EPT London Heads Into Day 3October 3, 2011 5:26 am
Day 1a and 1b at the EPT London managed to attract a starting field of 691 players to the £5,000 ($7,800) buy-in event to create a prize pool worth £3.3 million with £750,000 ($1,166,260) going to the eventual winner.
By the time Day 2 had been reached at the Hilton Metropole in London , 332 competitors still remained with just 159 players then making it through to Day 3.
Emerging at the top of the leader board was German pro Benny Spindler who was also Day 1b’s chip leader. He is currently sitting on a healthy 469,800 chip stack, with nearest rivals Jamie Rosen from the US (405,000) and France’s Basile Yaiche (403,600) close behind.
Notable names still remaining in the competition include Doyle Brunson whose been hitting some form at his first ever EPT event and is presently sitting with a 202,400 stack.
Also in contention are Jason Mercier, Roberto Romanello, Andrew Feldman, Humberto Brenes, James Akenhead, Brian Hastings, November Niner Eoghan O’Dea, Joe Ebanks and Freddy Deeb.
Players less fortunate and falling short of any cash payouts include Canadian pro Daniel Negreanu who was eliminated on Day 1b. Negreanu lost a big hand which left him with just 3,500 chips and was sent to the rail shortly after. As he tweeted:
“EPT London all in with 44 vs 57. Flop AK3 turn Q river 5. And that’s that! I “may” play side events for the 1st time ever. We’ll see.”
Also eliminated from the star-studded competition were a whole slew of pros including Jean-Robert Bellande, Dan “jungleman12” Cates, Bertrand Grospellier, Justin Bonomo, Liv Boeree, Vanessa Rousso, Vanessa Selbst, Barry Greenstein, Joe Hachem, Eugene Katchalov and Ivan Demidov.
Day 3 of the EPT London Main Event will resume later today where the 159 players still remaining will be hoping to at least survive the 104 player cash bubble. The competition will then reach its ultimate conclusion on Thursday, October 6th.