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888poker Ambassador Chris Moorman Wins 888poker LIVE London High Roller

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888poker ambassador Chris Moorman Wins 888poker LIVE London £2,200 High Roller

As Day 1a of the 2019 888poker LIVE Festival London £1,100 Main Event kicked off at the Aspers Casino in Westfield Stratford London, the £2,200 High Roller played down to a winner alongside it. 888poker ambassadors Martin Jacobson, Ana Marquez, and Chris Moorman were among the Day 1 survivors and Moorman was the only one to cash. Among others, 2019 WSOP Main Event finalist Nick Marchington, Ivan Deyra and Christopher Yong bowed out before the money.

Jose Planells ended up as the bubble-boy in a field of 39 entries and the top six spots were guaranteed a portion of the £77,220 prize pool. Fellow Spaniard Raul Martinez had to settle for the min-cash and Antoine Saout, as well as Nicholas Lee, headed to the payout desk next.

Benjamin Winsor pulled into a 2-1 lead in heads-up but Moorman doubled once to claim the lead. Ultimately, Winsor was down to around seven big blinds when he jammed with ace-trey suited and Moorman looked him up with ace-nine. The kicker played on a ten-high board and Moorman posed for the winner shots shortly after.

With the victory, Moorman is closing in on $6 million in lifetime live winnings (according to The Hendon Mob), on top of his countless online accolades under his handle "Moorman1".

£2,200 High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (in GBP)Prize (in USD)
1Chris MoormanUnited Kingdom£27,000$34,865
2Benjamin WinsorUnited Kingdom£17,000$21,952
3Nicholas LeeAustralia£12,000$15,496
4Antoine SaoutFrance£9,000$11,622
5Damian BellUnited Kingdom£7,000$9,039
6Raul MartinezSpain£5,220$6,741

888poker LIVE London £1,100 Main Event Day 1a

Day 1a of the 2019 888poker LIVE Festival London £1,100 Main Event has wrapped up and out of a field of 58 entries including six re-entries, 13 players made it through the 11 levels of 40 minutes each at the Aspers Casino in Westfield Stratford London.

Kfir Ivgi is the dominating chip leader and he was among those to fire a second entry as his first attempt ended within 15 minutes and he steamrolled through the tables after to turn his 30,000 into an impressive 419,000. A trio of players ended up over 200k including Iaron Lightbourne (256,000), Gary Miller (231,500) and Lukas Gloor (221,500).

What follows is a big gap as Neil van der Merwe finished the first of five starting days fifth in chips with 92,000. Other notables that advanced to Day 2 already were Irena Macesovic (85,500), Alexander Zeligman (80,000), 888poker ambassador Martin Jacobson (60,000), and Manh The Nguyen (54,500).

Top 5 Chip Counts After £1,100 Main Event Day 1a

PlacePlayerCountryChip Count
1Kfir IvgiUnited Kingdom419,000
2Iaron LightbourneUnited Kingdom256,000
3Gary MillerUnited Kingdom231,500
4Lukas GloorCzech Republic221,500
5Neil van der MerweUnited Kingdom92,000

Miller and Lightbourne spent the late stages of Day 1a on Ivgi's table and both were almost dying in laughter from the incredible table action and banter of Ivgi as he made his way to the top of the leader board.

“This table should be on TV, they still wouldn't believe it,” Miller exclaimed in the final level of the night and wished to have the same line-up for the stream table on Day 2. Whether or not that wish comes true remains to be seen as players from another four flights will advance in the next two days.

Among those to bust on Day 1a were Dillan Patel, Keith Hoang, Matthew Eardley, Ion Mican, Francois Pirault, Leon Louis and Ramlal Basdeo to name just a few. The 2017 champion Tom Hall as well as last year's runner-up Derek Lawless also took a shot at the action but ran out of chips early on.

Iaron Lightbourne and Kfir Ivgi
Iaron Lightbourne and Kfir Ivgi

The Main Event will continue with Day 1b as of 1 p.m. local time followed by Day 1c at 6 p.m. local time. Both flights play 11 levels of 40 minutes each and the PokerNews live reporting team will provide all the action from the tables.

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