£1,100 Main Event
£1,100 Main Event
Day 1bc Completed

Zeligman Tops Day 1b and Saout Leads the Pack After Day 1c in 2022 UKIPT London £1,100 Main Event

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Alexander Zeligman
Alexander Zeligman

The return of the United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour after a hiatus since November 2016, commonly known as the UKIPT, has been a success story for live and online poker giant PokerStars. Taking place at the iconic Hippodrome Casino in the heart of London, the festival already produced strong numbers leading up to the marquee 2022 UKIPT London £1,100 Main Event and the final two starting days pushed the total attendance to 645 entries.

Only 128 players remain in contention for the £619,200 prize pool and the top 95 spots will get paid at least £1,684. The UK's Alexander Zeligman topped a field of 297 entries on Day 1b as the former theatre near Leicester Square was pushed to the limits of the capacity. After the completion of 13 levels of 50 minutes each, Zeligman led 57 survivors with a stack of 397,000.

Antoine Labat's late surge propelled the Frenchman to a stack of 347,000 while Tim Slater follows right behind with 343,000. Above-average stacks were also amassed by James Rann (310,000), Andy Wilson (258,000), Tom Hall (228,500), and Henrik Hecklen (199,500).

Three PokerStars ambassadors jumped into the action but just one of them made it through in Benjamin Spragg (104,500), while Steve Enriquez and Ramon Colillas were both eliminated. The PokerStars Senior Twitch & Ambassadors Associate Brandon Nguyen (91,000) and brand staff member Ido Alon (87,500) were more fortunate and navigated their way until the bagging and tagging process at the end of the night while Nick Walsh was among the early casualties.

Some of those that fell on the wayside were Terry Jordon, Gary Blackwood, Oliver Price, Andrew Christoforou, Belarmino De Souza, Stephen Woodhead, Kevin Williams, Mark Gardner, Ian Bradley, former professional football player Steve Watts, Jamie Burland and David Lopez Llacer.

Jordon, well-known for his ability to run up a big stack in very quick succession in competitions all over the UK, made the headlines for bowing out quickly on the first bullet and then soaring to a big stack on the second bullet. This included a remarkable triple knockout in which he called the all-ins of three shorter stacks with five-four suited and flopped a straight. However, Jordon was eliminated prior to the next break as his wild roller coaster ride came to a frantic end.

PokerStars Live at the Hippodrome Pro found no fortune on Day 1b either. He failed to get there with ace-king in a three-way all-in and the re-entry thereafter was not crowned by success either.

Antoine Saout
Day 1c chip leader Antoine Saout

Another high profile casualty on Day 1b was two-time WSOP Main Event finalist Antoine Saout. His overbet shove with a straight draw only to get called by the flopped straight of Tim Slater. However, as fate would have it, Saout ran the hottest by some margin in the final turbo flight and bagged up 343,500 chips on Day 1c to pull ahead of Slater by a single chip.

Out of a field of 156 entries, only 40 players advanced and Lorenc Boci finished a distant second to Saout with 227,000, followed by Robert Boon (217,500), Joshua Boulton (212,500), and Paul Hizer (210,000).

Other notables to advance were Santiago Plante, Paresh Doshi, Arthur Conan, £2,200 High Roller champion Jack O'Neill, Ryan Mandara, Alex Goulder, Sylvain Loosli and David Docherty. Steve Enriquez used the final hallelujah and claimed 113,500 to his name for Day 2.

2022 UKIPT London £1,100 Main Event Starting Days

Starting DayEntriesSurvivors
Day 1a19131
Day 1b29757
Day 1c15640

*includes one no-show of an online qualifier

With all three starting days wrapped up, only 128 players still have chips at their disposal and they will return at noon local time on Saturday, April 9, 2022. As of the penultimate day, all levels last 60 minutes each and Day 2 will aim to play down to the final table with at least ten levels scheduled.

The returning blinds will be 1,500-3,000 with a big blind ante of 3,000 and the money bubble won't be far away when the cards go back in the air. As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action from the Hippodrome Casino in London.

