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888Live Easter Edition London: Hoa Quan Leads, Sofia Lövgren Close Second

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  • While Hoa Quan had a fierce battle on the table to take the lead at 888Live Easter Edition London.

It's been a busy day here at Aspers Stratford on Day 1a of the £440 888Live London Easter Edition Main Event. The £100K guarantee attracted 82 players and eight rebuys for a total field of 90 players. At the end of 10 levels, there were 22 players who'll return on Sunday to battle it out on Day 2.

Before then, three further flights, including a special turbo flight 1d where the level times are cut in half, will be played. More players will be looking to take part in this event and to grab a slice of its huge guarantee.

Leading the 22 is Hoa Quan with 256,200.

Leading the 22 is Hoa Quan with 256,200. He had a fierce battle on his table, with many players coming and going especially in the final level of the day, but managed to hold onto the chip lead.

Close behind him is 888poker Ambassador Sofia Lövgren who looked to have all but secured the overnight chip lead before she "bluffed it off on the last hand," she said. She bagged up a respectable 250,600, good for second place.

She engaged in a running battle with Ertan Sumer which culminated in his elimination, where both her straight and flush draw overwhelmed her opponent's top pair in a pot in the last level of the day.

Other big stacks include Robert Lim (220,600), Rana Mohammad Adnan (207,500) and Mark Shelley (190,900).

PositionPlayerChip Count*
1Hoa Quan256,200
2Sofia Lovgren250,600
3Robert Lim220,600
4Rana Mohammad Adnan207,500
5Mark Shelley190,900

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