Day 1A of WPT Nottingham Is In the Bag!

Nov 10, 2014

What a terrific opening day of poker we’ve enjoyed here at Dusk til Dawn in Nottingham, as the £1million Guaranteed WPT-500 has got off to a flyer, with 198 entries from 167 players.  

Less than 50 of those made it through the action, which saw players such as Chris Sly, Yucel Eminoglu and Terry Jordon all bust out, but others rise to the challenge of a great standard field and survive. 

Average stack sits around the 130,000 mark, with several players sitting above that for most of the 14-level flight. Chin Chia Koh, Satnam Sandhu and Brandon Sheils cruised along all day, and all three made it through to Day 2. 

A lot of the drama was saved for the late stages, when players’ stacks approached danger territory, each decision possibly the last act of a hopeful’s tournament.  Dan Dimitrov managed to bust with pocket aces to a straight flush, before Vasili Stancu won an incredilbe three-way all-in to not just survive, but suck out his way to an above-average stack.  

These players all face a few days off to contemplate their Day 2 plan while they play the side events here at DTD, if you’re not on the list then you should be making your way to Nottingham for one of the six other Day 1 flights.  

Day 1A chip counts are as follows:

Mark Elliott –  275,000

Chin Chai Koh –  255,500

David Cook – 254,000

Robert  Smith – 246,500

Kenny Badachha  – 236,000

Mark   Buckley –   232,000

Richard Norfolk – 210,500

Derek Boyle – 207,500

Richard Jwanczuk   –  206,000

Satnam Sandhu – 192,500

Brandon Sheils 188,000

Neil McCulloch – 185,500

Mark Mccluskey – 177,000

Mark Hamilton – 172,500

Gary Bryan – 170,000

Jason Barton    167,000

Luke Barradell – 161,000

Chun  Law – 156,500

Cicerone Uta – 156,500

Havacs Zsolt – 152,500

Peter    Flynn –  145,500

Christos Kyprianou   – 142,000

Vasile Cosmin Stancu –  142,000

David Denny – 141,000

Colin Young – 126,500

Daniel Efeturk – 126,000

Junelo Lee –  124,500

Valentin Svilenov – 107,500

Joseph Smith – 107,000

Mark Judge – 105,500

Riad Kawmi – 104,000

Steve Chennells – 84,500

Johnathan Cooper –  80,500

Gavin    Markham – 80,500

Timotheos  Timotheou  – 77,500

Aaron  Helmore – 70,000

Chris Radford  – 56,000

David  Ingram –  48,500

David Gomez – 42,000

Paul Coughlan – 29,000

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