2013 PokerStars.com EPT London

£5,250 Main Event
Day: 2
Event Info

2013 PokerStars.com EPT London

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

£5,250 Main Event

Day 2 Completed

Tudor Purice Wins a Big Flip; Leads After Day 2

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante
Tudor Purice - Flipping Right
Tudor Purice - Flipping Right

Season 10 of the European Poker Tour continued on Tuesday with Day 2 of the EPT London Main Event, and leading the 107 players is Tudor Purice. Purice made the wheel during Level 11, eliminating Mike McDonald, who only had a pair of aces, and won a 275,000-chip race during the last level of the night with {a-Hearts}{k-Spades} against the {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} of Onur Guvan. There was a king on the flop, and Purice’s hand held up as the turn and river both produced bricks. Purice bagged 628,200 chips.

Also joining Purdice at the top of the counts are Ludovic Geilich (436,000), November Niner Mark Newhouse (380,800), Andy Moseley (487,100), and Yngve Steen (576,400).

Geilich had an incredibly turbulent last two levels, but was also gifted a large stack while holding the nuts. The German checked on the river with Broadway, and his fellow countryman, Patric Laudam, moved all in for 172,000 into a pot of around 200,000. Geilich snapped it off, and doubled.

Steen rocketed up the charts during the last few minutes, winning a pot off of Kitty Kuo. Kuo is still very healthy with 266,000 — she eliminated former EPT Copenhagen winner Michael Tureniec during the last level of play, turning the nuts against the semi-bluffing Swede. Tureniec was left with one out to chop, but the river produced the brick and the pot was shipped to Kuo, who chipped up to nearly 400,000.

Other players who survived the day with healthy stacks include Dan Smith, who hit a two-outer against John Juanda in a 320,000-chip pot, high stakes online cash game player Yngve Steen, Shannon Shorr, Daniel Weinmen, Paul Volpe, and the overall chip leader entering into Day 2, Dhru Patel,

Patel lost a sick three-way all in against Mat Frankland and Andoni Larrabe, where Frankland’s aces held against Patel’s kings and Larrabe’s queens preflop.

Three members of the Team PokerStars Pro remain — including Henrique Pinho (150,300), Barry Greenstein (129,300), and The Jorgensen (71,200).

The prize pool was announced during Day 2. The 604-player field generated a total prize pool of £2,929,400, and the top 87 players will receive a minimum of £9,080. The eight members of the final table are guaranteed £60,640, and the winner will take home £560,980.

There were hundreds of casualties on Day 2, including Lex Veldhuis, Sam Trickett, Richard Toth, Richard Yong, Dimitar Danchev, Sam Panzica, Michiel Brummelhuis, Joe Kuether, Jeff Gross, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Vicky Coren, and a host of others.

Negreanu lost a flip in Level 12 against Anton Wigg, Veldhuis flopped top pair of kings against a middle set of tens, Danchev ran a weak ace into an opponent’s ace-king, and Trickett lost a series of hands, including a final one with {a-}{q-} against a player’s {k-}{q-} to bust.

The surviving 107 players will return at noon local time on Wednesday, just 20 eliminations away from the money. PokerNews will be on hand for up-to-the-minute updates straight from the floor, and we look forward to you joining us then.

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Official End-of-Day Counts (full)

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante
Player Chips Progress
Tudor Purice ro
Tudor Purice
628,200 -18,800
Yngve Steen no
Yngve Steen
576,400 226,400
Ludovic Geilich gb
Ludovic Geilich
487,100 67,100
Joey Lovelady
Joey Lovelady
447,500 67,500
Andy Moseley
Andy Moseley
436,000 61,000
Mark Newhouse us
Mark Newhouse
380,800 -4,200
Robin Ylitalo se
Robin Ylitalo
362,200 152,200
EPT 1X Winner
Ruben Velasco es
Ruben Velasco
350,900 267,200
Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
307,200 17,200
Daniel Reijmer nl
Daniel Reijmer
305,800 305,800
Mateusz Zbikowski
Mateusz Zbikowski
302,900 246,400
Steven Warburton gb
Steven Warburton
292,900 57,900
Dhru Patel
Dhru Patel
285,900 85,900
Sebastian Blom
Sebastian Blom
271,000 151,000
Vasili Firsau by
Vasili Firsau
269,700 124,700
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
266,000 -114,000
Christoph Weckmann
Christoph Weckmann
254,600 185,400
Maximilian Senft at
Maximilian Senft
251,400 -118,600
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
248,800 48,800
Martin Kozlov au
Martin Kozlov
248,000 162,600
Nicolau Villa-Lobos br
Nicolau Villa-Lobos
247,200 165,600
Steven Watts gb
Steven Watts
244,000 124,000
Leo McClean gb
Leo McClean
234,000 179,200
Thomas Muhlocker at
Thomas Muhlocker
225,400 146,400
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
217,200 17,200

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No Day 3 For Veldhuis

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante

"This is so frustrating, it's just like last year," Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis told us after he was just knocked out.

Veldhuis was knocked out at the end of Day 2 last season as well here in London and today he also did not manage to survive.

On the last hand Veldhuis got it in with {K-}{Q-} versus {10-}{10-} on a {K-}{10-}{2-} after having had a medium to small stack throughout the day.

Player Chips Progress
Lex Veldhuis nl
Lex Veldhuis

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Volpe Loses One

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante

Paul Volpe is up quite a lot since our last count, but we just spotted him losing a pot. Volpe raised to 4,800 and got called by Antonin Duda in the big blind.

The flop brought {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and Duda check-called 6,000.

On the turn the {Q-Diamonds} hit and both players checked. The river brought the {Q-Clubs} and Duda fired out 12,500. Volpe went into the tank for quite a while but eventually he made the call.

Duda showed {Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and took down the pot.

"That's a nice hand," Volpe said as he was still left behind with 200,000 chips.

Player Chips Progress
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
200,000 110,000
Antonin Duda cz
Antonin Duda
170,000 99,000

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Last Three Hands

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante

The tournament staff has just announced that the remaining players will play three more hands before calling it a night. We're headed out to the field to grab some chip counts and any last-minute action that may go down. Stay tuned for those as well as a full recap of the EPT London Day 2 action.

Steen Wins Huge Pot from Yan

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante

Shannon Shorr got the ball rolling with a raise to 5,200 before Yngve Steen made it 11,500 in middle position. In the big blind, [Removed:17] four-bet to 37,400 and Shorr quickly folded.

Steen tanked for a couple of minutes then made the call to see a {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{J-Spades} flop.

Yan cut out a bet of 47,000 and slid it into the middle. Steen thought again and made the call once more to see the {3-Hearts} on the turn. This time Yan bet just 45,300 only for Steen to move all in. Yan folded instantly.

Player Chips Progress
Yngve Steen no
Yngve Steen
350,000 155,000
[Removed:17] nz
100,000 -135,000