It was a really exciting final table of Event #2 ($1,500 NLHE) as previous bracelet winners Vanessa Selbst, JP Kelly and Andrew Badecker were on it. All eyes were on JP Kelly when the final table started, but nothing worked out for the British poker pro and he was knocked out already in 8th place.
Vanessa Selbst was the next player to hit the rail. After losing a significant pot to Jacob Bazeley, she moved all-in from cutoff holding K[d]7[d], Andrew Badecker called from small blind with K[c]Q[d]. The board ran out J[c]9[h]4[c]Q[s]8[h] and Badecker moved into the chip lead with three remaining players.
Event #2: No-Limit Hold'em (buy-in $1,500 ), which started on Monday and was the first WSOP event of 2012 that anyone could enter, is now down to 15 players and play will resume today at 1pm local time with Jacob Bazeley out in front (1,291,000 chips).
The EPT Tallinn Main Event has a new leader, Oscar Lima, as Day 1b and both starting days are in the books. Oscar Lima, 23, from Spain, is playing his first ever EPT - and his first major tournament - and he will return today with 132,200 chips and play Day 2 of the tournament. Jani Sointula is Lima's closest opponent with a 123,950 stack.
Examples on big names that will return today are Ville Wahlbeck, JP Kelly and Dario Minieri. However, not so many notables will return to Day 2 with lots of chips to work with. We will return with an update as soon as Day 2 is over. Stay tuned!
582 players paid the buy-in of £1,075 and entered Event #3 (No Limit Hold´em) at WSOPE London a few days ago. The field is now down to only 9 players and it's time for the final table in a few hours time. Kaveh Payman is in the lead with 434,000 followed by Mehdi Senhaji (369,000).
All eyes, however, will be on the young Englishman JP Kelly (242,000) as he has the chance to break Phil Ivey's record of the youngest players to win three bracelets. He would also become the first player since Johnny Chan won the main event in back-to-back years to successfully defend his title.