6.45pm: Dinner time chips
We’re breaking for an hour. Here are the freshly counted chip counts:
Seat 1: Gilles Augustus -1,244,000
Seat 4: David Jones 1,900,000
Seat 7: Daniel Carter – 650,000
Seat 8: Paul Rigg – 815,000
Seat 10: Joe Grech 855,000
Join us in an hour for the play down to heads up. — RD
6.35pm: Carter vs Rigg round two
Whilst he was still stacking chips Dan Carter raised to 66,000 from the button, Paul Rigg moved all-in for 336,000 total, Dan called.
The complete board was: 2♠Q♣J♣7♠10♥ and Paul Rigg doubles up to 705,000 while Carter slips to 850,000. — NW
6.35pm: Carter vs Rigg round one
Dan Carter and Paul Rigg have just played two big pots in succession. In the first Carter raised from the small blind to 75,000 and Rigg called. Carter continued the aggression betting 80,000 on a 6♦A♠3♣ flop, which Rigg called. Carter slowed down on the 8♠ board, checking to Rigg who moved all-in. Carter called.
The river is the 9♥ so Carter fades the two pair, trips and flush draws to double up to 1,100,000, Rigg was left with 335,000. –NW
6.30pm: Action slowing
The next few pay jumps after fairly chunky and there hasn’t been a knockout for some little while. This partly to do with the fact that the player at risk keeping winning. Can’t be long until another player falls, especially when the blinds go up in 10 minutes. — RD
6.20pm: Carter makes a big laydown
Dan Carter raised to 66,000 from the button and Joe Grech, in the big blind, decided he wanted to see a flop.
Both players check the flop.
Grech checked but as he did so he said, ‘It’s not weakness, Dan.’ Carter was unperturbed by Grech’s attempt at speech wizardry and bet 85,000. Grech almost beat him into the pot with a call.
Grech almost immediately bet 250,000. Carter who had about 600,000 back was deep in thought and after a few minutes he folded K♦Q♣ face up. — NW
6.10pm: The price of poker
It’s currently costing each player 60,000 in chips per orbit. The average stack is 1,104,000 and there’s 37 minutes left at the current level. –NW
6.10pm: A showdown!
Not many pots are being played to the river but Paul Rigg and Dave Jones did just that a moment ago. Paul Rigg opened to 67,000 from the hijack and Jones flicked in the extra 37,000 from the big blind.
Action is a simple check, check.
Action card surely? No sir, it’s check, check again.
Jones bets 82,000 and Rigg calls. Jones showed A♦10♠ and had Rigg, who showed A♣7♦, is out kicked. Jones wins the pot. — NW
5.55pm: Grech plays it old school
Carter raises from the button to 65,000 and is called by Joe Grech in the big blind. Both players check down to the river before Grech leads 67,000 into the J♦2♠Q♥A♥3♣ board. Carter makes the call and is shown A♠K♣ for top pair-top kicker. — RD
5.50pm: Gilles against Jones
The last 20 minutes have seen Gilles Augustus and Dave Jones tangling in a number of three- and four-bet pots. We’d yet to see fireworks until…
Gilles opened to 54,000, Dave three-bet to 129,000, it folded to Gilles who four-bet to 300,000. Dave Jones wasted little time in five betting all-in and Augustus called.
The monotone flop meant that the turn and river were academic guaranteeing a chopped pot. — NW
5.40pm: Gilles takes one from Dave
Gilles Augustus raises to 54,000 from the cut-off and is three-bet to 129,000 by Dave Jones on the button. It folds round to Gilles who makes the call. Both players check the Q♦8♦4♣ flop. A bet of 153,000 on the A♣ turn from Gilles sees Jones surrender the pot. — NW
5.35pm: Staying on top of the action
We’re trying to keep the chip counts as current as possible so click through here and keep hitting that refresh button for up to the (ten) minute info. — RD
5.30pm: Another all-in
It’s all happening here in Coventry. The hand after we lost Lietuvnikas in sixth place Joe Grech was all-in for 367,000 against PokerStars player Gilles Augustus from Belgium.
By the river of the 2♠7♥Q♠8♦Q♥ board Grech had made trips to stay alive. — NW
5.25pm: The rich get richer
Dave Jones opened to 60,000 from under the gun. Next to speak Marius Lietuvnikas moved all-in for 400,000 and it passed back to Jones who made the call.
The flop of 2♥10♥3♠ was safe enough for the Lithuanian, but as soon as the K♠ hit the turn Marius was out of his seat and shaking hands and the 7♠ river meant he finished in sixth place winning £6,600. — NW
5.15pm: Marius Lietuvnikas out in 6th for £8,200
Details to come. — RD
5.10pm: Half and half
As it stands half the remaining six are members of the million chip club – Dave Jones, Dan Carter and Gilles Augustus – and the other half – Joe Grech, Paul Rigg and Marius Lietuvnikas – all have between 450,000 and 550,000. Although play is now six handed we’re seeing a few walks and a lot of raise and takes. — NW
5.15pm: Play tightening up
Or is it just card death for most of the players? Three-betting has fallen out the window for the moment. Normal service sure to resume soon. — RD
5pm: Joe Grech doubles up
Joe Grech has doubled through Dan Carter. Grech called Carter’s 60,000 pre-flop button raise and on a flop of 10♣Q♦K♠ Dan Carter moved all-in for an effective bet of 184,000, Grech insta-called.
The turn and river were 3♦10♠, Grech doubles to 500,000, Carter slips to 1,000,000. –NW
4.45pm: Ducks leave Gilles swimming in chips
Gilles Augustus raised to 54,000 from the button and Chris Brice moved all-in for 451,000 from the small blind, after a brief dwell Augustus made the call. On their backs:
The board was: J♦3♦J♠9♥6♥ giving Gilles trip jacks eliminating Chris Brice in seventh place for £6,600. –NW
4.45pm: Live mis-click leaves Carter fuming On the 15 minute break we caught up with Dan Carter who passed on some more information about the hand where Paul Rigg doubled up with 7♣2♠. Dan told us that he mis-click raised to 375,000 by putting in 25,000 demonination chips – which are mint green – instead of the royal blue 5,000 chips. Dan said he meant to raise to around 105,000 and was very angry with himself after the misclick and welcomed the break to cool off. -NW
4.40pm: Players are back at the table
Seat 1: Gilles Augustus, PokerStars player – 644,000
Seat 2: Chris Brice – 451,000
Seat 4: David Jones – 1,652,000
Seat 5: Marius Lietuvnikas, PokerStars player – 435,000
Seat 7: Dan Carter – 1,266,000
Seat 8: Paul Rigg – 550,000
Seat 10: Joe Grech – 290,000
David Jones is the new chip leader (mainly thanks to Carter’s 375,000 slip up). — RD
PokerStars Blog reporting team at UKIPT Coventry: Rick Dacey and Nick Wright.