EPT Barcelona SHR Day 2 – Klein Leads Nine

Barcelona city

The PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona Super High Roller has now reached Day 3 after Day 2 reduced the playing field down from 53 to the unofficial final table of nine.

The day began with 53 players and the registration period closed as soon as the cards went into the air, which meant we could finally discover the prize pool information. It was revealed that eleven players would be paid out and that the winner will walk away with €1,016,700.

The session lasted nine hour-long levels and finished with the chip leader being Morten Klein with 3,740,000. This achievement is all the better when you learn that Klein actually started the day as the short stack with less than 15 big blinds. However, two double ups within one orbit of the table at the start and he was back in with a chance.

He continued to grow and will be extremely satisfied to now be right at the top going into the final day. He has plenty of quality behind him though such as Dan Shak, Dan Colman, Scott Seiver and Sam Trickett so the work is not over just yet.


The two players that made the money but were eliminated on the day were Jake Schindler and Ryan Fee who both pocketed €92,400 for finishing in 10th and 11th respectively. As for those that fell on Day 2, there were loads of them. PokerStars Team Pros Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier and Vanessa Selbst went home with nothing as did Ole Schemion, Doug Polk, Mike McDonald and John Juanda.  

Day 3 once again starts at noon over in Barcelona and will play down until there is a winner. Come back tomorrow and we will let you know who that winner was and how he went about taking down the first major EPT title of Season 11.

The Final Nine

1st) Morten Klein – 3,740,000

2nd) Vladimir Troyanovskiy – 3,370,000

3rd) Sven Reichardt – 3,225,000

4th) Dan Shak – 2,690,000

5th) Olivier Busquet – 2,045,000

6th) Daniel Colman – 1,420,000

7th) Scott Seiver                – 1,310,000

8th) Sam Trickett – 760,000

9th) Mustapha Kanit – 690,000

The Remaining Payouts

1st) 1,016,700

2nd) 722,800

3rd) 473,200

4th) 364,200

5th) 288,400

6th) 225,500

7th) 177,500

8th) 138,600

9th) 105,455