The European Poker Tour London Main Event is down to 107 players after the almost two-thirds of the 335 players who started the Day 2 with high hopes lost their tournament lives over the course of the day’s play.
Leading the way going into Day 3 is Tudor Purice and his 628,200 stack. Purice, a Romanian pro, was already flying high in the tournament thanks to eliminating the dangerous Mike “Timex” McDonald when he won a 275,000 pot during the last level of the night when his hit to beat the of Onur Guvan. That pot saw Purice climb to the summit of the leader board and he is now on course for what would be his second EPT cash.
Second in chips going into Day 3 is Norway’s Yngve Steen on 576,400 chips. Steen recently shot to fame and became an overnight celebrity in Norway when a national newspaper ran a story depicting Steen’s World Championship Of Online leader board victory. Steen has some great results in the live arena, most notably a runner-up finish in the €1,000 Monaco Cup at the EPT Grand Final earlier this year (€64,700) and a fourth place finish in a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event at the 2013 World Series of Poker. The Norwegian pro will be hoping to cash for the third time on the EPT circuit.
Although a significant number of British and Irish players fell by the wayside on Day 2, there are still plenty of our players to rail via the PokerNews Live Reporting pages or in person at the lavish Grand Connaught Rooms at Covent Gardens. The best placed of the Brits is the PokerStars satellite winner Joey Lovelady who has 447,500 chips, closely followed by high stakes cash guru Andrew Moseley on 436,000.
British and Irish Players Through to Day 3 of the EPT London Main Event
|Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott||210,000|
Among the final 107 players are some stellar names, names such as November Nine’s Mark Newhouse (380,800), Paul Volpe (217,200), Jeffrey Rossiter (212,800), Shannon Shorr (202,200), Salman Behbehani (194,400), Dan Smith (179,300), Timothy Adams (151,700), Mike Watson (124,900) and three Team PokerStars Pros in the shape of Henrique Pinho (150,300), Barry Greenstein (129,300) and Theo Jorgensen (71,200).
Play in the £5,250 Main Event resumes at 12:00 noon and due to the blind levels increasing every 90-minutes, we would expect only five levels played. During one of those levels, the money bubble will burst because the tournament is only 20 eliminations away from distributing its prize money. A full list of payouts can be found here.
Join the PokerNews Live Reporting team from noon as they bring you all of the action, as it happens, from the EPT London Main Event.
EPT London Start of Day 3 Top 10 Chip Counts
|9th||Wai Kin Yong||Malaysia||307,200|