PokerStars UKIPT Challenge Series Day 1b

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Day 1b of the PokerStars UKIPT Challenge Series at PokerStars Live in the Hippodrome Casino in London was completed last night, with the survivors now preparing to take part in Day 2 today.

There were 193 registrations for Day 1b bringing us a total 353 for the whole event. Yet after another 12 levels at the felt just 57 of those will be joining the 48 survivors from Day 1a into Day 2. The player that finished Day 1b with the chip lead was George Alexander after his chip count of 227,400 was substantially better than that of the 161,600 that Karun Dewan in second place held.

Day 1b brought a number of big names such as Full Tilt Pro Martins Adeniya and Duncan McLellan who has won two UKIPT titles so far in his career. Unfortunately, the latter was not able to make it through the day but Adeniya did get through with a chip count of 76,700.

When Day 2 begins today at noon the aim is for those players to be reduced down to the final table which is to be played on Sunday. Whilst the sums on money on offer are nothing compared to that of the bigger tours, the UKIPT Challenge Series is all about bringing new players into the game and nurturing them to become the next big things.

The Top Ten From Day 1b

George Alexander – 227,400

Karun Dewan – 161,600

Kelvin Mullis – 129,600

Juan Ignacio Sanchez – 119,500

Carlo Hassan – 107,900

Daniel Toffel – 107,500

Brice Bonata – 106,300

Andrew Christos – 105,700

Leon Campbell – 105,400

Joseph Craig – 105,200

Day 2 will see the return of the 105 players that have thus far negotiated themselves closer to the prize pool paying places of the top 47 players. That prize pool has been revealed to be £86,330 and will see the eventual winner nail down a payout of £16,800.

Make sure you check in with us for our report on Day 2 tomorrow, where you can discover which players are looking strong in their bid for a good payday and a nice title to be attached to their name.

Prize Pool Information

1st) £16,800

2nd) £10,700

3rd) £8,050

4th) £6,500

5th) £5,100

6th) £3,900

7th) £2,850

8th) £2,100

9th) £1,700

10th-11th) £1,450

12th-13th) £1,280

14th-15th) £1,150

16th-17th) £1,020

18th-19th) £890

20th) £890

21st-23rd) £800

24th-27th) £710

28th-31st) £630

32nd – 39th) £550

40th – 47th) £500