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9:25pm: Danny Laming leads UKIPT6 Super Series Day 1B survivors
The second of three flights took place from midday today within the glamorous surrounds of PokerStars Live at the Hippodrome. Another 12 levels were played, and when the dust settled, Danny Laming emerged as chip leader with 275,800.

There were many players in contention of claiming the chip lead through the last level and it looked as if Cordeiro was the man after he took out Karun Dewan in the closing stages to move clear of everyone, bar Laming who was quietly amassing chips over the other side of the room. After a raise and a call by Cordeiro, Dewan made a big squeeze all-in (75,100 at 2k bb) with A5. Corderio called with AQ and a board ran K8K3J to see his hand hold. He ended with 202,200 but couldn’t catch Laming though who’s currently second overall, just behind Day 1A chip leader Jorge Ellena on 280,800.

Day 1B attracted 242 entries (208 uniques) and 75 made it through to Day 2 tomorrow. As it stands, the Main Event has 370 entries but that number is sure to soar past 400 with the turbo Day 1C flight starting at 10pm. PokerStars’s Jake Cody (139,500) and Kelly Saxby (72,800) were two of the notables who made Day 2 as well – for a full rundown of survivors click on the relevant link on the right hand side (in the widget).


Cody had a good day at the tables

All remaining players will return at 12pm BST tomorrow where play will continue until a final table of eight is reached. The levels on Day 2 will increase to 50 minutes apiece. A short recap of Day 1C will be included in tomorrow’s introduction so make sure to join us back her then to see what went down, and then stick with us through the Day 2 coverage.

Edit: A notice from @PokerStars Live at the Hippodrome. Saturday’s UKIPT 2nd Chance Main Event (Single Re-Entry) is a stand alone event and is in no way connected to the Super Series Main Event. To enter, you do not have had to have played the SS ME, and there is no pathway back into this tournament.

8:40pm: Last 4 hands
Level 11 – Blinds 800/1,600 (ante 200)

Each table will play four more hands before play concludes for Day 1B.

8:18pm: Yabba dabba doo, a double elimination
Level 11 – Blinds 800/1,600 (ante 200)

Tony Ringe saw the window card was a nine and gave a single fist pump, followed by a double fist pump when he saw another nine. Flopped quads and only one way to celebrate, by saying, “Yanna dabba doo!”

Ringe called a 4,500 raise before Chao Xia moved all-in for 17,700 from the hijack and Noel Broadbent did the same for 24,500 from the big blind. Ringe called after the original raiser folded.

Ringe: 99
Xia: A7
Broadbent: 66

The board ran 99Q105 and the Flintstones quotes broke out. Ringe moved up to 105,000.

8:02pm: Cody has the last laugh
Level 11 – Blinds 800/1,600 (ante 200)

Sometimes enough is enough. Or maybe it’s just that two big hands match up. Either way, Jake Cody got revenge on Anmol Srivats and sent him to the rail. He’s up to 135,000.

The Team PokerStars Pro opened to 3,700 from under the gun before Srivats three-bet to 9,500 from the next seat. The action folded back around to Cody who wasted little time in setting Srivats all-in. Srivats thought for a short while and then called off for around 50,000.

Cody: 1010
Srivats: AK

The board ran 42862 improving neither player.

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7:50pm: Two losses for Cody
Level 10 – Blinds 800/1,600 (ante 200)

Jake Cody’s stack has dropped to around 62,000 after two losses on the trot.

Hilmi Ture opened to 3,000 from the button and was called by Connors Brother and the Team PokerStars Pro in the blinds. The board ran out 583JA with no chips going in until the river where Cody led for 4,000 with his A9. It was no good though as Ture called with [a]h]5 for two pair.

The very next hand Cody three-bet to 15,000 over the 4,000 of a middle positioned player, but had to fold, along with the original raiser, once Anmol Srivats cold four-bet to 40,600 from the small blind.


Cody stil has an above average stack

7:30pm: They keep on busting
Level 10 – Blinds 600/1,200 (ante 200)

Around 110 players are still alive from the 242 entries that make up Day 1B. Those who will have to chance Day 1C (turbo) at 10pm to make Day 2 include:

Ramsey Ajram, Connor Ross, Paul Allen, Terry Jordon (four bullets deep), Neil McCulloch, Do Tran, Felix Stephensen, Graeme Frank, Jonathan Weekes, Christopher Yong, Craig McCorkell, David Docherty, Gerald Ringe, Pierrick Tallon, Joe Laming, and Ali Zihni.


