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£140 Main Event - Road to PSPC
Day 2 Completed

Andrew Barham Leads Final Eight in Moneymaker's Road to PSPC 2020

will_shill • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Andrew Barham
Andrew Barham

From a field of 468 just eight players remain here at the Hippodrome Casino at Le Meridien, Piccadilly and it is Andrew Barham who bags the chip lead.

Barham acquired the majority of his chips in a stunning one-two combo of back to hands, cracking queens with ace-queen thanks to a rivered ace and then having aces hold against the queens of long-time chip leader Stephen Baker to move into the lead.

All eight players have locked up £1,204 and first prize will be £10,454. However, they will all be looking at the ultimate prize that the winner will take away - a Platinum Pass worth more than €26,000.

Final Table

SeatNameChip CountBig Blinds
1Stephen Baker1,170,00020
2Simon Green1,170,00020
3Andrew Barham3,615,00060
4Ken Wong1,200,00020
5Alan Lambert1,700,00028
6Justin Bateson2,100,00035
7Jay Yerby2,060,00034
8Zayn Mushtaq990,00017

Remaining Payouts

PlacePayout (GBP)Payout (USD)
1£10,454$13,381
2£6,524$8,351
3£3,745$4,794
4£3,737$4,783
5£2,937$3,759
6£2,293$2,935
7£1,727$2,211
8£1,204$1,541
Chris Moneymaker
Chris Moneymaker

Day 2 Recap

After topping the last flight in Moneymaker's Road to PSPC 2020, it was Chris Moneymaker himself who held the overall chip lead coming into Day 2 with just 71 players in the money.

However, Day 1c chip leader Stephen Baker put his foot on the gas as soon as play began, and quickly lept into the lead. He was sitting pretty on close to a million in chips, but it was Barry Sweeney who was the first over a million after a big double through Moneymaker.

PokerStars LIVE at the Hippodrome Ambassador Kelly Saxby was eliminated in 20th place for £468 after losing out with ace-jack to queens.

Baker moved back into the lead eliminating Peter Sweeney, and was in the lead with play down to two tables. It was then that Barham made his move, scooping two massive pots back-to-back to move into a chip lead he never relinquished.

Moneymaker departed shortly thereafter, losing out with aces after Zayn Mushtaq rivered a flush, taking home £588 for his 14th place finish.

With the blinds continuing to climb, Arie Juliusburger bubbled the final table in tenth for £790 before Marian Calota falling in ninth one short of making Day 3.

The final eight players will return to play down to a winner to discover the latest Platinum Pass winner at 12 p.m. on Sunday. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the information and live updates.

Tags: Andrew BarhamArie JuliusburgerBarry SweeneyChris MoneymakerKelly SaxbyMarian CalotaPeter SweeneyStephen BakerZayn Mushtaq

Marian Calota Eliminated in 9th Place (£953)

will_shill • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Marian Calota moved all in for 275,000 from the button.

"I need a count regardless," said Jay Yerby in the big blind as Justin Bateson thought in the small blind.

Bateson folded and Yerby looked at his cards. "I call, I have aces." He turned over {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} and was up against the {k-Spades}{4-Hearts} of Calota.

There was no help on the {a-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{6-Spades} runout and Calota was eliminated. The remaining eight players are bagging up ahead of Day 3.

Jay Yerby gb
Jay Yerby
gb 1,900,000 300,000
Marian Calota GB
Marian Calota
GB Busted

Tags: Jay YerbyJustin BatesonMarian Calota

Wong Doubles Through Mushtaq

will_shill • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Zayn Mushtaq opened to 190,000 and called a shove from Ken Wong on the button for 500,000.

Zayn Mushtaq: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Ken Wong: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

The flop came {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and although the {k-Diamonds} gave Mushtaq additional straight outs, the river was the {8-Spades} and Wong doubled up.

Ken Wong cn
Ken Wong
cn 1,100,000 300,000
Zayn Mushtaq GB
Zayn Mushtaq
GB 990,000 -560,000

Tags: Ken WongZayn Mushtaq

Level:
27
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
80,000

Final Table Draw

will_shill • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
SeatNameChip CountBig Blinds
1Stephen Baker900,00015
2Simon Green1,150,00019
3Andrew Barham3,575,00060
4Ken Wong800,00013
5Alan Lambert1,700,00028
6Marian Calota325,0005
7Justin Bateson2,500,00042
8Jay Yerby1,600,00027
9Zayn Mushtaq1,550,00026
Andrew Barham gb
Andrew Barham
gb 3,575,000 875,000
Justin Bateson GB
Justin Bateson
GB 2,500,000
Alan Lambert GB
Alan Lambert
GB 1,700,000 900,000
Jay Yerby gb
Jay Yerby
gb 1,600,000 100,000
Zayn Mushtaq GB
Zayn Mushtaq
GB 1,550,000 350,000
Simon Green GB
Simon Green
GB 1,150,000 150,000
Stephen Baker gb
Stephen Baker
gb 900,000 -775,000
Ken Wong cn
Ken Wong
cn 800,000 100,000
Marian Calota GB
Marian Calota
GB 325,000 -150,000

Gough and Schneider Eliminated

will_shill • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Shortly after the elimination of David Gough, Eduardo Schneider three-bet all in from the small blind for 275,000 after Simon Green opened to 125,000.

Green didn't seem too happy but eventually called with {q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. Schneider would need to win a flip with {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} but an eight on the {8-Spades}{10-Clubs}{2-Hearts} flop gave Green the lead and the turn {j-Clubs} and river {3-Spades} changed nothing and Schneider was eliminated.

Simon Green GB
Simon Green
GB 1,000,000 450,000
David Gough GB
David Gough
GB Busted
Eduardo Schneider PT
Eduardo Schneider
PT Busted

Tags: David GoughEduardo SchneiderSimon Green

Level:
26
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
60,000