UKIPT4 Isle of Man: Level 21-23 updates (12,000/24,000, ante 3,000)

7.25pm: Overnight chip counts
Here are the chip counts of the eight remaining players.

1. Adam Topping, United Kingdom PokerStars Qualifier, 676,000
2. Chris Jonat, United Kingdom Rational Group Staff, 952,000
3. Duncan McLellan, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier,1,161,000
4. Harry Lodge, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, 569,000
5. Daniel Stacey, United Kingdom, 1,087,000
6. Jamie O'Connor, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, 1,243,000
7. Richard Milne, United Kingdom, 956,000
8. Fatima Moreira De Melo, Netherlands, Team PokerStars SportsStar, 524,000

And this is what they're playing for:

1st. £94,090
2nd. £59,660
3rd. £43,120
4th. £34,870
5th. £27,600
6th. £21,250
7th. £15,810
8th. £11,455

We'll be back from noon tomorrow to bring you coverage of the final table and you can also watch the live stream at -- NW

7.15pm: Alexander Schilt eliminated in ninth place (£9,270)
The first hand after the break the official final table was set. From under-the-gun+3 Chris Jonat raised to 48,000, Alexander Schilt moved all-in for around 330,000 and Jonat called to put him at risk.

Jonat: [10s][10c]
Schilt: 3♠3♣

The board came 5♠4♠Q♣K♠8♣ and Schilt was eliminated in ninth place.

A full wrap of the day's play and overnight chip counts will follow. -- NW

7.15pm: Play back underway
We're back from the break and with around 14 big blinds Alexander Schilt is the short stack. -- NW

Blinds up: 12,000/24,000, ante 3,000

7.01pm: Break time
The players are now on a 15 minute break. -- NW

7pm: Duncan McLellan doubles through Daniel Stacey
On the last hand before the break Duncan McLellan got the chips he lost to Jamie O'Connor back from Daniel Stacey.

The chip leader opened to 40,000 from under-the-gun, McLellan made it 106,000 on the button, Stacey set him all-in for around 550,000 and McLellan made the call.

Stacey: A♦Q♦
McLellan: A♥K♠

The K♥9♥4♠[10h]8♣ run out gave McLellan a double up, he now has around 1,200,000 whilst Stacey drops to a little over 1,100,000. -- NW

6.55pm: Chip counts
It's still Daniel Stacey who leads the unofficial final table.

1. Adam Topping, 660,000
2. Chris Jonat, 570,000
3. Duncan McLellan, 571,000
4. Harry Lodge, 482,000
5. Alexander Schilt, 372,000
6. Daniel Stacey, 1,639,000
7. Jamie O'Connor, 1,291,000
8. Richard Milne, 871,000
9. Fatima Moreira De Melo, 531,000

6.50pm: Jamie O'Connor doubles through Duncan McLellan
Another clash between Jamie O'Connor and Duncan McLellan to tell you about and this time O'Connor got some revenge.

He opened for 40,000 and McLellan flat called from the big blind. On the 4♠[10s]3♦ flop McLellan bet 68,000, O'Connor made it 150,000, McLellan moved in and O'Connor snap called.

McLellan: A♣[10h]
O'Connor: K♦K♠

The 4♣ turn and 8♠ river meant that O'Connor doubled to 1,291,000 and McLellan slips to 571,000. -- NW

6.35pm: McLellan bluff shoves the turn
A very interesting hand between Duncan McLellan and Jamie O'Connor just took place. The latter raised to 40,000, McLellan three-bet to 85,000, O'Connor 4-bet to 160,000 and McLellan called.

On the [10s]5♥A♣ flop O'Connor c-bet 80,000 and McLellan called. On the 6♠ turn O'Connor slowed down, McLellan moved all-in for 525,000 and O'Connor folded. As he took the pot McLellan showed 3♥2♥ for the bluff. -- NW

6.15pm: The final nine
Here's the re-draw of the final nine, players will stay in these seats for the rest of the tournament:

1. Adam Topping, 680,000
2. Chris Jonat, 865,000
3. Duncan McLellan, 864,000
4. Harry Lodge, 470,000
5. Alexander Schilt, 430,000
6. Daniel Stacey, 1,600,000
7. Jamie O'Connor, 581,000
8. Richard Milne, 993,000
9. Fatima Moreira De Melo, 450,000

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Fatima Moreira De Melo

6.10pm: Chris Jonat doubles through Jamie O'Connor
There almost wasn't the need for a nine handed unofficial final table as at the same time as Liu was busting on the feature table, Chris Jonat was all-in and at risk on the outer table.

