EPT London Main Event enters Day 4


EPT London LogoOn Day 4 of the Main Event, the original field of 848 players is narrowed down to 16 now. The £4,112,800 Prize Pool has already started paying out.

As of the writing of this article, Joe Hachem was busted out in 14th spot which earned the 2005 WSOP Main Event Champ him some pocket change to the tune of £25,000.

A couple of notables remain including John Juanda and Tom Marchese.

Kayvan Payman of Vancouver is still in the running in this event with a respectable chip stack. Kayvan has been busy as a beaver this month playing tournament after tournament here in London. He cashed at the WSOPE a couple of weeks prior and also in a couple of smaller events played at the European Championships here in London where it has been a poker frenzy this past month.

Here are the chip counts as they stood about mid-day Sunday:

1 Kyle Bowker, USA   3,900,000
2 Per Ummer, Cyprus   3,077,000
3 Tom Marchese, USA   2,700,000
4 John Juanda, USA   2,400,000
5 David Vamplew, UK   2,100,000
6 Rumit Somaiya, UK   1,600,000
7 Thomas Bichon, France   1,436,000
8 Steven Levy, USA   1,300,000
9 Kayvan Payman, Canada   1,250,000
10 Robert Nulli, Italy   1,200,000
11 Artur Wasek, Poland   1,100,000
12 Fernando Brito, Portugal   700,000
13 Matt Perrins UK,   650,000
14 Joe Hachem Australia  530,000
15 John Hall United States  480,000

The EPT Highrollers event, a £20,000 buy-in attracted a field of 77 players making the prize pool £1,524,600 with the winner scoring a pay-off of £556,000 ($897,000 CAD). It is currently on Day 2 with 25 players remaining in the field.

Two Canadians rank in the final 25 players. Will Molson (Montreal, QC) who’s had over $370,000 in tournament cashes in 2010 and Matt Marafioti (Toronto, ON) who had cashed last month in one of the side events at the WPT Borgata in Atlantic City preceded by a big 2nd place $381,000 finish at Event #38 of this past summer’s WSOP. Other Canadians not so lucky yesterday were Daniel Negreanu and Sorel Mizzi.

Here are the current chip counts:Negreanu-EPT-Highrollers

1  Vanessa Selbst, USA   414,000
2  Antoine Saout, France   315,000
3  Clayton Maguire, USA    255,000
4  Andrew Robl, USA 200,000
5  Andrew Feldman, UK   190,000
6  Sam Iola, USA   190,000
7  Juha Helppi, Finland  190,000
8   Jason Somerville, United States  165,000
9   Ilkka Koskinen, Finland  160,000
10 Pierre Neuville, Belgium 140,000
11 Michael Tureniec, Sweden 140,000
12 Fredrik Jensen, Denmark   136,000
13 Daniel Smith, USA  135,000
14 Fabian Quoss, Germany   132,000
15  Antoly Gurtovoy, Bulgaria  124,000
16  Amit Makhija, USA  123,000
17  Jani Sointula, Finland  115,000
18  Will Molson, Canada  115,000
19  Shane Reihill, Ireland  100,000
20 Jose Barbero, Argentina   87,000
21  Roberto Romanello, UK  80,000
22  Lex Veldhuis, Netherlands   76,500
23  Jude Ainsworth, Ireland  75,000
24  David Peters, USA    56,000
25  Matt Marafioti, Canada  47,000

Only Top 8 finishers will get paid.


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