The pain is over now, Ali

7:05pm: The 70k-plus stacks
Level 10 – Blinds 600/1,200 (ante 200)

Thanks to the Hippodrome’s Dan and his team for helping with this.

Name Status Chips
Mark Karoulias   127,000
Darren Mason PokerStars Qualifier 125,700
Berivan Dag   120,000
Henry Bibby   120,000
Jack Nolan   100,000
Jake Cody Team PokerStars Pro 95,500
Jack Maskill   95,000
Mathias Jordi   95,000
Joe Hindry   92,000
Daniel Laming   90,100
Matthew Perrins   90,000
Jonatan Martinez Casero   87,200
Nisan Arieli   87,000
Federico Quevedo Diaz   85,000
Benjamin Morrison   84,000
Gerhard Lillie   83,000
Wilson Leung   80,000
Will Kassouf   80,000
Glen Davage   80,000
Paul Ephremsen   77,000
Daniel Moosah PokerStars Qualifier 72,000

6:35pm: The tequila tales featuring Matt and Billy
Level 9 – Blinds 500/1,000 (ante 100)

Matt Perrins and Billy Chattaway are providing most of the entertainment over by table three. Now, considering Will Kassouf seems quiet on the next table, you’ll get a clearer picture. Their “entertainment fuel” of choice has been beer and tequila, but banter has all been light-hearted and enjoyable for those in close proximity.


Matt staring into Billy’s glazed eyes

They’re trying to play pots against each other for jokes but Chattaway confirmed, “There are no friends in poker!”

The booze doesn’t seem to affecting their play as Perrins had around 85,000 and Chattaway 38,000 after a pot win each.

Perrins, Masafumi Saito and one other took to a 589 flop where the two former players got their chips in the middle. Saito opened 77 but was behind to Perrins’ 95. The board ran out 9A to make Perrins a full house. Saito thought he had won it with a flush but his mistake was soon pointed out and he had to make his exit.

The very next hand saw Chattaway raise from under the gun and Stephen Hancox call from the big blind. The board ran out 29K6J with Hancox check-calling bets of 1,600 and 2,500 before the river was checked through. Hancox opened K4 but lost out to Chattaway’s K10.


Billy “100% agave” Chattaway

“You getting the shots in now or what?” asked Perrins to Chattaway. They’ll have a chance for more shots at the bar as the last break of the flight is upon the players.

6:10pm: How many got in?
Level 9 – Blinds 500/1,000 (ante 100)

As was already reported, registration closed at the beginning of Level 7 and all the numbers have been totted up. Day 1B attracted 207 unique players and 242 entries in total. That makes a working total of 370 entries when added to Day 1A’s 128 entries. With Day 1C (turbo) still to take place later, a figure over 400 is very much likely.

5:45pm: Nolan defeats bogey hand
Level 8 – Blinds 400/800 (ante 100)

Haoran Cal busted to Jack Nolan despite the latter running into a hand that’s, “Been smashing him lately.”

Cal limped in from early position before a raise and a call from Nolan. The raiser folded but Nolan made the call to set up a showdown.

Cal: K10
Nolan: 99

The board ran K5479. Cal took the lead on the flop but Nolan hit a set on the river and he rected by saying, “Lovely!”

5:35pm: There’s always the turbo flight
Level 8 – Blinds 400/800 (ante 100)

Some of the players below busted before the break, and some after. Registration closed at the beginning of Level 7, so those who busted after and want to re-enter, will have to wait until 10pm when the Day 1C (turbo) flight gets underway.


Ben Windsor got back in

Craig McCorkell, Vito Posca, Carl Shaw (twice), Jason Smith, Justin Kean, Yannis Lipris, Trevor Pearson, Robert Heidorn, Adnan Chamaa (twice), Liam Arnold, Epameinondas Sintos, Rob Crawford, Tsz Chung Ho, Joe Grech, Vamshi Vandanapu, Rory Campbell, Jacques Demajo, Tove Janne Kristiansen, Mikhail Drozdov, Adam Krauze, Mark Briggs, Krishna Nagaraju, Mohammed Suhail, Peter Blow, Willie Tann, Neil McCulloch and Ben Winsor.

