EPT9 London Day 2: The Midday Update at 5.30pm

Chris Moorman leads. The Englishman was thrust out front following a hand against David Williams and George Clyde-Smith. Moorman held pocket eights on a jack-high flop which outlasted Clyde-Smith's straight draw and Williams' ace-jack (which he folded earlier in the hand). The result was a stack of 312,000 for Moorman.

Behind Moorman the tournament is beginning to take shape with several big stacks emerging.

Chris Moorman

Manig Loeser has around 240,000, narrowly ahead of this morning's chip leader Sergio Aido, who is nonetheless up to 223,000. Big guns Viktor Blom and Mike McDonald are also counted among the leaders, on 210,000 and 175,000 respectively.

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Stephen Bartley is a PokerStars Blog reporter