UKIPT London Day 2: Level 12-15 updates (1,500-3,000 300 ante)

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4.25pm: Break time
In the 40 minutes since the bubble burst 24 players have been eliminated. The 120 remaining players are now on a 15 minute break. Tournament staff are going to do a comprehensive chip count of those who remain during this break and we'll upload it when we receive that info. -- NW

4.20pm: Erm what do you call this?
So used is Kevin MacPhee to running up a big stack that he's not quite down with the terminology for a short stack, that or he's being ironic.

Either way the salient point is that he's still in. -- NW

4.10pm: Min-cash for Mat
Another quality player who'll have to settle for a min-cash is Mat Frankland he jammed his last eight big blinds in with ten-nine suited and ran into pocket jacks. -- NW

4pm: In the money but out of chips
A couple of early min-cashers both of whom have pocketed £1,200. On the bubble George Clyde-Smith lost a 330,000 chip pot to Jack Young when he ran kings into aces. He was down to just 1,300 in chips and committed that blind the first hand after the bubble had burst, Seun Oluwole raised and then called when Maciej Stachniuk three-bet.

On the J♥8♣K♣7♠8♥ board Oluwole called two streets before tanking when Stachniuk moved all-in for 43,000 on the river, eventually he folded and Stachnium showed pocket fives. Now Clyde-Smith, still blind, revealed his hand one card at a time, first up was the [10s] a pretty good card on that board, he then flipped the second which was the A♣. "Aw man I had a good hand too, how didn't I win," said Clyde-Smith as he left the table.

Also out is WSOPE bracelet winner Scott Shelley, he was all-in for his last 56,000 with A♣Q♦ and up against Tom Hall's pocket jacks. The pair held up on a 5♥7♦8♦9♥7♥ board and Hall's attempt to overtake Neil Raine at the top of the UKIPT leader board goes on. -- NW


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Shelley - lost a flip but won some cash


3.45pm: Bubble burst
Well this is a bit weird, but it turns out that the bubble has burst without anyone knowing how come. When Kenneth Aldridge went bust, as described below, the tournament officials then announced that hand-for-hand play would begin. They thought that 145 players then remained (144 will be paid). However a count of the room showed that there were only 144 players, meaning the bubble had actually burst. Whether it was Aldridge who burst it, or someone else on the other side of the room, we will never know. -- HS

3.35pm: One off the money as Aldridge busts
There's no easy way to play pocket jacks, as Kenneth Aldridge found to his cost. He has gone bust one spot before the bubble.

Aldridge raised to 7,000 from under the gun and it was called by Patrick Simcoe, two seats to his left. Marco Maroli then raised from the small blind, making it 16,000 and the action came back to Aldridge.

He looked anguished here, glancing back at his hand time and again, and playing with a stack of about 50,000. What a spot; only two places off the money. Eventually he opted to call, and Simcoe did the same.

The flop fell 7♥[10h]6♠ and only now did Aldridge choose to shove all in. Simcoe called, but Maroli let it go.

Aldridge now tabled his pocket jacks: J♦J♠ and he was actually still ahead of Simcoe's 5♥6♥. But by the time the 7♦ had turned and the K♥ rivered, Simcoe had made his flush and Aldridge was out.

Although he's not particularly well known on this side of the Atlantic, Aldridge is quite a player back in the States. He has a World Series bracelet to his name, and has also had a runner-up finish on the WPT. But he won't be cashing for the first time on the UKIPT. -- HS

3.30pm: Out of Reddy's
Finishing in 147th place is Akshay Reddy, he was all-in with A♠5♠ but ran into Waldemar Essig's pocket eights. An eight on the flop sealed the deal. Two more to go. -- NW

3.25pm: One step closer
Make that three from the money...

Alek Nazareet's black tens were no good against Onur Dag's black aces, but it was better news for Marco Conti, he doubled through chip leader Salman Behbehani with A♥K♥ against pocket jacks, all-in on a king high flop. -- NW

3.20pm: Four from the money
Drip, drip, drip... it's slowed down considerably as you'd expect because we're just a few places from the money. Four to be exact. The blind increase will of course make some short stacks even shorter and ensure they need to take a stand sooner rather than later.

