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Mateos Leads Final 51 at WPT UK, Antoine Saout in Top 15
With the way Adrian Mateos is playing, we might have to reconsider our policy of playing down Day 1a chip leaders.
Spain's top young gun and 2014 Rising Star nominee played like he meant it again on Day 2 at WPT UK in Nottingham today, finishing atop the chip counts with 560,500.
He'll lead the remaining 51 players into Day 3 tomorrow and the play down to the final 24.
Joining Mateos in the top 5 are Ben Warrington (527,000), Christos Kyprianou (525,000), Phillip Mighall (481,500) and Najib Kamand (481,500).
American David Peters sits in sixth with 403,500 while former November Niner Antoine Saout slipped into the top 15 with 324,000.
Guarantee Met, Moorman Wins a Cruise
With 354 total entries at £3,000 per the £1m guarantee was met with a bit of wiggle room to spare.
A total of 45 players will be paid with a min-cash starting around $9,400 USD. Top prize will come in at $313,328 with about $900k divvied up between the final six.
One player who still has a shot at the big score but has already earned a nice payout is Brit Chris Moorman.
Moorman bagged a below-average stack for Day 3 but by virtue of hitting a Royal Flush already has a cruise in his pocket.
Moorman flopped the spectacular K-J-T of diamonds to go with his AQd and, while he didn't get paid off in the hand, did receive two tickets for a caribbean cruise thanks to an ongoing promtoion with Royal Caribbean.
Other notables to make Day 3 (albeit cruiseless) are Luca Moschitta (305,000), Patrick Leonard (194,000), Jake Cody (182,500), Antonio Buonanno (165,000) and Sylvain Loosli (159,500).
Tune in to the WPT Live Updates for the full report on all the action.