2017 PokerStars Festival London

Main Event
Dias: 1b
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Festival London

Resultados Finais
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações do Nível
100,000 / 200,000

Luca Pagano Makes Day 2 of PokerStars Festival Main Event

Nível 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante
[Removed:16] Has Slight Lead
[Removed:16] Has Slight Lead

[Removed:16] from France ended the day as chip leader with 199,100 but wasn’t even an ante ahead of second placed man Naoufel Bennani-Smires who bagged 199,000.

Bennani-Smires is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps. Karim Bennani Smires finished in 8th place in EPT6 London 2009 for £50,100 which was his best ever cash.

It was an early 11am start for the poker players who arrived at the Hippodrome Casino bleary eyed but in force to play Day 1b of the brand new PokerStars Festival London Main Event.

There were 45 eager players sat at the tables for the “Shuffle up and deal!” but that number steadily increased by the close of registration to 164 which was just 5 short of yesterday’s turnout.

At the close of 12 levels of play there were be 51 survivors happy to bring chips through to Day 2 and they will be joining the 45 from Day 1a.

Notables in the field who will be returning for Day 2 include Daniel Harwood (166,800), Yehoram Houri (130,000), PokerStars Team Pro Luca Pagano (125,700) and Benjamin Philipps (71,000)

There was also 12 PokerStars Online qualifiers who made it through to Day 2 including the first ever Spin & Go Qualifier John McGlynn who has 72,800.

Some of the big names who failed to bag chips however include Natalia Breviglieri who was knocked out by the same player who shoved against her with a flush draw in the High Roller. It happened again, the flush got there again, and Breviglieri had a bad dose of Déjà vu. Joe Grech, Steven Watts, Albert Sapiani and David Urban also failed to make the cut.

Day 1c starts tomorrow at 11am and follows the same structure, and for those who have played a Day 1 and failed to make it through there is one final chance in a 10pm Turbo. For the rest there is the Players Party in Lola’s Underground Casino.

Two players who are playing tomorrow are snooker legend Stephen Hendry and a poker player you may have heard of recently, Will Kassouf.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the action from the felt.

Tags: Benjamin PhilippsDaniel HarwoodLuca PaganoNatalia BreviglieriSteve WattsWilliam KassoufYehoram Houri

Déjà vu All Over Again For Natalia Breviglieri

Nível 7 : 300/600, 100 ante
Gone Girl. Natalia Breviglieri Busts
Gone Girl. Natalia Breviglieri Busts

Natalia Breviglieri had bet 3,600 on a flop {8-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{a-Spades} and Valentin Frunze, a PokerStars qualifier from Moldova , moved all in for 34,000 which just covered Breviglieri.

“It’s like déjà vu,” Breviglieri said.

Frunze had knocked Breviglieri out of the High Roller when he jammed big with a flush draw on the flop and got there against Breviglieri’s two pair.

“Let’s see if I can run better.” Breviglieri said and called.

Breviglieri had {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Frunze did indeed have a draw with {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}.

The turn was the {4-Clubs} bringing the flush and the river was the {9-Hearts}. Breviglieri was out again to the Moldovan who muttered an apology.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Valentin Frunze md
Valentin Frunze
70,000 40,000
Natalia Breviglieri gb
Natalia Breviglieri

Tags: Natalia Breviglieri

Day 1B Main Event PokerStars Festival

Hippodrome Casino
Hippodrome Casino

The PokerStars Festival London got underway at the Hippodrome Casino in the heart of London’s theatre land on the 22nd of January kicking off eight days of poker.

Thursday 26th sees Day 1b of Event #10 the Main Event get underway at 11am. This is a £990 freezeout with a starting stack of 30,000 and the Hippodrome is once again expected to be full to the brim.

Day 1a yesterday saw 169 entrants with 45 players bagging up chips at the end of play. Romanian online qualifier Mihaita Croitoru, who won his seat on PokerStars for just $66, finished top with 340,000. Lam Van Trinh was second with 291,300 and third was Lucian Tartan on 216,500.

A host of big names have tried and failed to make it through with their final chance to re-enter the turbo event on Friday evening.

The PokerNews Live Reporting team will keep you up to date with all the players and action as the second of four day 1s gets underway at stylish home of PokerStars Live, the Hippodrome Casino.