£10,300 High Roller
£10,300 High Roller
Dia 1 Terminado

Niall Farrell Leads After Day 1 of the 2017 partypokerLIVE Nottingham £10,300 High Roller

• Nível 6: 800-1,600, 150 ante
Niall Farrell tops the High Roller field after Day 1
Niall Farrell tops the High Roller field after Day 1

German pro Dominik Nitsche seemed poised to taske a late lead as the £1million guaranteed partypokerLIVE £10,300 High Roller reached its overnight hiatus in dramatic circumstances here at Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham, but ultimately it was Niall Farrell who claimed the top spot over night with 433,700 after playing the last few levels on the feature table.

With 100 players needed to reach the guarantee, there were 92 entries (including 8 re-entries) across the 6 hours of gameplay, with late registration still open for two more 45-minute levels and the first break tomorrow on the final day. That's because the blinds will roll back to Level 7 when play resumes at 1.00pm local time here in the land of Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

It was Nitsche who plundered in a final hand which was worth 300,000 chips alone, most of his final total of 391,400 that surpassed all but one other this evening. Richard Kellet was the unfortunate casualty, 5-bet shoving with {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} only to be 'Dom'inated by Nitsche's {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}. A queen on the turn was the cruellest of cards, coming as it did before a king on the river to oust Kellett and give Nitsche the lead.

Elsewhere, partypoker ambassadors Joao Simao (224,400), Sam Trickett (200,000) and Roberto Romanello (119,700) all did the home team proud, finishing strongly and if not above the 160,000 closing chip average then near it in the case of the Welsh Wizard.

Others didn't fare so well with Stephen Chidwick, Tom Hall, Adrian Mateos, [Removed:17], David Peters, Kristen Bicknell, Rainer Kempe, Steven Warburton and Dzmitry Urbanovich among the players to bust late on. Others such as Conor Beresford, Kenny Hallaert, Rainer Kempe, Enzo Del Piero and Callum McCuaig never really got going and will have to re-enter on Day 2 or concentrate on the £6 million guaranteed Main Event which is back in live action tomorrow in the same award-winning cardroom.

There are plenty of players in the chasing pack for the lead, with American Jason Wheeler (307,025), Briton Ben Heath (334,450) and Hungarian Laszlo Bujtas (283,350) all within a three-bet and a call from moving into the lead. Ben Heath in particular needed help to get there, but the charismatic crusher called both turn and river cards to find a straight when a 300,000 pot was at risk.

"Visualisations are important these days." he smirked at the close of play.

Heath's best friend in poker, Charlie Carrel, plummeted to 98,650 at the end of the day and will return with less than the starting stack. All other hopefuls that join in the first level tomorrow will receive 50 big blinds, as the action recommences with blinds of 1,000-2,000 and a running ante of 200. We'll be back at it in the £10,300 #partypokerLIVE High Roller when the players return at 1.00pm tomorrow afternoon with a delayed live stream for your enjoyment too.

Tags: Ben HeathCallum McCuaigCharlie CarrelDominik NitscheDusk Till DawnDzmitry UrbanovichJason WheelerJoao SimaoKristen BicknellLaszlo Bujtaspartypoker LIVERainer KempeRoberto RomanelloSam TrickettStephen ChidwickSteve WarburtonTom Hall

End-of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

[user38873] • Nível 6: 800-1,600, 150 ante
Niall Farrell gb 433,700 158,700
Dominik Nitsche de 391,450 50
Ben Heath gb 334,450
Jason Wheeler us 307,025
Laszlo Bujtas hu 283,350
Bartlomiej Machon pl 274,000 -59,000
Anthony Kennedy GB 270,000
Javier Gomez es 258,175 13,175
Jan-Eric Schwippert de 257,000 -8,000
Adam Maxwell ie 250,700 250,700
Thomas Muehloecker at 238,950 18,950
Guillaume Nolet ca 230,000
Joao Simao br 224,400 400
Tamer Kamel gb 221,200
Manig Loeser de 212,200 37,200
Ema Zajmovic ca 208,775 -11,225
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr 208,550 -36,450
Chris Backhouse GB 203,075 203,075
Sam Trickett gb 200,000
Kully Sidhu gb 192,950 52,950
Govert Metaal nl 181,700 -18,300
Jost Beifuhs de 179,850 179,850
Jonathan Concepcion es 178,675 -81,325
Keith Johnson gb 168,150 -6,850
Alex Goulder gb 168,000 49,300

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End-of-Day Notables and Big Stacks

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Below are assorted chip counts of big stacks and notables. A full recap of today's action as well as the final chip counts are to come soon.

