclean's shove from the big blind. Lyall opened 5♣5♠ to Mclean's A♣T♦ and the board came Q♠6♠2♠Q♣8♦.
11.25pm: Brammer knocks out Warnock
Chris Brammer is getting his chips across the line every other hand but this time it's for a big winner. Brammer raises to 24,000 and Mark Warnock looks at his cards in middle position and moves all-in for 240,000. Brammer doesn't hesitate for long in making the call with A♦Q♦ against Warnock's A♣J♥. The board gives them both two pair but Brammer's kicker is enough to take down the 500,000 pot. The see-sawing Brammer is back up to 600,000.
11.20pm: Last Team Pro falls
Team PokerStars Pro Vicky Coren is the last representative from her "crew" to fall. Down to 75,000(7.5bbs) she open pushed from second position and was looked up by Julian Hasse in mid-position. Everyone else folded to leave them with a heads-up showdown.
Coren opened seven-eight off suit and Hasse revealed king-queen off. The flop came a sweaty K-6-7 and the board ran out J and A to end Coren's participation. Hasse up to 615,000.
11.11pm: Owston owning
Cory Desmond limped under the gun and Dan Owston made it 31,000 to go. The action folded back to Desmond who made a small limp reraise to 62,000. Owston thought for a short while and then announced he was all-in. Desmond passed and Owston picked up close to 80,000 chips for frees. He's on just over 300,000 now.
11.07pm: Jacks not Royal for Theodore
Theodore Royal is the latest casualty here in Manchester. He open shoved from under-the-gun with pocket jacks but ran in to the big blind's pocket aces. The board ran 9♦K♣K♦7♠7♥ to eliminate him.
11.02pm: Back to the action
Players are back in their seats and play resumes. There are a lot less chips for players to have to deal with now and it's a lot easier for the blogging team to them as well.