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.
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.
News from the front lines...
Someone just defended BB with A4o when I min raised MP with 15BB. Then he calls CBet with a gutshot and hits...6BB left.— Marcin Horecki (@MarcinHorecki) March 12, 2013
190 players left of the original 650. I've got involved in a couple of pots, chips up to about 40k now #NotEnough— Victoria Coren (@VictoriaCoren) March 12, 2013
Back to 70K after loosing a blind battle for 80K holding JJ that lost to A7s. All in pre.— Theo Jorgensen (@Theo_Jorgensen) March 12, 2013
Annoying day so far. 200 left. Average is 96k. I have 61k. 41BB. #eptlondon— Barry Greenstein (@barrygreenstein) March 12, 2013
Gross couple of levels. Was up to 125k, now back at 45k.— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) March 12, 2013
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