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Francis Foord-Brown Leads Final 13 of Unibet Open London

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  • £71,950 awaits the champion of the 2017 Unibet Open London Main Event.

The Unibet Open London Main Event has reached its third and final day where only 13 players remain in the hunt for the £71,950 first place prize. Leading those 13 hopefuls back into battle at noon on Feb. 26 is Francis Foord-Brown.

Unibet Open London Day 3 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1Francis Foord-BrownUK1,980,000
2Anton KuznetsovRussia1,600,000
3Martin GallagherUK1,370,000
4Pavlos XanthopoulosGreece1,175,000
5Bhavin KhatriUK1,150,000
6Gerret Van LanckerBelgium1,010,000
7Dejan GovedicSlovenia960,000
8Kevin BardenGermany810,000
9Manuel BardonSpain750,000
10Krzystof JaguscikPoland550,000
11Rauno TahvonenEstonia520,000
12Tamer KamelUK405,000
13Fabio MirandaPortugal250,000

Foord-Brown is primarily an Omaha cash game player who decided to enter the Unibet Open London Main Event on a whim. Now he is on course to beat his largest live tournament score, which stands at $39,618.

Anton Kuznetsov of Russia is another cash game player who visited The Poker Room at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino, saw there was a tournament taking place and decided to take a shot. Kuzntesov goes into Day 3 armed with 1,600,000 chips and a realistic chance of walking away with a five-figure prize.

Others still in contention for the title of champion include Martin Gallagher, World Series of Poker bracelet winner Pavlos Xanthopoulos, 2016 Unibet Open London runner-up Bhavin Khatri and the talented Tamer Kamel.

Each of the remaining players is guaranteed £5,470 for their efforts thus far thanks to the money bubble bursting on Day 2.

Battle Royale winner Charlotte Van Brabander bust one place off the bubble before Jan Naderzadeh bust in 63rd place to see everyone else navigate their way into the money places.

The likes of Benjamin Pollak (58th for £1,700), Jerome Brion (55th for £1,700), Terry Jordon (51st for £1,920), Matt Perrins (34th for £2,410), Adrien Allain (31st for £2,720), and Kevin Allen (14th for £4,900) were eliminated during the penultimate day’s play.

Play resumes at noon on Feb. 26 and continues until a champion is crowned. You can discover who that champion is by following the action via the UK & Ireland PokerNews Live Reporting pages.

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