Action continued today at London’s swanky Casino at the Empire, site of the 2010 edition of World Series of Poker Europe.

The first of five WSOP gold bracelet tournaments began yesterday with the £2,500 buy-in Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em event.  The tournament is being played over three consecutive days.  The final table will be played tomorrow on the main stage at the Empire.  The winner shall receive £170,802, plus the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

Going into the finale, the chip leader is Andrew Pantling, who is originally from Toronto, Ontario (Canada).  He now lives on the island nation of Malta.  Pantling is an executive with an online poker site which is based on Malta.  This marks his first time to cash in a WSOP event.  Pantling has previously won tournaments on the European Poker Tour (EPT) and has accumulated nearly $500,000 in career earnings.  He was the chip leader at the conclusion of Day One, as well.

The six finalists and their chip counts are as follows:

SEAT 1:  Willie Tann (London, UK) -- 72,000 in chips
SEAT 2:  Chris Bjorin (London, UK) -- 368,500 in chips
SEAT 3:  Phil Laak (Las Vegas, NV USA) -- 317,000 in chips
SEAT 4:  Andrew Pantling (Toronto, ON Canada) -- 627,500 in chips 
SEAT 5:  Rouah Ilan (Strasbourg, France) -- 200,000 in chips
SEAT 6:  David Peters (Toledo, OH USA) -- 251,500 in chips
 
Final table play starts at 2 pm local time.  Viewing is open to the public.  For the latest updates on all WSOP Europe action, please click HERE.