Martins Adeniya heads EPT London final table
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
After David Vamplew's success at EPT London in 2010 there could be more British success in 2011 with local Martins Adeniya holding the chip lead going into the final table.
The Londoner closed the day with a stack of 4,736,000, over 1m ahead of nearest rival, Mattias Bergstrom from Sweden. The 26-year-old pro, who gave up a well paid job in the city to pursue his poker career, confirmed his lead on the final hand of the day, and in the process made Adria Balaguer the final table bubble boy.
The Spaniard must have thought he was in great shape after moving in on a 7-7-10 board holding A7. Unfortunately for Balaguer, Adeniya was holding pocket tens giving him and almost impregnable house. There was no miracle seven meaning that Balaguer settled for £45,000 while Adeniya rocketed to the top of the leader board.
Perhaps the biggest threat to Adeniya will come from long time chip leader Benny Spindler. The German will return tomorrow third in chips with 3,435,000. Fellow German Andre Klebanov is next with Kevin Iacofano, PokerStars pro Juan Manuel Pastor, Steve O'Dwyer and Miroslav Benes rounding out the final table.
The full final table chip counts are as follows:
Martins Adeniya UK 4,736,000
Mattias Bergstrom Sweden 3,620,000
Benny Spindler Germany 3,435,000
Andre Klebanov Germany 2,730,000
Kevin Iacofano USA 2,685,000
Juan Manuel Pastor Spain 1,915,000
Steve O'Dwyer USA1,250,000
Miroslav Benes Czech Republic 370,000