Day 4 at the 2013 European Poker Tour London Main Event has now been consigned to the history books, as the 45 players that had played well enough to start the day were reduced to 16 players in less than four hours at the felt.
Those 16 will now play down to a final table throughout Day 5, with the best placed man to do just that currently being David Yan. He finished Day 4 as the chip leader after bringing his chip count up to 2,313,000, though a stacked field behind him means this battle is going to be an intense one.
He leads a top ten that has Robin Yitalo, Martin Kozlov, Jeff Rossiter and Tudor Purice all holding good stacks that can easily challenge for the title.
Yan was so excited to be where he is that he even forgot what day it is, though we can forgive him that.
Ended day 2 on 2.3 million which is 2x average stack. Tomorrow we have 16 left and play down until final table. BB is 16000.
— David Yan (@missoraclepoker) October 10, 2013
Finished the day with 977k, 16 players remain and tomorrow we play down to final table.
— Jeff Rossiter (@JeffRossiter) October 10, 2013
Some big names were sent to the rail on Day 4 as Dave Ulliot, Kitty Kuo, Paul Berende, Timothy Adams and Viktor Blom’s brother Sebastian all went home a little earlier than they had hoped, though they will be pleased to have come away with some profit.
Shopping in London is the best way makes me feel well when I bust out the tournament
— kuo hui chen (@kittykuopoker) October 10, 2013
3b/call TT against 33 and lose to basically bust, mildly frustrating. Going to chill then onto the £10k HR. #EPTLondon
— Timothy Adams (@Tim0theeAdams) October 10, 2013
Many players did what Timothy Adams did and jumped straight into the EPT London High Roller which also kicked off yesterday, an event we are also following very closely. Both events will be kicking off with their latest days respectively today, so make sure you join us to learn of the action from both tomorrow.
The Current Top Ten
1st) David Yan – 2,313,000
2nd) Robin Ylitalo – 2,146,000
3rd) Martin Kozlov – 1,664,000
4th) Georgios Karakousis – 1,615,000
5th) Stefan Vagner – 1,558,000
6th) Ludovic Geilich – 1,447,000
7th) Javier Etayo – 1,391,000
8th) Jan Olav Sjavik – 1,166,000
9th) Jeffrey Rossiter – 977,000
10th) Tudor Purice – 831,000
With the players now reaching the serious end of the event, there is some serious money to play for which you can see down below.
What They Are Playing For
1st Place – £560,980
2nd Place – £349,200
3rd Place – £249,850
4th Place – £193,340
5th Place – £152,320
6th Place – £119,225
7th Place – £88,175
8th Place – £60,640
9th Place – £47,750
10th – 11th Place – £39,255
12th – 13th Place – £32,810
14th – 15th Place – £28,710
16th Place – £25,780