As Day 1B enters its latter stages there are a few big stacks starting to appear on the various tables that are scattered behind up, but none are as large as that in front of Tamer Kamel.

The industry standard is to stack your chips in piles of 20 as this is the number of chips that fit into a chip rack. However, Kamel has opted for unconventional stacks of whatever he fancies, some are in 30s, others look like they are in 50s, however they are stacked, Kamel has around 115,000 chips and is our current leader.

Kamel is from Willesden, London and is a regular at The Vic and has been since he took up poker three-and-a-half years ago. Prior to today, Kamel’s largest score was for £23,150 but just a couple of hours before he bought into the WPT National London Main Event, Kamel finished seventh in the EPT London Main Event for a cool £79,950.

That sizeable score seems to have relaxed Kamel who is in good spirits – and why wouldn’t he be after winning £80k – on the table behind us. Unless something goes drastically wrong, Kamel will be spending the next couple of days in Apsers Casino Westfield making a deep run in this event.

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