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£2,200 High Roller



£2,200 High Roller
Day 1 Completed

£2,200 High Roller Smashes Guarantee; Song Leads 32 Survivors After Day 1

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Yiqian Song
Yiqian Song

The second event of the 2018 888poker LIVE Festival London follows into the footsteps of the €220 Opening Event and easily surpassed the guaranteed prize pool of £50,000, as Day 1 of the £2,200 High Roller attracted a total of 61 entries. Of those, only 32 players bagged up chips and will return for Day 2 on Thursday, November 29th, 2018, to the Aspers Casino in the Westfield Stratford City.

Leading the field after nine levels of 30 minutes each is UK's Yiqian Song with 433,500, followed by Ajay Kejriwal (407,500) and Gerald Ringe (396,500). Among those to bag and tag for the night were also such notables as , Matas Cimbolas (226,000), 888poker ambassador Martin Jacobson (203,000), 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event champ Jack Sinclair (157,500), Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi (148,000), Thomas Muehloecker (114,500), High Roller regular Orpen Kisacikoglu (89,000) and 888poker ambassador Chris Moorman (31,000).

Along with all other events of the festival in London, the £2,200 featured a 30-second shot clock and the tournament also included the very popular big blind ante format. Almost half of the field was eliminated throughout Day 1 including the 2018 WSOP Main Event champion John Cynn and runner-up Tony Miles, Antoine Labat, Enzo Del Piero and the 888poker ambassadors Parker Talbot, Ana Marquez, and Vivian Saliba.

Within just a few minutes into the first level, Terry Jordon had missclicked and became the first casualty of the day, however, the Brit re-entered and advanced with a stack of 116,000. In the second level of the day, Martin Donoghue had sent Harry Lodge and Labat to the rail, Lodge bought back in but didn't find a bag at the end of level nine either.

The 2018 WSOP Main Event final table revival kicked off in the second level when John Cynn sat down at the same table as Tony Miles, and Antoine Labat was eliminated only a few meters away one table over. Miles claimed the stack of Cynn, but also ran out of chips before bagging and tagging.

Team 888poker was represented by Ana Marquez, Vivian Saliba, Parker Talbot, Chris Moorman and 2014 WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson. Moorman was two-outed by Terry Jordon in the final level of the night when he failed to hold up with pocket tens versus pocket treys. Talbot, Saliba and Marquez also fell, the latter saw her ace-king end up second-best to the ace-queen of Francis Foord-Brown.

The late registration for the event remains open until the start of Day 2 at 5 p.m. local time and Dominik Nitsche is among those expected to enter the £2,200 High Roller before the cards go back in the air. All new entries will receive 100,000 in chips, 20 big blinds for the restart at blinds of 2,500/5,000 with a big blind ante of 5,000. The tournament is scheduled to play down to a champion and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action.

£2,200 High Roller Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Vadim CojocaruUnited Kingdom334,50067
12Christopher KyriacouUnited Kingdom220,50044
13Ryan MandaraUnited Kingdom101,50020
14Jonathan ClarkUnited Kingdom178,50036
15Ian HunterUnited Kingdom195,50039
16Matas CimbolasLithuania226,00045
21Chris Da-SilvaUnited Kingdom274,00055
22Zhen ShaoChina77,00015
23Paul HizerUnited Kingdom101,00020
24Chris MoormanUnited Kingdom31,0006
25Michael MizrachiUnited States148,00030
26Francis Foord-BrownUnited Kingdom97,00019
31Duco Ten HavenNetherlands53,00011
32Tom HallUnited Kingdom56,00011
33Terry JordonUnited Kingdom116,00023
34Martin JacobsonSweden203,00041
35Pascal PflockGermany200,50040
41Jeremy SaderneFrance162,50033
42Ajay KejriwalUnited Kingdom407,50082
43Thomas MuehloeckerAustria114,50023
44Vinod FernandezUnited Kingdom130,00026
45Cheng Rui WongSingapore226,50045
51Orpen KisacikogluTurkey89,00018
52Morten ChristensenDenmark200,50040
53Martin DonoghueUnited Kingdom365,00073
54Robert HeidornGermany113,00023
55Gerald RingeUnited Kingdom396,50079
61Yiqian SongUnited Kingdom433,50087
62Maurizio MelaraItaly242,00048
63Carlos Sanchez DiazSpain216,50043
64Florence AlleraFrance177,50036
65Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom157,50032
John Cynn
2018 WSOP Main Event champion John Cynn took part on Day 1 of the £2,200 High Roller

Photos courtesy of Tomas Stacha/888poker

Tags: Ana MarquezAntoine LabatChris MoormanDominik NitscheEnzo Del PieroGerald RingeHarry LodgeJack SinclairMartin DonoghueMartin JacobsonMatas CimbolasParker TalbotTerry JordonThomas MuehloeckerTony MilesVivian Saliba

