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

Main Event

Dia 1b Começado

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.

Nível: 1

Blinds: 50/100

Ante: 0

Shuffle Up And Deal!

Nível 1 : 50/100, 0 ante

A whole new set of players are streaming through the doors this morning for the earlier 11am start.

There are currently 45 at the tables as the Tournament Director gives the traditional cry of, “Shuffle up and deal.” with tables expected to steadily fill up for another packed day at the Hippodrome.

The atmosphere is one of excitement and trepidation with a few bleary eyes mixed in. They are all set for a long day of the best game on the world.

Early Chips For Qualifier Khuu

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Chuc Khuu qualified online at PokerStars for his seat in the main event and he has just taken a small early pot to give the confidence a bit of a boost.

Khuu opened from late position and got a call from the player in the big blind. On a flop of {8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} Khuu continued for 350 and got a call.

Both players checked the turn {5-Hearts} and on the river {8-Hearts} it was checked to Khuu who bet 700 and won the pot.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Chuc Khuu gb
Chuc Khuu
30,500 500

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Further Day 1 & Satellite Info.

Nível 1 : 50/100, 0 ante

Tonight at 8:30pm is the final £120 live satellite to get into the Main Event with the last Day 1c starting at 11pm on Friday. It is a freezeout tournament but if you have played and bust one of the Day 1s already then you can enter the Final Day 1d Turbo event which starts at 10pm on Friday.

Nível: 2

Blinds: 75/150

Ante: 0

PokerStars Players Party Friday @ Lola’s

Nível 2 : 75/150, 0 ante

The PokerStars Festival Players Party gets going at 9:30pm tomorrow and is set to be a wild one. It will be hosted at the Hippodrome’s Lola’s Underground Casino. It has been refurbished to acclaim and is cool and stylish, but did you know it has a great history. Here’s what the Hippodrome website had to say on its party venue’s inspiration.

“Lola McGuire was a chorus girl at the Hippodrome from its opening in 1900 right up until the outbreak of WW1. Savagely beautiful with a captivating charm described by one theatre critic as ‘close to hypnotic and wholly irresistible’, she was a favourite of the older and wealthier gentlemen who would come to The Hippodrome purely on the chance of sharing an after show drink with her. Wherever Lola went, scandal went too.

But it was only when Lola suddenly disappeared in September 1914 that the full truth emerged. The London Evening News picked up the story and ran with it well into the early part of 1915. Apparently Lola was no ordinary show girl. She was a true Edwardian entrepreneur and understood that all societies – no matter how underground – needed administration. She created and ran the under-stage after parties at The Hippodrome, organising gambling, money lending through her own makeshift bank and operated the cellar bar using gin salvaged from the barges making their regular trips up the Thames from bankside distilleries. It was even rumoured she offered every customer owing her money a chance to win it back on the turn of a card. She never lost and the whisper was that Lola had made some powerful friends on the other side.

No trace of Lola McGuire was ever found. Some believe she was the victim of a disgruntled gambler or jealous wife: others that she simply vanished into the London smog to avoid the increasing attentions of the Metropolitan police. Reports of sightings in different parts of the world continued until as late as 1950. Others still, believe she never actually left The Hippodrome.”

Some players may struggle to make it out in one piece if previous parties are any guide.