EPT Barcelona Super High Roller Day 1

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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.

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.

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.