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Day 1b Completed

A Word to the Wise: Fred Wise Leads WPT Nottingham into Day 2

Homer • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Fred Wise
Fred Wise

After nine more levels and a whole host of players, featuring the cream of the UK's poker scene combined with some international heavy hitters, Day 1b has finished. In total there were 239 entries for the second starting day, which added to yesterday's 94 entries makes 333 in all. That left the tournament ever so shy of the guarantee, allowing for a £1,000 overlay as things stand right now. With more reentries expected before Day 2 and a last-chance satellite underway tonight, it's pretty much a forgone conclusion that the guarantee will be reached as players have up until the start of Thursday's play (1 p.m. local time) to enter this tournament. Even a last-minute entry will still come in with a healthy 30 big blinds.

Leading after Day 1b — and also overall — was Fred Wise with 215,100 in chips. Wise eliminated Toby Lewis late in the day after flopping quad threes on a {J-}{3-}{3-}{J-}{7-} board. This pot was the one that put the Englishman over the 200,000-chip mark and ahead of Day 1a chip leader Adrian Mateos.

Other big stacks to advance include Chris Moorman (165,200), who happily spent part of his evening signing several copies of his book on poker, Tamer Kamel (149,200), Sylvain Loosli (132,900), and Tom Middleton (102,500).

With the option to reenter today, many players opted to go to their second bullet (or in some cases, a third or fourth), while for others, like Julian Thew and Willie Tann, one bullet was enough. Marcel Luske went for just a single bullet as well, but despite not going broke with kings against aces or with ace-king on a king-high flop against aces, the Dutchman was unable to make it to Day 2.

Many found two bullets didn't do the trick either, such as Chino Rheem, who busted right at the end of the day with the {Q-Spades}{2-Spades} against the {A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, and £6,000 High Roller winner Bryn Kenney. Joining them was Patrick Leonard and Sam Grafton. Still, there's several more tournaments to keep these guys interested this week.

Elsewhere, Matthew Noonan got a measure of revenge against the lady who had beaten him to the WPT500 title this week, Eleanor Gudger. Noonan won a crucial flip towards the end of the day, securing his own tournament survival in the process.

Joining Noonan on Day 2 will be Simon Deadman, Dave Nicholson, Jack Ellwood, Ilan Boujenah, Stephen Chidwick, Gaelle Baumann, Sofia Lovgren, and Jack Salter. These players help form a total of 170 who will return with the number set to increase by the start of play.

The cards will be in the air on Day 2 at 1 p.m. local time, and that is when the tournament will switch to 90-minute levels for the next three days, giving the players ample time to make all their moves. The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be here all the way as WPT Nottingham continues, and we hope to have you following right along with us!

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Full Chip Counts (full)

Homer • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Fred Wise GB
Fred Wise
GB 215,100 15,100
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 181,200
Pratik Ghatge gb
Pratik Ghatge
gb 173,400 51,400
Ian Simpson gb
Ian Simpson
gb 167,900
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 165,200 5,200
Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
lt 152,100 2,100
Tamer Kamel gb
Tamer Kamel
gb 149,200 17,200
Robert Smith us
Robert Smith
us 147,000
Marco Della Tommasina it
Marco Della Tommasina
it 136,900 136,900
William Chattaway gb
William Chattaway
gb 134,200 19,200
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr 132,000 -8,000
Nic Markou GB
Nic Markou
GB 130,400 130,400
Morten Mortensen dk
Morten Mortensen
dk 128,900
Jonathan Gill gb
Jonathan Gill
gb 127,300
David Peters us
David Peters
us 112,900
Caicai Huang GB
Caicai Huang
GB 110,100 -9,900
Ben Winsor gb
Ben Winsor
gb 104,300 59,300
Keith Johnson gb
Keith Johnson
gb 103,500 79,500
Ross Mannion GB
Ross Mannion
GB 103,500 -1,500
Robert Tinnion gb
Robert Tinnion
gb 103,300 103,300
Tom Middleton gb
Tom Middleton
gb 102,500 -7,500
Sin Melin gb
Sin Melin
gb 99,400 -9,600
Chris Sly gb
Chris Sly
gb 93,300
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 92,900
Danish Gandhi GB
Danish Gandhi
GB 92,700 92,700

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Last Five Hands

Homer • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Players are playing the last five hands of the night.

Vinson on the Up

Homer • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Keith Johnson raised to 2,000 preflop before Ben Vinson made it 4,700 in the seat next to him. The two play a lot together in the Nottingham cash games, adding an extra spice to the proceedings.

Johnson called to see a {5-Spades}{6-Hearts}{K-Clubs} where he check-called a bet of 4,000 from Vinson. The turn was the {K-Diamonds} and Johnson checked again, Vinson bet small, just 5,400 and Johnson took about three minutes before he folded.

Ben Vinson gb
Ben Vinson
gb 75,000 29,000
Keith Johnson gb
Keith Johnson
gb 24,000 -6,000

Tags: Ben VinsonKeith Johnson

Delicious Irony

Homer • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Eleanor Gudger
Eleanor Gudger

Perhaps not if you're Eleanor Gudger though.

Gudger, who won the WPT500 event earlier this week for £140,000 has just been knocked out - by the man she beat heads-up for the title, Matthew Noonan.

Gudger had pushed all in preflop with {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and Noonan reshoved with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}, the board ran out {2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} and this time it was Noonan who was the victor.

Matthew Noonan GB
Matthew Noonan
GB 40,000 -8,000
Eleanor Gudger GB
Eleanor Gudger
GB Busted

Tags: Eleanor GudgerMatthew Noonan

Middleton Eliminates Ambler

Homer • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Tom Middleton
Tom Middleton

A veritable smorgasbord of raising just occurred between Tom Middleton and Thomas Ambler.

Middleton's 4,800 bet was raised to 8,300 by Ambler, Middleton responded by making it 14,800 and Ambler moved in for about 35,000 with Middleton calling.

Middleton: {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Ambler: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The board came {8-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades} and Middleton moved into six-figures.

Tom Middleton gb
Tom Middleton
gb 110,000 110,000
Thomas Ambler GB
Thomas Ambler
GB Busted

Tags: Tom MiddletonThomas Ambler


Homer • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 105,000 15,000
Fred Wise GB
Fred Wise
GB 100,000
Michael Kane gb
Michael Kane
gb 65,000 10,000
Ilan Boujenah il
Ilan Boujenah
il 50,000 21,400
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 44,000 13,000
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
gb 41,000 23,000
Jon Spinks gb
Jon Spinks
gb 38,000 -2,000
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 30,000 4,000
Zimnan Ziyard gb
Zimnan Ziyard
gb 27,000 -13,000
Ludovic Geilich gb
Ludovic Geilich
gb 27,000 -21,000
Joey Lovelady GB
Joey Lovelady
GB 24,000 -18,000
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 23,000 23,000
Fraser MacIntyre gb
Fraser MacIntyre
gb 21,000
JP Kelly gb
JP Kelly
gb 20,000 -2,000
Mitch Johnson gb
Mitch Johnson
gb 9,000 -6,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us Busted
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us Busted