2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 London

£4,250 Main Event
Day: 1a
Event Info

2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 London

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

£4,250 Main Event

Day 1a Completed

Day 1a Concludes with Anatoly Filatov On Top

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Anatoly Filatov - Day 1a Chip Leader
Anatoly Filatov - Day 1a Chip Leader

On Sunday, Season 11 of the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour continued from the floors of the Grand Connaught Rooms in London with the £4,250 Main Event. A total of 224 players came out for the action in this starting flight, and by the end of the day the clock read that just 135 remained. Anatoly Filatov finished the day as the player to catch, accumulating 173,900 in chips for the lead.

Filatov truly bloomed late in the day, earning a good chunk of chips from confrontations with Joni Jouhkimainen.

Filatov is no stranger to success on the felt, owning over $1.1 million in live tournament cashes. One of Filatov's most notable cashes came earlier this year when he finished runner-up to Fabrice Soulier in the EPT Vienna €10,000 High Roller.

While Filatov bagged the chip lead, he was certainly not the only player to have success on the felt. Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden emerged as one of the larger stacks early in the day and rode that success all of the way through the end of the night. Lodden, who was well above the starting stack as early as Level 2, seemed to thrive around every turn during the first few levels of the day. Late in the night, Lodden had a confrontation with two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Praz Bansi that resulted in the latter's elimination. In the end, Lodden's {A-}{K-} outran Bansi's {Q-}{Q-}, allowing the Norwegian to add to his massive stack. Lodden finished the day on 125,800.

Other notable players to advance to Day 2 include Hossein Ensan (124,900), James Dempsey (93,900), Niall Farrell (78,700), 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event champion Dominik Panka (74,400), Marvin Rettenmaier (66,100), Sam Chartier (56,000), David Vamplew (54,300) Christoph Vogelsang (48,400), Eoughan O’Dea (44,200), and Max Silver (26,400).

Team PokerStars had a stellar day as well, with pros Eugene Katchalov (74,300), Isaac Haxton (65,800), Leo Margets (54,200), Jake Cody (48,600), Fatima Moreira de Melo (37,500), and Jason Mercier (33,600) all bagging up for Day 2.

While each of the aforementioned players thrived on the first of two starting flights, many other notable names gave it their all only to come up short. Some of the players who went bust before the final hand of the day was dealt include Martins Adeniya, Barny Boatman, Jannick Wrang, Aku Joentausta, Bruno Fitoussi, Steve O'Dwyer, Zimnan Ziyard, Sorel Mizzi, and Mathew Frankland.

Another high-profile player who fell from play was WSOP November Nine chip leader Jorryt van Hoof. Van Hoof flopped top pair with top kicker against Simon Taberham's open-ended straight draw. Most of the money went in on the turn and Taberham was able to complete his straight on the river. Van Hoof called off the last of his chips and was eliminated from play in Level 4.

Tomorrow marks the second and final starting flight to this prestigious event. Players will once again flock to the heart of London with hopes of becoming the next EPT champion and earning what looks to be an astounding first-place prize.

Day 1b will commence at 12 p.m. local time, where players will once again play eight 75-minute levels. As always, PokerNews will be on hand to provide all of the latest updates from the tournament floor.

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Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Player Chips Progress
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
173,900 -21,100
Jose Quintas pt
Jose Quintas
141,100 141,100
Maximos Pertsinidis gr
Maximos Pertsinidis
128,600 77,600
Johnny Lodden no
Johnny Lodden
125,800 5,800
Alexander Trevallion au
Alexander Trevallion
125,100 125,100
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
124,900 124,900
EPT Main Event Champion
EPT 1X Winner
Alfie Adam gb
Alfie Adam
122,300 122,300
Daniel Nilsson se
Daniel Nilsson
117,200 117,200
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
113,700 57,700
Ryan Spittles gb
Ryan Spittles
112,800 112,800
Simon Taberham gb
Simon Taberham
110,600 30,600
Javed Abrahams gb
Javed Abrahams
101,500 70,500
James Dempsey gb
James Dempsey
93,900 48,900
Hans Winzeler us
Hans Winzeler
90,600 90,600
Sven Wendt de
Sven Wendt
88,800 88,800
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
88,500 64,500
Yuri Martins Dzivielevski br
Yuri Martins Dzivielevski
88,200 88,200
Nicholas Markou gb
Nicholas Markou
88,000 88,000
Miltiadis Kyriakides cy
Miltiadis Kyriakides
83,900 83,900
Ben Warrington gb
Ben Warrington
80,200 80,200
Simon Deadman gb
Simon Deadman
80,100 50,100
Will Dorey ie
Will Dorey
80,000 80,000
Tudor Purice ro
Tudor Purice
80,000 33,500
Simon Higgins gb
Simon Higgins
79,100 34,100
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
78,700 -11,300
EPT 1X Winner

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Filatov Leading

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Anatoly Filatov
Anatoly Filatov

As play begins to wind down for the end of the day, it's Anatoly Filatov who is currently leading with around 30 minutes left. The Russian told us of a four-bet pot he won against Joni Jouhkimainen. Both players had checked a {K-}{Q-}{5-} flop before Jouhkimainen bet 5,000 on the {5-} turn and 17,000 on the {K-} river. Filatov called him down with {A-}{K-} and won a substantial pot.

Player Chips Progress
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
195,000 105,000

Finally One For Hollink

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante

Rob Hollink's day has been tough as we've seen him fold for most of it, but just now he managed to gain some chips in a preflop all-in confrontation.

The player in the small blind moved all in to put pressure on Hollink who looked down at his cards and made the call.

Hollink: {A-Spades}{3-Diamonds}
Opponent: {Q-}{6-}

The board ran out {2-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and Hollink found himself a double up.

Player Chips Progress
Rob Hollink nl
Rob Hollink
18,000 -13,000
EPT 1X Winner

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Lodden Wins Big Against Bansi

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Johnny Lodden
Johnny Lodden

Praz Bansi, a two-timer bracelet winner and widely considered to be one the UK's top pros has been knocked out. Bansi has a terrible record in EPTs compared to his numerous successes elsewhere and that continued here today in his hometown of London.

Bansi and Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden got into a raising war preflop. It was Lodden's {A-}{K-} against Bansi's {Q-}{Q-}, the Norwegian spiked for an 80,000 and it was Bansi walking out the door.

Lodden is probably the chip leader at this point.

Player Chips Progress
Johnny Lodden no
Johnny Lodden
120,000 28,000
Praz Bansi gb
Praz Bansi

Vamplew Doubles Up

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
David Vamplew
David Vamplew

David Vamplew squeezed all in over the top of a raise and a call. Norman Thalwitzer, the original raiser made the call and the other player folded.

Vamplew tabled {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and must have been relived to be in a flip against his opponent's {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. He was even happier when the board came {8-Spades}{Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{A-Clubs} to make trips for the double. After the hand, the third player told Vamplew he'd folded {Q-}{J-} as well...

Player Chips Progress
Norman Thalwitzer de
Norman Thalwitzer
David Vamplew gb
David Vamplew
29,000 15,000
EPT 1X Winner

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