Talking of short stacks it's not been a good day so far for Wojtek Barzantny, he's dropped to 110,000, whilst on the same table Yucel Eminoglu is up over 200,000. Whilst Olivier Busquet's resurgence continues, he's up to 150,000. -- NW

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3.05pm: Bubble stacks
A few counts of those stil involved as we get ever nearer to the bubble, just 150 remain at present, with 144 getting paid. Dara O'Kearney has 64,000, Chris Dowling is on 200,000, Rick Trigg is up to 275,000, Jamie Burland is hanging tough with 92,000, Jonathon Prested has 270,000, Juan Manuel Pastor has cracked the six figure mark, just he has 102,000,Tristan Taylor has 180,000 and Wojtek Barzantny has 210,000. -- NW

3pm: More for Clyde-Smith
George Clyde-Smith - 11th place finisher at the PCA - has just padded his stack with the 27,000 that formerly belonged to Mark Scarman. The latter three-bet all-in with K♦5♦, Clyde-Smith called the extra with pocket nines and held on a 8♦9♠K♥3♣3♠ board. He's up to 160,000. -- NW

2.50pm: JMP flying the flag
Following Liv Boeree's elimination, Juan Manuel Pastor is the last remaining Team PokerStars Pro in the field. He has about 70,000 chips.

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Juan Manuel Pastor

2.44pm: Twitter tilt
She wasn't the stone-cold bubble, but Liv Boeree has just busted very, very close to the money. Over to you, Twitter:


2.40pm: One in, one out
A double up for a short and an elimination for a short stack to tell you about...

There was an open to 5,000 and three callers - including Luke Bird - before Gary Fisher moved all-in for 41,700 from the big blind. The original raiser and first caller got out the way, Bird tanked for a bit before folding (what he later said was king-jack) and then the last caller - Sadan Turker - asked for a count. After doing the maths in his head Turker announced call.

Turker: 9♣[9d
Fisher: A♦A♥

The board came J♥Q♣J♣ - queue table thump from Bird - 8♠7♥ at this point Fisher, who had averted his gaze from the table said: "Am I safe? I couldn't look."

Indeed he was. "Not a bad spot to pick up aces," someone quipped as he took the pot.

Meanwhile, the mound of chips in front of Ben Jackson continues to grow as he picked up kings and picked off short stacked Mityók Ernő's shove with Q♦9♥. The Hungarian made a fight of it before ultimately losing on the 4♣8♠7♥6♥A♠ board.

157 remain. -- NW

2.35pm: Let's look on the bright side...
...at least none of Stephen Burt, Jack Ellwood, Jamie Dale, Robert Cooper, Richard Pearce, Ashton Clayton, Lucky Nguyen, Dirk Markmann, Matthias Gude, Tsun Wong, Alex Lindop, Charles Akadiri, Carl Spicer, Harry Jaderberg, Stuart Schabram, Robert Finlay, Gianluca Escobar, Peter Searle, Darren Moy, Pawel Zawadowicz, Derrick Wall, Oscar Dharmshi, Marvin Rettenmaier, Adam Forsyth or Richard Glading can become the bubble boy here in London. They are long gone.

Speaking of the bubble, though, that is bobbing into view. There are about 150 players left and the money kicks in at 144. -- HS

2.20pm: Counts
It's a dangerous word to type, "counts". You have to be very careful to press all the keys firmly, otherwise you can get yourself sacked.

Anyway, the tournament staff have conducted some chip counts during the break. Here are the leaders at this stage -- approximately, at least:

Salman Behbehani 288000
Georgios Zisimopoulos 285000
Philippe Souki 274000
Lukas Nemec 266500
Weideng Wang 260000
Mark Gardner 234000
Yiannis Liperis 230000
Richard Trigg 230000
Yucel Eminoglu 225000
Jose Maria Galindo Lopez 220000
Patryk Slusarek 220000
Wojtek Barzantny 218500
Jonathon Prested 215000
Tristan Taylor 190000
Vincent Gabel 186000
Richard Hoadley 185000
Ismael Bojang 185000
Sergio Espina 180000
Jeremy Wray 180000
Markus Hedin 175000
Stephen Rawle 175,000
Olivier Busquet 170000
Paul Kerr 168000
Jay O'Toole 165000
Bart Besselink 165000
Jack Salter 162200
Simon Trowse 158800
Waldemar Essig 156000
Ben Vinson 155000
Richard Milne Snr. 145000
Jack Young 145000
Benjamin Jackson 145000
Gavin Keane 139000
Richard Blacklock 137000
Daniel Marks 135000
Gabriel Carter 135000
Robert Godmon 135000
Ali Sarkeshik 129000
Dray Simpson 128000
Arvydas Merfeldas 120000
Adrian Veghinas 120000
Jason Lavallee 120000
Bas De Laat 120000
Diego Ivan Arbuello 115000
Guy Goossens 115000
Paul Friel 110000
Wim Neys 110000
Daniel Laming 110000
Onur Dag 104000
Marco Maroli 102000


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2.01pm: Break time
The remaining players are now on a 15 minute break, sadly for Niklas Landgren, Robert Akery, Karl Mahrenholz, David Phelan, John Stokes, Kristian Linnell, Ben Young, Andrey Malyshev, Srdjan Pavlovic, Jamie Sykes, Osaretin Ubebe, Neophytos Neophytou, Phillip Bird, Jennifer Isaac and Team PokerStars Pro Joao Nunes they all found level 13 unlucky as they're out.

Roughly 160 players remain. -- NW

2pm: Rettenmeier departs
It was brief and not so beautiful for Marvin Rettenmeier today. He ebbed away during the opening couple of levels and then, after opening from the button with ace-five, he then called Simon Trowse's jam from the big blind for about 25 BBs. Trowse had ace-ten, which held.

Team PokerStars Pro's Joao Nunes is also now missing in action. He had a short-stack which, presumably, is now in the possession of someone else.

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Joao Nunes, out

1.55pm: Not so Lucky; not so Nguyen
There is a glitch in the matrix: Lucky Nguyen is out. He was down to his last 4,500 and got it all in from early position. Paul Leckey called from one seat to his left, Liv Boeree called from the button, but then Ali Sarkeshik raised to 20,000.

"I'm protecting you, sir," he said to Nguyen.

All of the others folded and Sarkeshik said, "I don't know what else to do with this hand." He turned over Q♦Q♣. Nguyen had [10h]4♥.

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Lucky Nguyen, not so lucky

He was going to need some help here, but he got some help with a A♦3♠5♣ flop. The 4♦ added another few outs, but the 8♣ sealed his fate. Off he went. -- HS

1.50pm: Top Marks
Daniel Marks pointed at Olivier Busquet's stack and said "quadruple up," Busquet had about 97,000 in front of him, that's up from his start of day 45,900, so chances are he dropped before he got that quadruple up. As for Marks he has 160,000. -- NW

1.40pm: Chip leader
The new chip leader is Salman Behbehani, he's up to 320,000 after winning a monster pot from Daniel Rudd.

With a complete board of 8♥Q♦4♣6♦4♥ on the felt Behbehani moved all-in for 107,100 into a pot of roughly 95,000. After getting a count of the all-in bet Rudd cut out the calling chips from his stack - he himself was a big stack with roughly 210,000 total - then pushed the calling chips over the line. Behbehani instantly revealed pocket queens for a flopped set and rivered full house, whilst Rudd mucked his cards.

With that monster pot Behbehani - with almost four times the average - is almost certainly the chip leader. -- NW

1.30pm: Boeree bounces back, and back down again
Liv Boeree tweeted earlier that she has "run into a huge setup" and was only just still alive. But when we wedged ourselves into the servers' hatch beside her massively inaccessible table in the corner of the mezzanine floor wandered past earlier, it seemed she had rallied somewhat. She had about 42,000 in front of her, an increase of about 9,000 on her overnight position.

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Liv Boeree

She also obligingly put in a pre-flop raise, making it 4,300 from mid position and picked up only Ali Sarkeshik with the call on the button. The flop came 3♣9♥9♦ and Boeree bet 4,500.

"Raise," said Sarkeshik, and made it 10,000. Boeree folded instantly.

"I flopped a full house," Sarkeshik said.
"No you didn't," said Boeree, starting off a period of claim/counter-claim about his Sarkeshik's holding. It was irrelevant, though. That was that. Sarkeshik won the pot and Boeree is back down to 33,000, her day two starting stack. -- HS

1.25pm: The fallen
During the opening level roughly 48 players were eliminated, so we're down to the last 200 here in London. That's around 50 off the money, although don't expect it to burst this level.