He four-bet jammed for 420,000 with A♣J♠ and O'Connor got a count before calling with pocket nines. The board ran 6♥8♣Q♦A♥Q♠ and Jonat spiked the turn to stay alive.

Chips counts and seat draw for the final nine coming right up. -- NW

6.05pm: Down to nine!
Dahe Liu has just bust out to Duncan McLellan after jamming K♠T♦ to 8♦8♣. The eights held. The last nine players will now re-draw for the final table. Full counts to come. -- RD

6pm: Interview with Chris Jonat
Chris Jonat, the manager of Team PokerStars Online, is among the last 10 players in the UKIPT Isle of Man Main Event. The video blog team caught up with him at the last break.

5.50pm: Feature table chip counts
Here are the chips from the feature table:

1. Duncan McLellan, 597,000
2. Daniel Stacey, 1,733,000
3, Richard Milne, 1,022,000
4. Dahe Liu, 431,000
6. Fatima Moreira De Melo, 156,000

Blinds up: 10,000/20,000, ante 3,000

5.40pm:Barry Greenstein eliminated in 11th place (£7,670)
Having previously losing a pot to Jamie O'Connor, Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein was down to around 200,000 and found a spot to get his chips in after O'Connor opened to 32,000 from under-the-gun and Harry Lodge called on the button. O'Connor folded but Lodge made the call.

Greenstein: A♦J♠
Lodge: J♣J♦

Greenstein was in rough shape and didn't connect with the 8♣5♣K♥Q♥3♣ board and shook Lodge's hand before leaving the table. -- NW

5.30pm: Schilt hits Lodge for six
It's not often a suck out, a re-suck and then a re-suck-suck (is that even a phrase?) all happen on the flop but that's what happened in a hand between Alexander Schilt and Harry Lodge.

Pre-flop Lodge made it 38,000 to go, it folded to Schilt in the big blind and he got confirmation that Colin Marks had busted from the feature table, he then moved all-in for 286,000 and Lodge quickly called.

Lodge: [10h][10c]
Schilt: 6♦6♣

The flop rolled off in this exact order, 6♠, Schilt was now in front, [10d], Lodge took back the lead, 6♥ and now Schilt was back in the lead with flopped quads! The poker gods decided that they'd been enough excitement for one board as the 5♦ and 5♣ completed the board. After that hand Lodge drops to 600,000. -- NW

5.25pm: Helping hands
PokerStars people can be a handy bunch to have around. Got too much snow? They'll get their spades out (boom, boom) and get to work. Seriously though, PokerStars take this charity thing pretty seriously, as Brad Willis found out. Click through to read about it. -- RD

5.15pm: Marks out in 12th (£6,650), Milne a million strong
Colin Marks has just been knocked out in 12th in a huge million chip pot against Richard Milne. It all went in pre-flop with Marks holding K♠K♦ to Milne's A♥Q♠. Milne had just 50,000 behind, leaving him little more than two big blinds if he'd lost.

The 6♥8♥A♣5♣J♦ board was grim reading for Marks. -- RD


Richard Milne

5pm: When the Stars come out in Douglas
Brad Willis has spoken to poker fans all around the world and the Isle of Man is no different. Click through to find out about some happy faces here. And talking of happy faces, you should read this article about poker evangelist Lee Jones. -- RD

4.45pm: Final 12 back at it
The final 12 have all defied the odds to still be in from the field of 37 but a third of the players who remain will not make tomorrows final table. However, you'd put good money on Daniel Stacey making the final as he leads with 1,498,000.

Here's how the final twelve stack up currently:

Feature table:
1. Duncan McLellan, 460,000
2. Daniel Stacey, 1,498,000
3, Richard Milne, 631,000
4. Dahe Liu, 278,000
5. Colin Marks, 706,000
6. Fatima Moreira De Melo, 534,000

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Daniel Stacey

Outer table:
1. Alexander Schilt, 296,000
2. Jamie O'Connor, 750,000
3. Adam Topping, 430,000
4. Harry Lodge, 720,000
5. Barry Greenstein, Team PokerStars Pro, 330,000
6. Chris Jonat, Rational Group staff, 600,000

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Greenstein is still grinding

PokerStars Blog reporting team at PokerStars UKIPT Isle of Man: rel="author">Rick Dacey and Nick Wright. Photos by Rene Velli.

Nick Wright
@PokerStars in UKIPT