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Loeser Leads WSOPE €100K Diamond High Roller, Ivey, Negreanu In Contention

Manig Loeser

The first day of Event #12: €100,000 Diamond High Roller No-Limit Hold’Em at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe came to a close after eight levels of an hour each. Over those first eight levels, 39 entries were collected, with 25 players making it through to Day 2 at King’s Resort, Rozvadov. With registration still open for the first four levels, more entries are expected to fight for their share of the €5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool and another shiny gold WSOP bracelet on Day 2.

Manig Loeser (lead photo) captured the chip lead by bagging 6,140,000 at the end of the day. Most of those chips were collected when he doubled up through Ryan Riess with ace-king while the latter held pocket jacks. The king on the river took Loeser's stack to just above 6 million, and that’s where he hovered around for most the rest of the day.

Trailing Loeser by only 40,000 in chips is Anatoly Filatov. Filatov got most of his chips when he doubled through Alex Foxen with two pair. Closing out the podium is Thomer Pidun with 5,535,000 in chips. Foxen himself finished fourth in the chip counts with 5,190,000.

Anatoly Filatov
Anatoly Filatov (with Daniel Negreanu on his left)

There are still many bracelet winners in the race right now with James Chen, Daniel Negreanu, Adrian Mateos, Johannes Becker, Timothy Adams, Danny Tang, Phil Ivey, Joao Vieira, Kahle Burns, and Ryan Riess looking to add more WSOP jewelry to their collection.

Almost everyone who busted throughout the day, be it once or more, reentered except for Mikita Badziakouski. Matthias Eibinger and Orpen Kisacikoglu were also eliminated in the last level of the day but had already reentered somewhere throughout the day. As late registration or reentering is still possible during the first four levels of Day 2, they might jump back in on Thursday, October 24.

Day 2 will resume at 1 p.m. local time, and play will continue until the final table has been reached. When the players return, Level 9 will start with a small blind of 25,000, a big blind of 50,000, and a big blind ante of 50,000.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be there from the first card off the deck until the final bag has been sealed for Day 3. Keep following the WSOPE €100K Diamond High Roller live updates right here!

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey starts Day 2 with 2,155,000 in chips (43 big blinds)

€100,000 Diamond High Roller No-Limit Hold'em Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip countBig Blinds
571Danny TangHong Kong2,200,00044
572James ChenTaiwan3,915,00078
573Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom345,0007
574Rainer KempeGermany3,050,00061
575Christoph VogelsangGermany5,045,000101
576Daniel PidunGermany1,790,00036
582Timothy AdamsUnited Kingdom2,635,00053
583Adrian MateosSpain3,295,00066
584Manig LoeserGermany6,140,000123
585Alex FoxenUnited States5,190,000104
586Cary KatzUnited States2,130,00043
587Ole SchemionGermany3,960,00079
588Ryan RiessUnited States530,00011
592Joao VieiraPortugal795,00016
593Johannes BeckerGermany2,800,00056
594Netanel AmediIsrael1,955,00039
596Thomer PidunGermany5,535,000111
597Paul PhuaMalaysia3,560,00071
598Jean-Noel ThorelFrance4,900,00098
601Phil IveyUnited States2,155,00043
603Dominik NitscheGermany1,885,00038
604Daniel NegreanuUnited States3,885,00078
605Anatoly FilatovRussian Federation6,100,000122
607Kahle BurnsAustralia610,00012
608Chin Wei LimMalaysia3,410,00068
Thomer Pidun
Thomer Pidun third in chips with 5,535,000 after Day 1

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