It’s been a frantic few days at the World Series of Poker Europe as both the Main Event and High Roller slowly play out until the final two bracelets of the series are awarded. The High Roller is now down to just 13 players after Day 2 saw 49 of the 62 players that started the day eliminated.
Once the day had come to an end it was High Roller specialist Phillip Gruissem that had established a very healthy lead. His stack of 1,296,000 was more than 500k ahead of both Scott Seiver and Jason Koon in second and third respectively whilst other names in the top ten included Erik Seidel and Daniel Negreanu.
Day 2 of the WSOPE Highroller in the books. I'm in 3rd or 4th out of 13 left. Nearly 1 million bones and the bracelet up top!
— Jason Koon (@JasonKoon) October 24, 2013
End day with 13 players left I have 411k avg is 461k playing for the POY and bracelet tomorrow
With regards to Negreanu and his WSOP POY chase, it has been revealed that he would need to finish in 8th place or better in this event to overtake Matt Ashton in the running. There could be a sting in the tail though, with Marc McLaughlin who is also still in this event and also one of the November Niners next month, which means he could possibly take down the POY if he was to win that Main Event.
As we mentioned before, there were plenty of eliminations on Day 2 and when it is a High Roller event you can bet that most were notable names. In this case we lost Phil Ivey, Juha Helppi, Jason Mercier, Antonio Esfandiari and Jeff Rossiter to name but a few.
Knocked out in 16th. It's crazy how often in NLH tournaments u feel like everything is going "your way" and then wham! One hand later, busto
— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) October 24, 2013
Join us for our final report tomorrow as the remaining field sees themselves through the bubble and down to a winner.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Philipp Gruissem – 1,296,000
2nd) Scott Seiver – 770,000
3rd) Jason Koon – 702,000
4th) Erik Seidel – 610,000
5th) David Peters – 538,000
6th) Nicolau Villa-Lobos – 527,000
7th) Daniel Negreanu – 411,000
8th) Marc McLaughlin – 304,000
9th) Byron Kaverman – 273,000
10th) Timothy Adams – 240,000