Those who've been eliminated include: Mohammed Suhail, Paul Reaney, Najib Kamand, Eshed Esh Hadaya, William Chattaway, Nikhil Persaud, Ashfaaq Taus, Nicky Katz, Steven Gray, Saulius Simkus, Arkadiusz Liszewski, Greg Macdonald, Mark Pusey, Ricardo Manuel Moreira Dos Santos, Daniel Bass, Benjamin Zola, Eleftherios Sinnos, Kamal Choraria, Eddie Tasbas, Pedro Oliveira, Daniel Charlton, Leandro Gaone, Jeffrey Rogers, Daniel Cascado Silveira, Nimisha Rattan, Chris Cancelliere, Philipp Teipel, Jerome O'Shea, Andrew Flintoff, Philip Long, Rinaldo Aquino, Fintan Gavin, Meenakshi Subramaniam, Mark Mccluskey, Jonathan Rees, Mateusz Żbikowski, Svein Skovli, Rupinder Bedi, Fowzi Pour and Bastian Blüm. -- NW

1.15pm: Marvin mangled
Marvin Rettenmeier started today with about double the average stack - and about a hundred times the average reputation. The reputation is still intact (he has a lot of credit in that regard) but the stack is severely diminished. He now has only about 45,000 after losing a huge pot to Mathew Perry.

The full details are a little scant but by the time I arrived to the table, there was at least 25,000 chips in the middle beside four cards already exposed: 8♥9♠3♠2♥. It seemed as though Rettenmeier had bet 6,600 at this and Perry had shoved, for 44,000.

Rettenmeier was now in the tank, but eventually emerged to make the call. Perry showed Q♥Q♦ and Rettenmeier had K♣9♥, top pair not good enough.

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Marvin Rettenmeier, bad day

The J♦ came on the river and Perry completed his double up. Rettenmeier will have to start the long grind again. -- HS

1.10pm: News in brief
A few flavoursome cuts from early on Day 2...

  • Liv Boeree is treading water, she still has around 30,000
  • Kevin Finnie took a small pot from Keith Hawkins. The former bet 4,000 on the turn and 9,000 on the river on a 9♣2♦J♠8♥5♥ board. Hawkins called him down but mucked when Finnie showed pocket twos. Jamie Dale is also on that table, he has 30,000
  • There's a number of familiar faces on table four: Karl Mahrenholz has 32,000, Yucel 'Mad Turk' Eminoglu is on 60,000, Willie Tann has 55,000 and Jack Elwood is on 38,000. The latter three-bet all-in over the top of a raise from Eminoglu, but despite getting a count Eminoglu folded. All of their stacks though are dwarfed by Georgios Zisimopoulos who is on 245,000. -- NW

    1pm: Champions' club
    There's a number of former UKIPT winners in the field today, there is of course Wojtek Barzantny, overnight chip leader and two-time UKIPT winner. If anything he's slipped a little in the opening level. He's on around 250,000. Over on table three is Jamie Burland, the UKIPT1 Brighton winner (which had a £1,000 buy-in) has lost a little too as he's on 71,000. But that's still more than Richard Sinclair. The UKIPT2 Newcastle winner has around 50,000. -- NW

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    12.50pm: Bird keeps singing
    Luke Bird, the leader at the end of Day 1B, is having the time of his life. He qualified for only about £20 and he is looking good for a decent return on that. The first payout is £1,200, for 144th, and with more than 200,000 chips at this stage, it would take a meltdown of Tureniec proportions to stop Bird making at least that.

    "I'd be lying if I said I'd had anything more than about six hours sleep," he confessed this morning, calculating precisely the effect adrenalin can have on a chip-leader through the two days and nights since he last came to the Vic. He was up early this morning and raring to go. We'll keep a close eye on him and track his progress. -- HS

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    Luke Bird, plus tired neighbour

    12.45pm: Like flies to wanton boys are we to the poker gods
    Richard Hoadley found jacks and Steven Gray found queens. But when a jack flopped, Gray was heading home rather than counting up a double up. Hoadley, meanwhile, has more than 100,000 for the first time this week.

    A few tables over, Spencer Lawrence and Eleftherios Sinnos were all in pre-flop as well, with Lawrence comfortably covering Sinnos. Sinnos, though, was looking good with his A♥J♥ versus Lawrence's K♥Q♠, especially after the first four cards out of the deck were 7♦5♦9♠J♣.

    But the poker gods take particular pleasure in leaving their damnation for the final card. The river was Q♥ and Sinnos was sent packing.