2022 UKIPT London £1,100 Main Event Day 2 Seat Draw

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
TableSeatNameChip CountBig Blinds
11Dan Wilson106,50036
12Lukas Dimsa114,00038
13Hon Ban Lee86,00029
14Florian Duta185,50062
15Eugenio Peralta138,50046
16Antoine Saout343,500115
17Gabriel Ene187,50063
18Antonis Poulengeris91,50031
21Adam Miller96,50032
22Georgios Sarafalntin122,50041
23Benjamin Spragg104,50035
24Stephen Lockett60,50020
25Sylvain Loosli38,50013
26Paul Hizer210,00070
27Alex Whitenstall301,000100
28Denas Pranaitis166,50056
31Joe Hindry94,00031
32Faisal Siddiqui62,00021
33Usman Ulhaq63,50021
34Kevin Allen59,00020
35Henrik Hecklen193,50065
36Joshua Boulton212,50071
37Vishal Maini96,50032
38Sandro Burkhard171,00057
41Paul Simmons124,00041
42Paul Trotter222,50074
43Patrick Beuter63,00021
44Yucel Eminoglu104,00035
45Conor O'Driscoll150,00050
46Raul Lozano66,00022
47Giulio Mascolo122,50041
48Jack O'Neill78,50026
51Ryan Mandara66,00022
52Rickie Vedhara222,50074
53Ricardo Pinto61,00020
54Jonathan Clark112,00037
55Paresh Doshi112,50038
56Neal Bethune154,00051
57Danny Pyke226,00075
58James Rann310,000103
61Alexios Zervos425,000142
62Eirimas Tomkevicius75,00025
63Dongze Hao109,50037
64Gary Solomons80,00027
65Angelos Nastos Megas67,00022
66Alistair Moss116,50039
67Sebastian Gohr90,00030
68Parker Talbot198,00066
71Thales Filho59,50020
72Karim Jomeen130,00043
73Costin-Geani Manole103,50035
74Kully Sidhu90,50030
75Steven Game240,00080
76Naaman Morris117,00039
77Alberto Speranzoni465,000155
78Steve Enriquez113,50038
81Sebastien Jung47,50016
82Michael Ramiro120,50040
83Richard Essex51,00017
84Arthur Conan102,00034
85Ahamed Mohamed326,500109
86Ben Slack479,500160
87David Docherty35,00012
88Matthew Donlan117,50039
91Kenan Taylor136,50046
92Boris Progner222,50074
93Thomas Rauhut177,50059
94Youness Barakat272,50091
95Robert Boon217,50073
96Dan Wagner96,50032
97Mauricio Ferreira Pais165,00055
98Nikolay Ponomarev110,50037
101Santiago Plante144,50048
102Ido Alon87,50029
103Alexander Zeligman397,000132
104Matthew Archer67,00022
105Gary Miller209,50070
106Andy Wilson258,00086
107Joseph Lalor212,00071
108Raymond Caabay119,50040
111Damien Pilkington-Lewis130,50044
112Max Bashlawi97,50033
113Dean Clay105,00035
114Eddie Saade212,50071
115Carmine Belvedere208,00069
116William Shepherd155,00052
117Alberto Hernandez Gomez60,00020
118Tom Hall225,00075
121Roland Boothby79,50027
122Liudas Didenka305,000102
123Paul Dando80,00027
124Alex Jennings245,00082
125Kin Wong108,00036
126Hongting Xu60,50020
127Ori Hasson318,000106
128Tim Slater343,000114
131Benjamin Martin94,50032
132Brandon Nguyen91,00030
133Ravi Sharda64,50022
134Tal Afek107,50036
135Daniel Field153,50051
136Masoud Etemadiherisi64,00021
137Min Ji260,00087
138Jen-Yue Chiang418,500140
141Michal Stepa127,50043
142Benjamin Lehrer106,00035
143Victor Ilyukhin Sr130,00043
144Sebastian Skurzynski86,00029
145Julien Sitbon164,50055
146Atanas Pavlov153,00051
147Paul Grummitt151,00050
148Alex Goulder44,00015
151Antoine Labat347,000116
152Jason Lee45,00015
153Mike Panteli60,50020
154Dritan Arapi172,00057
155Sorin Pruteanu114,00038
156Lei Wang206,50069
157Frank Bastow59,00020
158Sam Grafton193,00064
161Nikolaos Kazakos181,50061
162Philip Decosimo67,50023
163Lorenc Boci227,00076
164Efstathios Bantounos69,00023
165Jiaze Li128,00043
166A. A-S105,00035
167Stephen Kehoe69,00023
168Gaurav Kumar152,00051

Day 1c Final Chip Counts

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
fr 343,500 343,500
Lorenc Boci al
Lorenc Boci
al 227,000 227,000
Robert Boon gb
Robert Boon
gb 217,500 217,500
Joshua Boulton gb
Joshua Boulton
gb 212,500 212,500
Paul Hizer gb
Paul Hizer
gb 210,000 210,000
Carmine Belvedere gb
Carmine Belvedere
gb 208,000 208,000
Lei Wang cn
Lei Wang
cn 206,500 206,500
Dritan Arapi GB
Dritan Arapi
GB 172,000 172,000
Atanas Pavlov bg
Atanas Pavlov
bg 153,000 153,000
Paul Grummitt gb
Paul Grummitt
gb 151,000 151,000
Santiago Plante ca
Santiago Plante
ca 144,500 144,500
Raymond Caabay gb
Raymond Caabay
gb 119,000 119,000
Matthew Donlan GB
Matthew Donlan
GB 117,500 117,500
Alistair Moss gb
Alistair Moss
gb 116,500 116,500
Sorin Pruteanu RO
Sorin Pruteanu
RO 114,000 114,000
Steve Enriquez es
Steve Enriquez
es 113,500 113,500
Paresh Doshi gb
Paresh Doshi
gb 112,500 112,500
Jonathan Clark gb
Jonathan Clark
gb 112,000 112,000
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
fr 108,000 108,000
Dooly GB
GB 105,000
Costin-Geani Manole RO
Costin-Geani Manole
RO 103,500 103,500
Kin Wong GB
Kin Wong
GB 102,000 102,000
Max Bashlawi gb
Max Bashlawi
gb 97,500 97,500
Benjamin Martin gb
Benjamin Martin
gb 94,500 94,500
Antonis Poulengeris gb
Antonis Poulengeris
gb 91,500 91,500

