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£4,250 Main Event
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Highlights

Highlights

£4,250 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Boeree in Strong Contention as Sorrentino Leads The Way

Happy_Freaked • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree

After an intense day of poker it's Raffaele Sorrentino who leads the way with 491,400 in chips. Just 135 players remain heading into the third day of play. Out of the 675 players that entered this season's EPT London stop 370 started and right of the bat they started dropping like flies.

Full Tilt Poker Ambassador Dermot Blain, Ole Schemion, Viktor Blom and Andrew Chen were among the first players to hit the rail, and many would follow. Pratyush Buddiga was eliminated by Robbie Schiffbauer who held queens on a jack-high board versus Buddiga's middle pair. Unfortunately for Schiffbauer, he was later knocked out himself as well. World Series of Poker bracelet winner and this year's 13th-place finisher in the Main Event, Craig McCorkell was also among those unlucky in the first level.

All Team PokerStars Pros survived Day 1a but how different did things look on Day 2. Luca Pagano, Joao Nunes, Victoria Coren Mitchell and Leo Margets all hit the rail, and so did PokerStars Mind Sports Ambassador Jennifer Shahade and Team Online members Ike Haxton and Mikhail Shalamov.

Going into Day 3 PokerStars will be represented by SportStar Fatima Moreira de Melo (56,400), Team Online Mickey Petersen (141,900) and Marc-Andre Ladouceur (201,400) and Team Pros Bertrand Grospellier (71,900), Eugene Katchalov (86,100), Johnny Lodden (285,400), Jake Cody (269,400) and Liv Boeree. The former is in great shape with a stack worth 230,300 as she looks to add a second EPT title to her resume in the coming days.

Jason Mercier started the day with very little chips but managed to build up an impressive stack towards the end of the day. Just before the day concluded, however, he was knocked out by David Cabrera who made a full house against Mercier's flush. Cabrera's one of the chip leaders heading into Day 3 with 418,500.

Other notables we lost on Day 2 included the first ever EPT Grand Final winner and the Netherlands' first WSOP bracelet winner, Rob Hollink and other former champs Michael Tureniec, Frederik Jensen, Davidi Kitai, Rupert Elder and Dominik Panka. Recent WCOOP Main Event winner Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz also hit the rail.

The man who hasn't busted out of many tournaments this year, Daniel Colman, won't add to his staggering $22 million live winnings in the Main Event here, as he was knocked out on Day 2 as well, as was fellow One Drop finalist Christoph Vogelsang.

Plenty of superstar players are still in contention on Day 3 including Sam Trickett who managed to double up towards the end of the night. Former EPT winners Kevin MacPhee (277,700), Benny Spindler (162,900), Nicolas Chouity are still in contention for a second title while Day 1a chip leader Anatoly Filatov also bagged up a very nice stack with 318,400.

Day 3 coverage continues at 12:00 p.m. local London time as we'll play six 90-minute levels. The £10,000 High Roller starts on Thursday and will be covered on PokerNews.com as well.

Tags: Anatoly FilatovAndrew ChenBenny SpindlerBertrand GrospellierChristoph VogelsangChristophe BenzimraCraig McCorkellDaniel ColmanDavid CabreraDavidi KitaiDermot BlainDominik PankaEugene KatchalovFatima Moreira De MeloFrederik JensenIsaac HaxtonIsabelle MercierJake CodyJames MitchellJason MercierJennifer Shahade

End of Day 2 Counts (full)

