After eight levels of play, a busy Day 1c of the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK Main Event has come to an end. There was no lack of action on the tables as British pros, international poker stars, and the many qualifiers took their seats to battle the rest of the field to make it through to Day 2.
At the end of Level 8, the tournament clock showed that there were 576 entries in total of which 360 managed to find a bag to tag. Taking the chip lead is Alexandre Gomes with 6,120,000 in chips. Trailing him in second place is Christopher Vernon with 5,325,000 and and closing the podium is Thomas MacDonald with 5,265,000. Two more players who managed to bag over the 5 million mark are Richard Hoadley (5,250,000), and Tom Winstone.
The partypoker pros have all had a pretty good day. Leading the partypoker representatives is Roberto Romanello with 3,700,000, also through are Anatoly Filatov (2,800,000), Carl Froch (2,235,000), Kristen Bicknell (1,690,000), Marcel Luske (1,055,000), Joni Jouhkimainen (930,000), Natalia Breviglieri (820,000), and Boris Becker with 535,000.
Also through to Day 2 are notable players like Mustapha Kanit with 4,470,000, Dominik Nitsche with 4,935,000 who won the €10,300 High Roller during the MILLIONS Germany festival and finished in fourth place during the Grand Final Main Event in Barcelona. Juan Pardo actually finished as the runner in the same Main Event and bagged 3,000,000.
2013 WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess (3,605,000), Paul Newey (3,295,000), Preben Stokkan (3,000,000), Max Silver (2,120,000), Jack Sinclair (1,940,000), and many more finished with a stack to tag at the end of the day.
The full chip counts for the 357 surviving Day 1c players will be posted as soon as PokerNews receives them from the organization. This is also the case for the Day 2 seat draw.
With all entries over the first three starting days and the online Day 1, the total number of entries is now 800. With registration till open until 5 PM local time on Day 2, who knows who else will still be jumping into the Main Event with a guaranteed prize pool of a whopping £5,000,000.
Structure Day 2
|Level||Small Blind||Big Blind||Button Ante||Clock|
At least 475 players will be coming back at noon local time at the Dusk Till Dawn Poker & Casino and play another eight 60-minute levels with a 15-minute break after every 2 levels except Level 12. After Level 12, a 45-minute dinner break will take place.
Main Event Schedule
|Date||Start||Late Reg||Levels||Clock||Event||Number of Players||Players Left|
|Sunday, September 30, 2018||21:00||-||24||Online - Day 1||21||12|
|Monday, October 1, 2018||12:00||Day 2||8||60||Day 1a||38||18|
|Tuesday, October 2, 2018||12:00||Day 2||8||60||Day 1b||165||88|
|Wednesday, October 3, 2018||12:00||Day 2||8||60||Day 1c||576||357|
|Thursday, October 4, 2018||12:00||17:00||8||60||Day 2||475||-|
|Friday, October 5, 2018||12:00||-||8||60||Day 3||-||-|
|Saturday, October 6, 2018||12:00||-||8||60||Day 4||-||-|
|Sunday, October 7, 2018||12:00||-||60||Day 5 (Final Day)||-||-|
Make sure to return at noon as the PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all the action from Nottingham!