In case you missed it: The 2013 European Poker Tour London Main Event kicked off a few days ago and attracted a 604-player field. Now, after 2 days of play, there are about 110 players left and Tudor Purice, from Romania, is the chip leader with 628,200 chips.
Purice's winning streak started during level 11 of Day 2 when he eliminated Mike McDonland ( AQ ) with 22 on a board of 543A3 to build a stack of 199,000. The second big hand for Purice occurred during level 14...
Giovani Gouveia raised to 5,000 from early position and Purice made it 15,000. All players folded back to Gouveia who four-bet to 28,000. Purice announced "I'm all in" and Gouveia called with his remaining 130,000 or so.
The board ran out K631010 and Purice took down another huge pot.
There are several big names who will return to play in a few hours time, including Team PokerStars Pros Henrique Pinho (150,300), Barry Greenstein (129,300), and Theo Jorgensen (71,200). Another player to keep an eye on during Day 3 is Sebastian Blom who's currently ranked 14th with 271,000 chips. Sebastian is the big brother of high-stakes guru Viktor Blom.
We will back with another update tomorrow!