The £2,500 Mixed Pot-Limit Hold'em and Omaha event started at noon and only 158 came to play. Consequently the prize pool is a little light. £104k goes to the winner while the rest of the £395,000 prize pool will be split up among the top 18.
We were just discussing the relatively low turnout, and what it means to the value of the bracelet that's on the line.
A smaller field in a major event usually indicates a higher level of play, so even if the cash isn't huge in this event, the winner is going to have to run through some talent in order to take it down.
A look at the chip counts confirms just that. Almost every player on the list is known and, contrary to what we saw in the £1k event, the final table is guaranteed to have some big names.
Tom Dwan in a live iteration of the durrrr Challenge here in London. We've heard he's a rich fish but he's made it this far in Event 2 so who knows.
We would list all the pros that are still in it but you might as well just check out the chip counts. It's better that way because there you can see the names and the counts, pretty handy. Also it's easier for us.
Tomorrow we're throwing the PokerListings machine into high gear and pointing it at the playdown to the final table so follow along at home or at work or wherever if you're interested in seeing how it shakes out.
See you then.