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Main Event
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Highlights

Highlights

Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Unibet Ambassador Alexandre Reard Claims the Day 1A Chip Lead

AaronMcBride • Level 11: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Alexandre Reard
Alexandre Reard

The 2019 Unibet Open London £990 Main Event kicked off at 11 am GMT today, as Day 1A got underway. The starting flight ultimately drew in a crowd of 136 entries, with just 37 going the distance.

After 11 levels of 60 minutes each, the 37 remaining players bagged up at "The Vic" and it was Unibet's very own Alexandre Reard who claimed the overnight spotlight with a stack of 360,000.

It was a very successful day all in all for the Unibet ambassadors with all but one who took to the tables progressing to Day 2 including Monica Vaka (147,000), Belgian ambassador Charlotte Van Brabander (107,500) and David Lappin (45,000).

Irishman Lappin managed to achieve a double up right at the last when he held with pocket aces against ace-king to provide hope.

Their fellow ambassador Dan Murariu departed during level 9 however, after the Romanian struggled throughout the day having negotiated a short stack from the off, and ultimately succumb to the pressure of the increasing blinds.

Steve Watts (314,500), Vamshi Vandanapu (236,500), and Haoran Cai (195,000) also saw their 30,000 starting stacks rise to end the day among the top stacks.

2017 Unibet Open Bucharest High Roller champion Olvedo Heinze was among the chip leaders at the dinner break but faded afterward and hit the rail.

Jamie Nixon found a fantastic fold with a full house holding pocket sixes in the early action and was shown he made the correct call by his opponent who had rivered the higher house holding ten-eight. But Nixon was unable to use his lifeline and departed during level five.

Lucas Sfez, Gary Miller, Jimmy Kebe, Chris Da Silva, Rehman Kassam, Alexandru Cinca, Leo Worthington-Leese, Joe Hindry, James Mitchell, Terry Jordan, and Willie Tann also all came and went during the Day 1A action.

The Main Event action continues on Friday, May 24 as Day 1B kicks-off at 11 am, followed by the final starting flight, Day 1C Turbo, at 8 pm.

Join us back here at PokerNews for continued coverage from London!

Tags: Alexandre ReardAlexandru CincaCharlotte Van BrabanderChris Da SilvaDan MurariuDavid LappinGary MillerJames MitchellJamie NixonJoe HindryMonica VakaOlvedo HeinzeRehman KassamSteve WattsTerry JordanVamshi VandanapuWillie Tann

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

AaronMcBride • Level 11: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 360,000 10,000
Steve Watts gb
Steve Watts
gb 314,500 56,500
Vamshi Vandanapu gb
Vamshi Vandanapu
gb 236,500 109,500
Haoran Cai GB
Haoran Cai
GB 195,500 -23,500
Monica Vaka no
Monica Vaka
no 147,000 67,000
Andoni Larrabe es
Andoni Larrabe
es 143,000
Mihai Zelinca gb
Mihai Zelinca
gb 142,500 -30,500
Hugues Mazerolle fr
Hugues Mazerolle
fr 137,500 52,500
Raul Martinez es
Raul Martinez
es 129,000 49,000
Jozsef Hegyi hu
Jozsef Hegyi
hu 123,500 -16,500
Sakari Jaaskelainen
Sakari Jaaskelainen
121,000 1,000
Gediminas Paulauskas lt
Gediminas Paulauskas
lt 120,000
Jeff Kimber gb
Jeff Kimber
gb 119,000 34,000
Castillo Planells ES
Castillo Planells
ES 114,000
Linden Elias
Linden Elias
110,500 30,500
Nicholas Lee au
Nicholas Lee
au 109,500 -500
Charlotte Van Brabander be
Charlotte Van Brabander
be 107,500 -12,500
Jan Vandenbogert
Jan Vandenbogert
104,500
Christos Xanthopoulos gr
Christos Xanthopoulos
gr 101,500
Bjornar Lovlie NO
Bjornar Lovlie
NO 100,500
Yiqian Song gb
Yiqian Song
gb 88,000
Nicolas-Joseph Hippolyte GB
Nicolas-Joseph Hippolyte
GB 80,000 20,000
Daniel Dolcic HR
Daniel Dolcic
HR 74,500 14,500
Martin Bader gb
Martin Bader
gb 73,000 -2,000
Micha Hoedemaker nl
Micha Hoedemaker
nl 71,000

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Play Concluded

AaronMcBride • Level 11: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

The action is over in Day 1A.

The full end-of-day chip counts will be posted shortly, followed by a recap of the day's action.

Three More Hands

AaronMcBride • Level 11: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

It has been announced that three more hands will be played in Day 1A.

Bader Doubles

AaronMcBride • Level 11: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

Martin Bader raised from the button and saw Nicolas-Joseph Hippolyte three-bet all in from the small blind for 100,000. Steve Watts folded from the big blind, and Bader needed a minute to think before he called for his final 37,000.

Hippolyte: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Bader: {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

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

Bader stood from his chair after he saw the flop fall in Hippolyte's favor. However, the queen on the turn put Bader into the lead, and he held on the river to double.

Martin Bader gb
Martin Bader
gb 75,000 3,000
Nicolas-Joseph Hippolyte GB
Nicolas-Joseph Hippolyte
GB 60,000

Tags: Martin Bader

Siddle Eliminated by Reard

AaronMcBride • Level 11: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Alexandre Reard
Alexandre Reard

Paul Siddle was playing from the small blind and managed to get his 55,000 stack into the middle preflop, with Unibet ambassador Alexandre Reard happy to call.

Siddle: {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Reard: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Board: {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}

Siddle saw his pocket eights run into pocket tens, and the board fell in Reard's favor.

Reard collected the pot and extended his chip lead up to 350,000, as Siddle departed in the final level of the day.

Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 350,000 70,000
Paul Siddle gb
Paul Siddle
gb Busted

Tags: Alexandre ReardPaul Siddle

Lappin Doubles

AaronMcBride • Level 11: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
David Lappin
David Lappin

A raise came in from early position and the player on the button called. David Lappin moved all in from the small blind for 19,000 and saw Linden Elias reshove from the big blind for 100,000.

The other two players folded, and the cards went on their backs.

Lappin: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}
Elias: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

Board: {2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}

Lappin, who has been patiently waiting for an opportunity to move all in, held on the board and secured the double-up.

Linden Elias
Linden Elias
80,000 -31,000
David Lappin ie
David Lappin
ie 45,000 26,000

Tags: David Lappin

Van Brabander Hits a Flush

AaronMcBride • Level 11: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Charlotte Van Brabander
Charlotte Van Brabander

The board was down {10-Hearts}{k-Spades}{j-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Charlotte Van Brabander checked from the big blind.

Paul Siddle bet around 4,000 from the cutoff and saw Van Brabander raise to 14,000.

Siddle called and they saw the river fell the {2-Spades}. Van Brabander bet 20,000 and Siddle made the call 30 seconds later.

Van Brabander tabled {8-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a flush, and Siddle mucked.

Charlotte Van Brabander be
Charlotte Van Brabander
be 120,000 50,000
Paul Siddle gb
Paul Siddle
gb 60,000 -30,000

Tags: Charlotte Van BrabanderPaul Siddle