Chase Wilson Celebrates 18th Birthday With an 888poker LIVE Coventry Victory
Chase Wilson only turned 18 years old, the legal gambling age in the United Kingdom, six days ago, and he gave himself the perfect birthday present, namely a 24,950 prize! Wilson was one of 419 entrants in the 330 buy-in Big Shot, part of the 888poker LIVE Coventry festival that's running right now at the Grosvenor G Casino.
The 419 entries resulted in a 125,700 prize pool that the top 64 finishers shared. Christopher Johnson was one of the first players to see a return on their investment. The likes of Team Grosvenor's Katie Swift, Keith Johnson, Lee French, Leo Worthington-Leese, and Michael Rosaman joined Johnson on the rail, via the cashier's desk, at various points of Day 2.
By the time the final table was reached, each of the finalists locked in no less than 1,800 for their efforts, with those players being eight eliminations away from boosting their bankrolls by 29,750.
888poker LIVE Coventry Big Shot Final Table Results
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Elliott Panyi was the first of the nine finalists to fall by the wayside. Panyi, who recently won a 3250 buy-in event in London for 34,942, committed his last six big blinds with king-jack of hearts, and ran into Dan Laidlaw's pocket kings.
A short-stacked Jack Olsen then found himself all-in with pocket sixes against the ace-jack of Dixie Dean. Olsen's sixes remained true on the flop, but the ace of spades on the turn left Olsen drawing to two outs. The ten of clubs on the river was not one of them.
Laidlaw found pocket kings again and was all-in on the turn of the three-queen-six-ten board. Laidlaw thought he was in good shape against Dean, but Dean had turned two pair with his queen-ten. Another queen on the river gave Dean a full house, and rubbed more salt into Laidlaw's wounds.
Having found himself with a tiny stack at one stage, 888poker Ambassador Ian Simpson climbed into the final six players in the Big Shot. However, sadly for him and his legion of fans, sixth is as deep as Simpson would progress. Simpson lost all but two big blinds in a coinflip with David Lloyd, and he moved all-in for those two bigs with pocket eights. Simpson flopped a set, but the board four-flushed with diamonds, and Dean held the king of diamonds.
Simpson collected 3,600 for his latest deep run and will undoubtedly be one to watch in the 888 buy-in Main Event that PokerNews is providing live coverage from.
The final five became four when Lloyd became the latest Dean victim. Lloyd made a move for his last nine big blinds with ace-nine, and Dean looked him up with pocket sixes. The sixes held, and Lloyd bowed out in fifth for 5,000.
Nathan Jones secured the largest live cash of his career when he banked the 7,880 fourth-place prize. Most of the damage to Jons' stack was done when his ace-six failed to beat Brandon Sheils' dominating ace-queen. Jones failed to recover and crashed out soon after.
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Sheils was the next player eliminated despite earlier helping himself to Jones' stack. This is the third consecutive live cash that has resulted into a final table appearance for the in-form Sheils. He scooped 12,350 for this latest impressive result.
Dean and the young Wilson went into the one-on-one battle almost even in chips, and decided to conclude the Big Shot there and then. They agreed to split the remaining prize pool in half, each taking 24,950, and deciding the winner with a one-hand coinflip. The Poker Gods shone down on Wilson, as he won the flip, and gave himself probably the best belated birthday present of his life.
Remaining 888poker LIVE Coventry Schedule
Everyone's attention now turns to the 888 buy-in 888poker LIVE Coventry Main Event. Day 1a shuffles up and deals at 12:00 p.m. on October 25, with 1B and 1C starting at the same time on October 26 and October 27, respectively. There is a last chance turbo-structured Day 1d at 8:00 p.m. on October 27, too.
October 25 is also the day the 2,000 High Roller shuffles up and deals, doing so at 2:00 p.m. while those among you wanting to win your way into the Main Event can do so for 110 at 7:00 p.m.
Don't forget that PokerNews' Live Reporting team is on the ground through the 888poker LIVE Coventry Main Event, bringing you all of the action from the first hand dealt through to the crowning of the champion.
Those preferring a visual experience to go with the industry-leading PokerNews updates can tune into the 888poker Twitch channel throughout the festival. You can watch streamed coverage from Day 2 of the 2,000 High Roller on October 26, a cash game stream, and an Ambassadors and Influencers Sit & Go on October 27, before the Twitch coverage wraps up on October 28 and 29, with the final two days of the Main Event.
|Wed 25 Oct
|888 888poker LIVE Coventry Main Event Day 1A
|2,000 High Roller Day 1
|Thu 26 Oct
|888 888poker LIVE Coventry Main Event Day 1B
|High Roller Day 2
|Fri 27 Oct
|888 888poker LIVE Coventry Main Event Day 1C
|888 888poker LIVE Coventry Main Event Day 1D Turbo
|Sat 28 Oct
|888poker LIVE Coventry Main Event Day 2
|550 The Dragon Day 1
|Sun 29 Oct
|888poker LIVE Coventry Main Event Day 3
|The Dragon Day 2
|440 The KO Closer
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