On Day 1B David Gomez used a fortunate start to help propel him to the end of day summit. Today the blog witnessed the other side of poker in his game. He snatched the lead off Alex Lynskey when the two battled in a pot in the dying moments but it was a pot he played on the bubble that stood out amongst all others today.
He raised to 8,500 and was only called by Chris Fox in the small blind. The flop fell 3♣9♠4♦ and Fox led out for 18,000. Gomez called to the 4♣ turn where he bet 38,000 when Fox checked to him. Fox called and then led for 58,000 on the 5♦ river but was soon shoved for his remaining 230,000. When Fox folded Gomez couldn’t help himself and opened A♥6♣ for ace high. That’s poker right there, folks. He’ll take 1,540,000 through to tomorrow and leads the following players:
|David Gomez||Spain||PokerStars Qualifier||1,540,000|
|Alex Lynskey||Australia||PokerStars Qualifier||1,341,000|
|Benjamin Burnhill||United Kingdom||PokerStars Qualifier||1,144,000|
|Alan Brown||United Kingdom||995,000|
|Gary Laing||United Kingdom||720,000|
|Angelina Rich||USA||PokerStars Qualifier||706,000|
|Michael McGee||United Kingdom||693,000|
|Donald Elliot||United Kingdom||687,000|
|Dean Hutchison||United Kingdom||PokerStars Player||631,000|
|Thomas Pearn||United Kingdom||472,000|
|Dara O’Kearney||Ireland||PokerStars Qualifier||408,000|
The last time the UKIPT was in town was in January 2014, for Season 4’s Scottish leg, it was won by Dean Hutchison to keep the title on home soil. In the tour’s history no player has come back and defended his title, although there’s have been some near misses, but Hutchison has that chance tomorrow. He’s below average but we all know that anything can happen in this game.
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