David Yan Heads EPT London
Friday, 11 October 2013
Five days of action (including two starting days) has helped slice and dice this year's EPT London Main Event down to just 16 players. Having collected an impressive 604 entrance fees late last week, the field is now poised just two tables and two days away from an overall winner.
Dominating yesterday's action like a deadly chip sucking duo were David Yan and Robin Yliato. Both players enjoyed a rush of cards throughout the session and were responsible for multiple eliminations as the initial 45-player starting field was sent into the teens.
As has been the case for the past three days the pace inside Covent Garden's Grand Connaught Rooms has been ferocious and after just four levels the likes of Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, Sebastian (Viktor's brother) Blom, Andrew Moseley and Candido Goncalves has departed.
Indeed, it was Goncalves who brought Day 4 to a close when his all-in with Ah Qc was met with a call from Stefan Vagner holding Ad Kc. Unfortunately for Goncalves the poker gods weren't willing to smile on him and as the board ran out: As 6h 7c 8s 4c he was sent to rail in 17th with a consolation prize of £25,780.
Today's session will see the 20-year-old Yan lead the way with 2,313,000 chips, closely followed by Ylitalo (2,146,000) and Martin Kozlov (1,664,000), as the remaining players vie for a place in tomorrow's finale.
The full line up is as follows:
David Yan, New Zealand 2,313,000
Robin Ylitalo, Sweden, 2,146,000
Martin Kozlov, Australia, 1,664,000
Georgios Karakousis, Greece, 1,615,000
Stefan Vagner, Slovakia, , 1,558,000
Ludovic Geilich, UK, , 1,447,000
Javier Etayo, Spain, 1,391,000
Jan Sjavik, Norway, 1,166,000
Jeffrey Rossiter, Australia, 977,000
Tudor Purice, Romania, 831,000
Kuljinder Sidhu, UK, , 814,000
Kent Roed, Norway, 540,000
Nicolau Villa-Lobos, Brazil, 455,000
Leo McClean, UK, 444,000
Senh Ung, UK, 428,000
Neophytos Neophytou, UK, 333,000
EPT London High Roller
Whilst the final few were battling for EPT London's main prize, a star-studded field of grinders were busy fighting for supremacy in the £10,300 High Roller.
With the likes of Sam Trickett, Jason Mercier and Sorel Mizzi all on display the action was intense and by the time a number of pros had exercised their right to rebuy a total of 148 entries had been collected.
Of that impressive number a total of 78 players made it through the day and the stars shining the brightest when things came to a close was Carla Sabini (269,700), Antonio Lafosse (257,800) and Shawn Buchanan (211,500).