Bubble bursts at WPT London
Monday, 18 March 2013
The WPT’s National London event pushed its way past the crucial money bubble yesterday as two starting flights converged for the tournament’s official Day 2.
The £1,500+£150 tournament welcomed an eclectic mix of pros, amateurs and former football pros such as Teddy Sheringham.
By the time the registration books closed on Day 1B a healthy field of 218 players had graced the tournament area inside Aspers casino all with dreams of scooping a top prize of £80,000 and a WPT title.
At the start of yesterday’s session 115 survivors, including Daniel Bergmann, were all left in contention. However, for the aforementioned Bergmann it was a day of disappointment as he became the unfortunate bubble boy.
After moving all-in with what he thought was a dominant As-Kh, he soon released he was in need of help against Sebastian Muller’s pocket aces.
A blank board did little to change Bergmann’s fortunes, and after the dealer brought the hand to a close the German pro headed for the rail in 28th place as the rest of the field began counting a guaranteed £3,000.
Elior Sion is the man to beat, returning with a stack of 573,500, followed by Brandon Hall 515,000 and Sebastian Muller 477,500.
Elior Sion – 573,500
Brandon Hall – 515,500
Sebastian Muller – 477,500
Emma Tolley – 418,500
Gabriel Carter – 300,500
Rasmus Larson – 209,500
Yann Del Rey – 208,500
Danny Blair – 198,500
Gicomo Fundaro – 192,500
Zydrunas Lukosiunas – 184,500