Ladouceur on top at EPT London
Monday, 11 March 2013
After a phenomenally successful UKIPT event, PokerStars continued their momentum yesterday with another healthy field for Day 1A of EPT London Main Event.
Having been absent from the UK’s capital for 18 months, the £5,000+£250 Main Event attracted 236 players and after a day of action it was Marc-Andre Ladouceur who led the way.
Eight levels allowed the Canadian to scoop 163,500 chips thanks to an aggressive style of play that caught those around him, including Marvin Rettenmaier, unaware. Indeed, by the time Rettenmaier had found enough strength to bite back, it was when his opponent had turned the best hand.
Ladouceur has already won €300,000 on the EPT circuit this year, but with the likes of Jeff Sarwer (111,000), Steve O’Dwyer (109,400), Annette Obrestad (84,100) and Rob Akery (80,300) still in contention he’ll not have things easy.
Other notables amongst the 132 players that survived the opening flight were Pratik Ghatge (77,400), Luke Schwartz (66,000), Theo Jorgensen (65,500), Nick Abou-Risk (63,200), Leo Margets (56,900), Liv Boeree (56,100), Alex Kravchenko (52,200), Barny Boatman (46,300), James Mitchell (44,500), Roberto Romanello (39,500) Ben Jackson (39,000) and Luca Pagano (30,600).
Indeed, another slew of stars are expected to take to the felt today in the race for one of the Tour’s most prestigious titles.