English soccer great Tony Cascarino is among the chip leaders at EPT London.
After two days of the biggest poker tournament the United Kingdom has ever seen it’s officially time to begin playing down toward a final table (and a champion) at the EPT London Main Event.
Italy’s Claudio Cecchi ended yesterday’s Day 1B with the chip lead, his 237,500-chip stack giving him the advantage over the entire field from both starting days. Not too far behind him yesterday was English soccer legend Tony Cascarino, who finished the day with 181,400. No stranger to poker tournaments, Cascarino will be looking to use EPT London to improve on his biggest score, a $283,412 win in the 2009 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Final.
Among the other healthy stacks when play resumed today were David Steicke, Phil Ivey, Barry Shulman, Daniel Negreanu, Arnaud Mattern, J.P. Kelly, Greg Raymer, Theo Jorgenson, Sam Stein, Tom Marchese, Jake Cody, Sam Trickett and another English soccer legend, Teddy Sheringham. Sheringham is looking to make his second consecutive EPT final table after finishing in fifth place at EPT Vilamoura in August.
The Day 2 field has already been reduced to some 260 players. Among the casualties today are Jeffrey Lisandro, Freddy Deeb, Tony Cousineau and tennis great Boris Becker. You can get live updates on today’s EPT London action from the hard-working folks at PokerNews.