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£5,250 Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Martin Kozlov Leads 45 Hopefuls After Day 3

Happy_Freaked • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Martin Kozlov
Martin Kozlov

The third day of play in the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour London Main Event concluded after four levels of play with Martin Kozlov as the chip leader. Just 45 players remain going into Day 4, and non of them are former winners or Team PokerStars Pros. Kozlov had all the luck on his side today as he cracked aces with a flopped set and had set over set in another big pot too. He will begin play on Thursday with 1,351,000 chips.

Near the top of the chip counts we also spotted Swedish pro Robin Ylitalo (716,000), EPT live commentator and long-time Supernova Elite [Removed:17] (1,046,000), Day 2 chip leader Tudor Purice (825,000), and Australian super star Jeff Rossiter (601,000).

Day 2 started out with 106 players and just 87 would get paid. This meant that there would be some very sad faces exiting the tournament room empty handed. Former EPT winners Frederik Jensen, Davidi Kitai and Tom Middleton, Day 1a chip leader Maximilian Senft, Jackie Glazier, Kyle Julius and Paul Volpe all failed to make the money, and once the bubble burst it was Gaelle Baumann who got knocked out right away. The eventual bubble boy was Steven Lewzey who missed a flush draw with ace-ten of clubs versus Ziv Vachar’s pocket aces.

Belgian pro Kenny Hallaert had a very impressive showing in London this year as he cashed the UKIPT Main Event and placed third in the UKIPT High Roller won by Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst. Hallaert also cashed the Main Event but busted shortly after the bubble burst in 75th place (£9,080). Other players that min-cashed included Team PokerStars Pros Theo Jorgensen and Henrique Pinho but also EPT Grand Final High Roller winner Steven Silverman and Majestic High Roller winner Mike Watson.

It wasn’t all bad news coming from London on Day 3, as there are still a ton of famous faces with good stacks on Day 4. Rossiter notched up a big double knock out with kings versus jacks and eights, which launched him towards the top. Rossiter remained among the leaders throughout the day and will be one to watch tomorrow. Others that remain are Jan Sjavik (361,000), Sebastian Blom (216,000), WCOOP TLB winner Yngve Steen (190,000), Paul Berende (193,000) and EPT London Super High Roller finalist Timothy Adams (271,000).

Martin Kozlov played one of the biggest pots of the day against the successful Brit Chris Brammer. Brammer three-bet with aces from the small blind and was called by Kozlov who flopped a set. On the turn all the money went in and Brammer was knocked out in 63rd place. Kozlov did not look back after that and also knocked out Daniel Reijmer as the Dutchman was unlucky getting set over set against him.

The last remaining EPT winner was Season 7 London winner David Vaplew. Vamplew had a day filled with swings but eventually fell when he lost a coin flip versus Richard Yong’s son, Wai Kin Yong. Yong still has a good stack heading into Day 4 and he’s on his way to make his first cash in Europe a very big one.

November Niner Mark Newhouse was also in contention but he was also knocked out towards the end of Day 3. Ludovic Geilich, who ended the Day second in chips, knocked out Newhouse.

The day will resume tomorrow at 12:00 Noon BST. A field of 16 players, or two tables, will remain at the end of tomorrow and we will once again bring you all the live updates as we get one step closer to crowning a new EPT London champion!

Tags: EPTLondonMartin Kozlov

Official End of Day 3 Chip Counts (full)

