UKIPT Cork: Day 2, level 12 & 13 updates (blinds 1,000-2,000, ante 200)

ukiptthumb.JPG4.09pm: Some chip counts
Here are the chipcounts of a few of the bigger stacks from the start of play: Daniel Wilson (170,000), Andrew Burgoyne (110,000), Chris Dowling (90,000), Andrew Sweeney (97,000), Jason Tompkins (120,000), Marc Gaudlitz (160,000), Martin Mulsow (98,000), Neil Rawnsley (47,000) and Paul Nash (125,000). With 99 players left in the average stack is currently 91,212. -- NW

4pm: Burland the live pro
"Only live pros pick up pocket kings twice in an orbit," said Jamie Burland as he raked in a pot of 150,000. He'd just eliminated Michael Prendergast who had pocket tens. All the chips had gone in pre-flop and the board of 2♠6♣3♣J♠2♦ kept Burland in front. -- NW

3.56pm: Bedi hits 'above average' flop
Rupinder Bedi is up to 250,000 after hitting what he cheekily referred to as an 'above average' flop. Bedi had opened from late position with T♦9♦ and had been called by William Walsh in the blinds.

The J♥7♦8♠ flop gave Bedi the nuts but it didn't all go in until the 5♦ turn. Walsh had 22,000 in front of him and was deciding whether to call off the other half of his stack.. He did and was drawing to a chop with T♣8♣. Will Bedi be able to push on through to the final table this time? -- RD

3.41pm: Burland dream seat, nightmare coming?
Jamie Burland is up to 75,000 and is fairly happy with life at the moment, he's currently sat on the direct left of the overnight chip leader Barry McGleenon, a wild player with a lot of chips.

"I think I've got the dream seat in the house," said Burland, all but licking his lips. I didn't like to point out that he had a well stacked Phil Baker on his left. The fast talking Irish player could certainly turn Burland's dream draw into a nightmare one. -- RD


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Jamie Burland to Sam Razavi: 'I'm this happy with my seat.'


3.35pm: Rich get richer
A number of the big stacks coming into today have gained chips in the opening 90 minutes of play. Rupinder Bedi is up to 200,000 and is on the same table as Richy Landy, lots of chips there then. The Day 1A chip leader Sam Macdonald is up to 280,000 and at the other end of the scale, from the rail of the TV table, it appears Kevin MacPhee has climbed to 55,000. -- NW


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Sam MacDonald


3.20pm: Baker building
It's not often you see Phil Baker fall silent at the poker table but he just got involved in a pot that did just that.Overnight chipleader Barry McGleenon opened to 9,000 from the cut off, Baker, after some thought, flatted from button and then Henone Hael moved all-in for 21,800 from the big blind.

Back on McGleenon he made a swift flat call and Baker now let out an audible sigh before leaning back in his chair, arms folded, silent and clearly deep in thought. He counted out his remaining stack (about 88,000) and then said: "Sorry guys, I've got a decision here," eventually he elected to move all-in and after a few minutes McGleenon folded A♠J♠ face-up.

It was a good fold as Baker showed A♣K♦, whilst Hael had Q♠[10s]. The board of 3♥7♠6♠8♣J♣ and Baker eliminated Hael, although McGleenon would've scooped a huge pot had he called. -- NW


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Phil Baker must have kissed the Blarney stone many times


3.10pm: Opening level carnage
A massive 27 players were eliminated during the opening level of play that's 17.8% of the players who started today. -- NW

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 1,000-2,000, ante 200


3.07pm: Stephens heroes Vamplew
Patrick Stephens is looking pretty pleased with himself right now having correctly called a 21,100 bet from David Vamplew on a 9♣7♦7♣8♣8♥ board with A♣J♠. That pot takes Stephens up to 140,000. -- RD

3.02pm: More fallers
Another batch of players have gone and they include Derrick Wall, Adrian O'Donoghue, Ronald Wilkinson and Martin Kirby. We're lost at least 24 players so far. -- RD

2.55pm: You say four-bet, I say five-bet
One of those intriguing blind versus blind confrontations just played out on table nine between Michael Freeman (SB) and William Walsh (BB), both of whom started the hand with over 95,000.

