Day 2 of the EPT London High Roller sponsored by PokerStars.com gets underway shortly. The £10,000 + £300 single re-entry event attracted 165 entrants yesterday with 78 players remaining at the close and it is still possible to buy in before the start of the day.
Yann Dion currently holds the lead with 363,300 but despite his big stack he will do well to hang on to that position with an incredibly tough field to negotiate and the all-important seat draw to be announced just before the start of play.
The prize pool will be announced shortly after final numbers have been confirmed, but with numbers up from last year the eventual winner is sure to walk away with more than last year’s first place prize of £357,700.
Other big names in a stellar filed include Team PokerStars Pros Johnny Lodden (109,300), Bertrand Grospellier (78,500), Victoria Coren Mitchell (64,000) and Jason Mercier (42,400) and PokerStars Team Online Pro Isaac Haxton (109,300). German superstar Ole Schemion is well placed with 218,400, and still in but with work to do are Full Tilt Poker Pro Viktor Blom (47,700) and Big One for One Drop winner Daniel Colman (77,300).
The notional plan for today is to play down to a final table, but with such a large field it is likely that the full ten one-hour levels will be played before the action closes at around midnight. Stay tuned as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team brings you all the latest from the felt as battle resumes at Noon