EPT London bubble bursts – David Vamplew leads

EPT London bubble bursts – David Vamplew leads

Saturday, 2 October 2010

The bubble has burst at the EPT London Main Event with each of the 128 remaining players guaranteed at least £7,500. The man leading the chase for the £900,000 first prize is the 23-year-old Briton David Vamplew. The Edinburgh University maths graduate was the only player to top the million chip mark, closing the day with a stack of 1,130,40.

There are a host of big names in the upper echelons of the leader board though including Russia's Alex Kravchenko, Frenchmen Arnaud Mattern and Thomas Bichon and his lord and majesty Phil Ivey.

Amazingly, this is the first time that Daniel Negreanu has made the money in an EPT event. Kid Poker will have his work cut out making a deep run, returning as he does with 66,000 chips. Former World Champions Greg Raymer and Joe Hachem are still in the hunt as is the former Millwall strike pairing of Teddy Sheringham and Tony Cascarino. An appearance on the Bluff Europe cover is also working it's usual magic as Jake Cody is still very much in contention for the title.

The leading chip counts going in to Day 3 are as follows:

1 David Vamplew 1,130,400
2 Christopher Tighe 912,000
3 Steven Levy 640,300
4 Benny Spindler 621,700
5 Tomas Macnamara 535,800
6 Alex Kravchenko 527,400
7 John Hall 513,900
8 Kenneth Hicks 484,600
9 Jamie Brown 457,900

Join us tomorrow to see who is that bit closer to the final table.

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