    The flurry of early eliminations that characterises the start of day two continue apace. -- HS

    12.40pm: Docherty doubles
    A good start to the day for David Docherty who has turned his stack of 53,500 into 111,000, by winning one flip and eliminating a player when he was dealt pocket aces. Easy game. -- NW

    12.30pm: Early exits
    The triumvirate of Jonas Strömsten, Aleksei Kozlovskii and Milan Rabsz are all early casualties on Day 2 here. -- NW

    12.15pm: Simcoe slips up with big slick
    "I guess my luck's out," said Patrick Simcoe as he shipped 40,300 of his 105,000 stack over to Domenico Vendittelli. The chips had all gone in pre-flop and when the cards were exposed they might as well have taken them back, Vendittelli had A♦K♦, Simcoe A♠K♥. But the 2♦3♦[10d] flop connected rather nicely with Vendittelli's hand, so well in fact that Simcoe was drawing dead. -- NW

    12.10pm: Dale done in by the cowboys
    It was a short day for PokerStars Team Online's Dale Philip, a few hands in he shoved under-the-gun with pocket eights for 25,500 and ran into the pocket kings of John Higgins (not that one). The J♦4♣K♦4♦3♣ board left Philip snookered by the turn.

    The stacks were really close though so he was called back to the table only to be told that Higgins did in fact have him covered. "He's got me covered, nice slowroll," said Philip tongue firmly in cheek as he left the table. - NW


    12pm: Day two seat draw
    I don't know how to tell you all this, but you're playing for second. Seat one on table one today has been drawn by a player named Lucky Nguyen. He cannot fail.

    Here's the full seat draw for today:

    1 1 Lucky Nguyen 55600
    1 2 Paul Leckey 29600
    1 3 Gianluca Escobar 103500
    1 4 Richard Milne Snr. 65300
    1 5 Liv Boeree 33300
    1 6 Robert Finlay 28900
    1 7 Ali Sarkeshik 30400
    1 8 Craig Grant 58500
    1 9 Benjamin Jenkins 76900

    2 1 Jamie Dale 62100
    2 2 Mark Gardner 136000
    2 3 Ashfaaq Taus 16600
    2 4 Issam Kamand 76500
    2 5 Keith Hawkins 71100
    2 6 Niklas Landgren 13300
    2 7 Richard Sinclair 65400
    2 8 Kevin Finnie 105000
    2 9 Martin Bader 46700

    3 1 Mark Pusey 17400
    3 2 Mathew Perry 137900
    3 3 Simon Trowse 114000
    3 4 Peter Searle 27000
    3 5 Ludovic Sultan 40600
    3 6 Timothy Slater 47300
    3 7 Ashton Clayton 48300
    3 8 Sergio Espina 60300
    3 9 Jamie Burland 89000

    4 1 Shahin Baharan 22100
    4 2 Karl Mahrenholz 41500
    4 3 Georgios Zisimopoulos 118700
    4 4 Mark Southwood 69600
    4 5 Yucel Eminoglu 87000
    4 6 Robert Cooper 92600
    4 7 Jack Ellwood 64500
    4 8 Najib Kamand 52000
    4 9 Willie Tann 78300

    5 1 Daniel Moosah 80400
    5 2 Nathan Lee 103000
    5 3 Diego Ivan Arbuello 88200
    5 4 Markus Hedin 131600
    5 5 Jack Young 84100
    5 6 Nikhil Persaud 67800
    5 7 Stuart Schabram 22400
    5 8 Seun Oluwole 66300
    5 9 Richard Glading 28300

    6 1 William Chattaway 28800
    6 2 Martin Dench 63700
    6 3 Ian Morrison 99900
    6 4 Arkadiusz Liszewski 11600
    6 5 Robertas Vaitkevicius 44900
    6 6 Harry Jaderberg 45100
    6 7 Jack Salter 105300
    6 8 Alan Mansbridge 102300
    6 9 Mohammed Suhail 32700

    7 1 Damian Mularczyk 28200
    7 2 Dara O`Kearney 48100
    7 3 Paul Friel 38000
    7 5 Marty Smyth 42200
    7 6 David Phelan 25000
    7 7 Arvydas Merfeldas 32200
    7 8 Greg Macdonald 26200
    7 9 Nicky Katz 49600

    8 1 Andrew Keep 77600
    8 2 Eshed Esh Hadaya 36700
    8 3 Saulius Simkus 19200
    8 4 Wim Neys 41900
    8 5 Robert Akery 32200
    8 6 Olivier Busquet 45900
    8 7 David Makous 64700
    8 8 Paul Reaney 51800
    8 9 Daniel Marks 110300

