“At major horse race meets across the UK, you’ll find that Thursdays are traditionally branded as Ladies Days. They help bring a touch of grace and elegance to an industry that’s (normally) very male dominated. Sound familiar?
There are seven (out of 80) ladies in the field today and that’s enough for us to (unofficially) name today Ladies Day on the UKIPT.”
That’s what my colleague Marc Convey wrote at the beginning of Day 1B, and boy (or should I say girl) was he right.
A total of 161 players registered to play today, and in the end only 39 survived.
But back to the ladies for a moment. Those who survived were a talented bunch indeed; Leo Margets will be taking 78,000 through to Day 2, while Maria Lampropoulos bagged up 63,800, fresh off her 2nd place finish at Eureka6 Rozvadov for €95,404.
Where there are survivors though, there must be players who didn’t make it, and we had plenty of those. PokerStars Team Online’s Mickey Petersen unfortunately couldn’t get much going today, while former November Niner Andoni Larrabe also failed to reach the end of Level 12.
It’s been a great day of action though (check out all the live coverage here), and we’re expecting an even bigger turnout tomorrow – full of big names and maybe even a PokerStars Team Pro or two (wink wink).
So join us back here on the PokerStars Blog for Day 1C at 11am tomorrow. Until then, salut!
PokerStars Blog Reporting Team at UKIPT6 London: Marc Convey and Jack Stanton. Photos by Mickey May, who will not take lightly to you serendipitously stealing her photos! Follow the PokerStars Blog on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog
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