2022 PokerStars EPT London

£5,300 EPT Main Event
Day: 3
Event Info

2022 PokerStars EPT London

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
ak
Prize
£664,400
Event Info
Buy-in
£5,300
Prize Pool
£3,632,650
Entries
749
Level Info
Level
34
Blinds
150,000 / 300,000
Ante
300,000
Players Info - Day 3
Entries
80
Players Left
25

£5,300 EPT Main Event

Day 3 Completed

25 Remain in EPT London Main Event as Hall of Famer Seidel Chases Triple Crown

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

Another day of action in the PokerStars European Poker Tour London £5,300 EPT Main Event wrapped up after five levels of play and saw Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel bagging 955,000 chips among the 25 remaining players.

The legendary Seidel, who had a red-hot run at EPT Barcelona this summer that included a second-place finish in the €100K Super High Roller for €1,286,490, is chasing a Triple Crown with nine World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and a WPT (World Poker Tour) on his poker resume.

Seidel, who ended the day in spectacular fashion with a set-over-set double up through Day 2 chip leader Julien Sitbon, will have his work cut out for him as there were plenty of other top crushers who survived Day 3, including fellow high-rollers Ben Heath and Marton Czuczor, as well as EPT London Ladies Event champ Jessica Pilkington and £2,200 UKIPT High Roller runner-up Roman Hrabec, who bagged the chip lead with a stack of 1,900,000.

Roman Hrabec
Roman Hrabec

£5,300 EPT Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

 RANKPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNTBIG BLINDS
 1Roman HrabecCzech Republic1,905,000127
 2Alexandre VuilleumierSwitzerland1,660,000111
 3Nils PudelGermany1,590,000106
 4Jordi RomeroSpain1,480,00099
 5David DochertyUnited Kingdom1,420,00095
 6Nicolas VayssieresFrance1,320,00088
 7Pedro GaragnaniBrazil1,315,00088
 8Sergio CoutinhoPortugal1,075,00072
 9Ian HamiltonUnited Kingdom1,060,00071
 10Enzo VitoUnited Kingdom989,00066

Plenty of Big Names Fall During Day 3

The field of 80 entries that started the day steadily dwindled down as plenty of big names dropped out of the competition.

Team PokerStars Pro Ramon Colillas was eliminated early in the day in a six-bet pot where his pocket jacks were pipped by the Ladies of Conor Beresford, who himself busted later in the evening when his pocket tens couldn't survive a flip against the ace-queen of Benjamin Pollak.

Ramon Colillas
Ramon Colillas

The luscious-locked Beresford has had an impressive series that included a runner-up finish in the £1,100 UKIPT Main Event to none other than WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson, who joined the Brit in the Day 3 field and before being eliminated in a straight versus straight cooler as the night wound down.

Martin Jacobson
Martin Jacobson

Other big names who fell during Day 3 include Adrian Mateos, Gianluca Speranza and Day 1 chips leaders Ole Schemion, Luis Faria and Henrik Hecklen, who is fresh off a victory in the £50,000 EPT London Super High Roller for £652,700.

Day 4 will commence on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at noon. The top prize of £664,400 awaits the winner in the six-day tournament that is slated to wrap up on Oct. 28.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team is close by and ready to report on the rest of the event ahead of the crowning of the first EPT London Main Event champion in eight years. Check out the live reporting team's coverage of other EPT London events in the meantime.

Tags: Adrian MateosBen HeathBenjamin PollakConor BeresfordErik SeidelGianluca SperanzaHenrik HecklenJessica PilkingtonJulien SitbonLuis FariaMartin JacobsonMarton CzuczorOle SchemionRamon ColillasRoman Hrabec

Day 4 Seat Draw by Table

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
 TABLESEATPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNTBIG BLINDS
 11Jamie FlynnIreland530,00035
 12Ian HamiltonUnited Kingdom1,060,00071
 13Roman HrabecCzech Republic1,905,000127
 14Julien SitbonFrance450,00030
 15Nicolas VayssieresFrance1,320,00088
 16Jamil WakilCanada725,00048
 17Alexandre VuilleumierFrance1,660,000111
       
 21Ambrose NgCanada595,00040
 22Erik SeidelUSA955,00064
 23Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom545,00036
 25Jordi GarciaSpain1,480,00099
 26Jack SinclairAustria890,00059
 28Ben HeathUnited Kingdom895,00060
       
 31Sergio CoutinhoPortugal1,075,00072
 33Daewoong SongSouth Korea345,00023
 34Marton CzuczorHungary570,00038
 35Benjamin PollakFrance610,00041
 36Danut ChisuRomania475,00032
 38Jessica PilkingtonUnited Kingdom170,00011
       
 41Enzo VitoUnited Kingdom989,00066
 42Pedro GaragnaniBrazil1,315,00088
 43David DochertyUnited Kingdom1,420,00095
 45Aleem KanjiUnited Kingdom800,00053
 46Thomas HueberAustria210,00014
 47Nils PudelGermany1,590,000106

