Parker Talbot, who is also well-known among his fans as “Tonkaaaa” is the only Team 888Poker Ambassador, who is marching into the final day of the 888Live London Main Event. The event is notorious for drawing large fields and this year was not an exception to the rule. The event attracted the attention of 427 players, who generated a mammoth prize pool of £427,730. According to the latest updates, the field is slashed to only 19 players, who will lock horns in the final day of the event. Many notables entered the game, but only a few of them, including the Canadian poker heavyweight Parker Talbot managed to make his way to the final table.
888Live London Main Event Chip Counts
Ambassador Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot is to enter the final day of the Main Event with 640,000 in chips. It is interesting to mention that he is the only ambassador, who managed to enter the closing stage of the most-awaited Main Event. The total number of chips in play is 12,810,000, while the average stack was reported to be 674,211.
The statistics show that Talbot is not the chip leader, but he secured himself with a good third position for the final day. Talbot is not far behind of Paul Nugent, who is in 2nd place with a stack of chips of 670,000. The player, who bagged the chip lead is Tom Hall, holding a tower of 1,100,000 in chips. Unlike the other remaining hopefuls, who preferred to enjoy the breaks, Talbot demonstrated his professionalism by joining David Tuchman in the booth to comment some hands. Talbot’s poker career is more than rich, boosting $344,294 in total live earnings.
Some of the most fearsome poker players, who could not make it to the cash list are Niall Farrell, Ludovic Geilich, Alex Goulder, Tiffany Michelle, Steve Watts and John Hesp. As it can be recalled, Hesp finished in 4th place in 2017 WSOP Main Event. The prize pool will be split between 45 players, who will be awarded a cash prize, the smallest of which is to be £2,365.
The winner, on the other hand, will bank a grand prize of £88,888. Besides the cash prize, the champion will have the honor to lift the festival’s trophy in the air. The unfortunate soul who burst the money bubble was Patrice Alan Brandt. He succumbed to Shah Athar in an all-in confrontation.
The host of the event is London’s Aspers Casino, where play is set to resume today at noon local time. The game will continue until the name of this year’s champion is announced.