The Final Table of the UKIPT Online Main Event is the highlight on the first day of the UKIPT Bristol featuring Chris Moorman and over £250,000 in prize money.
The sixth leg of the 2012/13 PokerStars sponsored United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour kicks of this afternoon at the Gala Casino in Bristol with the finale of the UKIPT Online Main Event – the first two days of which were played (online!) on 14-15 October.
The two chip leaders – Rafael “zugzwang16” Haber and Wojtek “piper_kl88” Barzantny – have more than half the chips in play between them, but are chased up in third by Chris “Moorman1” Moorman and the highly experienced Joep ‘Pappe_Ruk’ van den Bijgaart in fourth.
The eight remaining players are competing for more than £250,000 from the £410,900 prize pool which was created when 587 players either qualified online for the UKIPT Online Main Event or ponied up the £735.00 buy-in. Today´s winner will walk away with £77,126.03.
Chip Counts for the UKIPT Online Final Table
|1||Rafael ‘zugzwang16’ Haber,||Uruguay||1,530,528|
|2||Wojtek ‘piper_kl88’ Barzantny,||Germany||1,524,837|
|3||Chris ‘Moorman1’ Moorman||England||562,818|
|4||Joep ‘Pappe_Ruk’ van den Bijgaart,||Netherlands||545,565|
|5||Sregey ‘Seradja’ Sergeevich Prostakov||Russia||490,798|
|6||Dan ‘danloulou’ Smyth||Ireland||485,659|
|7||David ‘komisch99’ Lenz||Germany||369,562|
|8||Ben ‘gs08bjohnson’ Jenkins||England||360,233|
More Events at Bristol UKIPT
Although the final table of the UKIPT Online Main Event is the highlight of Day 1 of the six-day pokerfest in Bristol, there are several other notable events taking place during the week. Tomorrow (Thursday) sees the first of two Day 1s for the UKIPT Bristol £770.00 buy-in Main Event, while on Friday a £100.00 + £50.00 + £10.00 Turbo Bounty Event is scheduled.
On Saturday the first day (of 2) of the popular £2,150.00 Hi-Roller event starts at 6.00pm and on Sunday afternoon there is a £110.00 Ladies tournament at 3.00pm. The UKIPT Bristol Main Event plays throughout the weekend and concludes with the final table on Monday November 12th.
If you have left it too late to qualify for this leg of the UKIPT, satellites are already running on PokerStars for January´s seventh leg at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh – one of the most popular stops on the United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour and conveniently scheduled for the weekend after the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for those who prefer to alternate extreme climates!