PokerStars London EPT Day 1 concluded

A total of 730 players decided to join the £5000 PokerStars EPT London event this year making it the biggest tournament ever held on British soil with a massive prize pool of £3.650.000. 104 poker players will be paid with the lowest prize being a healthy £7500 and the winner of PokerStars EPT London pocketing an amazing £850.000.

Two PokerStars qualifiers

Day 1A saw two PokerStars qualifiers ending in the top two spots. Mario Cordero from France topping the list with 218.100 chips followed by Kevin Macphee from USA holding on to 176.700 chips. Notable names with chips include the 2008 WSOP Main Event winner Peter Eastgate who accumulated 122.000 chips during the nine levels played. Teddy Sheringham who showed he could play poker when finishing 14th in the recently concluded Betfair sponsored WSOPE once again have survived day and will begin day 2 with 104.000 in chips and the former English national football striker will be someone to follow the coming days

Sami “Lars Luzak” Kelopuro from Finland, Roland De Wolfe from UK and Arnaud Mattern from France are other poker professionals who managed to build their stacks above average and enter into day 2 with the chance to become the new PokerStars EPT London champion.

However on Day 2B a new chip leader was found and no other than the three time bracelet WSOP 2009 winner Jeff Lisandro from Italy once again was accumulating most chips and he will come back tomorrow with the chip lead and unpack around 235.000 tournament chips from his bag. A lot of players seems to be on a heater this year but Jeff Lisandro certainly is the one taking the lead in live tournament poker being in contention for the win all the time and executing nicely so far.

Dennis Philips proved himself

Dennis Philips once again proved that he is a solid player ending day 2 with 75.000 chips and after his money finish in the £20.000 PokerStars high roller event it is also fair to say that last years WSOP Main Event third place finisher are in excellent form.

JC Tran and Devilfish both take more than 100.000 to day two and Devilfish who also played well at the WSOPE seems to be ready to make a late run for titles this year. An exciting day two is waiting and with many top players still left the PokerStars EPT London will be worthwhile to follow the coming days.

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