Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad Takes Down 5k Heads Up Event at EPT LondonPublished on September 29th, 2010 11:38 pm EST
1. Annette Obrestad Wins 5k Heads Up Event.
Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad defeated Bernd Gleissner to take down the 5,000 GBP Heads Up event at the EPT London earlier this evening. For her victory, Obrestad received 120k GBP (about 190k USD), while runner-up Gleissner walked away with 60k GBP.
Sam Iola and Santeri Validoski finished third/fourth in the tournament and received 30k GBP each.
After winning her semifinal match 2-0, Obrestad jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead against Gleissner in the best-of-5 final before eventually winning 3-1.
With her victory in this event, Annette Obrestad now has more than $3.3 million in total lifetime "live" tournament cashes.
2. Soheb Porbandarwala Finishes At Top of Leaderboard After Day 1A of EPT London Main Event.
Day 1A of the EPT London main event wrapped up a few hours ago, with Soheb Porbandarwala finishing as the Day 1A chipleader.
146 of the 339 players who turned out for Day 1A managed to survive through to the end of the day.
Here are the top five Day 1A chip stacks:
Soheb Porbandarwala, 218,600
Konstantin Bucherl, 187,900
Thomas Bichon, 185,000
John O'Shea, 184,400
Joep van den Bijgaart, 167,600
Some of the notable players who played on Day 1A and are still alive include:
Barry Shulman, 129,200
Alex Kravchenko, 111,000
Thomas Marchese, 110,200
Greg Raymer, 105,200
Shannon Shorr, 93,600
John Juanda, 71,400
Matt Marafioti, 67,100
Ivan Demidov, 65,000
Allen Cunningham, 21,500
Barry Greenstein, 15,800
Vanessa Rousso, 14,300
Day 1B of the EPT London main event will get underway on Thursday afternoon (local time).
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