The final day of the 888Live London Festival Opening Event saw 124 survivors from the 4 day 1s joined by 5 new players to make 129 players to start Day 2.
With 521 entries and 250 rebuys, the entries reached a total of 771 resulting in a prize pool of £142,758 which smashed the £120,000 guarantee.
The eventual winner was set to receive £26,000 and a seat to the Main Event worth an additional £1,100. All nine players who made the final table received a ticket to the Main Event. A total of 81 players got paid, with a min-cash being set at £400.
One of the early casualties, short of the money, was Giovanni Rizzo who lost a flip for his last 10 big blinds with against as an ace on the flop ended his tournament.
Chris Davis was the unlucky bubble boy, and it was a very unlucky exit, as he flopped a full house and got the money in versus an opponent who held trips but made the better full house on the river.
It took just over two hours to reach the bubble and the pace of eliminations hardly slowed down until they reached the final table of nine around 11 p.m on Sunday when it slowed down considerably.
Official Final Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts
|Final Table||1||Ka Him Li||2,030,000|
|Final Table||2||Phi Bang Vo||2,235,000|
|Final Table||3||Tom Hughes||3,115,000|
|Final Table||4||Christopher Kyriacou||2,285,000|
|Final Table||5||Vincent Anderson||3,205,000|
|Final Table||6||Gabriel-Antomio Gusetoiu||1,395,000|
|Final Table||7||Javier Dopazo||2,655,000|
|Final Table||8||Terry Simpson||4,713,000|
Stacks were shallow and the blinds were creeping up and no one could get a decisive advantage as ICM and pay-jumps became a major factor.
It took several coolers before there were three players left and they agreed on a deal at close to 4:30 a.m.
Christopher Kyriacou had a slight chip lead and he got the trophy and £20,000. Ka Him Litook £17,900 for second, just above Terry Simpson, who was happy with £17,675 and third.