    9 1 Marco Vasconcelos 47700
    9 2 Jose Maria Galindo Lopez 57200
    9 3 Carl Spicer 91500
    9 4 Richard Hoadley 66600
    9 5 Michael Ruane 31100
    9 6 Luke Bird 196800
    9 7 Steven Gray 49300
    9 8 Thomas Pettersson 34000
    9 9 Gary Fisher 67000

    10 1 Tom O`Hanlon 21100
    10 2 Paul Zimbler 25800
    10 3 Vilius Urbaitis 100900
    10 4 Borja Guerra Denche 32000
    10 5 Pawel Zawadowicz 71600
    10 6 Jonathon Prested 96200
    10 7 Mathew Frankland 64700
    10 8 Leandro Gaone 22700
    10 9 Jonathan O`Brien 15000

    11 1 Derrick Wall 47400
    11 2 Jose Duarte Martins Vieira 25500
    11 3 Adrian Veghinas 123600
    11 4 Tristan Taylor 101200
    11 5 Jeffrey Hakim 68200
    11 6 Milan Rabsz 29500
    11 7 Mattole Zephyr 70800
    11 8 Mark Goulding 31900
    11 9 Eddie Tasbas 30200

    12 1 Eleftherios Sinnos 29400
    12 2 Jon Warmerdam 108900
    12 3 Roar Aspas 57000
    12 4 Chris Cancelliere 21500
    12 5 Mityók Ernő 56200
    12 6 Timothy Clarke 110800
    12 7 Guy Goossens 30000
    12 8 Maciej Stachniuk 67700
    12 9 Spencer Lawrence 61900

    13 1 Cesar Garcia Dominguez 64200
    13 2 Daniel Charlton 70300
    13 3 Patryk Slusarek 159100
    13 4 Juan Manuel Pastor 65400
    13 5 Neil Ryder 109200
    13 6 Pedro Oliveira 38000
    13 7 Tomasz Kolodziejski 47500
    13 8 Gabriel Carter 132300
    13 9 Chris Dowling 131300

    14 1 Stephen Rawle 80000
    14 2 Thomas Hall 181600
    14 3 Jeffrey Rogers 19800
    14 4 Charles Akadiri 43500
    14 5 John Higgins 28500
    14 6 Ben Young 35200
    14 7 Scott Shelley 109300
    14 8 Jeremy Wray 102700
    14 9 Dale Philip 25500

    15 1 Stephen Burt 90300
    15 2 Mark Baxter 43900
    15 3 Andrew Teng 119200
    15 4 Onur Dag 115400
    15 5 Alek Nazareet 49000
    15 6 Akshay Reddy 53900
    15 7 Andrew Hulme 59900
    15 8 Dray Simpson 64300
    15 9 Waldemar Essig 88000

    16 1 Benjamin Zola 28200
    16 2 Wojtek Barzantny 275900
    16 3 Natalia Lisiak 29400
    16 4 Daniel Cascado Silveira 29300
    16 5 Srdjan Pavlovic 24400
    16 6 Lukas Nemec 112100
    16 8 Bart Lybaert 41800
    16 9 Adam Toulson 62000

    17 1 Samuel Welbourne 66000
    17 2 Bas De Laat 48600
    17 3 Jay O'Toole 72700
    17 4 Vincent Gabel 94700
    17 5 Andrey Malyshev 116000
    17 6 Daniel Bass 19400
    17 7 Tsun Wong 127300
    17 8 John Stokes 58500
    17 9 George Clyde-Smith 77300

    18 1 Gavin Keane 127700
    18 2 Osaretin Ubebe 30400
    18 3 Nimisha Rattan 63100
    18 4 Daniel Samson 84200
    18 5 Ricardo Manuel Moreira Dos Santos 54600
    18 6 Philippe Souki 159800
    18 7 Jamie Sykes 46400
    18 8 Korab Alaj 36800
    18 9 Nicholas Vazquez 45300

    19 1 Kenneth Aldridge 63000
    19 2 Jason Lavallee 66700
    19 4 Kristian Linnell 43800
    19 5 Ilkin Amirov 86000
    19 6 Darren Moy 31100
    19 7 Duncan Wilkie 82100
    19 8 Kamal Choraria 53000
    19 9 Daniel Laming 90600

