Dia 1 Terminado
Dia 1 Terminado
On Friday, Season 12 of the European Poker Tour continued from Casino Barcelona with the €10,300 High Roller event. Players turned out for 10 60-minute levels of play, and at the end of the day it was Ping San Chan who bagged the chip lead with 367,500.
By choosing to participate in this tournament, each player helped to form EPT history. With the massive player turnout, this event became the largest of its kind. At the end of the night, the clock read that there were a total of 479 entires over the course of the first day. This smashed the previous record of 393 entries, which was set by this very event in Barcelona last year. What's more is that the field size is expected to increases even further, as registration and reentry remain open until the start of Day 2.
While Chan bagged the top stack in the room, others are hot on his heels heading into the second day of play. France's Nathan Gozlan finished in second place overall, and rounding out the top three was Wilfried Harig.
The field remains stacked with familiar faces and notable professionals, plus we could see a few more enter tomorrow after skipping out on Day 1. Those who had a successful first day included Adrian Mateos (237,800), Aleksandr Denisov (223,000), Fedor Holz (211,800), Leo Fernandez (189,500), Vanessa Selbst (182,400), Nicholas Rampone (174,000), 2014 WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson (161,500), Vitaly Lunkin (141,100), Benny Spindler (138,500), and Christoph Vogelsang (125,900).
While these players thrived throughout the day, others were not as fortunate. Some of those sent to the rail throughout the course of the day included 2013 WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Farid Jattin, Simon Ravnsbaek, Max Silver, and David Vamplew. If those players haven't already done so, they will have the option to reenter, but the event only allows for a single reentry.
Play will resume on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. local time, when the returning 214 players will be joined on the felt by any late registrants. The tournament is schedule to play another full 10 levels, with an early stop coming only if an official final table of eight is reached.
Be sure to return to PokerNews for all of the latest from this record-breaking tournament.
|Ping San Chan||367,500||2,500|
|Fedor Holz||GGPoker Ambassador||211,800||-28,200|
|Fatima Moreira de Melo||120,100||-9,900|
|Isaac Haxton||partypoker Ambassador||85,700||-29,300|
The players have finished up for the day and the survivors are bagging up their chips. Stay tuned for a recap of play.
On the final hand of the night at their table, Artem Metalidi and Matthew Wood tangled.
On the board, Metalidi checked to Wood, and he bet 25,000. Metalidi called, and the river was the to complete the board. Metalidi checked, and Wood moved all in for 87,100. After a bit of tanking, Metalidi folded.
The table goaded Wood into showing his hand if it was a bluff because it was the final hand of the night. Wood obliged and turned up the .
Steve O'Dwyer raised to 4,000 from late position and found a single call from Romania's Tudor Purice in the big blind. The two watched on as the flop came down . Purice checked and O'Dwyer continued out for 2,200. Purice called and the fell on fourth street. Purice once again check-called, this time to the tune of 5,800 in chips.
The river was the and Purice checked one final time. O'Dwyer bet 16,500 and Purice thought for well over a minute before dropping out calling chips.
O'Dwyer tabled but it was no good against Purice's for trip tens. Purice took down the pot and now has about 165,000.
|Fedor Holz||GGPoker Ambassador||240,000||5,000|
Ping San Chan is the current chip leader of the event, although a few players, including Artem Metalidi, are not too far behind.
On a recent hand, Chan was involved with Kristoffer Edberg on the board. Edberg checked, Chan bet 11,000, and Edberg called. The river was the , and both players checked.
Edberg tabled the for a pair of nines, and Chan mucked his hand.
On the next hand, Dani Stern had raised from the button to 4,000, and Chan called out of the big blind to see the flop. Chan checked, Stern bet 5,500, and Chan check-raised to 16,000. Stern folded, and Chan won the pot.
|Ping San Chan||365,000||44,000|
Philipp Gruissem and Matthew Wood were heads up on a board of , Gruissem was first to act and he checked over to the Canadian. Wood moved a bet of 11,500 past the betting line and Gruissem called to see a river.
The finished off the board on the river and Gruissem knocked the table one final time. Wood check it back and Gruissem let out a sigh before tabling . Wood flashed a deuce before throwing his hand into the muck.
Gruissem pulled in the pot and brought his stack to 238,000. Wood, on the other hand, has fallen to 110,000.
Igor Yaroshevsky check-called a bet of 8,200 from Vanessa Selbst on the flop. The turn was the , and Yaroshevsky led with a bet of 17,600. Selbst tanked, then called.
The river was the , and Yaroshevsky took some time before checking the action over to Selbst. She thought, then moved all in. With 47,200 behind, Yaroshevsky gave it up, and Selbst won the pot.