UKIPT4 Nottingham 6-max: Day 1C level 5-8 updates (400/800, 100 ante)

9.01pm: Done for the day
Players have bagged and tagged their chips, a full wrap is on the way and we'll also upload chip counts to the blog in the next hour or so.

Day 2 starts at noon and we'll be playing eight levels. -- NW

9pm: Petersen doubles near end of day
Mickey Petersen got a full double up during the last four hands. He four-bet shoved for 26,975 with pocket queens and Max Heinzelmann called with A♠Q♣. The 5♣5♠[10h]6♣8♣ board kept the PokerStars Team Online member in front. He dropped a little though and ended the day on 47,500. -- NW

8.45pm: End in sight
Tournament staff have stopped the clock and have announced there will be four more hands played today.

8.35pm: Chip leaders
With just 15 minutes left in the day there's, by my reckoning, four player vying for the overnight chip lead. Benjamin Rivera has 105,000 and appears to be top at the moment. He's closely followed by Rupinder Bedi (100,000), Ryan Spittles (94,000) and Emmett Mullin (90,000). I earlier reported that Bedi was out, which according to the DTD software he is. But, he's very much alive and set next to fellow Movemberite Richard Blacklock. -- NW

8.20pm: Cody's run curtailed
I spotted Jake Cody at the bar chatting to, amongst others, Tom Middleton, Paul Foltyn and David Gent. Not a good sign.

"I ran A-4 into kings for about 10,000." he told me. "I'd lost with K-10 to deuces before that," he added. A little bit of investigative work reveals it was UKIPT4 London seventh place finisher Patryk Slusarek who had the cowboys in Cody's exit hand. -- NW

8.10pm: Old guys can play too
Think back to what you were doing in December 1993. I was 12 years-old and was in my first year of secondary school, football mad and my card game of choice was knockout whist.

It's possible that a fair few players in the field today weren't even born, but Willie Tann was and he was busy taking ninth place in a £50 event at The Vic's Christmas Cracker festival.

He's since gone on to amass over $1.6M in lifetime earnings, winning a WSOP bracelet back in 2005. Some would say 6-max is a young man's game but you try telling that to Tann. He's up to 75,000 and well above average. He's not the biggest stack at the table though. That honour goes to Tim Slater who has around 85,000. And Slater extended that lead when he took a pot from Tann. The latter raised to 2,000, Slater three-bet to 5,500 from the blinds and Tann folded the 5♥ face up. Slater showed pocket tens as he took the pot. -- NW


Willie Tann

7.55pm: Exits
There were 24 exits during level seven meaning that 149 players remain in contention to make Day 2. Among the exits in the last level were: Thomas Middleton, Rupinder Bedi, Tommy Bingham and Nathan Davies. -- NW

Blinds up: 400/800, ante 100

7.45pm: Hutchinson undone by Brammer
Chris Brammer continues to instil fear and frustration in opponents, in equal measure. Next in line for this treatment was Wesley Hutchinson.

He opened for 1,200 in the cut off and found himself called by Brammer on the button. The flop came 7♠7♥J♠ and Hutchinson wasted no time betting 1,600. Brammer, permanently under headphones and permanently looking like a man trying to remember the last ten years, showed no fuss in his actions, and called for a 6♣ on the turn.
Again, Hutchinson acted like a man up against the clock, and bet quickly, another 2,000. Brammer, in no rush, called ahead of a 6♠ on the river.

Chris Brammer

Hutchinson again went to his chips and, with conviction, bet 3,200. Brammer called. Hutchinson flipped up J♥A♦ and assumed his jack would be good. Brammer though turned over T♠8♠ (it's always a bad sign when your opponent shows their cards). At first Hutchinson couldn't work out why he had lost. Then a small voice from somewhere said "flush". It was Brammer. Hutchinson banged the table in disgust. Brammer up to 50,000. - SB

7.35pm: Chip counts
Here's how some of the names and notables stack up:

Mickey Petersen - 13,000
Jake Cody - 10,000
Zimnan Ziyard - 37,000
Patryk Slusarek - 14,000
Tim Slater - 44,000
Dan Carter - 35,000
Dara O'Kearney - 34,000
Sergio Aido - 64,000
Dermot Blain - 36,000
Jonathan Weekes - 15,600
Nick Wealthall - 11,000
Fergal Nealon - 23,500


Mickey Petersen

Jen Mason - 41,000
Sin Melin - 36,000
Harry Lodge 25,000
Fintan Gavin - 21,000
David Docherty - 38,000
Tom Hall - 13,000
Rich Prew - 13,500
Simon Hemsworth - 26,000
Chris Brammer - 56,000
Ross Jarvis - 57,000
Rob Sherwood - 34,000


Jen Mason

There's about 70 minutes left in the day. -- NW

7.20pm: Atkin's diet of chips all gone
James Atkin is one of the latest fallers, I was told on the break by Ross Jarvis that Atkin lost a 60,000 chip pot all-in pre-flop with [A][K]. So what did his opponent have? Aces, kings, queens? No, jack-nine suited apparently. That's a sickener.