From the small blind Freeman opened to 3,200 and then Walsh three-bet to 8,400 total. Back on Freeman he didn't take too long to four-bet to 17,400 with about 85,000 back. Walsh took his time, looking first at Freeman, then at Freeman's stack and then his own. He cut out some chips and five-bet to 45,400 total.

Now it was Freeman's turn to tank and after a good four or five minutes he passed. -- NW

2.40pm: McCloskey's limp shove goes wrong
Mick McCloskey has just busted after limp shoving from under-the-gun with [k][q]. He was called by pockets jacks which tripped up on the river after McCloskey had gone ahead on the flop. -- RD

2.35pm: Seat open
The cry of seat open has been uttered many times in the opening 15 minutes with a dozen players already downed. Some of those free to play in the high roller satellite, should they wish to, are Sandro Taddei, Paul Lillie and Lynne Beaumont. -- NW

2.30pm: Burland and Robinson break
Just moments after arriving at table 4, the Jamie Burland and Owen Robinson table, to see Paul Foulder's J♥Q♠ beat Sandro Taddei's eight-high shove, the table broke.

A tournament official told the players that the lucky ticket was 'table 2' as that player would be whisked away to the TV table. Robinson turned over his card with joyful expectation... and quickly groaned when he pulled a blank: "Owww, this face was made for TV." Don't you mean radio? "Well, one of those mediums," he replied. -- RD


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Owen Robinson, face built for TV (or radio)


2.25pm: TV table
From the start of play today there's a TV table in action as the event is being filmed and will be broadcast on Channel 4. First to taste play under the bright lights is the table featuring, amongst others, EPT Berlin winner Kevin MacPhee and UKIPT Nottingham sixth place finisher Chris Dowling.

Other vagaries of the random seat draw have seen Owen Robinson and Jamie Burland seated next to each other as are Neil Rawnsley and Sam Razavi. -- NW

2.15pm: First players out
Jere Jokinen is our first player to bust. JJ will not be the player walking away with €71,000, will Maura Tuohy as it happens. Also busto. As is Robert Ayton. They are falling thick and fast in these early moments.-- RD

2.05pm: Cards are in the air
We''ll be playing another eleven levels today or down to the final table, whichever comes first. We have 151 players returning today and 81 places paying. -- RD

1.55pm: Seat draw
The seat draw was released as the players came into the tournament today so here it is freshly scrubbed and polished. -- RD

Table 1
1 Amby Travers 49,300
2 Lee Cockroft  31,700
3 Jason Mcsweeney 28,300
4 Conor Price 21,100
5 Benjamin Crellin  19,500
6 Jean Nugent 46,700
7 Rob Coughlan 27,700
8 Joe Connolly 64,200
9 Alex Ferguson 42,800

Table 2
1 Pat Mcfadden 40,200
2 Frank Lillis 31,500
3 Andrew Burgoyne 135,600
4 Richard Haile  30,400
5 David Hughes 26,400
6 Maura Tuohy 12,000
7 Kevin Fitzpatrick 30,700
8 Gary Kelleher  45,100
9 Mark Southcott  29,700

Table 3
1 Paul Lillie  26,600
2 Chris Dowling 114,600
3 Kevin Macphee 38,100
4 Nerijus Tamosauskas  13,100
5 Alexey Zhevak  126,900
6 Daniel Bozek 29,100
7 Christophe Laplace 95,300
8 Anthony O'Brien 34,200
9 David John Corduff 40,300

Table 4
1 Jamie Burland 36,000
2 Ronald Wilkinson 45,000
3 Christoper Knights  63,900
4 Nicholas Tate  42,300
5 Sandro Taddei 16,400
6 Paul N Foulder  40,400
7 Bobby Willis 19,700
8 Zhi Wei Tan  55,900
9 Owen Robinson  60,800

Table 5
1 Russell Omond 33,000
2 Daniel Wilson 132,000
3 Charlie Mccarthy 98,000
4 Peter Burnett 37,900
5 Fabio Delicata 52,800
6 Stephen Quinn 58,900
7 Vinny O'Toole 61,300
8 Kuljiadar Singh 81,300
9 Micheal O'Brien 47,700

