EPT: Benny Spindler On Top After Day 2 in London

Back-to-back Benny? Spindler finished Day 2 at EPT London with the chip lead again.

For the second time in two days Benny Spindler sits at the top of the leaderboard at the European Poker Tour event in London. After finishing with the biggest chip stack on Day 1b Spindler let that momentum run through Day 2 on Sunday and the German poker pro finished with 469,800 in chips.

The man who came in to Day 2 with overall chip lead, Lukasz Golczyk, didn’t fare quite as well and he finished with just 99,600. The player closest to Spindler is American Jamie Rosen who finished with 405,000. Steven Kelly, who won a WSOP bracelet in 2010, is the only other American in the top ten. Kelly bagged up 346,200.

Marvin Rettenmaier, who sits second in the BLUFF Player of the Year race, sits just outside of the top ten with 301,300. The player he is chasing for the Player of the Year award, Eugene Katchalov, was one the 258 players to hit the rail on Sunday. Joining Katchalov on the outside looking in are Scott Seiver, Nick Binger, Joe Hachem, Justin Bonomo and Vanessa Rousso.

Doyle Brunson, playing his first ever EPT event, is still in contention with 202,400. Jason Mercier still has chips as well, though the 88,300 be finished with is below the 99,200 he started the day with.

Day 3 will begin on Monday with 159 players returning to play five more levels. With 104 players cashing in this event, Monday will most likely see the money bubble burst. First place pays $1,167,000.

Top Ten Chip Counts After Day 2

  1. Benny Spindler – 468,800
  2. Jamie Rosen – 405,000
  3. Basile Yaiche – 403,600
  4. Martins Adeniya – 395,000
  5. Jonathan Layani – 363,000
  6. Matthijs Remie – 353,500
  7. Sandor Demjan – 350,500
  8. Andre Klebanov – 349,900
  9. Steven Kelly – 346,200
  10. Hugo Loureiro – 327,000


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Lance Bradley

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Editor in Chief: Lance Bradley began working with BLUFF in March 2008 and was named Editor in Chief in August 2009. Prior to joining BLUFF Bradley launched an independent poker blog, ThePokerBiz.com in 2006. Before entering the world of poker media he was the Poker Room Manager for Bodog from January 2004 until June 2006. He graduated from the Applied Journalism program Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada.
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