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Goliath #11: MAIN EVENT
Goliath #11: MAIN EVENT
Day 1 Completed

"BTPsOverpriced" Claims the 2020 Goliath Day 1 Chip Lead; £231,495 Prize Pool Created

AaronMcBride • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 500 ante
Rick Trigg
Rick Trigg

"BTPsOverpriced" has come through Day 1 of the 2020 Grosvenor Goliath Main Event to claim the chip lead with a stack worth 1,148,820.

When Day 2 resumes at 2 pm BST on Sunday, August 9, their nearest rivals will be "ChiZhang", "kissmyace1" and "WilfredWallace".

The 2020 Goliath Main Event £100,000 guarantee was more than doubled after 2,013 entries created a £231,495 prize pool.

What that means for the remaining Day 2 players is that they will have their eyes set on the £42,248 first-place prize.

But the first hurdle to conquer will be the money-bubble, with 144 places paid and a min-cash worth £370.

Team Grosvenor's Jamie Nixon, Katie Swift, Andy Hills, Joe Beevers, and Jeff Kimber all made it past the level 13 late registration, but one by one they fell before the end of the action.

The latest addition to the Grosvenor poker team David "TheHayemaker" Haye was also unable to progress to Day 2 after he saw the last of his bullets come to nothing just before the end of the late reg. period. Haye was unlucky at times, and despite a slow start, he did manage to get going, only to run pocket kings into pocket aces.

However, Team Grosvenor will have representation in Day 2 after Rick Trigg ended Day 1 with a 121,057 stack.

Follow the Goliath Day 2 action to a winner here at PokerNews.

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Kimber Exits

AaronMcBride • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante
Jeff Kimber
Jeff Kimber

The action folded around to "PokerPirate1963" in the small blind and moved all in for 130,000. Jeff Kimber was in the big blind and called for 66,000.

"PokerPirate1963": {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Jeff Kimber: {a-Clubs}{4-Spades}

Board: {j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}

Kimber lost his lead on the flop and was unable to recover, which meant another Team Grosvenor member departed late into Day 1 of the Goliath.

Jeff Kimber gb Busted

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"BTPsOverpriced" Hits a Milly with Runner-Runner

AaronMcBride • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante

"Dudley101" raised to 8,000 and "BTPsOverpriced" three-bet to 32,000. "Dudley101" responded by four-bet shoving for 246,000 and "BTPsOverpriced" snap-called.

"Dudley101": {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
"BTPsOverpriced": {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

The {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{5-Clubs} saw "Dudley101" take a surprise lead, but "BTPsOverpriced" picked up additional outs on the {j-Clubs} turn.

When the river revealed the {q-Clubs}, "BTPsOverpriced" had performed an amazing comeback to retake the lead and win the pot to pass one million chips.

"BTPsOverpriced" GB 1,050,000 455,000
"Dudley101" GB Busted

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No Way Back For Nixon

AaronMcBride • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante
Jamie Nixon
Jamie Nixon

"M0NG00SE" raised to 10,000 from the hijack and called after Jamie Nixon three-bet shoved for 40,000 from the small blind.

"M0NG00SE": {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Nixon: {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

Board: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}

Nixon, who has been streaming his Goliath journey all evening, was dominated and received no help from the board.

Jamie Nixon gb Busted

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Hills Loses Short Stack; Beevers Also Exits

AaronMcBride • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante
Andy Hills
Andy Hills

Andy Hills was down to four big blinds and in the small blind when "Andrei13" raised to 6,000.

Hills put his 11,000 into the middle and "Andrei13" made up the rest.

Hills: {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
"Andrei13": {k-Spades}{2-Spades}

Both players hit a pair on the {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, with Hills still holding his lead. But it all changed on the {2-Clubs} turn, and after the {j-Clubs} had appeared on the river, Hills' 2020 Goliath run was over.

Also hitting the rail in Level 14 was Hills' Grosvenor teammate, Joe Beevers.

Andy Hills gb Busted
Joe Beevers gb Busted

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Nixon Loses Flip

AaronMcBride • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante

"UU01743" moved all in for 38,200 after Jamie Nixon had opened to 6,000 and the latter called.

"UU01743": {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Nixon: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

Board: {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

Nixon lost his lead on the flop and "UU01743" held on to double up.

Jamie Nixon gb 60,000 -21,000

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