Homer • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Raffaele Sorrentino it
Raffaele Sorrentino
it 491,400 448,900
Sebastian Pauli de
Sebastian Pauli
de 419,500 346,800
David Cabrera es
David Cabrera
es 418,500 18,500
Jareth East gb
Jareth East
gb 395,000 313,400
Nicolas Chouity lb
Nicolas Chouity
lb 390,000 180,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 357,700 27,700
Simon Deadman gb
Simon Deadman
gb 345,900 80,900
Salman Behbehani us
Salman Behbehani
us 344,900 226,900
Artur Koren at
Artur Koren
at 343,300 225,400
Alexander Trevallion au
Alexander Trevallion
au 334,500 209,400
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
ru 318,400 63,400
Ezequiel Macho es
Ezequiel Macho
es 307,000 182,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 295,700 -4,300
[Removed:119] FR
[Removed:119]
FR 290,200 105,200
Panu Miettinen FI
Panu Miettinen
FI 289,400 114,400
Johnny Lodden no
Johnny Lodden
no 285,400 105,400
Pablo Gordillo ES
Pablo Gordillo
ES 282,400 137,400
Marco Caza ca
Marco Caza
ca 281,800 5,800
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 277,700 20,700
Jake Cody gb
Jake Cody
gb 269,400 79,400
Francis Foord-Brown gb
Francis Foord-Brown
gb 251,100 156,100
Alfie Adam gb
Alfie Adam
gb 245,100 85,100
Yann Pineau FR
Yann Pineau
FR 245,000 15,000
William Chattaway gb
William Chattaway
gb 241,600 16,600
Leo Nordin SE
Leo Nordin
SE 235,300 120,300

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Three More Hands

Yardley • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

The floor has just announced three more hands and play will be finished for the night,

Trickett Doubles Up

Yardley • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Sam Trickett
Sam Trickett

Kamal Choraria opened the action for 6,500 from the cut-off and Sam Trickett moved all in over the top for 80,000. It seemed Dori Yacoub in the big blind had a tough decision to make as he took a few minutes to make up his mind, particularly as they all had similar stack sizes. Yacoub did fold though and when it got back to Choraria he made a quick call.

Trickett felt he must be in big trouble as he slightly sheepishly turned over his {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}. He would utter, “Oh wow.” on seeing Choraria’s {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}. A flop of {8-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} saw Trickett out of his seat. All eyes were glued to the felt as the dealer burned and turned the {7-Spades}. A collective gasp rang out when Trickett spiked his {4-Diamonds} river card to double up and put the hurt on Choraria.

Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 160,000 102,000
Kamal Choraria GB
Kamal Choraria
GB 20,000 -42,900

Tags: Sam Trickett

Mercier Busts, Cabrera Hits 400,000

Homer • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

It's game over for Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier, he had {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} on a {10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} board but ran into David Cabrera who flopped a set and turned a full house with {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}. Mercier was all in by the river with the Spaniard having him covered.

"Did you bluff me earlier?" asked Mercier, referring to a previous hand as he began to pack his things.

"No, I had it," replied Cabrera.

David Cabrera es
David Cabrera
es 400,000 330,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us Busted

Tags: David CabreraJason Mercier

Revealing Table

Yardley • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

On a flop of {4-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} Team PokerStars SportStar Fatima Moreira de Melo led out for 7,800. Sat to her immediate left was her opponent Sofia Lovgren who raised her to 16,000.

De Melo thought it over for a while before pushing her cards forward. Lovgren showed her the {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}.

“That was nice of you to show her.” Marc-Andre Ladouceur called over and then gestured to his neighbour and continued, “I’ve been showing him mine all day.”

De Melo thanked Lovgren for showing her what she had.

Tags: Fatima Moreira De MeloMarc LadouceurSofia Lovgren

Katchalov Over Mercier

Josh_Cahlik • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

Jason Mercier raised to 4,800 from early position and action trickled around to fellow Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov in the small blind. Katchalov called, the big blind got out of the way, and the two took a flop of {3-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{k-Hearts}.

Katchalov checked to the raiser and Mercier continued out for 4,200. Katchalov stuck around, allowing the {Q-Spades} to fall on fourth street. Both players checked fourth street, prompting the dealer to put out the {6-Hearts} on the river. Two more checks occurred and Katchalov rolled over {J-Spades}{J-Hearts}. Mercier smiled, threw his hand into the muck, and Katchalov was awarded the pot.

Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 152,000 -22,000
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 135,000 63,000

Tags: Eugene KatchalovJason Mercier