EPT London Main Event Day 2: Purice Takes Control (vids)


Day 2 at the prestigious European poker Tour London Main Event witnessed the field being whittled down, the prize pool information released and a bucketful of high octane poker being seen on the felt. The day started with 335 players that had progressed from their respective opening day flights and another 6 players bought in just before the start of the day.

However, after 231 eliminations, that number had been cut down to just 110 fortunate players that will now attempt to get through the bubble on Day 3 of this event.

Sitting at the top of a tough field is Tudor Purice who had a cracking day at the tables to build up a stack of 628,200. This now puts him in the best position to take home the largest share of the £2,929,400 prize pool which is to be shared among the top 87 finishers in this event. The winner will take home £560,980 whilst the minimum payout on offer is £9,080.

With regards to the notables that are still in with a chance at taking home this title, we have Paul Volpe, Kitty Kuo, Jeff Rossiter, Shannon Shorr, Dan Smith, Kyle Julius, Tom Middleton, Barry Greenstein, Mike Watson and Gaelle Baumann all progressing into Day 3.

It should be said that while they are all big names in the world of poker, it could be argued that even bigger names fell throughout Day 2. To the felt went Daniel Negreanu, Liv Boeree, Jason Mercier, Chris Brammer, Lex Veldhuis, Sam Trickett, Jeff Gross, Jake Cody, Vicky Coren, Russell Thomas and Toby Lewis.

The 110 will now have to navigate through the bubble on Day 3, knowing that only 87 of them will make a profit out of this event. We expect the start of Day 3 to be an edgy affair but once that bubble has burst it is sure to pick up its pace again.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Tudor Purice – 628,200

2nd) Yngve Steen – 576,400

3rd) Ludovic Geilich – 487,100

4th) Joey Lovelady – 447,500

5th) Andy Moseley – 436,000

6th) Mark Newhouse – 380,800

7th) Robin Ylitalo – 362,200

8th) Ruben Velasco – 350,900

9th) Wai Kin Yong – 307,200

10th) Daniel Reijmer – 305,800

The Prize Pool Information

1st) £560,980

2nd) £349,200

3rd) £249,850

4th) £193,340

5th) £152,320

6th) £119,225

7th) £88,175

8th) £60,640

9th) £47,750

10th – 11th) £39,255

12th – 13th) £32,810

14th – 15th) £28,710

16th – 17th) £25,780

18th – 20th) £22,850

21st – 23rd) £19,920

24th – 27th) £17,285

28th – 31st) £14,940

32nd 39th) £13,180

40th – 55th) £11,425

56th – 71st) £10,255

72nd – 87th) £9,080