Julien Sitbon Chipleader Approaching Day 3 of Main Event £1,100 UKIPT London

Julien Sitbon

There are only 28 players left in contention for the title of the Main Event £1,100 UKIPT LondonSponsored by PokerStarswhich broke all records with 1,458 entries to offer the champion the colossal sum of £232,300. And it’s… Julien Sitbon who is leading the pack heading into Day 3!

Sitbon moved his stack to 6,940,000 chips at the end of Day 2, winning a huge pot to cement his position as the interim chip leader. It has more than twice as many chips as its closest rivals.

Another Frenchman Mohamed Aissaoui, is in second place with a stack of 3,285,000 and Jon KyteEureka Prague 2022 finalist, follows in third place (2,930,000).

Sitbon started the day among the biggest stacks, having pocketed 560,000 at the end of Day 1a, and therefore continued the momentum as he finished with more than double that of his main competitor. The Frenchman has over 2,000,000 in live tournament winnings and has already won two live tournaments this year, including the €2,200 Freezeout at theEPT Monte Carlo in May for more than €80,000.

Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

Position Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Julien Sitbon France 6,940,000 174
2 mohamed aissaoui France 3,285,000 82
3 Jon Kyte norway 2,930,000 73
4 Vladas Tamasauskas Lithunia 2,770,000 69
5 Jon Clark United Kingdom 2,445,000 61
6 Conor Beresford United Kingdom 2,265,000 57
7 Vincenzo Schiavottiello Italy 2,105,000 53
8 Guy Leathley United Kingdom 1,965,000 49
9 Olivier Arnault France 1,900,000 48
10 Igor D’Ursel belgium 1,745,000 44

Other notable figures to feature on Day 3 include WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson (285,000), Walter Treccarichi (485,000) and Punnat Punsri (1,405,000). French level, we always count Olivier Arnault (1,900,000) and Fabrice Bigot (760,000).

There were many big hands throughout the day, including a long battle between Jon Kyte and Pedro Neves who constantly faced off in 3-bet pots. But it was ultimately Kyte who had the last laugh when the Norwegian’s ladies cracked Neves’ aces in a 5-bet pot. Kyte hit a river flush to eliminate the unfortunate Neves.

A decisive moment came for Sitbon in one of the last levels of the day, when his jack-king turned into a nut straight while his opponent Alexandros Dranovitsas had hit two pair. All the chips went mid-river, propelling Sitbon to the heights and eliminating Dranovitsas.

At the next level, Sitbon continued his ascent by eliminating Roberto Romanellothen finding a full house on the river against the set of aces of Robin Scheidegger into a huge pot, much to the Swiss’ frustration. After that, no other player could match Sitbon’s mountain of chips.

See you at noon local time to follow all the coverage of Day 3 of the Main Event £1,100 UKIPT Londons on Pokernews.com!

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