Yiannis Liperis Leads MPNPT Manchester Final Table. Day 2 of the £550 MPNPT Manchester Main Event saw 60 Day 1 survivors (from a total of 288 entries) and three intrepid last-minute registrants sit down to play to the final table. The £150,000 prize pool began to be awarded following the exit of bubble boy Jorge Sevillano Rosa in 37th place, and over the course of ten levels the amounts awarded rose from £1,100 to the £2,800 that awaits the 9th place finisher. The eventual winner will take home the trophy and £29,900.

Retaining his start of day chip lead (just) is Yiannis Liperis, who, once he hit the million-chip mark, never looked back. Sebastian Gruszczynski, as well as making the final nearly tied for the lead, was yesterday crowned the Last Longer King, picking up an MPNPT Tallinn package for outlasting all other Betsson Group players.

Home poker games must be tough in the Tighe family: brothers Daniel and Cieran both made the final ten in the Main Event. The former is already an MPNPT champion, having won MPNPT Dublin for €53,845 in 2015 while the latter now has a chance to play for a title of his own.

MPNPT Manchester Final table line-up

  1. Yiannis Liperis – 1,813,000
  2. Sebastian Gruszczynski – 1,738,000
  3. Cody Wagner – 1,132,000
  4. Cieran Tighe – 661,000
  5. Andreas Olympios – 608,000
  6. Jari Hurri – 458,000
  7. Tim Chung – 408,000
  8. Colin Guthrie – 302,000
  9. Alex Kong – 87,000

Play resumes at 2pm today at the Grosvenor Casino, Bury New Road, where action will be streamed with a half hour delay on the MPN Poker Tour Facebook page and Twitch.tv/thrillofpoker, and reported in tandem on the MPNPT blog. Manchester’s final side events will be a £330 Freezeout at 4pm, £110 Doubles event at 6pm and a Super Satellite to MPNPT Tallinn (Oct 19-22) at 8pm.

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