5:18pm: Got a nice Ringe to it
Level 7 – Blinds 300/600 (ante 75)

British bracelet winner Gerald Ringe’s stack has risen to around 60,000 after he won a three-way pot versus Ali Zihni and Jake Cody.

Zihni opened to 1,400 from early postion and picked up calls from Ringe (cutoff) and Cody (big blind). The flop fell 8410 and all three checked to the 3 turn where a delayed 2,200 c-bet from Zihni was only called by Ringe. The board completed with the 10 and Ringe called another 3,100 holding A8. It was good as Zihni could only muster up AK, and he dropped back down to around 28,000.

5pm: Chips ahoy!
Level 7 – Blinds 300/600 (ante 75)

The lovely dealers at the Hippodrome Casino counted the chip leaders from each table at the break, and below are the results:

Name Status Chips
Itai Naor   110,000
Henry Bibby   93,000
Will Kassouf   85,000
Bojan Zekic   83,000
Ole Nedreboe   81,000
Richard Paul   81,000
Amit Binyamin   80,000
Nisan Arieli   71,000
Marcus West   70,000
Naor Slobodskoy   70,000
Edmund Yeung   66,000
Jonatan Martinez Casero   65,000
David Gassian   65,000
Berivan Dag   65,000
Christopher Cancelliere   63,000
Joseph Robinson   62,500
Mason Hyatt   62,000
Tristan Chevalier   62,000
Armands Jirgensons   56,000
Andy Bell   55,000
Wilson Leung   55,000
Stephen Hancox PokerStars Qualifier 54,000
Robert Malvasi PokerStars Qualifier 54,000
Mathias Jordi   53,000
Timothy Wright   52,000
Florian-Dimitrie Duta   52,000
Alexander Fradlin   52,000
Antony Ringe   50,000
Aviad Regev   50,000
Dara O’Kearney PokerStars Qualifier 49,000
Matt Perrins   46,000
Stephen O’Keeffe   45,500
Christopher Gordon   45,500
Noel Broadbent   45,000
John Eames   45,000
Charu Kaushik   44,000
Gerhard Lillie   43,000
Daniel Laming   43,000
Natalia Breviglieri   43,000
Darren Mason PokerStars Qualifier 40,000
Paul Brown PokerStars Qualifier 40,000
Marc Hunter   40,000

4:50pm: DD happy upon his return
Level 7 – Blinds 300/600 (ante 75)

It’s always nice to hit quads and triple up, hey David Docherty?


The cheeky look of a man who has just hit quads

He came by media row in the break to tell us about the blog-worthy hand. There was an under-the-gun open and flat call before Docherty squeezed all-in for 10 big blinds from third to act. The UTG player called but folded when the third party jammed all-in with pocket kings. Docherty opened nines and was in deep trouble, but managed to get out of it when a nine flopped. That wasn’t the end of the roller coaster though as a king appeared on the turn before another nine appeared on the river!

4:25pm: Blossoming friendship over?
Level 6 – Blinds 250/500 (ante 50)

Scott Kateian was seen charging out of the main tournament room for the second time. Surely not? Afraid so.

Kateian won’t be talking to the UKIPT for a short while (not really) after he was coolered to bust his second bullet. The American informed the blog that he raised to 1,400 and called after an opponent three-bet to 4,200. The flop came T-9-7 and Kateian moved all-in for 16,000 with pocket sevens after a 6,200 c-bet. His opponent called with jacks and spiked the bigger set on the turn. Ouch.

The remaining players are on their second break of the day.

3:57pm: They gone
Level 6 – Blinds 250/500 (ante 50)

The last level of the first half is in full swing. Recent eliminations include: Marius Vaitkevicius (for a second time), Billy Chattaway, Dawid Matusiak, Luka Lennard, Nader Sarhan, Scott Kateian, Jorg Bru, Alan Horsburgh, Hristo Genov, Mihai Zelinca, Edward Swales, Terry Jordon, Geir Ellingsen, Simon Brooks, Natalia Breuiglieri, Steve Watts, Daniel Harwood, Alexander Fradlin, Paul Skipper and Samuel Brown.

