Bryn Kenney leads the €100,000 Super High Roller at the 2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®. With ten levels played, 9 players remain while only 8 will make the money.
Besides Bryn Kenney, a slate of well-known high stakes tournament players return for action on the final day of play. Start of day chip leader Daniel Dvoress is one of them, as is €10,000 Opening Event winner Ole Schemion.
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|4||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||1,630,000||27|
|5||Bryn Kenney||United States||3,370,000||56|
|7||Isaac Haxton||United States||1,260,000||21|
|8||David Peters||United States||800,000||13|
Registration was open until the start of play of Day 2. Four players made use of the option to reenter, bumping the field to 61 entries, equal to last year's turn out.
Alexander Uskov, Nick Petrangelo, Leon Tsoukernik and Dietrich Fast wagered another €100,000 to get back in. Unfortunately for them, they wouldn't see a dime of it back as they all got eliminated well before the tournament reached the money. One of them won't be too worried about that, as the PokerStars Blog reporter that "Leon won one 100K entry in one hand v Gus, 100k from Jedlicka, 100k from Ronny Kaiser."
Two years ago, Tsoukernik had done the same to Dan Cates, so while the Czech casino owner isn't cashing yet in Monaco, his trips have been profitable nonetheless.
Tsoukernik is a fun player to have at the table, always ready to chat it up and give action. Another player who might be characterized as such is Kevin Hart. The award-winning actor, who is giving a press conference in the morning sending out a press release with the claim he wants to change the game of poker, was again all smiles.
"It's ass whoopin' time!" shouted Hart at the start of play. Unfortunately for him, he mostly whooped his own ass as he didn't last too long. His last hand was a classic one, with fortune changing every street. He was down to his last 19 big blinds when he limp called all in with pocket sevens. Byron Kaverman had ace-four and flopped two aces to outdraw Hart. The turn, however, was a seven to shift the lead back to Hart. But wouldn't you know it, like straight out of a b-movie script, the river was a four to help Kaverman secure the sizable pot.
"That can only happen to me," said Hart, shaking his head.
Daniel Negreanu started out the day as second in chips but didn't turn that excellent starting position into a deep run. He first lost a big pot with aces against Dietrich Fast's flopped set. As the turn and river bricked after the two had gotten it in on the flop, the Canadian Team Pro was short. Negreanu lost the remainder with a spade flush draw and two overs up against the flopped trips of Viacheslav Buldygin. Negreanu got a spade on the turn and river to make a flush, but the river was the ten of spades that gifted Buldygin a winning full house.
As ElkY (ace-king to jacks), Fast (seven-eight to ace-jack) and Schillhabel (king-nine to jacks) exited, the tournament was rapidly moving towards a final table and the in the money stage of the tournament was luring.
With ten levels of play scheduled, the organization must have had the hopes of reaching the final table. In the end, there were 9 players making it through with just 8 getting paid. When play resumes on Day 3, it's still bubble time. On Day 3, the final 9 play down to a winner. Once the bubble bursts, the remaining 8 are guaranteed €237,950, with €1,784,500 awaiting the winner.
Besides the final day of the €100,000 Super High Roller, the Sporting Monte-Carlo also hosts Day 1a of the Main Event. PokerNews has a crew of reporters and a video team on the floor to bring you all the latest news.
|EPT 8||2012||45||(38 + 7)||Justin Bonomo||United States||€1,640,000|
|EPT 9||2013||50||(42 + 8)||Max Altergott||Germany||€1,746,400|
|EPT 10||2014||62||(50 + 12)||Daniel Colman||United States||€1,539,300|
|EPT 11||2015||71||(58 + 13)||Erik Seidel||United States||€2,015,000|
|EPT 12||2016||61||(46 + 15)||Ole Schemion||Germany||€1,597,800|
|PSC 1||2017||61||(47 + 14)||€1,784,500|