166 players left. -- NW

7.15pm: Huang in the ascendancy
Caicai Huang continues to ascend the chip counts, moving into second place with brutal effectiveness. Dressed in a coat of fur, she just took chips from Patrick Slusarek in seat one, and from the new player to her left. The previous occupant is now gone. All that's left of him is his fur, which is draped across Huang's shoulders. - SB


Caicai Huang

7.05pm: What's at stake
The final numbers are in meaning that the payouts have now been finalised. The winner on Monday will walk away with a first prize of £100,000 while a min-cash will be worth £1,800, which is guaranteed for the last 71 players.

A full list of the payouts are below:

1st £100,000
2nd £60,450
3rd £43,200
4th £34,000
5th £26,750
6th £20,700
7th £15,500
8th £10,700
9th £8,400
10th to 11th £7,150
12th to 13th £6,100
14thto 15th £5,300
16th to 17th £4,700
18th to 20th £4,200
21st to 23rd £3,700
24th to 29th £3,200
30th to 35th £2,800
36th to 41st £2,500
42nd to 47th £2,250
48th to 59th £2,000
60th to 71st £1,800

TOTAL: £500,000

Keep an eye on the payouts page tomorrow as we'll be in the money late on Day 2. -- SB

6.55pm: Chip leaders
As we head into level seven these are the current top 10 chip stacks:

Emmett Mullin - 120,000
Caicai Huang - 85.500
Abhishek Khaitan - 73,800
Rupinder Bedi - 67,800
Alex Lindop - 65,000


Rupinder 'Buckaroo' Bedi

Ben Mayhew - 62,500
Tom Kugelstadt - 60,000
Jonathan Spinks - 60,000
Luke Hallinan - 55,000
John Eames - 54,700


John Eames

Some talented players in the leading bunch then with Mullin, Bedi, Lindop, Mayhew, Kugelstadt, Spinks and Eames all having had big scores in the past. -- NW

6.45pm: Official numbers
We can tell you that the total number of runners today was 265 bringing the total number of runners to 458. We'll bring you the official payouts when we can.

There are currently 171 players left today. -- NW

Blinds up: 300/600, ante 75

6.36pm: End of the level
That's the end of level six and the players are now on a 20 minute break. -- NW

6.35pm: More for Mullin
I think Emmett Mullin must've lost some chips to Milorad Dobrijevic but he just won them back and then some as he's up to around 107,500 after winning a big pot.

I joined the action on the turn of a K♦J♥[10h]9♣ board, Dobrijevic checked, Mullin bet 8,475 into a pot of roughly 15,000 and Dobrijevic tank called. The K♥ completed the board, once more Dobrijevic checked, after some though Mullin cut out a bet of 13,375 and placed it over the line.

His opponent had 40,000 back and after a longer tank than on the turn he made the call, Mullin rolled over Q♥9♥ for a flopped straight and rivered straight flush! Dobrijevic flashed A♦A♠ as he mucked. -- NW

6.25pm: Chip leader
The top dog is still Emmett Mullin, he's got 95,000 at the moment. During the next break - 10 minutes from now - tournament staff are going to get the count of the biggest stack at each table and we'll have a clearer idea of the players challenging Mullin for the lead. -- NW

6.20pm: Heinzelmann has more beans
To finish runner-up in one EPT might seem unfortunate, two a touch careless as Max Heinzelmann might attest to.

He's flying high here in Nottingham as he's up to roughly 60,000 after eliminating Kathleen Padovani. I only saw the river action, there was a full board of 4♣3♣A♠7♠6♣ on the felt and around 14,000 in the pot. Heinzelmann (big blind) set Padovani all-in for around 20,000 and she went into the tank. Eventually she emerged and said: "Well, if you've got it you've got it," and called. Heinzelmann showed 9♥5♦ for the rivered straight, whilst Padovani showed A♣6♠ for two pair. -- NW

6.10pm: Cody's eureka moment

6pm: Stancu Huanged out to dry
Vasile Stancu is out, leaving behind him an empty seat and a half eaten burger. He was just the latest victim of Caicai Huang, who ruthlessly dispatched him and has in front of her a stack of about 85,000.

In the next hand Dale Philip opened from under the gun. With the action on Huang in the big blind she called for a flop of 8♥5♣K♥. Huang checked to Philip who bet 1,800. Huang happily called and then checked the A♠ turn, as did Philip, for a 6♥ river card. This time Huang made it 3,000 to play. It was too much for the now defeated Philip and Huang scooped the pot. Make that 90,000. - SB

5.50pm: Cody hits the turn to avoid hitting the rail
Jake Cody in gets there shocker...

We jest of course its a bit of a myth that Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody has more luck than your average poker player. What is undeniable though is that he just got very lucky in a pot against Ryan O'Donnell.

