EPT9 London Day 3: Amazing tables, bubble imminent, thrilling day afoot

This morning, the PokerStars Blog team went their separate ways. One of us took a wander around the Wallace Collection, a few blocks from the Edgware Road. Another headed to a supermarket, which was even closer.

As we exchanged stories on the walk to the casino, we talked about the cabinets of armoury in the museum, which includes an implement known as a "tilting shield". It is a very appropriate name for something that should be used at a poker tournament.

"I'll crowbar that in to a post today," said PokerStars Blog Correspondent A. "We're pretty close to the money, so there'll be a lot of people needing a tilting shield."

"I saw some bubble bath in the supermarket," said PokerStars Blog Correspondent B. "I'm sure I can get that in too."

Yep, it's bubble day at EPT9 London, with or without the aid of Mr Matey. We return with 113 players, of which only 96 will be paid. For fairly obvious reasons, the short stacks will need to be very worried, but chances are there will also be at least a couple of the big stacks overnight coming back and thinking they're safe but who will be anything but.

The full counts, in chip-count order, can be seen in the panel at the top of the EPT London page. But below you'll see how they all line up in seat order. I'm sure you'll agree, there are some exceptionally tasty tables to watch this afternoon.

Day three seat draw
(Table, seat, name, chips)

1 1 Martin Hanowski 165,600
1 2 Jonathan Concepcion 284,800
1 3 Robert Haigh 14,100
1 4 Russell Carson 197,000
1 5 Nicolas Levi 114,800
1 6 Dan Abouaf 95,000
1 7 Salvatore Bonavena 250,200
1 8 Daniel Laidlaw 151,200

2 1 Leo Margets 75,400
2 2 Renato Almeida 149,600
2 3 Carlo Citrone 71,700
2 4 Rumit Somaiya 110,500
2 6 Theo Jorgensen 333,500
2 7 Lauri Personen 179,800
2 8 Peter Jetten 97,900

3 1 Mike McDonald 422,100
3 2 Ilkin Amirov 57,000
3 3 Hiren Patel 194,000
3 4 Sandra Naujoks 71,600
3 5 David Vamplew 150,000
3 6 Vicky Coren 33,800
3 8 George Meitanis 221,800

4 1 Chris Moorman 380,000
4 2 Jason Mercier 147,800
4 3 Vasileios Panagiotidis 48,900
4 5 Ramey Shaio 39,400
4 6 Timo Pfutzenreuter 175,000
4 7 Fredrik Andersson 107,300
4 8 Daniel Erlandsson 388,400

5 1 Luca Moschitta 47,600
5 2 Ruben Visser 173,600
5 3 Jeffrey Rossiter 226,900
5 4 Sergio Aido 251,400
5 5 Nicolas Chouity 290,000
5 6 Timothy Davie 147,700
5 7 Andrew Abernethy 17,000

6 2 Aleksander Spadijer 84,500
6 3 George Ana 100,300
6 4 Yoni Basin 104,000
6 5 Shahaf Hadaya 396,600
6 6 Toby Lewis 123,400
6 7 Max Greenwood 299,600
6 8 Antoine Labat 208,300

7 1 Anatoly Gurtovoy 202,800
7 2 Griffin Benger 25,800
7 3 Flavien Kevin Luc Guenan 102,300
7 4 Mikhail Korotkikh 317,800
7 5 Stefan Bormann 30,600
7 6 Tamer Kamel 158,400
7 7 Faraz Iqbal 152,900
7 8 Benjamin Simon James Jenkins 170,800

8 1 Teddy Sheringham 87,500
8 2 Barny Boatman 229,200
8 3 Manfred Sierke 129,800
8 4 Gert Zumkehr 38,000
8 5 Anton Wigg 90,300
8 6 Stephen Lacey 176,500
8 7 Pasi Sormunen 349,800
8 8 Manig Loeser 242,100

9 1 Rasmus Agerskov 189,700
9 2 Rumen Nanev 159,300
9 3 Edwin Heemskerk 153,900
9 4 Yuri Gulyy 60,600
9 5 Davide Suriano 290,500
9 6 Surinder Sunar 188,500
9 7 Pawel Zawadowicz 96,000
9 8 Seun Oluwole 212,900

10 1 Viktor Blom 229,200
10 3 Rory Mathews 246,700
10 4 Marc Wright 130,000
10 5 David Williams 134,000
10 6 Kamal Choraria 159,200
10 7 Carl Henriksson 130,200
10 8 Bassel Moussa 369,300

11 1 Raoul Gilmar Refos 90,900
11 2 Mantas Visockis 522,200
11 3 Alessandro Longobardi 116,600
11 4 Annette Obrestad 57,200
11 5 Jamie Burland 52,800
11 6 Steven Silverman 480,300
11 7 Marcel Delestrade 98,600
11 8 Arkady Kielman 10,000

12 1 Pedro Pellicer 93,500
12 2 Stephen Jelinek 72,000
12 3 Aleh Plauski 165,600
12 4 Sebastian Mueller 307,200
12 5 Niall Farrell 203,000
12 6 David Colin 54,100
12 7 Jan Bendik 249,800
12 8 Marcin Horecki 71,300

13 1 Adam Levy 118,400
13 2 Christopher Frank 352,500
13 4 Lars Bonding 46,600
13 5 Robert Akery 45,300
13 6 Giuseppe Sammartino 272,300
13 7 Steve O'Dwyer 203,500
13 8 Philipp Gruissem 129,700

14 1 Matthias Tikerpe 507,600
14 2 Matthew Michael Ashton 358,900
14 3 Andrej Vrazic 31,300
14 4 Ian Simpson 124,800
14 5 Rino Mathis 110,000
14 6 John O'Shea 158,400
14 7 Jeff Sarwer 88,000
14 8 Hui-Chen Kuo 211,700

15 1 Nick Abou Risk 204,000
15 2 Jose Manuel Nadal Sordo 196,100
15 3 Walid Bou Habib 127,300
15 4 Albert Daher 293,400
15 5 Marcel Luske 196,200
15 6 Alex Christoper Lindop 115,300
15 7 Olof Haglund 205,500
15 8 Liv Boeree 145,300

The EPT Live cameras will be on table three, where there are four former EPT champions: Vamplew, Coren, Naujoks and McDonald. But look at table 10 as well: Isildur, mafews, Marc Wright and David Williams. And one table along, Chris Moorman and Jason Mercier tangle.

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David Williams, fighting

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Jason Mercier, eyeing a two-time

This is as exciting a group of 100-odd players you'll see.

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Howard Swains
@howardswains in European Poker Tour