2017 PokerStars Festival London

Main Event
Days: 1b
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Festival London

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000

Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Luca Pagano Makes Day 2 of PokerStars Festival Main Event

Level 12 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
[Removed:16] Has Slight Lead
[Removed:16] Has Slight Lead

[Removed:16] from France ended the day as chip leader with 199,100 but wasn’t even an ante ahead of second placed man Naoufel Bennani-Smires who bagged 199,000.

Bennani-Smires is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps. Karim Bennani Smires finished in 8th place in EPT6 London 2009 for £50,100 which was his best ever cash.

It was an early 11am start for the poker players who arrived at the Hippodrome Casino bleary eyed but in force to play Day 1b of the brand new PokerStars Festival London Main Event.

There were 45 eager players sat at the tables for the “Shuffle up and deal!” but that number steadily increased by the close of registration to 164 which was just 5 short of yesterday’s turnout.

At the close of 12 levels of play there were be 51 survivors happy to bring chips through to Day 2 and they will be joining the 45 from Day 1a.

Notables in the field who will be returning for Day 2 include Daniel Harwood (166,800), Yehoram Houri (130,000), PokerStars Team Pro Luca Pagano (125,700) and Benjamin Philipps (71,000)

There was also 12 PokerStars Online qualifiers who made it through to Day 2 including the first ever Spin & Go Qualifier John McGlynn who has 72,800.

Some of the big names who failed to bag chips however include Natalia Breviglieri who was knocked out by the same player who shoved against her with a flush draw in the High Roller. It happened again, the flush got there again, and Breviglieri had a bad dose of Déjà vu. Joe Grech, Steven Watts, Albert Sapiani and David Urban also failed to make the cut.

Day 1c starts tomorrow at 11am and follows the same structure, and for those who have played a Day 1 and failed to make it through there is one final chance in a 10pm Turbo. For the rest there is the Players Party in Lola’s Underground Casino.

Two players who are playing tomorrow are snooker legend Stephen Hendry and a poker player you may have heard of recently, Will Kassouf.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the action from the felt.

Tags: Benjamin PhilippsDaniel HarwoodLuca PaganoNatalia BreviglieriSteve WattsWilliam KassoufYehoram Houri

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 12 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

All tables have bagged up their chips and below you can find assorted chip counts. A recap of today's action as well as the full chip counts will be available soon.

Player Chips Progress
[Removed:16] FR
199,100 199,100
Naoufel Bennani-Smires MA
Naoufel Bennani-Smires
199,000 -1,000
Eldad Bentov il
Eldad Bentov
William Picard FR
William Picard
192,400 192,400
Chun Law us
Chun Law
176,700 176,700
Robert Heidorn de
Robert Heidorn
175,000 145,000
Alexander Burkart de
Alexander Burkart
167,500 7,500
Daniel Harwood gb
Daniel Harwood
166,800 18,800
Matous Houzvicek cz
Matous Houzvicek
Ricardo Cuerda Cuartero ES
Ricardo Cuerda Cuartero
Mindaugas Jonuskis lt
Mindaugas Jonuskis
147,500 147,500
Gisle Olsen dk
Gisle Olsen
Miklos Zsuffa hu
Miklos Zsuffa
Luca Pagano it
Luca Pagano
135,700 108,200
Alex Bounsall gb
Alex Bounsall
Yehoram Houri fr
Yehoram Houri
130,000 -10,000
Mauricio Ferreira Pais de
Mauricio Ferreira Pais
Keyur Patel GB
Keyur Patel
Julien Sitbon fr
Julien Sitbon
108,500 108,500
Vojtech Paxian SK
Vojtech Paxian
98,200 28,200
Edgar Drozdov gb
Edgar Drozdov
Badge Title
June Jenkins ca
June Jenkins
97,200 -12,800
Michael Panteli GB
Michael Panteli
Ilana Belsky GB
Ilana Belsky
92,100 28,100
Sally Stephens US
Sally Stephens
91,600 6,600

Read full

Triple Up For Keyur Patel

Level 12 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Keyur Patel was all in preflop as was Marcus Daley and they were called by another big stack.

Patel had {a-Clubs}{k-Spades} and Daley {6-Clubs}{6-Clubs} which was behind the big stacks {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}.

The board ran out {4-Spades}{j-Spades}{k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Patel got his triple up with 20 minutes left on the clock.

Player Chips Progress
Keyur Patel GB
Keyur Patel

Level: 12

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Ante: 300

Germany Lead Denmark Late In the Game

Level 11 : 800-1,600, 200 ante

Robert Heidorn, the Danish qualifier had just folded to a bet from Gisle Arnason Olsen from Germany.

“Every time you raise me and now I’m sick of it and a little tilted.” Heiborn said with feeling in his voice.

“Everytime?” Olsen questioned in a puzzled tone with a little smile playing across his lips while he stacked the Dane’s chips.

A friendly rivalry developing between these two perhaps?

Paul Brampton Falls Late

Level 11 : 800-1,600, 200 ante

The flop was {10-Hearts}{8-Spades}{j-Clubs} and Fabrizio Privitera in the cut-off checked to Paul Brampton on the button who bet 6,000.

Privitera check-raised all in for a similar stack size and Brampton was put in the torture tanks as Privitera sat awaiting his decision. A few minutes passed before Brampton called

Privitera showed {j-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} while Brampton had {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}.

The turn was the {2-Clubs} and the river the {6-Spades}.

Brampton was left with 1,000 but that went in the next hand.

Level: 11

Blinds: 800/1,600

Ante: 200