Main Event
Days:
2d2e3

Chipleaders Two Tables Out

[user344984] • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

We're down to our last 16 players, across two tables, with everyone having secured themselves a minimum £600 payday. Richard King is still on top of the pile, with Andrei Frujina, Colin Macandrew and Alan Summers not far behind!

Richard King gb
Richard King
gb 6,150,000 650,000
Andrei Frujina gb
Andrei Frujina
gb 4,200,000 1,500,000
Colin Macandrew
Colin Macandrew
3,700,000
Alan Summers
Alan Summers
2,350,000 900,000

Adam Shows His Steel

MrPaulSeaton • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Adam Steel raised to 125,000 from first position and was shoved on by Lam Trinh in the small blind. Steel called off his stack, resigned to his poker fate being in the lap of the Poker Gods.

Adam Steel: {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Lam Trinh: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

The flop of {8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Diamonds} saw Steel make top set and he pumped his fist behind his back. The turn {A-Clubs} and river {3-Diamonds} did nothing to spoil his double-up and left Lam Trinh extremely short-stack with less than nine big blinds.

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2,109,000 2,109,000
Lam Trinh
Lam Trinh
543,000 -1,207,000

Biggest Pot Of The Day

[user344984] • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Macandrew counting his newly amassed fortune
Macandrew counting his newly amassed fortune

We've just seen the biggest pot of the day so far. Colin Macandrew opened under the gun to 125,000, and Mahamed Muse 3-bet to 325,000. The player in the small blind contemplated long and hard about shoving his remaining 800,000 or so but eventually made the fold. The action was back on Macandrew who asks to see Muse's stack, which looks to be roughly 2,000,000, before announcing, "all-in."

Muse asks for a count, which comes to 1,950,000. After a long dwell, Muse eventually flicks the call in, and the cards are on their backs!

Colin Macandrew {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}
Mahamed Muse {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

Both players were on the edge of their seats, as the {8-Hearts}{2-Spades}{7-Clubs} flop rolls off, but the sweat was over on the {K-Diamonds} turn. With Muse drawing dead, the {2-Clubs} hits the river to secure Macandrew a whopping 3,700,000 chip pot. Mahamed Muse finishes in 19th place, earning him £600.

Colin Macandrew
Colin Macandrew
3,700,000 2,725,000
Mahamed Muse gb
Mahamed Muse
gb Busted

King is King

MrPaulSeaton • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Richard King on top on Day 2d
Richard King on top on Day 2d

Richard King currently has the chip lead on Day 2d of the Grand Prix UK. He's loving the tournament and not just because of the position he's in.

"It plays like a normal Day 2. There's a long way to go, but if anything goes wrong, I've got another Day 2 stack so I can play tomorrow too."

Talk about prepared. With Richard be King on Sunday evening and lift the trophy?

Richard King gb
Richard King
gb 5,500,000 1,300,000
Level:
25
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
5,000

Day 2d in Pictures

MrPaulSeaton

Day 2d of the Grand Prix UK Main Event in Nottingham has been a rollercoaster ride so far for the players. With some Day 1 players hard at it too in an effort to progress to tomorrow's Day 2e, everyone is having a great time at Dusk Till Dawn, one of the biggest poker cardrooms in the world.

Ben FodenRichard KingAli Ayubpartypoker Grand Prix UK Day Tony CascarinoRachel HeneghanBad Beat on Day 2d Rachel HeneghanTony CascarinoKieran WalshBen FodenDusk Till Dawn staff at Day 2dDay 2d On ReflectionPaul ZimblerDay 2dMatt Selt and Kevin AllenChaz ChatthaDay 2d at Dusk Till DawnKevin Allen

Trinh Fires Back

[user344984] • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante

We joined the action with Gareth Cresswell moving all-in pre-flop and a side-pot brewing between Kfir Ivgi in the hijack position and Lam Trinh on the button.

Ivgi lead out for 125,000 on a flop of {A-Spades}{6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, with Trinh making the call. On a {K-Spades} turn, Ivgi continued his aggression, betting 175k. Trinh, once again, makes the call, and both players went to the {7-Spades} river. Ivgi fired bullet number three, this time to the tune of 225k. After a little thought, Trinh moved all-in for around a million more. Ivgi went well into the tank, all the while Cresswell looking increasingly uncomfortable with the arising situation.

Ivgi eventually folded, and Trinh took down the whole pot with {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}. Ivgi shook his head, claiming he folded {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} which would have earned him half of the pot back. As it happened, Trinh raked in a huge a huge pot, with Cresswell busting in 21st place for £600.

Lam Trinh
Lam Trinh
1,750,000 -100,000
Kfir Ivgi gb
Kfir Ivgi
gb 1,100,000 1,100,000
Gareth Cresswell
Gareth Cresswell
Busted
Level:
24
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
4,000

Rachel Runs Into It

[user344984] • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante

We've just lost popular local Rachel Heneghan. She shoved her last 431,000 under the gun, running into Colin Macandrew in the hijack who re-shoved, before everyone else quickly got out of the way.

Heneghan's {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} was in bad shape against Macandrew's {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}. That was, until the {J-Diamonds} landed in the window. Before Heneghan could sit back down, the dealer spread the flop to reveal the {4-Clubs} and, more crucially, the {K-Hearts} behind it. Macandrew now just needed to fade a jack, and did so on a {2-Diamonds} turn, {3-Clubs} river runout.

Rachel Heneghan is sent to the rail in 22nd, picking up a respectable £500.

Colin Macandrew
Colin Macandrew
975,000 975,000
Rachel Heneghan
Rachel Heneghan
Busted

Queens Somehow Hold

[user344984] • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante

Kieran Walsh had been short for a while so, in order to fade another round of blinds, he mashed the all-in button under the gun, moving his last 250,000 over the line. No sooner had the dealer thrown him the all-in triangle, was Patricia O'Sulliven all-in as well, for a slightly dearer 890,000. Richard King appeared to have a decision in the big blind, but ultimately folded.

Walsh whipped over {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, which is rarely in terrible shape versus the type of hands that 3-bet jam, especially given that O'Sulliven had {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}.

The {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop, however, was definitely not what Walsh was looking for, who was now dead to running cards. The {8-Hearts} turn wasn't going to do it, and Walsh was left drawing dead, with the inconsequential {6-Diamonds} rolling off on the river, and O'Sulliven raking in a much-needed pot.

Patricia O'sulliven
Patricia O'sulliven
1,225,000 1,225,000
Kieran Walsh
Kieran Walsh
Busted