159 left at EPT London – Spindler leads, Brunson still challenging

159 left at EPT London – Spindler leads, Brunson still challenging

Sunday, 2 October 2011

The 691 runner field at EPT London has been whittled down to just 159 with Benny Spindler leading the way. The German pro has fond memories of playing in London, with a 12th place finish (and a spat with Annette Obrestad) in 2009 to his name. Nursing a stack of 459,000 he looks well placed to go even better this time.

Spindler will face plenty of competition in his quest for the £750,000 first prize though as there are a host of notable names snapping at his heels. Foremost among them are American Jamie Rosen on 405,000, Frenchman Basile Yaiche on 403,600 and Londoner Martins Adeniya who leads the home challenge on 395,500.

2010 Irish Open winner James Mitchell is very handily placed, as are Germany's Marvin Rettenmaier and recent Unibet Open champion Paul vas Nunes. 78-year-old Doyle Brunson is nestled safely in the middle of the pack as are Roberto Romanello, Jamie Burland, Andrew Feldman, Nacho Barbero, Jake Cody and James Akenhead.

There will be no EPT London repeat for Vicky Coren though who busted on day 2. Joining the Only Connect host on the rail were the likes of Barry Greenstein, Neil Channing, JP Kelly, Eugene Katchalov and Joe Hachem.

The action resumes at noon on Monday. Join us then for updates.

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Tags: EPT London, Doyle Brunson, Benny Spindler