Main Event
Main Event
Day 3 completed

Official End-of-Day Counts for Day 3 (full)

James Mitchell gb 1,071,500 446,500
Sam MacDonald 860,000 330,000
Martins Adeniya gb 786,800 366,800
Basile Yaiche fr 756,500 296,500
Matthijs Remie 732,500 688,500
Benjamin Jenkins 721,000 519,000
Adria Balaguer 710,000 611,000
Sandor Demjan 691,000 -99,000
Neil Pearce 690,500 170,500
Kevin Iacofano us 623,500 178,500
Andre Klebanov 618,000 281,000
Benny Spindler de 570,000 55,000
Jonathan Layani 502,000 207,000
Juan Manuel Pastor es 475,000 -7,000
Kyle Cheong 462,000 348,000
Hugo Loureiro pt 452,500 42,500
Steven Kelly us 423,500 121,500
Jamie Rosen us 416,500 16,500
Jeremy Kottler 416,500 371,500
Mattias Bergstrom 410,000 90,000
Raffaele Gerbi 402,500 42,500
Marvin Rettenmaier de 365,500 90,500
Sebastian Blom 337,500 2,500
Stanislav Koleno sk 330,500 114,500
Scott Shelley gb 319,500 70,500

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Mitchell Tops After Day 3

[user68268] • Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Day 3 of the 2011 European Poker Tour London Poker Festival Main Event is complete after four 75-minute levels of play. With 62 players remaining, James Mitchell is leading the way with 1,071,500 in chips.

When the day began 159 players returned to action. With only 104 places being paid out, that meant 55 of them would go home empty-handed. A few of those to fall prior to cashing included Tristan Wade, Jason Mercier, Jake Cody, James Akenhead, Kenny Shih and Dan Kelly. Sorel Mizzi was bounced from the tournament by Laurence Houghton in 106th place and set the stage for the 2011 EPT London bubble.

The bubble didn't last very long at all before it burst. Shortly after hand-for-hand play was announced, Steven Warburton moved all in with the {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}, but unfortunately ran into the two aces of Kyle Cheong. The flop did give Warburton a flush draw when it came down {9-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, but the {2-Spades} turn and {9-Hearts} river failed to provide him with the help he needed and he was out the door in 105th place.

With some money back in their pocket, plenty of players began hitting the rail. None of them were more famous than Doyle Brunson, who saw his tournament come to an end today after he moved all in with the {A-Hearts}{3-Spades} and was dominated by Marco Leonzio's {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. After a board of {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{K-Spades}, Brunson exited to the rail to a round of applause from the remainder of the field.

Other notables in-the-money finishes included Bolivar Palacios, Jeff Sarwer, Bryn Kenney and Sebastian Ruthenberg.

Day 4 will begin at noon tomorrow with the remaining 62 players coming back to play down to the final 24. Once that is reached, they'll call it a day. We apologize for the lack of updates from today due to the Internet troubles the entire country is experiencing, but tomorrow we'll be right back at it. The Internet troubles have gotten so bad that the story is a feature on the televised news stations.

PokerNews will be back tomorrow to continue its coverage of the 2011 EPT London Main Event and we hope to have you right here with us.

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Three More

[user68268] • Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

The tournament staff has just announced that three more hands will be played by each table before bagging and tagging for the night.

Romanello Doubles Through Adeniya


Matthijs Remie raised to 11,000 from under the gun and Martins Adeniya called in the next seat. Play then folded around the table to Roberto Romanello in the small blind. He reraised all in for 128,000. The big blind and Remie folded before Adeniya quickly made the call.

Adeniya: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Romanello: {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}

The board ran out {J-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{{K-Hearts}{8-Spades} and Romanello was able to double up.

Martins Adeniya gb 420,000 15,000
Roberto Romanello gb 275,000 120,000

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Updated Chip Counts

Sandor Demjan 790,000 455,000
James Mitchell gb 625,000 -85,000
Juan Manuel Pastor es 482,000 122,000
Kevin Iacofano us 445,000 150,000
Martins Adeniya gb 405,000 -45,000
Jamie Rosen us 400,000 -55,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie 394,000 216,000
Raffaele Gerbi 360,000 -40,000
Sebastian Blom 335,000 -85,000
Jonathan Layani 295,000 -110,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de 275,000 -30,000
Daniel Neilson au 265,000 -145,000
Dermot Blain ie 260,000 -60,000
John Gale gb 185,000 -85,000
Humberto Brenes cr 180,000 12,000
Paul Vas Nunes gb 170,000 -250,000
Roberto Romanello gb 155,000 -111,000
Salvatore Bonavena it 150,000 -10,000
Andrew Chen ca 140,000 -160,000
Keven Stammen us 115,000 -13,000
Richard Grace 115,000 -85,000
Barny Boatman gb 88,000 -12,000
Ana Marquez es 55,000 -40,000