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PokerStars EPT London Day 1a – Ladouceur Starts Well

shutterstock_121137394The long awaited English stop on the European Poker Tour was started up yesterday, with the first of two flights of the opening day at the PokerStars European Poker Tour London Main Event. Day 1a attracted a good field of 236 players, with that number expected to be doubled for today’s Day 1b.

The event is being hosted at The Vic Casino, which is found down Edgware Road in London, with it being one of the more popular stops on the EPT schedule. We lost a total of 101 players throughout Day 1a, with just 135 waiting for the survivors of the action later today to join them in Day tomorrow.

It is the Canadian player Marc-Andre Ladouceur who sits slightly ahead at the top of the leader board with 163,500 after an awesome display that saw him eliminate a certain Marvin Rettenmaier and Dominik Nitsche throughout the day.

He is being chased down by Adria Balaguer who is just a few thousand behind and a number of other players within the top ten not too much further behind.

Players Still Harbouring Dreams!

Luke Schwartz had an up and down day but will still be going into Day 2 with 66k, where he will be joined by names such as Johnny Lodden, Theo Jorgensen, Alex Kravchenko, Vanessa Selbst, Annette Obrestad, Liv Boeree, Pierre Neuville and new PokerStars Team Pro Leo Margets.

Others Who Didn’t Fair So Well!

It is never nice to go out on Day 1, yet that is what Dominik Nitsche, Chris Bjorin, Sam Holden, Scott Seiver, Kent Lundmark and Ari Engel did amongst others yesterday. Here is a selection of Tweets from eliminated players from Day 1a of the EPT London Main Event.


Can the chip count of Ladouceur be beaten from yesterday’s action when Day 1b finishes later tonight? We will all have to wait and see.

The Current Top Ten!

Marc-Andre Ladouceur – 163,500
Adria Balaguer – 160,000
Antonio Matias – 141,000
Timothy Davie – 136,800
Antoine Labat – 130,300
Davide Suriano – 130,300
Seun Oluwole – 127,900
Ramey Shaio – 121,700
Michel Dattani – 119,000
Eric Sfez – 115,100

Day 1b starts at noon today, with the field expected to be huge. They are expecting more than double that we saw on Day 1a, with that promising to bring us a whole day’s worth of the highest octane poker we have seen in a while.
Follow us as we follow the event through each day and you will not be kept in the dark about anything going down in London.

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