2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT

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Registration Closed in €2,200 High Roller; Salter Runaway Chipleader, Winner Receives €173,000

Jack Salter & Celina Lin
Jack Salter & Celina Lin

With eight levels of 40 minutes in and the dinner break just done, late registration has now closed for the €2,200 EPT National High Roller. A total of 462 entries has been made, including 104 reentries. With 211 players left, the field has shed just over half its players.

There are plenty of familiar faces across the room, including some of the players that played the (Super) High Rollers such as Rainer Kempe, Orpen Kisacikoglu, Mustapha Kanit, Markus Durnegger, Ryan Riess, Dominik Nitsche, Maria Ho, Steffen Sontheimer, Steve O'Dwyer and Igor Kurganov. Jack Sinclair, Raffaele Sorrentino, Maria Lampropulos and Morten Mortensen are also still in contention. Runaway chipleader in the early stages is Jack Salter, having amassed already over 200,000, which is ten starting stacks. Other players on top of the counts are Alexandre Reard (140,000) and Dario Sammartino (100,000).

Kurganov was seated at the same table as his partner Liv Boeree, but the Russian Team PokerStars Pro had to make his way to the rail shortly after the dinner break. Holding {A-}{J-}, Kurganov got his final chips in against {A-}{Q-} and was eliminated after both a queen and a jack landed.

The 462 players created a total prize pool of €924,000 and 71 players will finish in the money. The min-cash is worth €3,400, but all eyes will be on the first place prize of €175,000. The complete list of payouts is as follows:

€1,100 EPT National Payouts

PlacePrize (in €)PlacePrize (in €)
Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree