Day 1a completed
Day 1a completed
|Ana Marquez||888poker Ambassador||98,000||71,200|
|Carlos Sanchez Vegas||91,900|
|Roberto Romanello||partypoker Pro||91,200||26,200|
Day 1a of the 2011 PokerStars.com 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.
Play has ended for the night and the players are now bagging and tagging. We'll have a complete recap coming shortly.
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.
Action folded to Xuan Liu in the small blind and she raised all in for 11,675. Philipp Gruissem called from the big blind and turned over the . Liu held just one overcard with her .
The flop, turn and river ran out and Liu headed for the exit.
|Philipp Gruissem||partypoker pro||68,000||8,000|
After a player opened to 1,400, action folded over to Barry Greenstein. He three-bet to 4,200 and play folded back to the original raiser. That player looked around the table quickly, then folded the face up to Greenstein.
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 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: for an over-pair
Kojo: for two-pair
Marquez needed help and she got it as the board ran out to make her a straight. Kojo was left with around 6,000 chips.