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Day 1b Final Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Alexander Zeligman gb
Alexander Zeligman
gb 397,000 62,000
Antoine Labat fr
Antoine Labat
fr 347,000 157,000
Tim Slater gb
Tim Slater
gb 343,000 -47,000
Ahamed Mohamed gb
Ahamed Mohamed
gb 326,500 6,500
James Rann gb
James Rann
gb 310,000 100,000
Liudas Didenka LT
Liudas Didenka
LT 305,000 -15,000
Alex Whitenstall gb
Alex Whitenstall
gb 301,000 301,000
Min Ji gb
Min Ji
gb 260,000 170,000
Andy Wilson gb
Andy Wilson
gb 258,000 -2,000
Steven Game gb
Steven Game
gb 240,000 -25,000
Tom Hall gb
Tom Hall
gb 225,000 -10,000
Boris Progner sk
Boris Progner
sk 222,500 222,500
Paul Trotter gb
Paul Trotter
gb 222,500 -47,500
Rickie Vedhara gb
Rickie Vedhara
gb 222,500 222,500
Eddie Saade au
Eddie Saade
au 212,500 -62,500
Henrik Hecklen dk
Henrik Hecklen
dk 193,500 113,500
Gabriel Ene ro
Gabriel Ene
ro 187,500 2,500
Florian Duta ro
Florian Duta
ro 185,500 -44,500
Nikolaos Kazakos GR
Nikolaos Kazakos
GR 181,500 56,500
Julien Sitbon fr
Julien Sitbon
fr 164,500 4,500
William Shepherd ES
William Shepherd
ES 155,000 155,000
Neal Bethune GB
Neal Bethune
GB 154,000 154,000
Daniel Field GB
Daniel Field
GB 153,500 33,500
Gaurav Kumar gb
Gaurav Kumar
gb 152,000 -28,000
Eugenio Peralta it
Eugenio Peralta
it 138,500 54,500

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Payout Information for the £1,100 Main Event

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

A total of 645 entries created a prize pool of £619,200 and the top 95 finishers will earn at least £1,684 for their efforts. The nine-handed final table will come with a payday of at least £11,028 and the winner receives the top prize of £119,270.

PositionPrize (in British Pounds)PositionPrize (in British Pounds)

Day 1b and 1c Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

Around 61 players advanced from Day 1b and the final five hands of Day 1c have also wrapped up as well with the players currently racing off the T-100 chips before bagging their chips.

Bu Busto At the Very End

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Tom Hall
Tom Hall

Out of the small blind, Mingdo Bu shipped it in for the last 35,000 with the {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and he was looked up by Tom Hall with the {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}.

Both players bumped fists and the {k-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}{5-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} board delivered the dreadful ace on the river to knock out Bu.

Tom Hall gb
Tom Hall
gb 235,000 15,000
Mingdo Bu
Mingdo Bu

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More for Mohamed; None for Moore

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Oliver Price
Oliver Price

From an early position, Mike Moore shipped it in for 85,000 and Julien Sitbon tank-folded in the cutoff. Ahamed Mohamed, however, called out of the big blind with the covering stack.

Mike Moore: {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}
Ahamed Mohamed: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop and {5-Clubs} turn gave Moore heaps of outs but he whiffed them all on the {a-Spades} river.

As the final three hands were announced, Oliver Price headed out of the tournament room. Apparently he paid the price for Andy Wilson's beer and then sent his last 40,000 over with ace-deuce against the ace-king suited of Wilson.

Ahamed Mohamed gb
Ahamed Mohamed
gb 320,000 120,000
Andy Wilson gb
Andy Wilson
gb 260,000 207,000
Mike Moore GB
Mike Moore
GB Busted
Oliver Price gb
Oliver Price
gb Busted

Tags: Ahamed MohamedAndy WilsonJulien SitbonMike MooreOliver Price

Ducks No Good for Armstrong

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Ian Armstrong
Ian Armstrong

Ian Armstrong ended up all-in for the last 41,500 and Karim Jomeen asked for a count before moving all-in over the top. That got rid of all other players at the table and Armstrong was in dire shape.

Ian Armstrong: {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Karim Jomeen: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

This time, Armstrong ran into kings and they held up on the {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} board to eliminate the former big stack.

Karim Jomeen gb
Karim Jomeen
gb 145,000 72,000
Ian Armstrong gb
Ian Armstrong
gb Busted
Joel Vetsch GB
Joel Vetsch
GB Busted

Tags: Ian ArmstrongKarim Jomeen