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EPT London and APPT Seoul Tournament Updates

by | Published: Friday, March 15th, 2013

It is a big week of tournament poker action with the European Poker Tour London and Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul events both taking place.

There are only fifteen players left heading into the fifth day of the European Poker Tour London Main Event with American Steve O’Dwyer the chip leader with 2,279,000 in chips.

O’Dwyer is the only American left in the tournament with the final fifteen a virtual United Nations of Poker.

Three players from the United Kingdom, two from Lebanon and Sweden as well as a representative from Finland, Denmark, Russia, France, Lithuania, Netherlands and Germany remain in the field.

The biggest name left in the field is Team Poker Stars Pro Theo Jorgensen who is well placed in sixth position with 1,474,000 in chips.

Day five of the tournament will commence shortly and play will continue until there are eight players remaining for the final table.

The first starting flight of the 2013 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul Main Event took place at the Paradise Walkerhill Casino and featured 122 players.

After eight action packed levels only fifty players remain in contention with Benjamin Richardson (111,600) and Manami Hayamizu (104,800) holding commanding chip stacks.

A number of big names were unable to progress to the second day of the tournament.

Joseph Cheong started the day poorly when his Aces were cracked by Queens and he never fully recovered before being eliminated well before the end of the days play.

Team Poker Stars Pro Bryan Huang also made the trip to Seoul but never really found his footing and was one of the first players eliminated from the tournament.

The second opening day flight of the event takes place today.

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