PokerStars Festival London: Up bright and early for Day 1B of the Main Event

Welcome to Day 1B of the £400,000 guaranteed PokerStars Festival London Main Event, which is taking place at The Hippodrome Casino. Not much has changed since yesterday, London is still grey and overcast. Chance of clouds 100%.

Another dead cert is that we're in for another thrilling day of poker as we follow the second of four starting flights in this £990 Main Event. Yesterday drew 169 players and when they'd played their allotted 12 levels just 45 players remained. Top of the pile at the end of the day was Mahaita Croitoru. The Romanian finished with a stack of 340,000 to see him lead from Lam Van Trinh (291,300) with Lucian Tartan (216,500) some way back in third.


Croitoru accumulated the most chips on Day 1A

The likes of David Docherty (127,000), Slaven Popov (95,700), Felipe Ramos (85,800) and Philipp Gruissem (70,800) will be back on Saturday for Day 2.

Who will join them? Stay right here to find out.

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Key tournament facts:

£990 Main Event

Dates: January 25-29, 2017
Buy-in: £900 + £90
Registration open until: Start of Level 7 (approx 4pm)

Starting stack: 30,000
Level 1 blinds: 50/100

Additional information: There are two more starting flights. Day 1C starts at 11am on Friday. Players eliminated on Day 1's A-C can play the turbo Day 1D at 10pm Friday. (NB: No "new" entries into this flight; re-entries only.)

The full PokerStars Festival London schedule can be found here.

Live updates: via Poker News

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Nick Wright
@PokerStars in Live Poker