O'Donnell opened, Jeraint Hazan flat called and Cody moved all-in for 10,500 with pocket fives, O'Donnell called with pocket nines and Cody was in bad shape. That was until he turned a five to stay alive. The next hand he took a small pot from Sin Melin - she's recently moved to that table - and he's up to 24,000 whilst O'Donnell is down to 27,000. -- NW


Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody

5.40pm: Olympios falls, a bit
Revenge is sweet for Kathleen Padovani who just took a chunk of chips back from Andreas Olympios, bringing them back to their rightful owner.

She opened, only to see the familiar site of Mount Olympios raising again. So, as before, she called.

The flop came 2♦8♥T♣. Padovani checked to Olmpios who, in text book fashion, raised to 2,200. But this time Padovani had a trick up her sleeve and was ready with a re-raise. Admittedly it was an under raise, but with the numbers corrected she waited, chin up, as Olympios, winded slightly, made his decision. He folded.

Padovani, triumphant, showed pocket deuces for a flopped set. "He keeps doing it," she said. "I'm not going to let him get away with it!" -- SB

5.35pm: Exits
A total of 28 players were eliminated during the last level. Among the fallers were:Dale Philip, Sunil Mistri, Thomas Ward, Patrick Leonard, Daniel Stacey, Colburn Tomlin and Jerome Bradpiece.

199 of 265 entrants remain, they include EPT10 Barcelona champion Tom Middleton who's a late arrival. -- NW

Blinds up: 200/400, ante 50

5.15pm: Chip counts
Emmett Mullin appears to be the current chip leader as he has around 65,000. "I had aces and an opponent had kings, easy game," he told me.

Other counts are:

Mickey Petersen - 26,000
Jon Spinks - 51,000
Dale Philip - 13,000
Zimnan Ziyard - 30,000
Patryk Slusarek - 37,000
Tim Slater - 41,000
Dan Carter - 15,000
Dara O'Kearney - 14,000
Sergio Aido - 38,000
Craig McCorkell - 6,000
Dermot Blain - 24,000
Jonathan Weekes - 16,000
Nick Wealthall - 17,000
Fergal Nealon - 13,200


Sergio Aido

Jen Mason - 30,000
Thomas Ward - 12,000
Sin Melin - 31,000
Neil Raine - 11,500
Tim Davie - 12,000
Fintan Gavin - 26,000
James Atkin - 12,000
David Docherty - 19,900
Rupinder Bedi - 18,000
Osman Mustanoglu - 21,000
Max Heinzelmann - 31,000
John Eames - 42,000
Tom Hall - 33,000
Willie Tann - 55,000


Emmett Mullin - chip leader

5.05pm: Olympios Games
Kathleen Padovani just saw a portion of her stack make a leftward jump, into the arms of Andreas Olympios.

She opened for 600 on the button but Olympios re-raised in the small blind to 2,000. Padovani held firm, and called the raise for a flop of 8♥3♣A♠, but perhaps regretted doing so when Olympios bet 2,500. Padovani folded. - SB

5pm: Life is sweet for Ben
"You just missed set over set on this table," said Ben Sweetman to me and he went on to explain that he'd flopped a set of queens at the same time as Ben Martin flopped a set of threes, so one Ben is up to 38,000, whilst the other is down to 3,000.

Due to this I did see Steve Watts exit though, he moved in for 3,500 with K♣4♣ and Simon Hemsworth, who was closing the action, called with A♠6♠. The 4♦[10s]A♦3♠Q♦ board sent Watts to the rail and boosted Hemsworth to 18,500.

4.50pm: Prew loses one to Brammer
During the last break Rich Prew told me that Chris Brammer had been raising roughly four out of six pots every orbit and folding to three-bets about 50% of the time. Well the two of them just played a pot where Brammer didn't fold to resistance.

Pre-flop Brammer opened the button, Prew three-bet and Brammer peeled to create a pot of 4,700 as the flop fell 7♠3♥3♠, Prew led for 2,500 and called when Brammer raised to 6,000. The J♥ hit the turn, Prew checked to Brammer, he moved all-in for 11,125 and Prew took a few seconds before calling.

Brammer: 4♣3♣
Prew: Q♠J♠

Prew had outs but he missed them all on the 6♥ river, he slips to 8,000 whilst Brammer is up to around 40,000. -- NW

4.40pm: Four-king hell
Peter Craw did everything right. He opened for 700 and then moved all-in when Jorge Bretti re-raised to 1,525. So he must have felt pretty good turning over A♣A♠ against Bretti's K♠K♣.

But the Gods had other ideas, delivering a board so heavy in Bretti's favour that it nearly tipped up the table, coming as it did K♦3♣4♣K♥2♠. Craw managed to laugh, possibly because the alternative was to cry. Craw out. Bretti up to around 50,000. - SB

4.25pm: Into the next level
With four levels now played we move sequentially into level 5. Click here for coverage from levels 1 to 4.

Play in full swing

PokerStars Blog reporting team at PokerStars UKIPT Nottingham 6-max: Nick Wright and Stephen Bartley. Photos by Danny Maxwell.

Stephen Bartley
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