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Aldemir Bags Top Stack as 19 of 28 Survive

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Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

The €50K Super High Roller at PokerStars Championship Prague wrapped up a relatively short Day 1 with 19 of the 28 entries making it through to Day 2, although registration remains open until said Day 2 begins. Koray Aldemir leads the remaining players, having run his 250,000 up to 812,000.

Check out a full recap here on PokerNews and head over to the chip count tab above for a full list of chips counts at the close of Day 1.

PlayerCountryChip Count
Koray AldemirGermany812,000
Orpen KisacikogluTurkey652,000
Erik SeidelUnited States629,000
Daniel DvoressCanada546,000
Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus485,000
Stanley ChoiHong Kong468,000
Timothy AdamsCanada389,000
Igor KurganovRussia389,000
Christoph VogelsangGermany353,000
Sam GreenwoodCanada349,000
Tsugunari TomaJapan338,000
Ole SchemionGermany275,000
Ivan LucaArgentina248,000
Jean FerreiraCanada238,000
Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom228,000
Julian ThomasGermany181,000
Christopher KrukCanada133,000
Dietrich FastGermany106,000
Jean-Noel ThorelFrance60,000

Daniel Dvoress: World's Best Poker Player Without a Trophy

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Daniel Dvoress
Daniel Dvoress

He has $6,009,302 in live tournament cashes, but not a single win. $3,874,454 of that came in 2017, but still without a single winner's photo. Daniel Dvoress is arguably the best player in the world without a trophy on his mantle. We caught up with him in the first break of the €50,000 Super High Roller event at the PokerStars Championship Prague to talk about the best year of his poker career. Read all about it, on the PokerNews homepage.

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Will Kassouf Returns to Prague a Year After Big Win, Bringing His "Fun Factor" With Him

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Will Kassouf
Will Kassouf

Last year, much-discussed British poker player Will Kassouf capped off his breakout 2016 by chopping the €10K High Roller right here in Prague, back when this event was still under the EPT banner. Kassouf is back and has made his way into the money in the €1,100 National Championship, and PokerNews spoke with him on a recent break.

Kassouf gave his thoughts on his controversial chop with Patrick Serda, as well as why his demeanor at the table is good for poker.

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PokerStars Returns to Prague

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Leon Tsoukernik won the EPT 13 Prague €50,000 Super High Roller
Leon Tsoukernik won the EPT 13 Prague €50,000 Super High Roller

After many years of the European Poker Tour (EPT) finishing its season in Prague, its rebranded PokerStars Championship is about to do the same in 2017 with 43 action-packed tournaments at the Casino Atrium Prague in Hilton Prague. Action got underway 3 days ago and the first trophies have already been awarded. Action runs till December 18.

While this is the first-ever PokerStars Championship Prague, PokerStars is far from new to visiting the Czech capital with the EPT going to the city 10 times in the past. Last year, Netherlands' Jasper Meijer van Putten outlasted a huge field of 1,192 entrants to win the €5,300 EPT Prague Main Event for €699,300. The Dutchman returned to Prague this year and has already locked up some loot, winning the €10,000 High Roller for the 2nd biggest prize of his career.

Today, the €50,000 Super High Roller kicks off. Last year, as part of the EPT, Leon Tsoukernik took down the event for €741,100.

This year, PokerNews will be bringing you feature style content, with live updates solely on the PokerStars Blog. Today's event kicks off at 12:30 (in about two hours) with players getting a 250,000 starting stack. The first level of play is 500/1,000 with an ante of 100. There are 8 levels scheduled for today, no dinner break but 20-minute breaks after every two levels. Levels will be, as per usual, 60 minutes long.

LevelDurationSmall BlindBig BlindAnte
160 minutes5001,000100
260 minutes6001,200200
Break20 minutes   
360 minutes8001,600200
460 minutes1,0002,000300
Break20 minutes   
560 minutes1,2002,400400
660 minutes1,5003,000500
Break20 minutes   
760 minutes2,0004,000500
860 minutes2,5005,000500
YearPSC StopBuy InEntriesPrize PoolChampionPrizePrize (USD)
2017Bahamas$100.00054$5.239.080Jason Koon$1.650.300$1.650.300
2017Panama$50.00033$1.584.495Ben Tollerene$538.715$538.715
2017MacauHKD400,00088HKD33,802,560Steve O'DwyerHK$8,974,000$1.088.783
2017Monte-Carlo€100,00061€5,948,415Bryn Kenney€1,784,500$1.946.911
2017Barcelona€50,00086€4,129,290Igor Kurganov€1,078,106$1.273.165

As has been the case throughout the year, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to report the Main Event and other huge events as follows:

DatesEventLive Updates?
Dec. 10-12€50,000 PokerStars Championship Super High RollerNo, feature style content
Dec. 12-18€5,300 PokerStars Championship Main EventYes
Dec. 13€25,500 PokerStars Championship Single-Day High Roller IYes
Dec. 14€25,500 PokerStars Championship Single-Day High Roller IIYes
Dec. 16-18€10,300 PokerStars Championship High RollerYes
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