€25,500 High Roller
€25,500 High Roller
Dia 1 Terminado

Steve O'Dwyer Leads Day 1; Gregg & Altergott Hot on His Heels

[user153638] • Nível 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Steve O'Dwyer
Steve O'Dwyer

While the 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final €10,600 Main Event was busy playing down to the final 16 players, the €25,000 High Roller was just kicking off. The single-reentry tournament, which played 10 one-hour levels, attract 160 unique entries that accounted for 40 reentries.

The total of 200 entries – which is a bit behind last year's 159 unique/55 reentries – is sure to go up even further as late registration and reentries are open up until the start of Day 2. One man who failed to make an appearance on Day 1, but could very well jump in at the last minute is Phil Ivey, who is holed up in Monaco.

As it is, 94 players survived the Day 1 flight with Steve O'Dwyer and his stack of 330,200 leading the way. Others who bagged big stacks were Tony Gregg (325,800), Max Altergott (311,100), and Matt Waxman (298,500), just to name a few.

O'Dwyer actually vaulted to the top of the chip counts in one of the last hands of the night, one that you can read by clicking here.

Of course not everyone was so lucky. Among those to fire two bullets Rono Lo, Justin Bonomo, Jeff Rossiter, Talal Shakerchi, Ivan Luca, Paul Newey, Simon Higgins, Daniel Dvoress, John Duthie, Max Silver, Benny Spindler, Benjamin Pollak, and Kyle Julius.

Julius actually busted his second bullet in Level 9 (600/1,200/200) when Altergott bet 8,400 on a board of {7-Spades}{5-Clubs}{6-Spades} with roughly 19,000 already in the pot. Bryn Kenney called and then Julius moved all in. Altergott thought for a few minutes before moving all in himself, leaving Kenney in a difficult position.

"It's so brutal, I have to see a board runout no matter what," said Kenney before calling off for roughly 100,000.

Altergott: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}
Julius: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}
Kenney: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}

Both the turn and river blanked, and Altergott scored the double knockout and vaulted into the chip lead.

While some big names fell, plenty made it through to Day 2 including Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Negreanu (182,000), Isaac Haxton (181,700), and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (47,200) ; €100,000 Super High Roller champ Erik Seidel (149,100); Germans Martin Finger (153,200) and Igor Kurganov (149,000); and last year's runner-up Scott Seiver (177,700). As for last year's winner, Philipp Gruissem, he busted at the tail end of Level 10 and is expected to reenter before the start of Day 2, which will kick off at 12:30 p.m. local time on Thursday.

The plan tomorrow is to play either 10 more levels or down to the final eight players, whichever comes first. The PokerNews Live Reporting will be on hand to capture all the action, so be sure to check back then.

While you wait check out this behind-the-scenes video of Negreanu streaming on Twitch:

Tags: Max AltergottSteve O'Dwyer

Various End-of-Day Chip Counts

[user153638] • Nível 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 330,200 10,200
Tony Gregg us
Tony Gregg
us 325,800 10,800
Max Altergott de
Max Altergott
de 311,100 27,100
Matt Waxman us
Matt Waxman
us 298,500 63,500
Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 290,000 157,000
Andrey Andreev ru
Andrey Andreev
ru 246,800 97,800
Mayu Roca CO
Mayu Roca
CO 209,300 -700
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 182,000 -9,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 181,700 81,700
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 177,700 7,700
Dani Stern us
Dani Stern
us 166,000 46,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
ru 165,500 95,500
Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
ca 163,800 29,800
Anatoly Gurtovoy RU
Anatoly Gurtovoy
RU 155,000 155,000
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 154,500 -5,500
Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 153,200 -23,800
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 149,100 -25,900
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 149,000 2,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
Winamax Team Pro
be 146,600 -18,400
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 139,800 52,800
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 136,800 -9,200
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 134,200 44,500
Roman Korenev ru
Roman Korenev
ru 125,600 125,600
He Chang (Chang He) CN
He Chang (Chang He)
CN 124,200 124,200
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 118,800 90,800

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PokerNews Podcast Episode #280: EPT Grand Final

[user68268] • Nível 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Donnie Peters and Remko Rinkema talk all things EPT Grand Final. Topics include Erik Seidel's big win in the €100,000 Super High Roller, Dzmitry Urbanovich's insane run, and Scott Seiver's excellence.

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Tags: Donnie PetersDzmitry UrbanovichEPTErik SeidelPokerNews PodcastRemko RinkemaScott Seiver

O'Dwyer Snatches the Lead with Late Double

[user68268] • Nível 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Steve O'Dwyer
Steve O'Dwyer

When we arrived at the table, Steve O'Dwyer was all in for 95,200 on the {10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} flop. There was already a healthy amount of chips in the middle, and his opponent, David Dayan, was in the tank. After a little bit of thought, Dayan made the call.

"Ace high," announced O'Dwyer before turning up the {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} for just ace high, as he stated.

Dayan tabled the {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} and was ahead, but looking to dodge over cards and some other backdoor draws.

The turn was the {K-Diamonds} to add a straight draw for O'Dwyer, and then the {Q-Hearts} smacked down on the river to give him the winner. Finishing with a pair of queens, O'Dwyer, a former winner of the EPT Grand Final Main Event, won the pot and shot up over 300,000 in chips.

Dayan was clipped back to about 125,000.

Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 320,000 178,000
David Dayan BR
David Dayan
BR 125,000 -165,000

Tags: David DayanSteve O'Dwyer

Buddiga Gets There But Koon Follows Suit

mnuwwarah • Nível 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Pratyush Buddiga bet 15,000 from under the gun on a board of {3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}, and Jason Koon called. Buddiga put enough in to set Koon all in on the {q-Clubs} river, and Koon snap-called for what looked to be less than 30,000.

Buddiga showed {a-}{k-}, but Koon had caught him on the river with {q-}{q-}.

Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 113,000 65,000
Pratyush Buddiga us
Pratyush Buddiga
us 86,400 -17,600

Tags: Jason KoonPratyush Buddiga

Three More Hands

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The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. We're headed out to the field to compile a list of chip counts and to capture any late action. Stay tuned for those and a full recap of the Day 1 action.

EPT Founder Falls in Waning Minutes of Level 10

[user153638] • Nível 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

We just lost EPT founder John Duthie.

We missed the action, but we do know Duthie got his last chips all in on a {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop and was at risk against Artur Koren.

Koren: {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Duthie: {9-}{7-}

The {2-Hearts} turn changed nothing, but the {K-Diamonds} river did as Koren made the nuts to eliminate the living legend.

Artur Koren at
Artur Koren
at 95,000 45,000
John Duthie gb
John Duthie
gb Eliminado

Tags: Artur KorenJohn Duthie

Muehloecker Falls Late Courtesy of Watson

[user153638] • Nível 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Thomas Muehloecker moved all in for his last 19,800 from the hijack and Mike Watson three-bet all in over the top from the button. The blinds both folded and the cards were turned up.

Watson: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Muehloecker: {k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Watson scored the knockout with a pair of queens.

Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 90,000 55,000
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
at Eliminado

Tags: Thomas MuehloeckerMike Watson