PokerStars Festival London: The final countdown

After a marathon Day 2 yesterday at The Hippodrome Casino just 24 players remain in contention to win the PokerStars Festival London Main Event title. Those who've made it this far have locked up a minimum of £4,250, which while not a bad return on investment, will seem like chump change compared to the £112,720 on offer to the winner.

Leading the way when play restarts is Alexis Fleur. The 24-year-old cash game player, who's orginially from Paris, won a huge pot late last night to vault into the lead. He's ahead of Smit Trivedi and Lam Van Trinh, who're the only other players with more than 2,000,000 to unbag.

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Fleur was a late bloomer last night

Lurking in the chasing pack are the dangerous Ludovic Geilich and James Mitchell. The former bossed proceedings for much of the latter part of Day 2 and had they not played an extra level last night, it is he who would've returned as chip leader. He slipped back a touch during the final hour of play, but it still very much in this.

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It was a tough final hour for Geilich

The full seat draw can be sean below. Play begins at noon, you can follow live updates courtesy of our friends at Poker News.

TableSeatNameCountryStatusChips
11Ludovic GeilichUnited Kingdom 1,500,000
12Kevin StewardUnited KingdomPokerStars Qualifier1,880,000
13Eric CechAustralia  945,000
14Jonathan Solomon SomekhUnited Kingdom 580,000
15Jose AstimaUnited Kingdom 470,000
16Francesco CorteseItaly 1,475,000
17Smit TrivediUnited Kingdom 2,500,000
18Muhamet PeratiAlbania 790,000
      
21James MitchellUnited Kingdom 1,410,000
22Paul SkipperUnited Kingdom 575,000
23Yuriy BoykoIreland 1,275,000
24Bobinder SohalUnited Kingdom 305,000
25Edgar DrozdovUnited Kingdom 310,000
26Cusco Bach GuillemSpain 1,780,000
27Chun LawFrance 470,000
28Rehman KassamUnited Kingdom 875,000
      
31Daniel HarwoodUnited Kingdom 1,870,000
32Lam Van TrinhUnited Kingdom 2,420,000
33David KahanBelgium 1,130,000
34Marko SimicGermany 740,000
35Bappie De HaasNetherlands 795,000
36Clement TripodiFrance 1,100,000
37Peter BergmanSweden 650,000
38Alexis FleurFrance 2,635,000

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All the PokerStars Festival London schedule information is available on the PokerStars LIVE App, which is available on both Android or IOS. Also make sure to follow the @PokerStarsLive Twitter account of event information and announcements.

Nick Wright
@PokerStars in Live Poker