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Who Will Take Down the 2018 888poker LIVE Festival London £2,200 High Roller?

Martin Jacobson

The most-expensive event of the 2018 888poker LIVE Festival London at the Aspers Casino in the Westfield Stratford City has already smashed the guaranteed prize pool of £50,000 and more than doubled that thanks to 61 entries on Day 1 of the £2,200 High Roller. There were 51 unique players and 10 re-entries, and that field is certain to grow further as the registration remains open until the start of Day 2 at 5 p.m. local time.

One player that will certainly take a shot at the High Roller title in London is 888poker ambassador Dominik Nitsche, who is expected to arrive before Day 2 kicks off and confirmed that on Twitter. Nitsche, along with all other new entries, will start the final day with 20 big blinds as the action recommences with blinds of 2,500/5,000 and a big blind ante of 5,000.

Six Brits are at the top of the counts heading into Day 2, led by Yiqian Song (433,500), Ajay Kejriwal (407,500) and Gerald Ringe (396,500). Further big stacks and notables still in contention include Vadim Cojocaru (334,500), Chris Da-Silva (274,000), , Matas Cimbolas (226,000), 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event champion Jack Sinclair (157,500), Michael Mizrachi 148,000), Thomas Muehloecker (114,500), and Orpen Kisacikoglu (89,000).

Team 888poker will be represented by Martin Jacobson (203,000) and Chris Moorman (31,000).

The tournament is scheduled to play down to a champion tonight and the first of five Main Event starting days kicks off at 6 p.m. local time. All levels last 30 minutes each and will increase to 40 minutes once the final table has been reached. The PokerNews live reporting team will focus on the High Roller action and provide the Main Event 1a chip counts once all players have bagged and tagged for the night.

£2,200 High Roller Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Vadim CojocaruUnited Kingdom334,50067
12Christopher KyriacouUnited Kingdom220,50044
13Ryan MandaraUnited Kingdom101,50020
14Jonathan ClarkUnited Kingdom178,50036
15Ian HunterUnited Kingdom195,50039
16Matas CimbolasLithuania226,00045
21Chris Da-SilvaUnited Kingdom274,00055
22Zhen ShaoChina77,00015
23Paul HizerUnited Kingdom101,00020
24Chris MoormanUnited Kingdom31,0006
25Michael MizrachiUnited States148,00030
26Francis Foord-BrownUnited Kingdom97,00019
31Duco Ten HavenNetherlands53,00011
32Tom HallUnited Kingdom56,00011
33Terry JordonUnited Kingdom116,00023
34Martin JacobsonSweden203,00041
35Pascal PflockGermany200,50040
41Jeremy SaderneFrance162,50033
42Ajay KejriwalUnited Kingdom407,50082
43Thomas MuehloeckerAustria114,50023
44Vinod FernandezUnited Kingdom130,00026
45Cheng Rui WongSingapore226,50045
51Orpen KisacikogluTurkey89,00018
52Morten ChristensenDenmark200,50040
53Martin DonoghueUnited Kingdom365,00073
54Robert HeidornGermany113,00023
55Gerald RingeUnited Kingdom396,50079
61Yiqian SongUnited Kingdom433,50087
62Maurizio MelaraItaly242,00048
63Carlos Sanchez DiazSpain216,50043
64Florence AlleraFrance177,50036
65Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom157,50032

Tags: Ajay KejriwalChris Da SilvaChris MoormanDominik NitscheGerald RingeJack SinclairMartin JacobsonMatas CimbolasMichael MizrachiOrpen KisacikogluThomas MuehloeckerVadim CojocaruYiqian Song