Today the third day of the European Poker Tour London Main Event will be played. There are 114 players still standing and the chip leader is Mantas Visockis (522,200), followed by (equally unknown) Matthias Tikerpe (507,600). Day 2 chip leader and UKIPT London champion Sergio Aido will also return to play today with 251,400 chips.
Although many big names hit the rail during Day 2 - there are still quite a few remaining: Chris Moorman (380,00) Theo Jorgensen (333,500), Viktor Blom (229,200), Steve O'Dwyer (203,500), Jason Mercier (147,800), Liv Boeree (145,300), Philipp Gruissem (129,700), Anette Obrestad (57,200), Vicky Coren (33,800) and a few others.
The money bubble will burst when 96 players remain (£8,000), but many of the players mentioned above (most likely) won't be satisfied unless they reach the final table where a £700,000 first prize is up for grabs. Expect nothing else than an action-packed day of poker!
dunno, maybe it's because he is forced to do so by any of his sponsors, maybe it's just a nice distraction from the online action. or maybe he's playing just because he want to fcuk Anette Obrestad one day, and he has a feeling that if he knocks her out with 37o he is bound to win the jackpot
It would be so nice to see Bloom getting further in this, i can't remember one time he reached a final table of a big event. I guess this must be all part of a trainning program if should be obligated to participate in order to make part of the proffessionals.
Yeah it will definitely be a contractual obligation from the sponsored site. All the sponsored pro's will have to play a certain amount of live tournaments a year. It won't be his money he is playing with tho, it will most likely be fulltilt poker's. Must be nice to be able to enter these tourney's and not have to come up with the buy in fee.
Of course he made a final table ... PCA High Roller 2012, he won first prize $1,254,400 ... people could say that he is a gambler, many would say that he's even a retard just because he somehow manages to win and loose millions in such small time ... but nobody can deny that he's the only one, the unique one that convert $2000 into $11 million in about 2months ... of course he lost most of it but mainly because he started to play Omaha (and other games that were new for him). This year he went up about $5 million and lost most of it again but it's because he is playing other games like Omaha,2-7 stud ... because nobody wants to challenge him on his speciallity: NLHE Heads Up ... I mean the guy is just a talent ... not the best NLHE poker player (for me still being Phil Ivey) but come on ... he can play against death betting his life and win because he's NO Fear. 100% competitive spirit only... I think he's the best gambler on the entire world.
Posted by pochui: dunno, maybe it's because he is forced to do so by any of his sponsors, maybe it's just a nice distraction from the online action. or maybe he's playing just because he want to fcuk Anette Obrestad one day, and he has a feeling that if he knocks her out with 37o he is bound to win the jackpot
At the beginning of the week 647 players entered the EPT London, but just 32 of them are left heading into Day 4. On Thursday, they'll be further reduced to 16. Pasi Sormunen is in first place with 1,578,000 chip Two well-known players are in the top ten - Lebanese pro and former EPT champion Nicolas Chouity is in 3rd, and Danish Theo Jorgensen ( 8th)