Dominik Nitsche de 391,400 126,400
Ben Heath gb 334,450 -10,550
Jason Wheeler us 307,025 -41,675
Laszlo Bujtas hu 283,350 -116,650
Anthony Kennedy GB 270,000 270,000
Guillaume Nolet ca 230,000 100,000
Joao Simao br 224,000 -17,000
Tamer Kamel gb 221,200 -8,800
Sam Trickett gb 200,000 23,000
Max Silver gb 157,000 27,000
Roberto Romanello gb 119,700 -4,300
Vojtech Ruzicka cz 108,700 -16,300
Charlie Carrel gb 98,650 -27,350
Anatoly Filatov ru 80,650 36,650
Jessica Pilkington gb 72,000 -21,000

Chidwick Busts a Second Time

[user38873] • Nível 6: 800-1,600, 150 ante
Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

Koray Aldemir had Keith Johnson and Stephen Chidwick at risk of elimination in a three-way all in close to the end of Day 1 and showed {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}. Chidwick had the shortest stack of the trio and flipped over {J-Spades}{J-Clubs} while Johnson was in great shape with {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}.

The board came {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and Chidwick was eliminated for the second time.

One hand later, Aldemir was all in for the last 6,275 and Johnson as well as Jan-Eric Schwippert stayed in the hand to play for the smaller side pot. The {J-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop was checked, while Johnson then bet the {4-Diamonds} turn for 10,000. Schwippert folded and the cards were turned over.

Koray Aldemir: {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}
Keith Johnson: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

The {2-Hearts} river blanked and Aldemir tripled up his tiny stack.

Jan-Eric Schwippert de 265,000 -35,000
Keith Johnson gb 175,000 25,000
Koray Aldemir de 18,000 -69,000
Stephen Chidwick gb Eliminado

Tags: Jan-Eric SchwippertKeith JohnsonKoray AldemirStephen Chidwick

Tom Hall Busts in Second to Last Hand of the Day

• Nível 6: 800-1,600, 150 ante
Tom Hall
Tom Hall

Tom Hall moved all-in for his last 16,300 chips from first position, and both Orpen Kisacikoglu in the cutoff and Charlie Carrel in the big blind committed the chips.

When checked to, Carrel bet 10,000 on the {J-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop, but Kisacikoglu was not going anywhere, and called to create a modest sidepot. The {K-Clubs} on the turn prompted two checks, before Kisacikoglu put in a bet on the {6-Clubs} river. Carrel quickly folded.

"You got it", Hall sighed, flashing what looked to be the {10-Spades}{7-Spades}. Kisacikoglu turned over {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} for top pair, and racked in the sizeable pot.

Orpen Kisacikoglu tr 245,000 113,000
Charlie Carrel gb 126,000 -9,000
Tom Hall gb Eliminado

Tags: Charlie CarrelOrpen KisacikogluTom Hall

Heath Doubles Through Hall; Muehloecker Through Filatov

[user38873] • Nível 6: 800-1,600, 150 ante
Ben Heath all smiles after late double
Ben Heath all smiles after late double

After a raise by Tom Hall, Ben Heath squeezed to 18,600 and Hall eventually made it 47,500 to go. Heath then reraised to 168,600 with just 1,400 behind and that sent Hall into the think tank. Hall eventually moved all in with the superior stack and Heath called.

"I had it written down as you shove and he folds, you show a five," Charlie Carrel joked to Heath when the cards were turned over.

Ben Heath: {J-Spades}{9-Spades}
Tom Hall: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}

After the {7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop, Heath asked for an eight and his wish was granted with the {8-Hearts} turn. Almost silently, Heath whispered a single word with "ten" and sure enough the {10-Clubs} river completed a runner runner straight for a big double just before the end of the day.