Day 4 Seat Draw by Chip Count

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
 TABLESEATPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNTBIG BLINDS
 13Roman HrabecCzech Republic1,905,000127
 17Alexandre VuilleumierFrance1,660,000111
 47Nils PudelGermany1,590,000106
 25Jordi GarciaSpain1,480,00099
 43David DochertyUnited Kingdom1,420,00095
 15Nicolas VayssieresFrance1,320,00088
 42Pedro GaragnaniBrazil1,315,00088
 31Sergio CoutinhoPortugal1,075,00072
 12Ian HamiltonUnited Kingdom1,060,00071
 41Enzo VitoUnited Kingdom989,00066
 22Erik SeidelUSA955,00064
 28Ben HeathUnited Kingdom895,00060
 26Jack SinclairAustria890,00059
 45Aleem KanjiUnited Kingdom800,00053
 16Jamil WakilCanada725,00048
 35Benjamin PollakFrance610,00041
 21Ambrose NgCanada595,00040
 34Marton CzuczorHungary570,00038
 23Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom545,00036
 11Jamie FlynnIreland530,00035
 36Danut ChisuRomania475,00032
 14Julien SitbonFrance450,00030
 33Daewoong SongSouth Korea345,00023
 46Thomas HueberAustria210,00014
 38Jessica PilkingtonUnited Kingdom170,00011

End of Day Chip Counts

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Roman Hrabec cz
Roman Hrabec
1,905,000 778,000
Day 5 Chip Leader
Alexandre Vuilleumier ch
Alexandre Vuilleumier
1,660,000 -140,000
Nils Pudel de
Nils Pudel
1,590,000 -60,000
Jordi Romero es
Jordi Romero
1,480,000 758,000
David Docherty gb
David Docherty
1,420,000 230,000
Day 4 Chip Leader
Nicolas Vayssieres fr
Nicolas Vayssieres
1,320,000 -330,000
Pedro Garagnani br
Pedro Garagnani
1,315,000 135,000
Sergio Coutinho pt
Sergio Coutinho
1,075,000 -75,000
Ian Hamilton gb
Ian Hamilton
1,060,000 -526,000
EPT Main Event Champion
EPT 1X Winner
Enzo Vito gb
Enzo Vito
989,000 234,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
955,000 -3,000
Poker Hall of Famer
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
895,000 -87,000
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
890,000 82,000
Aleem Kanji gb
Aleem Kanji
800,000 248,000
Jamil Wakil ca
Jamil Wakil
725,000 -20,000
Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
610,000 -243,000
Ambrose Ng ca
Ambrose Ng
595,000 67,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
570,000 95,000
Harry Lodge gb
Harry Lodge
545,000 -239,000
Jamie Flynn ie
Jamie Flynn
530,000 -120,000
Danut Chisu ro
Danut Chisu
475,000 102,000
Julien Sitbon fr
Julien Sitbon
450,000 -5,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Daewoong Song kr
Daewoong Song
345,000 -325,000
Thomas Hueber at
Thomas Hueber
210,000 -40,000
Jessica Pilkington gb
Jessica Pilkington
170,000 40,000

Seidel Doubles with Set Over Set

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel opened to 27,000 on the button and Julien Sitbon defended the big blind.

"I just want to be in the chip race," Seidel joked, as the T-1,000 chips were being raced off soon and the dealer gave him three T-1,000 chips as change.

The dealer fanned out the {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop and Sitbon checked. Seidel bet 25,000 and Sitbon check-raised to 65,000. Seidel called.

The {6-Hearts} landed on the turn and Sitbon bet 130,000. Seidel called.

The {k-Diamonds} completed the board and Sitbon moved all in, covering Seidel's 248,000 remaining chips. Seidel quickly called.

Sitbon tabled {2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} for a flopped set, but Seidel revealed {6-Spades}{6-Clubs} for a superior turned set, and the Poker Hall of Famer secured the double on one of the last hands of the night to near a million in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
958,000 528,000
Poker Hall of Famer
Julien Sitbon fr
Julien Sitbon
455,000 -645,000
Day 2 Chip Leader

Tags: Erik SeidelJulien Sitbon

Pudel Takes Large Chunk From Czuczor

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Nils Pudel
Nils Pudel

With roughly 525,000 already in the pot on a {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs}{10-Clubs} completed board, Marton Czuczor bet 325,000 in the big blind. Nils Pudel was on the button and responded with a raise to 785,000, representing nearly all of both his and Czuczor's remaining stack.

Czuczor thought about it, but he ultimately folded to concede the large pot to Pudel.

Player Chips Progress
Nils Pudel de
Nils Pudel
1,650,000 402,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
475,000 -519,000

Tags: Marton CzuczorNils Pudel

Karam Shoves Into Kings

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Ramzi Karam
Ramzi Karam

Ramzi Karam opened on the button and was three-bet by Ambrose Ng in the big blind. Karam then four-bet shoved, and Ng quickly made the call.

Ramzi Karam: {k-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Ambrose Ng: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

Karam was dominated as the cards were tabled, and the {a-Hearts}{8-Spades}{8-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} runout changed nothing. A quick count by the dealer confirmed that Ng was the larger stack, and Karam's tournament run came to an end.

Player Chips Progress
Ambrose Ng ca
Ambrose Ng
528,000 284,000
Ramzi Karam lb
Ramzi Karam
Busted

Tags: Ambrose NgRamzi Karam

Castrillon Eliminated by Flynn

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Paul Fontan Castrillon
Paul Fontan Castrillon

Shortly after losing a flip to Jamie Flynn for the majority of his stack, Paul Fontan Castrillon had gotten the rest of his short stack in from the big blind and was at risk against Flynn in the hijack.

Paul Fontan Castrillon: {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Jamie Flynn: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The {8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} board ran out all low cards and Castrillon made his exit from the tournament.

Player Chips Progress
Jamie Flynn ie
Jamie Flynn
650,000 122,000
Paul Fontan Castrillon es
Paul Fontan Castrillon
Busted

Tags: Jamie FlynnPaul Fontan Castrillon