EPT London: First plane to Stockholm

And so the carnage begins. The Team PokerStars Pro William Thorson is the first faller from those we're following closely here. He was deeply involved in countless pots early on, getting to the flop and turn and missing them all, having to fold to sizeable bets from his opponents.

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Evenutally, he flopped top pair with 7-9, re-raised an early-position raiser, and found his last 1,600 in the middle when an ace turned. By that point, his opponent's A-6 had outdrawn him and the Swede is out.

He's in good company on the rail, where Chris Ferguson, John Kabbaj, John Phan, James Akenhead and half of the Hendon Mob - Joe Beevers and Ross Boatman - are also lurking. Better news for Barny Boatman, who has about 20,000, with Max Pescatori and Beth Shak also chipped up in these early days.

Howard Swains
@howardswains in European Poker Tour