2022 PokerStars EPT London

£2,200 UKIPT High Roller
Day: 1b
Event Info

2022 PokerStars EPT London

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
200,000 / 400,000
Players Info - Day 1b
Players Left

£2,200 UKIPT High Roller

Day 1b Completed

Lococo Among Big Stacks at End of Day 1b of the £2,200 UKIPT High Roller

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Alejandro Lococo
Alejandro Lococo

PokerStars Team Pro Ambassador Alejandro Lococo is among the big stacks at the end of Day 1b of the £2,200 UKIPT High Roller at PokerStars European Poker Tour London. Lococo has over $2,000,000 in live tournament earnings and will be hoping to add another title here at Hilton Park Lane hotel at EPT London. Other players who bagged big include Laszlo Molnar (583,000), Charlie Hawes (570,000) and Christopher Maguire (570,000).

Day 1b Top Ten Chip Counts

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Laszlo MolnarHungary583,00097
2Christopher MaguireGermany570,00095
3Charlie HawesNew Zealand570,00095
4Alejandro LococoArgentina482,00080
5Gabriel RobertsUnited States408,00068
6Lucas AlexanderUnited Kingdom367,00062
7Ian GascoigneUnited Kingdom300,00050
8Gautam SabharwalIndia276,00046
9Luciano MacchiarelliArgentina239,00040
10Alexander LynskeyAustralia195,00033

Lococo leads the remaining 29 who will combine with the Day 1b survivors on Saturday 22nd October. Other notables who survived include Gianluca Speranza (40,000), Renan Bruschi (185,000) and Alexandre Reard (212,000).

Lococo was short stacked for much of the day but built a stack before the bubble and continued to build on the bubble by putting pressure on the short stacks. Mateusz Wozniak had a big stack for much of the day but will be returning with around an average stack.

The bubble lasted a while but it was German Leonard Maue was fell victim to it as the EPT Barcelona €25,000 high roller champion shoved ace four from the small blind only to run into Charlie Hawes's pocket nines in the big blind. Endrit Geci managed to sneak into Day 2 and hence the money with just 14,000 as a result of Maue's elimination.

Action will resume at 12 p.m. local time with ten minutes left on the 3,000/6,000 blind level with a 6,000 big blind ante where play will continue until a champion is crowned.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the action tomorrow where the live reporting team will report until a winner.

Tags: Alejandro LococoAlexander LynskeyAlexandre ReardCharlie HawesChristopher MaguireEndrit GeciGabriel RobertsGautam SabharwalGianluca SperanzaHilton Park LaneIan GascoigneLaszlo MolnarLeonard MaueLuciano MacchiarelliMateusz WozniakRenan Bruschi

End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Laszlo Molnar hu
Laszlo Molnar
583,000 243,000
Christopher Maguire gb
Christopher Maguire
570,000 470,000
Charlie Hawes nz
Charlie Hawes
Alejandro Lococo ar
Alejandro Lococo
482,000 429,000
Gabriel Roberts fr
Gabriel Roberts
408,000 -62,000
Lucas Alexander gb
Lucas Alexander
367,000 77,000
Ian Gascoigne gb
Ian Gascoigne
300,000 300,000
Gautam Sabharwal in
Gautam Sabharwal
276,000 206,000
Luciano Macchiarelli ar
Luciano Macchiarelli
239,000 -21,000
Alexander Lynskey au
Alexander Lynskey
218,000 18,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
212,000 212,000
Nello Neto br
Nello Neto
199,000 199,000
Renan Bruschi br
Renan Bruschi
185,000 -30,000
Luigi Soncin br
Luigi Soncin
178,000 -97,000
Mateusz Wozniak pl
Mateusz Wozniak
175,000 -148,000
Atanas Malinov bg
Atanas Malinov
171,000 81,000
Ghassan Hoss gb
Ghassan Hoss
146,000 -134,000
Tibor Nagygyorgy hu
Tibor Nagygyorgy
130,000 -50,000
Ehsan Amiri au
Ehsan Amiri
128,000 -4,000
Christophe Pommier fr
Christophe Pommier
127,000 127,000
Eldos Davlet kz
Eldos Davlet
112,000 -73,000
Benjamin Souriau fr
Benjamin Souriau
110,000 110,000
Emad Zarghami au
Emad Zarghami
103,000 103,000
Orestis Kanakopoulos gr
Orestis Kanakopoulos
101,000 101,000
Jeremy Routier fr
Jeremy Routier
97,000 -18,000

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Leonard Maue Eliminated on the Bubble

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Leonard Maue
Leonard Maue

Action folded around to Leonard Maue on in the small blind who moved all in for around 100,000. He was called by Charlie Hawes in the big blind.

Leonard Maue: {a-Clubs}{4-Spades}
Charlie Hawes: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

Maue, a EPT Barcelona 2022 high roller champion, was behind and needed help. The flop came {k-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades} which put Hawes way ahead. The turn was the {6-Hearts} which gave Maue a gutshot. However the river was the {8-Clubs} which eliminated Maue on the bubble and ended the action for the day.

Player Chips Progress
Charlie Hawes nz
Charlie Hawes
570,000 239,000
Leonard Maue de
Leonard Maue

Tags: Charlie HawesLeonard Maue

Macchiarelli Bluffs on Bubble

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante

Gabriel Roberts limped 12,000 from under the gun and Luciano Macchiarelli checked behind in the big blind.

The flop came {k-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and Roberts bet 13,000 when checked before Macchiarelli raised to 37,000. Roberts paused for a bit before folding. Macchiarelli showed {9-Spades}{4-Spades} for nine high.

Player Chips Progress
Gabriel Roberts fr
Gabriel Roberts
470,000 210,000
Luciano Macchiarelli ar
Luciano Macchiarelli
260,000 15,000

Tags: Gabriel RobertsLuciano Macchiarelli

Level: 20

Blinds: 6,000/12,000

Ante: 12,000

Hawes Doubles Through Maue

Level 19 : 5,000/10,000, 10,000 ante

Leonard Maue raised to 20,000 from the cutoff before Charlie Hawes moved all in from the button for 153,000. Action folded back to Maue who looked up at the clock before calling.

Charlie Hawes: {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Leonard Maue: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}

Hawes was in great shape to double as he dominated Maue's pocket tens with his pocket kings. The board ran out {k-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{q-Hearts} to give him the double and leave Maue with less than ten big blinds.

Player Chips Progress
Charlie Hawes nz
Charlie Hawes
331,000 166,000
Leonard Maue de
Leonard Maue
70,000 -155,000

Tags: Charlie HawesLeonard Maue

Level: 19

Blinds: 5,000/10,000

Ante: 10,000