The first of the three big events at the Season 11 European Poker Tour in Barcelona kicked into action last night with Day 1 of the €50,000 Super High Roller bringing in a strong field of 57 unique players and another 14 re-entries bringing a total of 71. That number could grow even further as registration for the event closes at the start of Day 2.
This means that the event has already broke all previous records for the Barcelona Super High Roller with the previous best being 64 total registrations back in Season 9.
The players had to endure 10 one-hour levels to see themselves into Day2 and there were 57 players that managed to achieve that feat. Leading them is Ryan Fee on 919,000 chips but with so many massive names right behind him it is still anybodies game.
Sam Trickett, Ole Schemion, Scott Seiver, Dan Shak and 2014 November Niner Martin Jacobson are all in the top ten and looking for good results here. The just a little further back are the likes of Dan Colman, Vanessa Selbst, Jason Mercier, John Juanda and Erik Seidel.
2nd in chips for day2.got 885,000.Average is 380 ish I think….
— Sam Trickett (@Samtrickett1) August 18, 2014
Managed to bag around avg chips in the 50k super high roller. 362k going to 3/6k tomorrow. Was as low as 80k during the day- 362k = #peak
— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) August 18, 2014
Of those that were eliminated on Day 1, we had some big names too, which you would expect from a Super High Roller. Out went Mike McDonald, Kyle Julius, Adrian Mateos and Alec Torelli but they can still fire another bullet tomorrow if they so wish. Judging by the tweet from McDonald below, it seems as if he already has bought back in.
After an ambitious final level I was able to make day 2 of the €150,000 Super High Roller event with exactly starting stack
— Mike McDonald (@MikeMcDonald89) August 18, 2014
The action promises to be just as exciting tomorrow as the field will have to play until 12 midnight or until there are 8 players left, whichever one comes first. Somehow we think that due to the large field, it could well be the former.
The action gets underway at 12pm local time tomorrow where we will be able to get hold of the official prize pool and the subsequent paying places and amounts.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Ryan Fee – 919,000
2nd) Sam Trickett – 885,000
3rd) Mustapha Kanit – 836,000
4th) Ole Schemion – 733,000
5th) Andrew Pantling – 659,000
6th) Martin Jacobson – 620,000
7th) Bryn Kenney – 605,000
8th) Jean-Norel Thorel – 540,000
9th) Scott Seiver – 538,000
10th) Dan Shak – 528,000
We will be back with Day 2 tomorrow so make sure you bookmark us, so that you can come back quickly.