The last stop for Season 10 on the European Poker Tour is now in full swing with the EPT Grand Final €100k Super High Roller seeing out Day 1 of the event yesterday. There was a total of 59 registrations on Day 1 with 11 of those being re-entries by players that had already been eliminated.
That already dwarfs the same event last year when it brought in 41 total registrations and this one still has the possibility to grow with registrations allowed until the start of Day 2.
There were the usual big names that you would expect from an event such as this and it was Philipp Gruissem who finished it with the chip lead. He sits on 1,038,000 chips whilst others in the top ten chasing him down include the likes of Ole Schemion, John Juanda and PokerStars Team Pros Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Selbst and Isaac Haxton.
End day 1 of Super High Roller with 915k good for 2nd in chips and no rebuys phew! 59 entries so far and 37 players left. Avg stack is 400k
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) April 24, 2014
Fired two bullets in the SHR and ended day 1 with 618k, so a little profit on the day!
— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) April 24, 2014
There were 37 players that managed to survive the day but there were also quite a few that did not. Among them were Sam Trickett, Martin Finger, Steve O’Dwyer and PokerStars Team Pros Jonathan Duhamel and Bertrand Grospellier.
The action starts up again at noon local time and will eventually reveal to us the prize pool for the event. Philipp Gruissem is certainly the man to beat, he even hit a royal flush on Day 1, so can anyone stop the Super High Roller specialist? Come back tomorrow and find out.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Philipp Gruissem – 1,038,000
2nd) Ping San Chan -938,000
3rd) Daniel Negreanu – 915,000
4th) Ole Schemion – 847,000
5th) Chun Lei Zhou – 692,000
6th) Alec Torelli – 635,000
7th) Vanessa Selbst – 618,000
8th) Igor Kurganov – 617,000
9th) Isaac Haxton – 560,000
10th) John Juanda – 547,000