We are now spoilt with two big events at the WSOPE as the €25,600 High Roller played out as well as the Main Event yesterday with it bringing in 75 players trying their hardest to lay claim to the final bracelet of the event and a large payout to go along with it.
There were 75 players that bought in for Day 1 and 62 that finished it but because there is still time for players to buy-in before the start of Day 2, the prize pool information is yet to be available.
The great thing about High Roller events is that the field is full over only the very best players around, which is shown by the current top ten. We have Sorel Mizzi leading with 268,800 chips whilst we have Scott Seiver, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, Jason Mercier, JC Tran and Daniel Negreanu chasing him down immediately behind him.
Ended day 1 of 25k High Roller WSOPE as chip leader w/ 268k in chips.. effectively silencing the disbelievers of #lunkinvibes
— Sorel Mizzi (@sorelmizzi) October 23, 2013
Of the players that busted on Day 1, we had Steve O’Dwyer, John Juanda and Dave Ulliot among them, further proving the strength of this High Roller field.
Out of WSOPE HR!!! Played a130K+pot vs @jctran23 where he had the best hand on most of the streets! His KK vs my A3. Board: T83…3…K!!!
— John Juanda (@LuckBoxJuanda) October 22, 2013
The players will now be resting up before coming back again to get back to the action to make a big effort in progressing to Day 3. We still do expect some registrations before the start of Day 2, a certain Phil Hellmuth is always fashionably late into events and we seriously cannot see him missing a WSOP event.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Sorel Mizzi – 268,800
2nd) Scott Seiver – 248,200
3rd) Antonio Esfandiari – 229,000
4th) Marc McLaughlin – 188,200
5th) Phil Ivey – 182,800
6th) Erik Seidel – 165,500
7th) Jason Mercier – 163,500
8th) Daniel Negreanu – 161,600
9th) JC Tran – 159,500
10th) Ole Schemion – 158,800
Catch us for a roundup of all of the action at the same time tomorrow as we reveal the prize pool information and just who has put them into great spots to challenge for the title and bracelet.