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£140 Main Event - Road to PSPC



£140 Main Event - Road to PSPC
Day 1ab Completed

Green Bags the Chip Lead in Moneymaker's Road to PSPC Day 1a

will_shill • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Simon Green
Simon Green

It took nine-hour for Day 1a of Moneymaker's Road to PSPC to play down to 15%, and at the end of it Simon Green bagged the chip lead with 347,000 chips from a starting stack of 30,000.

"I went through a phase of about 10-20 hands where I just picked up really good cards," Green told PokerNews after bagging. "And I was just hitting with them!

"There was a hand where a guy bluffed me after I hit a flush. He goes all in and I tanked for a couple of minutes before calling with the second nut flush."

The first flight got underway here at Hippodrome Casino at Le Meridien, Piccadilly at midday and attracting 84 entries including PokerStars Ambassador Chris Moneymaker, Katie Swift, Jimmy Kebe, Craig Sweden, and Asif Warris.

Chris Moneymaker
Chris Moneymaker

All of these players will have to grab a seat for Day 2 from a different flight after busting out, with Moneymaker flopping two pair only to lose out to a rivered straight and bust shortly thereafter. Similarly, Warris lost a classic race against Kebe, but both failed to see it through to the end of the day.

Green bagged the biggest stack, ahead of Eduardo Schneider (pictured) and Jai Patel who both bagged the same stack of 319,500 chips.

Eduardo Schneider
Eduardo Schneider

Victor Hairapetyan (309,000) is the only other player over 300,000, with only five players above average in chips when play halted.

Day 2 gets underway at the revised time of 12 p.m. with the survivors from all four flights. We'll bring you full details of those advancing from tonight's Day 1b later but until then we look forward to you joining our coverage tomorrow for the Day 1c and 1d of the Moneymaker's Road to PSPC 2020!

Tags: Asif WarrisChris MoneymakerCraig SwedenEduardo SchneiderJai PatelJimmy KebeKatie SwiftSimon GreenVictor Harapetyan

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Simon Green GB
Simon Green
GB 347,000 12,000
Eduardo Schneider PT
Eduardo Schneider
PT 319,500 54,500
Jai Patel GB
Jai Patel
GB 319,500 -500
Victor Hairapetyan gb
Victor Hairapetyan
gb 309,000 309,000
Dan Spataru GB
Dan Spataru
GB 199,500 199,500
Colin Lovelock gb
Colin Lovelock
gb 192,000 -18,000
Ashley Paget GB
Ashley Paget
GB 185,000 185,000
Richard Hayes gb
Richard Hayes
gb 150,000 120,000
Christopher Yong gb
Christopher Yong
gb 126,000 126,000
Arie Juliusburger US
Arie Juliusburger
US 102,500 102,500
Gabriel Gusetoiu ro
Gabriel Gusetoiu
ro 81,000 41,000
Tomasz Szczerbinski PL
Tomasz Szczerbinski
PL 55,000 55,000

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Da-Silva Joins Day 1b Field

will_shill • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

PokerStars Live at the Hippodrome Ambassador Chris Da-Silva has joined the field here at Moneymaker's Road to PSPC 2020.

Fresh off a €70k High Roller win in Malta, he will be looking for a deep run here in London.



will_shill • Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

With just 15 players remaining, and 13 advancing to Day 2, the tournament is going on a short 10 minute break.

Patel Soaring Ahead

will_shill • Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

The average come the end of the night will be around 190,000, but Jai Patel is already sitting on more than double that.

Jai Patel GB
Jai Patel
GB 395,000 145,000

Pace of Eliminations Slows

will_shill • Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

With 15 players remaining, the pace of eliminations has slowed with only 13 players guaranteed to grab a place in Day 2.