€25,000 6+ No-Limit Hold'em (Short Deck)
€25,000 6+ No-Limit Hold'em (Short Deck)
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Chin Wei Lim Leads EPT Barcelona €25,000 6+ Hold'em High Roller

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Chin Wei Lim
Chin Wei Lim

The first-ever €25,000 6+ Hold'em High Roller at the 2019 PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona attracted a total of 23 entries generating a prize pool of over €550,000. Expect that number to increase further still, with late registration and unlimited re-entry here in Barcelona open until the start of Day 2.

From the starting field, just 12 players remain in with a shot of being crowned the inaugural champion tomorrow, with Chin Wei Lim in pole position.

He bagged 903,000 to be well clear of Yake Wu (680,000) in second place. Then comes Sam Greenwood (389,000) and Mike Watson (268,000).

Dario Sammartino
Dario Sammartino

Dario Sammartino is the only previous winner of a 6+ Hold'em event on the European Poker Tour, but his start to the €25,000 High Roller was far from ideal, busting all three of his bullets and having to re-enter in around 30 minutes.

However, his second bullet went a lot better and he bagged 221,000

Mikhail Rudoy needed three bullets before eventually bagging up 153,000, with Daniel Dvoress (132,000), Cary Katz (162,000), Borys Turista (100,000) and Isaac Haxton (186,000) all firing twice before making it through.

Players who failed to bag on Day 1 included Sam Higgs, Seth Davies and Ahadpur Khangah but they may still opt to jump back in before play resumes on 26th August at 12 p.m.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of the EPT Barcelona Festival including the Main Event which gets underway tomorrow!

Tags: Ahadpur KhangahBorys TuristaCary KatzDaniel DvoressDario SammartinoIsaac HaxtonMike WatsonMikhail RudoySam HiggsSeth Davies

Haxton Triples Up

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Isaac Haxton
Isaac Haxton

There was a three-way all in between Jochanan Flink, Isaac Haxton and Michael Soyza.

Jochanan Flink: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Isaac Haxton: {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Michael Soyza: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

"OK," said Flink, seeing he was ahead.

"What do you mean OK?" said Daniel Dvoress. "You're fucked!"

The flop came {q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} giving Soyza the lead. The turn was the {8-Clubs} and although the river was the {9-Clubs}, ensuring Flink the side pot, Haxton had rivered a straight to triple up.

Isaac Haxton us 135,000 85,000
Michael Soyza my 50,000 -165,000
Jochanan Flink SE 40,000 -110,000

Tags: Daniel DvoressIsaac HaxtonJochanan FlinkMichael Soyza

Turista Down to Last Bullet

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Dario Sammartino moved all in after two limps and Borys Turista was all inf or around starting stack on the button. The limpers folded and the cards were turned over.

Dario Sammartino: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Borys Turista: {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The board came {j-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and Turista was down to his last 50,000 chip bullet.

Dario Sammartino it 250,000 85,000
Borys Turitsa GB 50,000

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Dvoress Re-Enters; Watson Bests Haxton

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Daniel Dvoress was a recent elimination and he has jumped straight back into the tournament with under 15 minutes remaining in the level.

Meanwhile, Isaac Haxton is down to his last 50,000 chip bullet after losing with {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} against the {a-Spades}{6-Spades} of Mike Watson.

The board {8-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{10-Diamonds} gave Watson a straight and he moves up to over 250,000 in chips.

Mike Watson ca 260,000 50,000
Daniel Dvoress ca 50,000 -130,000
Isaac Haxton us 50,000

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Wu into the Chip Lead

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On a {10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{6-Spades} board Yake Wu checked to Isaac Haxton who bet 30,000 into a pot of around 50,000. Wu then check-raised all in and Haxton called.

Yake Wu: {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Isaac Haxton: {6-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

Haxton was drawing dead with a straight against the nut flush of Wu.

"He's even got my straight flush out," said Haxton.

The river was the {9-Spades} and Haxton used another 50,000 chip bullet.

Yake Wu cn 625,000 315,000
Sam Greenwood ca 260,000 -145,000
Mike Watson ca 210,000 -15,000
Dario Sammartino it 165,000 35,000
Cary Katz us 140,000 60,000
Isaac Haxton us 50,000 -200,000

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Turista Jumps Back In

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With just 30 minutes left in the night, Borys Turista has jumped back into the tournament.

Borys Turitsa GB 50,000 50,000

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Ante: 3,000
Button Blind: 6,000