English Poker Open Day 1a complete

English Poker Open Day 1a complete

Monday, 13 September 2010

London continues to be the poker capital of the world as hundreds of pros and amateurs compete once again at Mayfair’s Palm Beach casino. Last week the most expensive Monopoly square hosted the first ever World Poker Tour London event and now the £3,500 buy-in English Poker Open has begun.

Day 1a of the event hosted 138 players including poker names such as EPT San Remo winner Liv Boeree; UK poker legend and Bluff Europe Academy lecturer Neil Channing; busty and bluffy former actress Jennifer Tilly and WSOP/WSOPE final tabler James Akenhead. Both Channing and Boeree survived the day along with 67 other hopefuls to return for Day 2.

Chip leader heading into Day 2 is Niall Farrel who ran his 15,000 starting stack up to 86,500 by the end of the eight blind levels. Tournament achievement of the day, however, goes to Liverpool British Masters champion Mark McCluskey, who was hospitalised for a minor infection that spread to his heart. He didn’t let that stop him playing a qualifying satellite on Doyle’s Room and celebrating with the doctors and nurses when he won his $5,000 seat.

Join us tomorrow for Day 1b updates and news of the prize pool for this year’s English Poker Open. Last year’s winner, David La Ronde, earned over £200,000 for beating a 213-strong field at Nottingham’s Dusk Till Dawn club.

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