Main Event
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Day 1b Completed

Matas Cimbolas Ends Day 1b of the 2015 WPTN London Accumulator Atop

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Matas Cimbolas leads after day 1b
Matas Cimbolas leads after day 1b

It was a last-minute decision of Matas Cimbolas to enter the second of three starting flights in the 2015 partypoker World Poker Tour National London £200 No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator at Aspers Casino. The 2014 WPT Nottingham champion and recent EPT Deauville eighth-place finisher stormed through the field and claimed an astonishing 169,200 in chips. That was good enough to make him the current overall leader.

Kevin Allen was another player to put his fingerprint on Day 1b with 130,200, and Anthony Mitchell's 124,200 eclipsed the 104,000 of Day 1a chip leader Lucio Pacifico

The second flight's field size was slightly lower with 177 entries, but it did increase the total number of entries to 370. Of those, 83 players bagged up chips at the end of Day 1b.

James Dempsey was among the notables to hit the rail today, but he still has the chance to play again in the third and final flight that will begin tonight at 8 p.m. UK time. The same goes for Aleksandar Spadijer and defending champion Gabriel Tuna.

WPT Champions Club member Tony Dunst was down to as low as 5,800 at one point today, but he bagged up 74,500. Surinder Sunar added another 47,900 to his stack, with Gareth Smirthwaite being not too far behind on 47,600. James Akenhead busted on Day 1a, but he went on to claim 40,100 in chips for Day 2 from this flight. That may still increase depending on the outcome of Day 1c.

Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of this event.

Tags: Aleksandar SpadijerAnthony MitchellGabriel TunaGareth SmirthwaiteJames AkenheadJames DempseyKevin AllenMatas CimbolasSurinder SunarTony Dunst

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
lt 169,200
Kevin Allen gb
Kevin Allen
gb 130,200
Anthony Mitchell GB
Anthony Mitchell
GB 124,200
Christopher Gordon gb
Christopher Gordon
gb 94,700 72,200
Steven Jones us
Steven Jones
us 89,600
Deuel Clarke
Deuel Clarke
Zagon Calin RO
Zagon Calin
RO 82,500
Richard Wheatley GB
Richard Wheatley
GB 82,500 50,300
Peteris Berzins GB
Peteris Berzins
GB 76,800
Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
us 74,500
Matthew Noonan GB
Matthew Noonan
GB 70,400 52,900
Haresh Thaker gb
Haresh Thaker
gb 67,100
Vincent Luong GB
Vincent Luong
GB 66,600
Richard Paul
Richard Paul
Joe Brindle gb
Joe Brindle
gb 62,100 -11,900
Aziz Kara TR
Aziz Kara
TR 60,100
Mihaly Marothi
Mihaly Marothi
Jan Nader Zadeh gb
Jan Nader Zadeh
gb 55,300
Attila Havacs gb
Attila Havacs
gb 54,100
Matthew Buckland GB
Matthew Buckland
GB 52,300
Mortaza Sahibzada
Mortaza Sahibzada
51,700 -7,300
Manuel Carrasco
Manuel Carrasco
Roman Scholz
Roman Scholz
50,800 36,400
Ibrahim Aslan
Ibrahim Aslan
Philip Stein
Philip Stein

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Two More Hands to Go

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The clock has been stopped with eight minutes left and two more hands will be played before everyone gets to bag and tag.

Lazenby Doubles and then Busts Opponent

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

After a flop of {8-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds}, Simon Lazenby was all in and at risk after calling the all in of an opponent with {A-Spades} {3-Hearts} for ace-high. It was a marginal and risky move, but his opponent only held {J-Spades} {10-Hearts} for the open ended straight draw. Lazenby held up with the {9-Hearts} turn and the {8-Diamonds} river as final two community cards to double up to 47,000.

One hand later the same opponent was all in short-stacked with {9-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} and this time Lazenby had the far more dominating hand in {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts}. The {6-Clubs} {9-Clubs} {2-Clubs} flop was a little shock, but the {2-Hearts} turn paired the board and brought Lazenby back into the lead. A blank {7-Diamonds} river sent the opponent to the rail and Lazenby apologized. "That was #### lucky," another player on the table remarked. "That's my middle name," joked Lazenby before stacking the chips.

Simon Lazenby GB
Simon Lazenby
GB 53,000 17,000

Tags: Simon Lazenby

Mitchell Joins Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

After a flop of {4-Spades} {5-Spades} {9-Hearts}, Aziz Kara checked, one player bet 3,200 and only Anthony Mitchell called to see the {6-Diamonds} on the turn. Again it was Mitchell who called a bet of 5,500 before the {5-Clubs} river completed the board. The opponent made it 6,000 to go and Mitchell min-raised t0 12,000 from the button.

The raise was eventually called and Mitchell's {A-Spades} {5-Spades} scooped the pot.

Anthony Mitchell GB
Anthony Mitchell
GB 115,000 115,000

Tags: Anthony MitchellAziz Kara

Cimbolas Soars to the Top

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Just before the break, flat-called an open raise and a call from the cutoff and the player in the big blind also called to see a four-way flop of {Q-} {7-Spades} {4-Spades}. The action was checked to Cimbolas and he bet 3,000 to face an all in of 26,000 by one of the opponents. It was up to the Lithuanian to make a move and he did call with pocket eights to face the {J-Spades} {9-Spades} for the flush draw.

Neither turn or river changed anything and Cimbolas is now in the lead.

Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
lt 150,000 65,000

Tags: Matas Cimbolas