EPT London Day 1b – Cecchi leads

EPT London Day 1b – Cecchi leads

Friday, 1 October 2010

The PokerStars EPT London Main Event has broken its own record – in addition to the 339 players that registered for Day 1a; 509 players entered Day 1b of the event for a total field of 848 and a prize pool of more than £4.1m.

In 2009 the 730-strong field was a record setting one, now the likes of Dusk Till Dawn will have to try harder to break the record with an additional 118 players. This means that the total number of entrants returning for Day 2 is a huge 381.

Overnight chip leader of the opening flights is Italian Claudio Cecchi, who went on a last-minute tear to build his stack up to almost 240,000 from the starting stack of 30,000. He sucked out with Q-Q versus K-K for a monster pot in the last hand of the day – this was after being on the right end of A-A v. K-K and a set v. pair/nut flush draw combo in the past two consecutive hands.

EPT San Remo champion Liv Boeree, the newest member of Team PokerStars Pro, didn’t let the side down and finished Day 1b with almost 80,000 in chips. Daniel Negreanu built his stack up to touching six figures and Heads Up champion Annette Obrestad chipped up to 75,000. Blinds will be 600/1200/200 on Day 2.

Join us tomorrow for news of Day 2 when they will attempt to play down and past the 128-seat money bubble and eventually to a final table in time for Sunday.

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