With the Main Event at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Deauville getting right down to the serious end, we also had another big event kick off yesterday with the High Roller. The €10,300 buy-in event attracted 83 players, with 14 separate re-buys being used throughout the day.
The prize pool information is not available just yet as players can in fact still buy-in to this event right up until the start of Day 2 later on today. It will be starting at 1pm CET with at the very least the 51 players that came through Day 1 unscathed.
In an action packed first day at this event, it was Vladimir Troyanovski who managed to finish the day out in front. He bagged up 266,200 chips which have him just 4k ahead of Kevin Vandersmissen on his tail.
JC Alvarado is currently sitting in third place, with him amassing a solid 246,700 chips. Behind him there is a bit of a gap down to fourth place where Jean Noel Thorel is sitting with a total of 176,500.
Team Pros Looking Good!
There were a couple of PokerStars Team Pros taking part in the High Roller with the best performing one so far being Eugene Katchalov who sits on 90,800. He is joined by Vicky Coren who has 52,900 chips, with the British player looking to improve on Day 2.
Other big names left in the mix include Ana Marquez, Marc-Andre Ladoucer, Anton Wigg, Jason Koon, Davidi Kitai and a certain Marvin Rettenmaier.
Though some players were eliminated and decided to buy back into the event, there were others that thought once is enough, with Roberto Romanello, Dimitar Danchev, and the ever consistent Dominik Nitsche all falling into that category.
There were some that even bought in twice and failed on both occasions such as Bertrand Grospellier and Steve O’Dwyer. There is a limit on one re-buy per person in this event so they will not be able to rejoin, however others still can.
The Current Top Ten!
Vladimir Troyanovski – 266,200
Kevin Vandersmissen – 262,000
JC Alvarado – 246,700
Jean Noel Thorel – 165,500
Steve Silverman – 175,100
Marvin Rettenmeier – 168,700
Timothy Adams – 166,900
Adrian Mateos – 161,800
Kevin MacPhee – 158,100
Mikhail Korotkikh – 154,300
The second day will be starting at 1pm today, with the remaining players looking to progress as far as they possibly can in this event. Will also be letting you into all of the action when we provide another daily re-cap of the action on Day 2.