A total of 1,099 players entered the UK and Ireland Poker Tour London Main Event over 3 starting days. The day is being played at the moment and there are 160 players left. Day 2 is being played at the moment and the chip leader is Salman Behbehani with 2,880,000, closely followed by Georgios Zisimopoulos. Liv Boeree was eliminated a while ago, which means that Juan Manuel Pastor (picture) from Spain is the last remaining Team PokerStars Pro in the tournament (about 70k chips).
144 players will receive a piece of the total prize pool of £746,221. The winner will take home £156,800 and the runner-up gets £104,600.
Today's session kicked off earlier with 248 players all looking to make it past the 145th place bubble and one step closer to the £156,800 top prize. Leading at the close of Day 1C was Wojtek Barzantny. A total of 1,099 players entered is the largest live event London has ever seen.
So Juan Manuel Pastor is the only hope for PS at the UKIPT to get another title for them? That must be sad on one side, having so few chances, but positive on the other, having one player spreading the word of PS with his jacket or hat with the logo. If he manage to get to the final table, he would have make a wonderful advertising job.
The record breaking field of 1,099 was reduced to 49 at UKIPT London, and Spanish player Sergio Aido ended the day with the biggest stack of 946,000. They play down to a final table tonight, where one player will eventually walk away with £156,800 for their £700+£70 investment. Tomorrow will also be the start of the biggest London event of the year, EPT London, also at the same venue of the Victoria Casino.