    20 1 Bart Besselink 89200
    20 2 Anthony Jacobs 94400
    20 3 Dean Clay 25900
    20 4 Ismael Bojang 120200
    20 5 Marco Conti 92700
    20 6 Neophytos Neophytou 74200
    20 7 Dávid Urban 162400
    20 8 Salman Behbehani 79000
    20 9 Jonathan Beck 51600

    21 1 Alex Lindop 79700
    21 2 Robert Malvasi 49400
    21 3 Sean Robertson 80900
    21 4 Jason Duval 51700
    21 5 Phillip Bird 63200
    21 6 Mark Mccluskey 29700
    21 7 Robert Godmon 126800
    21 8 Mateusz Żbikowski 18200
    21 9 Richard Blacklock 78400

    22 1 Philip Long 25800
    22 2 Daniel Rudd 161500
    22 3 Arkady Kielman 102300
    22 4 Ashley Thompson 112900
    22 5 Tom Drew 80600
    22 6 Meenakshi Subramaniam 50500
    22 7 Yiannis Liperis 90100
    22 8 Rinaldo Aquino 31200
    22 9 Andres Emilio Sanchez 107500

    23 1 Brandon Hall 23100
    23 2 Nick Mazur 100900
    23 3 Richard Pearce 83300
    23 4 Svein Skovli 18500
    23 5 Kevin MacPhee 25500
    23 6 Florian Bussmann 50100
    23 7 Simon Mattsson 50100
    23 8 David Vamplew 99800
    23 9 Nicholas Jamieson 28100

    24 1 Alan Dickens 47900
    24 2 Thomas Ward 112200
    24 3 Dinarte Araujo De Sousa 61700
    24 4 Benjamin Jackson 197700
    24 5 Aleksei Kozlovskii 34500
    24 6 Marco Maroli 56100
    24 7 Jordan Dungey 22100
    24 8 Richard Steele 40400
    24 9 Ryan Spittles 100200

    25 1 Adrian Diaz 43300
    25 2 Cheng-Wei Yin 54300
    25 3 Rupinder Bedi 43000
    25 4 Marko Kolega 41100
    25 5 Jerome O'Shea 32000
    25 6 Sadan Turker 47800
    25 7 Matthias Gude 66100
    25 8 Andrew Flintoff 36800
    25 9 Dirk Markmann 21900

    26 1 Jonathan David Rees 63100
    26 2 Bastian Blüm 19200
    26 3 Tomas Pleticha 109500
    26 4 Benjamin Philipps 52200
    26 5 Ben Vinson 125500
    26 6 Jamal Bay 30400
    26 8 Jennifer Isaac 14600
    26 9 Paul Kerr 150000

    27 1 Philipp Teipel 23400
    27 2 Fintan Gavin 11500
    27 3 Patrick Simcoe 118600
    27 4 Richard Trigg 90600
    27 5 Joseph Mcerlean 36800
    27 6 Joao Nunes 23700
    27 7 Oliver Morgan 43700
    27 8 Domenico Vendittelli 42300
    27 9 Mark Scarman 33500

    28 1 David Docherty 53500
    28 2 Weideng Wang 213400
    28 3 Jonas Strömsten 20500
    28 4 Graham Lengthorn 21600
    28 5 Marvin Rettenmaier 129900
    28 6 Oscar Dharmshi 61100
    28 7 William Beauchamp 59000
    28 8 Fowzi Pour 18600
    28 9 Adam Forsyth 37000

    11.55am: The day they never thought would come
    Day 1 of UKIPT London seemed to last forever. And then it lasted forever again. And again. After a triple-tiered, 11-levelled opening flight, it seemed as though we were stuck on Punxsutawney's Edgware Road. But today is the day we finally get to kiss Andie MacDowell.

    We have officially broken through into Day 2, where 248 players (of the original 1,099) have survived to play into the money. Of course, the principal target is the final table, and then the £156,800 first prize. Full details of the prize structure are on the payouts page.

    Leading the charge today is a man who knows all about winning UKIPT events. In fact, he knows all about winning them one day and then winning them again the next. Germany's Wojtech Barzantny won back-to-back UKIPT events in Bristol late last year, and he is now top of the pops going into Day 2 today.

    Full details of the remaining players at the start of the day, and their stacks, can be found on the starting day chip counts page. Then we will attempt to follow the moves and swings on the latest chip-count page. Get your bookmarks out.

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    UKIPT London chips

    Play is already under way. Enjoy.

    Reporting team in London: Howard Swains and Nick Wright. Photos by Mickey May.

    Howard Swains
    @howardswains in UKIPT