Table 6
1 Jason Tompkins  144,200
2 Marie Quinn 32,100
3 David O'Connor 106,400
4 Derrick Wall 25,900
5 Susan Lehane 63,300
6 Adam Jaguscik 91,200
7 Keith Cummins  60,700
8 Ali Duncan 62,800
9 Ross Johnson 61,300

Table 7
1 Ronald Lawton  28,900
2 Padraig Ryan 39,700
3 Patrick Stephens Jr 87,100
4 Herman Campmans  80,700
5 Christian Jackson 52,900
6 Marc Gaudlitz  155,300
7 Alan Kelleher 54,900
8 Donal Kenneally 30,400
9 Edwin Roycroft 43,100

Table 8
1 Robert Quinn 83,800
2 Barry Mcgleen 209,300
3 Robert Ayton  4,500
4 Phil Baker 77,300
5 Richard Lawlor  36,600
6 Henone Hael 41,100
7 Timothy Slater  30,600
8 Daniel Whelan 52,700
9 Michael Prendergast 70,100

Table 9
1 Morosanu Lenuta  31,000
2 Michael Freeman 102,900
3 William Walsh 98,600
4 Paul Slaughter 41,600
5 Padraic Coakley 29,200
6 Martin Mulsow  64,900
7 Richy Landy 178,900
8 Jere Jokinen 39,300
9 Rupinder Bedi  143,400

Table 10
1 Simon Randall  101,000
2 Johnathon Bland 40,700
3 Lynne Beaumont 21,400
4 Dovydas Kaunas  21,800
5 Allen Mccauley 31,400
6 Niall Fitzgerald 12,800
7 Patrick Carroll 41,800
8 Alan Brereton 69,800
9 Thomas Gallagher 42,500

Table 11
1 Paul Mulvihill  35,000
2 Dariusz Jedrzejczyk 39,400
3 Paul Nash  127,200
4 Pat O'Flaherty 81,000
5 Stephen Neeson 57,900
6 Chris Mcnicholls 32,900
7 Andrew Sweeney 128,000
8 Patrick Stack  37,500
9 Patrick Stubbs 34,300

Table 12
1 Patrick Clarke 65,800
2 Frank Casey 21,600
3 Mark Richmond  50,300
4 Tristan Taylor  91,400
5 Steven Anderson  19,500
6 Colin Lovelock  44,000
7 Michael Mccloskey  34,800
8 Mathias Weiss  52,200
9 Conor Mcelhinney 89,300

Table 13
1 John Gallagher 37,600
2 Varga Attila  37,300
3 Kevin Tobin 29,400
4 John Hanaphy 51,700
5 Paul Lecky 50,900
6 Simon Drislane 31,800
7 Gavin O Rourke  68,900
8 Aiden Connolly 59,500
9 Emmett Hull  62,700

Table 14
1 Johannes Wendischoff 54,400
2 Cathal Shine 23,900
3 Simon Deedigan  153,300
4 Sean Clery  79,000
5 Aidan Ryan 20,500
6 David Vamplew  129,400
7 Dave O'Donovan 53,300
8 Adrian O'Donoghue 64,500
9 Michael Kane 22,100

Table 15
1 Neil Rawnsley  71,600
2 Samad Razavi 97,900
3 John Power 103,600
4 Jason Arthur 38,800
5 Artis Gritans 10,600
6 Anthony Rafter  40,400
7 David Croke 47,700
8 Stephen Barrett 72,700
9 Darragh Davey 87,700

Table 16
1 Alexandra Jackson-Palin 45,100
2 Vincent Murphy 35,700
3 William Mitchell 52,900
4 Sean O'Sullivan 100,800
5 Chris Pyke 30,000
6 Sam Macdonald  209,200
7 Johnny Wilson 51,300
8 Martin Kirby 29,600

Table 17
1 Jamie Flynn  130,500
2 Dean Healy 29,500
3 Jason Barton  27,500
4 Vincent O'Connor 43,100
5 Dara Fitzgerald  42,300
6 Neil Raine  61,100
7 Dean Gavin 32,300
8 Thomas Mccloskey 30,700


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Sam MacDonald holds the chip lead coming into today


PokerStars Blog reporting team in Cork (in order of annoyance levels this morning): Rick Dacey (ready to kick off at, well, pretty much anything) and Nick Wright (slightly irritated at how the staff coffee table has moved). Photos by Neil Stoddart.

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