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.
Made the money of the 50k with exactly starting stack. Proceeded to 7x up in the next 30 minutes. Final table tomorrow now!
— Scott Seiver (@scott_seiver) August 19, 2014
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.
Just busted the SHR in 16th or something, top two v set. Gave em to the GOAT @daniel_shak. Day off then main event!
— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) August 19, 2014
Busted the SHR once more, big week of loss chasing coming up
— Mike McDonald (@MikeMcDonald89) August 19, 2014
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