UKIPT Isle of Man Day 1b – Baker Leads Overall

Isle of Man

Day 1b of the PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour Isle of Man  was completed last night after another 257 players converged to the field in an attempt to lay claim to this title. That brought us a total field of 402 players for this event which created a prize pool of €339,500 which was a little short of the €350k guarantee.

Once Day 1b finished it was revealed that there would be 77 players joining the Day 1a survivors meaning that there will be 116 starting on Day 2 today.

Finishing right at the top of the chip counts on Day 1a was Matthew Baker after he finished up with 235,600 in chips. This also put him at the top of the overall chip counts and will be starting Day 2 as the chip leader.

Big Names in the Field

The PokerStars Team Pros turned out in full force for this event on Day 1b with the likes of Chris Moneymaker, Vicky Coren, Eugene Katchalov, Jake Cody and Isaac Haxton being among them. Katchalov, Moneymaker and Haxton were amongst the eliminations on the day but the rest of those above did make it into Day 2.

Vicky Coren finished the highest of that bunch after collecting 129,000 chips to put her in 9th place overall.

Day 2 will see that field get past the bubble as the top 55 players will be the only ones walking away with any money. The top prize for this event is €65,900 which might not be among the biggest payouts in the world but you have to remember that this is a smaller local tour that aims at encouraging new players to experience big field tournaments.

Top Chip Counts Going Into Day 2

1st) Matthew Baker – 235,600

2nd) Wei Li – 172,000

3rd) Donald Rae – 154,900

4th) Barry Curtis – 146,100

5th) David Rees – 144,800

6th) Donatas Didika – 143,500

7th) Stephen Day – 135,000

8th) Rhydian Mathias – 130,400

9th) Victoria Coren Mitchell – 129,000

10th) Ludovic Geilich – 123,700

Prize Pool Information

1st) 65,900

2nd) 41,800

3rd) 30,200

4th) 24,400

5th) 19,300

6th) 14,900

7th) 11,120

8th) 8,000

9th) 6,480

10-11th) 5,360

12-13th) 4,650

14-15th) 4,100

16-17th) 3,700

18-20th) 3,360

21-23rd) 3,020

24-27th) 2,680

28-31st) 2,340

32-39th) 2,000

40-55th) 1,660

Remember to come back tomorrow to see who has made it into the money and is looking in good shape to make a challenge at the title.