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Yiqian Song gb
Yiqian Song
gb 433,500 103,500
Ajay Kejriwal GB
Ajay Kejriwal
GB 407,500 407,500
Gerald Ringe gb
Gerald Ringe
gb 396,500 111,500
Martin Donoghue GB
Martin Donoghue
GB 365,000
Vadim Cojocaru gb
Vadim Cojocaru
gb 334,500 104,500
Chris Da-Silva gb
Chris Da-Silva
gb 274,000 94,000
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 242,000 92,000
Maurizio Melara IT
Maurizio Melara
IT 242,000 112,000
Cheng Rui Wong SG
Cheng Rui Wong
SG 226,500 -23,500
Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
lt 226,000 46,000
Christopher Kyriacou gb
Christopher Kyriacou
gb 220,500 20,500
Carlos Sanchez Diaz es
Carlos Sanchez Diaz
es 216,500 -3,500
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 203,000 83,000
Pascal Pflock de
Pascal Pflock
de 200,500 95,500
Morten Christensen dk
Morten Christensen
dk 200,500 100,500
Ian Hunter GB
Ian Hunter
GB 195,500 195,500
Jonathan Clark gb
Jonathan Clark
gb 178,500 8,500
Florence Allera fr
Florence Allera
fr 177,500 -2,500
Jeremy Saderne fr
Jeremy Saderne
fr 162,500 122,500
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
gb 157,500 -22,500
Vinod Fernandez gb
Vinod Fernandez
gb 130,000 130,000
Terry Jordon gb
Terry Jordon
gb 116,000
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
at 114,500 14,500
Robert Heidorn de
Robert Heidorn
de 113,000 28,000
Ryan Mandara gb
Ryan Mandara
gb 101,500 16,500

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Wong Ecapes From Elimination

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The three-way flop showed {9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and Cheng Rui Wong checked to Martin Donoghue, who bet 12,000. Terry Jordon called and Wong then check-raised all in for 68,000. Donoghue reluctantly called, but got out of the way when Jordon moved all in over the top.

Cheng Rui Wong: {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Terry Jordon: {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

"I had jack ten of hearts," Donoghue said in table chat and saw the board complete with the {Q-Diamonds} turn and {8-Clubs} river. Wong essentially more than tripled up, while Jordon continued his roller coaster ride throughout the day.

Martin Donoghue GB
Martin Donoghue
GB 365,000 155,000
Cheng Rui Wong SG
Cheng Rui Wong
SG 250,000 10,000
Terry Jordon gb
Terry Jordon
gb 116,000 -144,000

Tags: Cheng Rui WongMartin DonoghueTerry Jordon

Three More Hands

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The clocks have been stopped with five minutes remaining and another three hands will be played. Just prior to that, Christopher Yong has been eliminated.

Christopher Yong gb
Christopher Yong
gb Busted

Tags: Christopher Yong

Double Knockout for Clark

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Benny Glaser
Benny Glaser

Manuel Bardon O'Shea ended up all in and at risk for 45,000 and Benny Glaser also had his chips in, having the Spaniard barely covered. Last but not least, Jonathan Clark was also part of the showdown and had two opponents at risk.

Manuel Bardon O'Shea: {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}
Benny Glaser: {A-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Jonathan Clark: {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}

The board came {7-Spades}{5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{4-Spades}{J-Clubs} and ace-queen high was good enough to win the pot for Clark.

Jonathan Clark gb
Jonathan Clark
gb 170,000 70,000
Manuel Bardon O'Shea ES
Manuel Bardon O'Shea
ES Busted
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb Busted

Tags: Benny GlaserJonathan ClarkManuel Bardon

Moorman Gets Two-Outed

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Harry Lodge ended up all in and at risk with a suited ace-king and Florence Allera called with the {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}. The board came {Q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and Lodge was eliminated once more.

At the same time, Terry Jordon ended up all in for 138,500 with {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and needed a lof of help, as Chris Moorman had him dominated with {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}. On a {J-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} board, Jordon got there on the river to leave Moorman with crumbs.

Moorman quadrupled in the next hand after he flopped a straight with {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, but may need another double or triple up to get back into contention.

Terry Jordon gb
Terry Jordon
gb 260,000 -15,000
Chris Da-Silva gb
Chris Da-Silva
gb 180,000 -30,000
Florence Allera fr
Florence Allera
fr 180,000 5,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 25,000 -140,000
Harry Lodge gb
Harry Lodge
gb Busted

Tags: Chris MoormanFlorence AlleraHarry LodgeTerry Jordon

Ilyukhin Eliminated by Ten Haven

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

A very short-stacked Victor Ilyukhin was all in with the {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} and Duco Ten Haven had a flip with the {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}. Ilyukhin had two overcards and also turned a flushdraw, but ultimately the board of {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} provided no help for the Russian.

New chipleader on the same table is Yiqian Song, who has boosted his stack significantly as of lately.

Yiqian Song gb
Yiqian Song
gb 330,000 230,000
Duco Ten Haven nl
Duco Ten Haven
nl 65,000 -35,000
Victor Ilyukhin gb
Victor Ilyukhin
gb Busted

Tags: Duco Tevn HavenVictor Ilyukhin

Last Level of the Night

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Vivian Saliba
Vivian Saliba

According to the screens, there are just 39 players out of 61 entries remaining and they have entered the final level of the night. Unfortunately, 888poker ambassador Vivian Saliba is not among them as she has been eliminated and headed over to rail Pascal Pflock for now.

Vivian Saliba br
Vivian Saliba
br Busted

Tags: Pascal PflockVivian Saliba