3:40pm: Zihni coolered to drop back to starting stack
Level 5 – Blinds 200/400 (ante 50)

Ali Zihni has dropped back to starting stack after he ran queens into kings in a five-bet pot.

He four-bet to 110,025 after a mid position open and a small blind three-bet. The original raiser folded but the small blind jammed for 24,450 with KK. Zihni called with QQ but the 394J8 board failed to come to his rescue.

In other news, Jake Cody had arrived and can be found sat two to the right of Zihni.

3:34pm: The 37k stacks
Level 5 – Blinds 200/400 (ante 50)

PokerStars qualifier Haresh Thaker and Felix Stephensen both settled on around 37,000 chips after hands on their respective tables, but one came from above, and one from below.

Thaker opened to 900 from under the gun and was called by Jen-Yue Chiang (small blind) and the big blind. The flop fanned K2J and Thaker continued for 900. Only Chiang called before the 4 turn was checked through to the 5 river. Chiang led for 1,725 and Thaker folded.

A few moments later, Norwegian Poker Champion Stephensen was adding chips to his stack. He was head-up on a 4K7 flop and took the pot after a neighbour didn’t have the goods to call his 1,300 bet.

3:20pm: Anyone seen Jake Cody?
Level 5 – Blinds 200/400 (ante 50)

Power lunches can last a long time to be fair!

3pm: Third time lucky for Gordon?
Level 4 – Blinds 150/300 (ante 25)

Chris Gordon was just seen walking backing the main tournament room with a fresh rack of chips, trying for a third time. The PokerStars Live at the Hippodrome pro was unlucky in busting a short while ago.


Try, try and try agin Chris

His tablemates informed the blog that he flopped a straight in a three-way pot and three bets went in, before the rest went in on the turn versus Berivan Dag. She opened a set and filled up on the river.

2:44pm: Breaking news: Nisan drives straight into a house
Level 4 – Blinds 150/300 (ante 25)

Nisan Arieli has had a very good say so far but a recent knockback saw his stack reduced to around 62,000.

Action was three-way to a 10K7 flop and Arieli bet 4,000 when the action was checked to him in position. Richard Paul was the only caller and both players went on to check the 7 turn. The board completed with the J and Paul led for 4,700 and snap called after Arieli raised to 15,000.

Arieli opened A-Q for a straight but Paul opened 1010 for a full house.

2:28pm: Check you later (hopefully)
Level 4 – Blinds 150/300 (ante 25)

The tournament has entered Level 4, potentially without this bunch who busted shortly before the break: Duncan Riches, Glen Davage, Stephen O’Keeffe, Ronen Mozeson, Paul Allen and Chaofan Lei.

2:06pm: Break it up
Level 3 – Blinds 100/200 (ante 25)

All three rooms of players are taking a 15-minute break.

2:04pm: Bye-bye Biddy
Level 3 – Blinds 100/200 (ante 25)

There were a lot of chips over the line over on table seven and one had to investigate. Four players were involved in a raising war and it looked as if there has been a squeeze and then a back-shove.

However the action went down, Henry Bibby was all-in for 8,500 and was (eventually) only called by Krishna Nagaraju.

Bibby: 89
Nagaraju: A10

The board ran JQA47 to make Nagaraju top pair and send Bibby to the rail.

1:44pm: Saxby bows out but will re-enter
Level 3 – Blinds 100/200 (ante 25)

“Right now!” said a defiant Kelly Saxby when questioned on her re-entry plans. She recently busted when her kings failed to hold against an opponent’s nines.

The PokerStars Live at the Hippdrome pro filled the blog in on some of the details. The action was three-way to a 9-T-4 flop and Saxby accidently bet 400 instead of 4,000. Both opponents called. The turn was an 8 and she bet 7,000 from the 15,000 she was holding. One of her opponents set her in for the remaining 8,000 and she called it off holding pocket kings. Unfortunately for her, he had a set of nines and no miracle king appeared on the river.


Yey, I have kings. Oh…

1:30pm: Level 3 underway without….
Level 3 – Blinds 100/200 (ante 25)

Day 1C had already rolled into Level 3 (antes!) and, unless they’ve re-entered already, doesn’t feature: Carl Harris, Jen-Yue Chiang, Valdir Cordeiro, Jesse Chambers and Marius Vaitkevicius.