Chad_Holloway • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Martin Kozlov au
Martin Kozlov
au 1,351,000 201,000
Ludovic Geilich gb
Ludovic Geilich
gb 1,219,000 -31,000
[Removed:17] NZ
[Removed:17]
NZ 1,046,000 36,000
Tudor Purice ro
Tudor Purice
ro 825,000 1,000
Robin Ylitalo se
Robin Ylitalo
se 716,000 -44,000
Kully Sidhu gb
Kully Sidhu
gb 605,000 486,800
Jeff Rossiter au
Jeff Rossiter
au 601,000 1,000
Steven Warburton gb
Steven Warburton
gb 599,000 -231,000
Javier Etayo es
Javier Etayo
es 559,000 -6,000
Ole Nergard no
Ole Nergard
no 550,000 -25,000
Carla Sabini ca
Carla Sabini
ca 478,000 249,500
Andy Moseley
Andy Moseley
475,000 -15,000
Ruben Velasco es
Ruben Velasco
es 473,000 133,000
Georgios Karakousis gr
Georgios Karakousis
gr 457,000 107,000
Kent Roed no
Kent Roed
no 441,000 224,000
Senh Ung GB
Senh Ung
GB 400,000 100,000
[Removed:203]
[Removed:203]
396,000 -14,000
Stefan Vagner SK
Stefan Vagner
SK 374,000 -276,000
Jan Olav Sjavik NO
Jan Olav Sjavik
NO 361,000 69,000
Candido Goncalves
Candido Goncalves
357,000 197,000
Steven Watts gb
Steven Watts
gb 355,000 25,000
Gino Gabriel
Gino Gabriel
352,000 132,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 341,000 256,000
Ryan Yu ca
Ryan Yu
ca 340,000 70,000
Christoph Weckmann
Christoph Weckmann
331,000 11,000

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Two Busts During Last Four Hands

[user101598] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Mario Puccini was all in for less than 100,000 preflop with {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}. Sebastian Blom, brother of Full Tilt Poker Professional and wunderkind Viktor Blom, had him at risk with {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}, and Puccini mad a set when the flop fell {8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. Blom regained the lead when the {j-Hearts} turned, giving him a set of jacks, and a meaningless {7-Hearts} completed the board.

At an adjacent table, Sam Greenwood was all in for around 150,000 on a board of {9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{10-Spades}. Greenwood's {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts} was well behind chip leader Martin Kozlov's {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}, and the {6-Spades} bricked off on the river.

Mario Puccini de
Mario Puccini
de Busted
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
ca Busted

Tags: Sam GreenwoodMartin KozlovMario PucciniSebastian Blom

Last Four Hands

Homer • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

We're now playing the last four hands of the day.

Antos Eliminated

Homer • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Josef Antos was just busted from one of the outer tables, {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} proving no good against Gino Gabriel's {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} on a board reading {9-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{3-Hearts}{6-Clubs}.

Gino Gabriel
Gino Gabriel
220,000 54,800
Josef Antos cz
Josef Antos
cz Busted

Newson Run Over by a Boat

Chad_Holloway • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

"All in and a call," we heard a dealer shout. By the time we made our way over Andrew Newson was getting up out of his seat in preparation to make his exit. He had the {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} laid out in front of him on a {7-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} board, but his opponent, Steven Watts, held the {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}.

The {5-Clubs} river failed to help Newson and he promptly made his way to the payout desk.

Steven Watts gb
Steven Watts
gb 330,000 145,000
Andrew Newson
Andrew Newson
Busted

Tags: Andrew NewsonSteven Watts

Cool For Katz

Homer • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Nicky Katz moved all in for 50,000 preflop and Tudor Purice made the call on the button. Then Craig McCorkell reshoved from the big blind and Purice was forced to call that shove as well, although he clearly didn't like it.

Katz: {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Purice: {5-Clubs}{5-Spades}
McCorkell: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}

The flop came {9-Hearts}{10-Spades}{3-Spades} and Katz jumped ahead but the {7-Hearts} on the turn gave McCorkell the nut flush draw. The river was the {2-Clubs}, the brickiest brick in brickland. Katz trebled up and Purice basically broke even.

Tudor Purice ro
Tudor Purice
ro 812,000 10,000
Nicky Katz
Nicky Katz
160,000 106,000
Craig McCorkell gb
Craig McCorkell
gb Busted

Geilich Knocks Out Another

Chad_Holloway • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Action folded to Dario Sammartino in the hijack and he opened for 12,000. Ludovic Geilich, who has been on a roll this level, proceeded to three-bet to 27,000 and then call Sammartino's four-bet jam for right around 100,000 total.

Sammartino: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Geilich: {k-Spades}{q-Clubs}

It was a classic flip, but not after the flop came down {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}. Geilich hit two pair, and without a diamond Sammartino was drawing to either a ten or jack. The {K-Hearts} turn made that a mute point as Geilich filled up, and after the {Q-Hearts} was run out on the river for good measure, Sammartino hit the rail just shy of Day 4.

Ludovic Geilich gb
Ludovic Geilich
gb 1,250,000 150,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it Busted

Tags: Ludovic GeilichDario Sammartino