Day 2 of the 2011 PokerStars.com European Poker Tour London Poker Festival Main Event is all said and done after five 75-minute levels of play. The field of 417 players that returned today has been whittled down to around 170 players. Leading the way looks to be Benny Spindler with 469,800 in chips.
Team PokerStars Pro was represented well coming into Day 2. Those sporting the red spade badge and country flag included Joe Hachem, Vanessa Rousso, Jason Mercier, Victor Ramdin, Matthias De Meulder, Barry Greenstein, Ivan Demidov, Sebastian Ruthenberg, JP Kelly, George Danzer, Noah Boeken, Vicky Coren, Ville Wahlbeck, Ana Marquez and Angel Guillen. Out of that bunch, Mercier, Marquez and Ruthenberg were able to advance as all the others were sent packing.
Other notables who were eliminated on the day were Scott Seiver, Surinder Sunar, Cornel Cimpan, Sam Chartier, Justin Bonomo, Jonathan Karamalikis, Mickey Petersen, Soren Kongsgaard, Nick Binger and Dominik Nitsche. We also lost last year's EPT London champion David Vamplew, which opens up the door for a new winner this year.
Of those who are are advancing to Day 3, we've got James Mitchell, Martins Adeniya, Sebastian Blom (brother of Viktor Blom), Steve O'Dwyer, Sorel Mizzi, Daniel Neilson and Jake Cody. Team PokerStars Pros Juan Manuel Pastor and Nacho Barbero are also returning for play on Monday.
Day 3 begins at noon tomorrow. Surely the money bubble will break then, so you won't want to miss any of the action. Be sure to tune into PokerNews then for all of the live coverage.