The 2013 EPT London is in full swing and the Main Event kicked off on Sunday with Day 1A. Marc-André Ladouceur is the chipleader at the end of Day 1A with 163,500 chips. There were 236 players today and 131 have made it through to Day 2 on Tuesday.
Ladouceur is something of a side event specialist on the EPT. This season Ladouceur has had a win in the €5k High Roller event San Remo, and deep runs at the EPT’s in Barcelona, Prague and Deauville in those additional festival tournaments.
A total of 8 out of 12 Canadians that played Day 1A advance to Day 2 of the EPT London Main Event.
Here are other Canadian players who have made it through to Day 2.
Marc-Andre Ladouceur 163,500 chips (chipleader)
Jeff Sarwer 111,000 chips
Ami Barer 75,200 chips
Jason Lavallee 67,800 chips
Nick Abou Risk 63,200 chips
Michael Watson 40,700 chips
Sam Greenwood 28,300 chips
Jonathan Duhamel 21,100 chips
Day 1B will resume today at approximately 4PM local time.
Battleship Match Team Gus Hansen (Full Tilt) vs. Team Daniel Negreanu (PokerStars)
The grudge match that was initiated via a series of exchanges in Twitterspace between Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu took place at the London EPT. It consisted of two team matchups between Team PokerStars Pro’s Daniel Negreanu and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, plus Team Online’s Isaac Haxton, taking on Gus Hansen, Viktor Blom and Tom Dwan, otherwise known as The Professionals of Full Tilt.
In a twist and probably a first in the casino industry, the matches were played at the casino but on laptops on Full Tilt poker software. With the railbirds looking on both online and at the casino, it was definitely a first for everyone.
The format of the event was that each team member would be matched against another and they would play three heads up tables simultaneously. The first player to win two tables would, by necessity, win that match.
ElkY won the first two of his matches against Isildur, Haxton won the first two of his matches against Dwan, and then with the overall match already won, Negreanu came along and won the first two of his matches against Hansen. ElkY and Negreanu won the third match they played too, to clean sweep their opponents.
Negreanu tweeted: “I beat @GusHansen 3-0! Timed out twice with the nuts too! Team PokerStars SCOOPS all 3 winning 8 of 9 games! Woot!”