Main Event
Main Event
Day 1a completed

Official End-of-Day Counts for Day 1a (full)

Lukasz Golczyk pl 211,600
Mustapha Kanit it 152,200 44,200
[Removed:40] 143,600 7,600
Raul Paez es 136,500
Lev Marymsky 133,800 -21,200
Sandor Demjan 121,100
Scott Shelley gb 119,100
Konstantinos Nanos gr 111,600
Nick Binger us 111,500 -26,500
Nikolay Losev ru 104,500
Dominykas Karmazinas lt 100,700
Fernando Salgado 98,700
Ana Marquez es 98,000 71,200
Paul Foltyn gb 97,300
Walid Bouhabib 95,600
Stanislav Koleno sk 95,400
Sam Grafton gb 95,300
Kevin Vandersmissen be 93,100
Carlos Sanchez Vegas 91,900
Roberto Romanello gb 91,200 26,200
Laurence Houghton gb 89,300
Sean Jazayeri us 86,600
Tobias Revenas se 84,300
Hugo Loureiro pt 83,800
Tyrone Kerrigan 82,800

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Day 1a Wraps Up with Golzyt on Top

[user68268] • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante
First EPT for Doyle and he's moving on
First EPT for Doyle and he's moving on

Day 1a of the 2011 European Poker Tour London Poker Festival Main Event has come to a close after a starting flight of 280 players hit the felt to kick off the action. At the end of the night, under 200 of them remained with the official number coming once all the bags have been tallied.

Leading the charge after an amazing day of poker is Lukasz Golzyt with 211,600 in chips. Some of the other notable big stacks include Mustapha Kanit with 152,200, [Removed:40] with 143,600, Raul Paez with 136,500, Lev Marymsky with 133,800 and Sandor Demjan with 121,100.

With a hefty field coming out for this first day of play, we unfortunately lost some important players to the game. John Duthie, Guillaume Darcourt and Dave "Devil Fish" Ulliott all fell early on while Phil Collins and Xuan Liu hit the rail a bit later in the day.

Of those advancing to Day 2 include Barry Greenstein and the one and only Doyle Brunson, who is here in London for his first-ever EPT event. Jake Cody, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Nick Binger, Darren Elias, Arnaud Mattern, Mickey Petersen and Fatima Moreira De Melo are also moving on.

Day 1b will commence tomorrow at noon. Just like today, the players will play eight levels without a dinner break, but 15-minute breaks coming after every two levels. You can expect the field tomorrow to soar past the 500-player mark in hopes of setting another record here in London. Be sure to head right back to PokerNews for all of the live coverage from the felt.

Bag and Tag

[user68268] • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Play has ended for the night and the players are now bagging and tagging. We'll have a complete recap coming shortly.

Three More Hands

[user68268] • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

The clock has been paused with ten minutes left in the final level and the players will now play three more hands at each table before calling it a night.


Making Her Marquez

[user68268] • Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante
Ana Marquez
Ana Marquez

Ana Marquez is up to more than 90,000 in chips after doubling up through Kunimaro Kojo from Japan.

She raised from the hijack seat and was called by both blinds on the way to the {9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{10-Spades} flop. Marquez continued for 3,500 and was check-raised to 9,500 by Kojo after the small blind had folded. Marquez wasn’t going to be pushed off her hand though and three-bet to 16,500 and called all-in for 47,450 after she was set in with a four-bet.

Marquez: {k-Hearts}{k-Spades} for an over-pair
Kojo: {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for two-pair

Marquez needed help and she got it as the board ran out {j-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} to make her a straight. Kojo was left with around 6,000 chips.

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