The European Poker Tour London has easily been one of the most anticipated stops of the year. It brings with it a number of events, though the most popular of them will obviously be the Super High Roller which started yesterday, the High Roller and of course the Main Event.
The event that kicked off the 2013 European poker Tour London was this £50,000 buy-in Super High Roller event. This sort of event attracts only the very best poker players in the world, the kind of players that are more than comfortable with parting ways with ten grand.
Amongst the 52 players, which also included re-entries on Day 1 were PokerStars Team Pros Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Jonathan Duhamel and Bertrand Grospellier, with each of them looking to take down this illustrious event. They were also joined by world renowned poker players such as John Juanda, Steve O’Dwyer, Sam Trickett, Dan Shak and David Benefield.
As it turned out, after 8 levels there would be just 32 of those registrations remaining and Johannes Strassmann sitting comfortably at the top of the chip counts with 1,530,000. The chasing pack behind him includes Steve O’Dwyer on 903,000, Bill Perkins on 760,000, Daniel Negreanu on 659,000 and John Juanda on 607,000.
ended day 1 of London shr with 903k on one bullet
— steveodwyer (@steveodwyer) October 4, 2013
End day 1 of #EPTSHR 659k started with 250k avg is 390k with 33 players restarting tomorrow. Solid cruise control day chipping up.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) October 4, 2013
Among the players that were eliminated on Day 1 were Bertrand Grospellier, Erik Seidel and Philipp Gruissem who actually busted three times. The event is a re-entry right up until the start of Day 2, so there is still plenty of time for them to buy in again.
The Players Leading After Day 1
1st) Johannes Strassmann – 1,530,000
2nd) Steve O’Dwyer – 903,000
3rd) Bill Perkins – 760,000
4th) Daniel Negreanu – 659,000
5th) Christoph Vogelsang – 607,000
6th) John Juanda – 607,000
7th) Shawn Buchanan – 591,000
8th) Jeff Gross – 523,000
9th) Fabian Quoss – 478,000
10th) Martin Finger – 477,000
Stay tuned with us over the coming week and a half as we follow all of the major EPT London events and provide you with regular updates on each of them.