2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final

€100,000 Super High Roller
Dias: 1
Event Info

2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final

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Event Info
Informações do Nível
150,000 / 300,000

€100,000 Super High Roller

Dia 1 Terminado

Igor Kurganov Leads Day 1 of Super High Roller

Nível 7 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Igor Kurganov
Igor Kurganov

The opening day of the €100,000 Super High Roller at the 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final has come to a close. Following the first eight levels of action, Igor Kurganov emerged as the chip leader with an even 1 million in chips. Of the 64 entries tallied, 44 remained when the day was over.

Kurganov is no stranger to success at the EPT Grand Final. He has six cashes from this festival, with the earliest coming in 2011 when he took second in the €10,300 Turbo High Roller for €123,000 in Madrid. In 2012, he amplified his EPT Grand Final winnings in a big way by capturing the title and first place in the €25,500 High Roller to the tune of €1.08 million.

In 2013's stop, Kurganov placed 74th in the Main Event for €16,000 and seventh in the €25,500 High Roller for €154,700. He followed those results up the next year with two more — first taking third in this event, the €100,000 Super High Roller, for over €1.128 million and then cashing in 52nd place in the Main Event for €24,400.

All told, Kurganov has hauled in over €2.526 million from the EPT Grand Final.

One thing that will be working against him is the fact that through the first three editions of this event, only one Day 1 chip leader has cashed — Jason Mercier in 2013 when he took second for more than €1.115 million.

Speaking of Mercier, he bagged 142,000 to advance to Day 2.

Other notables who advanced from Thursday's start to the event were Ole Schemion (930,000), Erik Seidel (857,000), Fedor Holz (536,000), Talal Shakerchi (392,000), Phil Ivey (360,000), and Daniel Negreanu (273,000). Last year's winner, Daniel Colman, moved on with 248,000.

Two other players who advanced were George Danzer (615,000) and Anthony Zinno (527,000). Both of these players are playing their first super high roller event and did very well on Day 1 to bag up over double the starting stack. Now we'll wait to see if they can ride the early momentum to a big result.

Day 2 will commence at 12:30 p.m. local time, and PokerNews will be back for more live coverage straight from the tournament floor. Registration and reentry will remain open until the start of Day 2, so the field size will likely increase before things kick off. We'll see you tomorrow.

Tags: Igor Kurganov

FantasyWired Podcast April 29, 2015: Licking Our Wounds

Nível 7 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

If fantasy sports are your thing, then you need to check out FantasyWired, part of the iBus Media family along with PokerNews. It doesn't matter if you're more interested in traditional season-long leagues or love the new excitement behind the more immediate daily fantasy sports, you're covered at FantasyWired.

On the latest podcast, FantasyWired's Matt Brown and Brett Collson talk about the beating they took on Tuesday, but their pick-of-the-day Nelson Cruz came through. They're ready to lick their wounds and get back on the horse Wednesday, and you should be, too!

Tags: Brett CollsonFantasyWiredMatt Brown

End-of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

Nível 7 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Jogador Fichas Progresso
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
1,000,000 684,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
930,000 337,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
857,000 -8,000
Quan Zhou cn
Quan Zhou
792,000 102,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
683,000 372,000
George Danzer de
George Danzer
615,000 10,000
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
536,000 132,500
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
527,000 62,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
492,000 255,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
486,000 46,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
445,000 75,000
Leon Tsoukernik cz
Leon Tsoukernik
403,000 153,000
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
400,000 43,000
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
397,000 -64,000
Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
392,000 -113,000
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
384,000 89,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
380,000 184,000
Leonid Markin ru
Leonid Markin
372,000 153,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
361,000 -39,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
360,000 130,500
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
350,000 77,000
Carlos Chadha us
Carlos Chadha
346,000 -169,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
341,000 197,500
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
323,000 -77,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
318,000 13,000

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Zinno's Squeeze Gets Shoved On

Nível 7 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno

Anthony Zinno just attempted to squeeze in a three-bet from the small blind after Pratyush Buddiga opened to 12,000 from under the gun and Scott Seiver called on the button. Zinno made it 40,000 to go, and then action folded back to Seiver. He took some time, then reraised all in for 246,000. Zinno took a few moments, then folded, and Seiver won the pot.

Zinno, who is playing his first super high roller event to our knowledge, recently was crowned World Poker Tour Player of the Year. Although he lost this pot, he's profitable on the day at about 465,000 in chips.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
465,000 -85,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
305,000 55,000
Pratyush Buddiga us
Pratyush Buddiga
250,000 40,000

Tags: Pratyush BuddigaScott SeiverAnthony Zinno

Seiver Back to Starting Stack

Nível 7 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Reigning World Series of Poker Player of the Year George Danzer check-called a bet of 40,000 on the {Q-Spades}{10-Spades}{3-Hearts}{K-Spades} board against Scott Seiver. After the river completed the board with the {10-Hearts}, Danzer checked again. Seiver bet almost all of his stack for 102,500, and Danzer gave it up.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
George Danzer de
George Danzer
605,000 30,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
250,000 25,000

Tags: George DanzerScott Seiver

Leon Tsoukernik Beats Jungleman for €100k during Super High Roller

Nível 7 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

King's Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik busted out from the EPT 11 Grand Final Super High Roller early on Day 1, but after winning €100,000 from Dan 'Jungleman' Cates he bought right back in. We caught up with Tsoukernik about this match, and the big cash game that went on at his casino last week.

Tags: Dan CatesLeon Tsoukernik