Aido, Moorman Strong Off the Start at EPT London

Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman

Both Day 1s are now in the books at EPT London with Spain’s Sergio Aido blazing to the overall chip lead and Brit Chris Moorman out strong for the local hopes with a top 5 chip stack.

Aido, the surprise winner of the UKIPT main event this week for £144,555, carried over his run good to bag up a towering 215,200 to end the day – outdistancing Day 1a chip leader Marc Andre Ladoucer by over 50k.

Topping the counts for the local hopes heading into Day 2 is none other than Chris Moorman, one of the most successful online poker players in UK history.

Buying in for Day 1b today after a solid run in the UKIPT High Roller on Sunday, Moorman packed up 159,800 to sit fourth overall.

He needed a bit of luck to do it, however, 6-betting QT suited into Steve Warburton’s QQ but rivering the flush for his biggest pot of the day.

Rounding out the top 5 heading into Day 2 are Spain’s Adria Balaguer at 160,000 and Lebanon’s Bassel Moussa at 146,900.

Blom, Sahamies, Obrestad Among Litany of Stars

With 411 players buying in today Day 1b was a virtual parade of big names to felt.

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (111,300), Peter “Apathy” Jetten (109,500), Steve O’Dwyer (109,400), Ilari Sahamies (106,200), Mike “Timex” McDonald (95,800) and Lex Veldhuis (91,100) were just a few of the superstars to bag up decent-sized stacks.

Annette Obrestad

Annette Obrestad (84,100), Sam Trickett (80,400), Barry Greenstein (79,900) and Alex “Kanu7” Millar (76,800) were among the others just behind.

The top 10 in chips heading into Day 2:

  • 1. Sergio Aido 215,200
  • 2. Marc-Andre Ladouceur 163,500
  • 3. Adria Balaguer 160,000
  • 4. Chris Moorman 159,800
  • 5. Bassel Moussa 146,900
  • 6. Antonio Matias 141,000
  • 7. Timothy Davie 136,800
  • 8. Paul Berende 135,000
  • 9. Timo Pfutzenreuter 134,600
  • 10. Christopher Frank 133,500

With 647 total entries first-place prize is an impressive £700,000.

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