1:22pm: Day 1B flowing
Level 2 – Blinds 75/150

They come, they play, they re-enter, they stay – Day 1B has it all going on. The flight is fast approaching 150 entries, and we already have players re-entering.

Marc Hunter was the first player to bust today and he’s already back in a seat. Joe Hindry’s already been mentioned; he’s on bullet number three. Edmund Yeung busted late on Day 1A and he’s back for another crack, sat at a table in an overspill room with John Eames. Neil McCulloch, who won the Summer Classic for £12,002 back here in July, can also be found in that room.

Then there’s the likes of Matt Perrins, David Docherty, Joe Grech, Ramsey Ajram and Peter Blow for the players to worry about.

1pm: Who’s about?
Level 2 – Blinds 75/150

The tournament has progressed to Level 2 and 136 players have entered already, spread across three rooms.


Some fine coffe around these parts, Ali

Those spotted, that we haven’t mentioned so far include: PokerStars Live at the Hippodrome’s Kelly Saxby, Ali Zihni, Steve Watts, Jonathan Weekes, Carl Harris, Duncan Riches, Daiva Barauskaite, Craig Connaughton, Dara O’Kearney, Joe Grech, Joe Hindry and UKIPT5 Bristol champion Pierrick Tallon.

12:43pm: Jordon’s a soul man
Level 1 – Blinds 50/100

Terry Jordon was one of the players who fired twice unsuccessfully yesterday, and he’s back for another crack today.

“Terry Jordon’s first victim!” said TD Dan as he brought over Marc Hunter’s exit card, the first player to hit the rail. “Today he’s crushing souls!” added Dan in a statement that shows what a difference a day can make.

12:35pm: A friend in every port
Level 1 – Blinds 50/100

Poker tours travel around picking up friends wherever they go. Poker players travel around and pick up favourite tours that they frequent in the future. The UKIPT and Scott Kateian have a bond after the Seattle native qualified, played, and cashed at UKIPT4 Nottingham.


Scotty boy

Since then Scott, who made many friends on that first trip, has embarked on the long trip across the pond to play more of our stops, and take more of our money! He has form within these very walls too, making the final table of the 2015 Autumn Classic, which was good for a £1,500 payday. Scott’s in the field today and looking to show us Brits how it’s done.

12:15pm: Gordon’s alive!
Level 1 – Blinds 50/100

Being a re-entry event, some of those who busted yesterday are expected to return today. PokerStars Live at The Hippodrome’s Chris Gordon is one such soul and he’s gotten off to a good start.

He called a raise while in the big blind and then checked an 8K7 flop. His opponent checked as well and then faced bets of 350 and 1,000 on a board that ran out 35. Gordon’s first bet was called but the four-figure bet was too much.


Gordon on Day 1A before he busted in a flash

12:05am: Shuffle up and deal
Level 1 – Blinds 50/100

Cards are in the air for the second of two flights.

11:45am: Welcome back for Day 1B
Level 1 – Blinds 50/100

The second day of the UKIPT6 Super Series is upon us and what a busy day it promises to be inside PokerStars Live at The Hippodrome. Not only does the second flight get underway at midday, but there’s also a cheeky little turbo third flight scheduled for 10pm. Day 1B has an option of one re-entry and if both those chances don’t work out, you can always try twice more on Day 1C.

Day 1A took place yesterday and 128 entries were whittled down to just 26 by the end of play. Jorge Ellena had a great second half of the day to surge clear and bag up 280,000. We won’t be seeing him back until tomorrow!

We’re expected many a big name player to grace us with their presence today, so join is back here soon to see who turns up.

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– Day 1B takes place today. Day 1C (turbo) will follow at 10pm tonight.
– Day 1s consist of twelve 40-minute levels, expect Day 1C where the levels last 20 minutes. Levels will increase to 50 minutes on Day 2, and 60 minutes on Day 3.
– One re-entry permitted each flight, so six entries maximum.
– Registration closes after 6 levels.
– Starting stack is 25,000.
– The main event and all side events will be paying out top 15% throughout this series.

PokerStars Blog reporting team at UKIPT6 Super Series: Marc Convey. Photos by Mickey May.

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