888Live London Festival Opening Event
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Event Info

Buy-in £220
Prize Pool £120,000
Players 771

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 30,000

Highlights

Highlights

Tony Smith Doubles Up

Yardley • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

There was an open shove and Tony Smith was happy to make the call to risk his tournament life.

Smith: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {j-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{q-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades}

The aces stayed in the deck and Smith doubled up with a much higher chance no of making the money.

Tony Smith GB
Tony Smith
GB 180,000 88,000

Tags: Tony Smith

Prize Pool Announced

Yardley • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

The details of the prize pool have just been released.

The eventual winner is set to receive £26,000 and a seat to the Main Event worth and additional £1,100. All 9 players who make the final table will get a ticket to the Main Event.

A min-cash is worth £400 with 81 places getting paid.

Level:
15
Blinds:
3,000/6,000
Ante:
500

Giovanni Rizzo Eliminated

Yardley • Level 14: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Giovanni Rizzo
Giovanni Rizzo

Giovanni Rizzo was all in for around 10 big blinds and got a call from a late position player.

Rizzo: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

The board ran out {k-Spades}{a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{9-Spades}{k-Diamonds} with the ace hitting the flop and holding to eliminate Rizzo towards the end of the first level of the day.

Giovanni Rizzo
Giovanni Rizzo
Busted

Familiar Faces

Yardley • Level 14: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

As well as the big stacks there are some big poker names and familiar faces we will be keeping an eye on.

Alastair Akenhead described himself as the, “Chubby younger brother,” as he is the brother of well-known UK Pro James. He is currently 7th in chips.

Giovanni Rizzo starts with 92,000 chips a bit further down the leader board and he is the husband of Team 888 Ambassador Kara Scott.

Christopher Yong is another well-known player UK Pro who plays all over the world.

Some Aspers regulars who have had success at 888Live events in the past and are hoping to repeat that today include Gary Miller, Terry Jordon, Ion Albu and Peter Burgon.

Cards Are In the Air!

Yardley • Level 14: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Play is underway for the final day of the Opening Event.

Five new players have bought in directly for 30,000 which gives them 6 big blinds to try to spin up.

Level:
14
Blinds:
2,500/5,000
Ante:
500

Welcome to the 888Live London Festival Opening Event Final Day

Yardley
888Live Opening Event
888Live Opening Event

Cards are in the air at 1 p.m. at Aspers Casino Westfield for the Final Day of the 888Live London Festival Opening Event.

There are 124 players set to battle it out to crown a new champion form 4 Day 1s.

The prize pool will be announced shortly after play starts and registration has closed. That will let the players know not only how much the winner is set to receive but the all-important bubble spot.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to bring you all the action as they play down to a winner today,

Full Chip Counts

Yardley
Jamie Spencer GB
Jamie Spencer
GB 1,083,000
Vincent Anderson GB
Vincent Anderson
GB 775,000
Paul Bahbout gb
Paul Bahbout
gb 489,000
Abu Hamza Khalek
Abu Hamza Khalek
476,500
Calum Murphy
Calum Murphy
403,500
Alastair Akenhead
Alastair Akenhead
376,500
Kenny Lim
Kenny Lim
375,500
Freddy Moutousamy
Freddy Moutousamy
345,500
Phi Bang Vo GB
Phi Bang Vo
GB 344,000
Ilan Kahan
Ilan Kahan
335,000
Domas Juosenas
Domas Juosenas
291,500
Minh Tieh
Minh Tieh
276,000
Robert Lim gb
Robert Lim
gb 273,000
Keith Hoang gb
Keith Hoang
gb 267,500
Alejandro Gomez es
Alejandro Gomez
es 260,500
Shaul Ben Yosef
Shaul Ben Yosef
252,000
Terry Jordon gb
Terry Jordon
gb 249,000
Farooq Saleem
Farooq Saleem
247,000
Vassos Vassiliou gb
Vassos Vassiliou
gb 244,000
Dariusz Wnek
Dariusz Wnek
242,500
Aloysius Beng
Aloysius Beng
238,000
Manh Nguyen
Manh Nguyen
233,500
Ovidiu Mare
Ovidiu Mare
227,500
Granville Mitchell
Granville Mitchell
226,000
Andrew Sotiriou
Andrew Sotiriou
225,500

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