The second flight of the PokerStars.com EPT London £5,200+£200 Main Event championship hosted at the historic Grosvenor Victoria Casino is over. There are approximately 85 players remaining. Huseyin Yilmaz ended the day among the chipleaders. They all advanced to Day 2 which will be held on Friday.
Day 2 begins tomorrow at 1:30 PM local time where 165 or so players will be in the mix. Return to PokerNews.com tomorrow for complete coverage.
Right at the death, Wille Tann pushed over the top of an early position raiser for an extra 10,400. Perhaps thinking his foe was adopting an all-or-nothing approach with the clock ticking down, the original raiser made the call with . Tann tabled .
After a board, Tann shook the hand of neghbour Huseyin Yilmaz in mild celebration and finished the day in confident, and more lucrative spirits.
Huseyin Yilmaz, who's seen more pots than Alan Titichmark, is now down to 95,000 after doubling up an opponent with versus . All the money went in on a flop, Yilmaz chucking in his hand as the hit. The was therefore academic.
Moments later, he clawed some of those chips back to finish the day with around 100,000, a river bet of 3,800 on a board being called by a non-believer who was swiftly shown .
Britain seems to have a number of Trekkies in today, as Chris Bruce, Mickey Wernick and Joe Grech are playing the part of 'cling ons' to a tee. "I've been clinging by my finger nails," claimed Chris Bruce as he continued to nurture his 25,000 stack. "I've got none left."
Meanwhile, Bruce is fairing relatively well compared to monsieurs Grech and Wernick. Whilst Grech is "on the felt" with 11,500, Wernick has 8,300 and is in dire need of a double through.
He may not be donning flares, platform boots and permed hair, but Neil Channing is still stayin' alive at the felt in champion grinding fashion. At no point today has he boasted a big stack, but like always, he's picked his spots with the aptitude of an acne-ridden teenager and managed to keep his head just above water as each level passes.
On my last outing into the battlefield, Channing was all in, to the tune of 15,800. A flurry of folds led to the big blind, who thought for an age before finally folding face-up and giving the Brit a suspicious glare. Channing showed to maintain his image.
In a way, I wish he'd been called, because Channing was being massaged at the time, and as I passed post-hand, I was provided with the ungodly sight of crevice Crescent.
Portugal's Joao Barbosa picked up more chips after he busted one short stack who open-shoved with A-J. Barbosa woke up with A-K in the big blind and casually called. His Big Slick held up and his opponent quickly headed for the exit. Barbosa increased his stack to 75,000.