Day 4 of EPT London will kick off in a few hours time and there are only 32 players remaining. The plan for Day 4 is to play down to 16 players, who tomorrow will continue the road leading up to the final table (Day 5).
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.
Anette Obrestad, the Norwegian poker pro, has just signed a sponsorship contract with Full Tilt Poker and is now part of its team. Anette started playing poker already at the age of 15, but back then she played for fun and usually only for play money - just in order to learn the game. She probably didn't have a clue what a successful poker player she would become a few years later.
Today, she's a millionaire and one of the world's best poker players thanks to many great results online and live. Not long ago Anette turned 21-years-old, so this year she can finally take part in the WSOP. It will be very interesting to see how she does there! I have a feeling that she will do very well!
Day 1a of EPT Copenhagen delivered a lot of action, mainly because of the Scandinavian, aggressive style of playing poker. However, there is a Canadian (Andew Pantling - 155,800 chips) who has come out on top. Although a few notable players have dropped out of the Day 1a field - Martin Kabrhel, Thomas Bichon, Jeff Sarwer etc - there are still some really big names who have made it to Day 2 of the Main Event.
Just to mention three of them, Annette Obrestad, Johnny Lodden & Dario Minieri. Day 1b of the tournament will most probably be even more action filled and interesting to follow as William Thorson, Luca Pagano, ElkY, Peter Eastgate and many other big names will take part.
TOP 5 players of Day 1a Andrew Pantling - 155,800 Johnny Ostbjerg - 117,100 Christian Togsverd - 116,100 Patrik Kaltrud - 133,200 Kristian Kofoed - 110,500
Today, the Main Event (Day 1a) of EPT Copenhagen kicks off. This is the ninth stop on the EPT tour and for sure the one we will see most Nordic stars in. Just to mention a few of the players that are going to take part, Peter Eastgate, Johnny Lodden, Anette Obrestad, William Thorson and Kristoffer "Sumpas" Thorsson who just received the Rookie of the Year award in Nordic Poker Awards.
EPT Copenhagen will run between 16/2 - 21/3 and it will of course not only include the Main Event. However, we will keep you updated regarding the Main Event (since we believe it's the most important event and also the event with the largest prize pool) in our news section, so you won't miss out on the action!
Yesterday PokerStars EPT tournament in Budapest started. 270 players started and many Swedish poker players are doing very well so far. To mention a few: Rober Andersson, Mikael Norinder, Fredrik Haugen and Christoffer Sonesson. All of them with stacks around 40 000 - 50 000 chips.
Anette "Anette_15" Obrestad (WSOPE Main Event 2007 winner) from Norway is leading the tournament at the moment with over 100 000 chips and will for sure be someone to count on the closer it gets to the final table.