UKIPT Isle of Man Day 2 – Woods Big Chip Lead        

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There are now just 40 players left in the PokerStars UKIPT Isle of Man Main Event after the 116 that began the day were once again whittled down.

The second instalment of the event that is being held near to the PokerStars Headquarters has been a popular affair, attracting local recreational players, top pros and even employees of the largest poker site in the world.

Leading the event is Darren Woods after an impressive day at the felt brought him 907,500 in chips, more than double that of Full Tilt Pro Martins Adeniya in second place with 448,000. Simon Deadman who has been nominated for an award at the upcoming British Poker Awards is also in the hunt and sits in 4th place with 375,500 chips.

Woods was literally cooking on Day 2, the man who is a chef by trade, seemed to have all the ingredients of a good tournament poker player and could have a UKIPT title on the menu very soon.

For the PokerStars Team Pros that had made it through to Day 2, there were mixed results with both Fatima de Melo and Vicky Coren both making it through to Day 3 with 58,500 and 77,500 chips respectively but others not doing so well. On the flip side, Jake Cody, Mickey Petersen, Christophe de Meulder and Eugene Katchalov were all eliminated and the majority of them headed straight to the High Roller event that also started yesterday.

As for Coren, she also entered the High Roller event and multi-tabled between the two of them. Unfortunately for her, though she made Day 3 of this event, she just fell short of the money in the High Roller.



Day 3 will see the remaining 40 players have to battle it out to make it onto the final table of eight, a feat that could see them in with a chance at taking home the £65,900 first place payout. With the bubble now burst, everyone that is still in the event is guaranteed a payout of at the very least £1,660.

The Current Standings

1st) Darren Woods – 907,500

2nd) Martins Adeniya – 448,000

3rd) David Hill – 382,000

4th) Simon Deadman – 375,500

5th) Ian Marmion – 333,500

6th) Matthew Baker – 327,000

7th) Christopher Corkhill – 325,000

8th) Smit Trivedi – 319,000

9th) Josef Snejberg – 312,500

10th) Ciaran Heaney – 265,000

Catch us tomorrow to discover which players make that final table and the chance at winning a well sought after UK & Ireland Poker Tour title. You can also keep up to date with the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific that has been running for the past few days. We have poker a plenty going on right now, so this is the place that you want to be.