One table over, Anatoly Filatov bet the {K-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}{J-Hearts} turn for 85,000 into a pot of 80,000 and Thomas Muehloecker called all in for his last 58,850, turning over the {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}. Filatov had some outs with {4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}, but the {6-Spades} river was a blank.

Ben Heath gb 345,000 145,000
Thomas Muehloecker at 220,000 122,900
Anatoly Filatov ru 44,000 -52,000
Tom Hall gb 30,000 -105,000

Tags: Anatoly FilatovBen HeathCharlie CarrelThomas MuehloeckerTom Hall

Last Ten Minutes

• Nível 6: 800-1,600, 150 ante
Sam Trickett and Mitchell Johnson share a joke at the #partypokerLIVE High Roller table
Sam Trickett and Mitchell Johnson share a joke at the #partypokerLIVE High Roller table

With ten minutes to play, here are some of the prominent stacks and popular players in the room.

Laszlo Bujtas has the lead as it stands, but players such as Jason Wheeler and Jan-Eric Schwippert are chasing him down keenly. partypoker ambassadors Sam Trickett (177,000), Joao Simao (241,000) and Roberto Romanello (124,000) are all still in with a great shout as the last hands of the day approach.

Laszlo Bujtas hu 400,000 10,000
Jason Wheeler us 348,700 -16,300
Bartlomiej Machon pl 333,000 103,000
Jan-Eric Schwippert de 300,000
Dominik Nitsche de 265,000 160,000
Joao Simao br 241,000 21,000
Tamer Kamel gb 230,000 15,000
Ema Zajmovic ca 220,000 5,000
Mitchell Johnson gb 188,000 -72,000
Sam Trickett gb 177,000 -33,000
Stephen Ayres gb 152,000 55,650
Kully Sidhu gb 140,000 -100,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr 132,000 2,000
Max Silver gb 130,000 15,200
Vojtech Ruzicka cz 125,000 25,000
Roberto Romanello gb 124,000 24,000
Alex Goulder gb 118,700 -41,300
Anatoly Filatov ru 96,000 -32,000
Jessica Pilkington gb 93,000 -27,000
Jack Salter gb 93,000 55,500
Stephen Chidwick gb 36,500 12,850

Tags: Jan-Eric SchwippertJason WheelerLaszlo Bujtas

"How Do You Even Think About Folding?"

• Nível 6: 800-1,600, 150 ante

Keith Johnson opened up the action under the gun for 6,000, Stephen Chidwick reraised to 17,000 from middle position before action was on Manig Loeser on the button. He required a count on both Johnson and Chidwick before ultimately moving in for 80,150 total.

Johnson was quickly to release his hand, but Chidwick mulled it over for quite some time, before he reluctantly gestured a call.

Manig Loeser: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}
Stephen Chidwick: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

Chidwick was in terrible shape, and with the board running out {4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{K-Spades}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} the pot was shipped to Loeser.

"How do you even think about folding", Jan-Erick Schwippert asked Chidwick afterwards. The Brit just shrugged, finished his salad and shipped over the chips to Loeser. Chidwick is left with just around 10 big blinds.

Manig Loeser de 175,000 133,000
Stephen Chidwick gb 23,650 -81,350

Wheeler Bullies Muehloecker

[user38873] • Nível 6: 800-1,600, 150 ante

Thomas Muehloecker opened to 5,500 from the cutoff and Jason Wheeler, having enjoyed a massage for quite some time already while his stack consistently grew, then three-bet to 19,400 in the big blind. Muehloecker reluctantly called and the flop fell {K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}.

Wheeler continued for 17,200 and Muehloecker called before the {4-Clubs} turn brought no betting action. After the {Q-Spades} river, Wheeler bet 68,000 and that represented a big portion of Muehlocker's stack. The Austrian gave it some thought and would have just had 29,100 behind if he called and lost. Ultimately, a fold followed and Wheeler stacked even more chips.

Jason Wheeler us 365,000 55,000
Thomas Muehloecker at 97,100 -2,900

Tags: Jason WheelerThomas Muehloecker