The rise of the High Roller continues on as Day 1 of the EPT Vienna High Roller brought in a whopping 171 registrations. This means that Vienna has already beaten Deauville and London which brought in a total of 115 and 157 players respectively and with registration still open until the start of Day 2 later today there is a chance it could beat the 176 and 180 at both Prague and Barcelona respectively.
The day finished with 80 players and Andrey Andreev leading the field on 338,400 chips but in a High Roller there are always quality players throughout the field. In the top ten alone there is PokerStars Team Pro Theo Jorgensen and Philipp Gruissem lurking.
Done for the day with 300K. Back at noon tomorrow.
— Theo Jorgensen (@Theo_Jorgensen) March 28, 2014
Further back we have Sam Trickett, Stephen Chidwick, Dominik Nitsche, David Vamplew, Max Silver, Toby Lewis and PokerStars Team Pros Bertrand Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov, Jonathan Duhamel and Alex Kravchenko too.
Ended the day with 82,700 going into 2kbb average is 100k
— Max Silver (@max_silver) March 27, 2014
Of the biggest names to fall on Day 1 were Steve O’Dwyer, Sergio Aido, Kimmo Kurko, Dan Cates and PokerStars Team Pro Maxim Lykov. They will now be looking ahead to the EPT Monte Carlo coming along soon enough.
Wagered it all with 2nd best set and couldn’t 1 outer. The Vienna kids got me
— Daniel Cates (@junglemandan) March 25, 2014
busted from ept vienna highrollers in last two hands of the day, i need some rest from offline poker
— Maxim Lykov (@superdecay) March 28, 2014
Day 2 starts at 1pm local time in Vienna and we expect to see a number of new faces such as Gus Hansen, Viktor Blom and many more. Could this High Roller be a record breaker? You will have to come back and check our report on the action tomorrow.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Andrey Andreev – 338,400
2nd) Simon Ravnsbaek – 315,100
3rd) Theo Jorgensen – 298,700
4th) Steven Lewzey – 269,700
5th) Dmitry Yurasov – 268,000
6th) Philipp Gruissem – 250,300
7th) Alexander Dovzhenko – 242,000
8th) Surinder Sunar – 235,700
9th) Eddy Maksoud – 190,400
10th) Ihar Soika – 187,400