With the European Poker Tour London reaching the last few days of action, we had another of the big events started up yesterday as the £10,000+300 High Roller brought in plenty of interest from some of the worlds very best poker players.
In total there were 148 of them that parted with ten grand, though by the time the ten levels had been completed, exactly half of them had been eliminated leaving us with 74 heading into Day 2. That number can be added to still as the registration period will be open right up until Day 2 kicks off, so we are expecting a few players to jump in then.
Leading the field right now is the Canadian Carla Sabini after she played excellently to bag up 269,700 chips on the opening day. This has her leading the likes of Dan Shak, Sorel Mizzi, Jason Mercier and Timothy Adams in the top ten going into Day 2.
— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) October 11, 2013
Ended Day 1 of High Roller with 157,700 going into 1k/2k a300. #EPTLondon
— Timothy Adams (@Tim0theeAdams) October 10, 2013
These will be joined by many other well known pros into Day 2 with Bertand Grospellier, Vicky Coren, Jonathan Duhamel, Eugene Katchalov and Super High Roller winner Martin Finger all doing enough to progress.
Many big names just couldn’t manage to progress though, with some even buying back in for a second shot and failing too. Daniel Negreanu was one of those, yet he has had a great year so far so will not be too bothered. He was joined on the rail on Day 1 by Steve O’Dwyer, Fabian Quoss, Paul Newey, Mike McDonald and Jeff Gross.
London wrap up- played REALLY well in Super HR, made a terrible play in ME, and played awful in HR. My mind was already in Paris for WSOPE
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) October 10, 2013
Day 2 will get underway at the same time today and will see that field reduced even further and see the announcement of the player pool. So pop back in to visit us tomorrow to get the full lowdown on the proceedings.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Carla Sabini – 269,700
2nd) Antonio Lafosse – 257,800
3rd) Shawn Buchanan – 211,500
4th) Frederik Jensen – 196,100
5th) Talal Shakerchi – 187,400
6th) Sorel Mizzi – 180,900
7th) Grant Levy – 179,700
8th) Dan Shak – 168,700
9th) Jason Mercier – 164,400
10th) Timothy Adams – 157,700