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€100,000 Super High Roller
€100,000 Super High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Shakerchi Leads After Day 1 of €100,000 Super High Roller

donpeters • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Talal Shakerchi leads after Day 1
Talal Shakerchi leads after Day 1

The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller has wrapped up Day 1. A total of 38 players came out and plopped down the massive six-figure buy-in, with a few of them tossing in a second bullet after re-entering. All together, there were five re-entries on Day 1 and that made the total number grow to 43.

At the end of the day, 29 players remained and Talal Shakerchi was the man topping the pack. He bagged up a whopping 1.165 million in chips, thanks large in part to busting Team PokerStars Pro Viktor Blom on one of the last hands of the night.

Coming in behind Shakerchi are 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel, Dan Shak and then Tobias Reinkemeier. Other remaining include Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius and Daniel Negreanu.

Tomorrow's Day 2 kicks off at 1:00 PM CEST. It's already been made known that both Gus Hansen and Leon Tsoukernik will be firing another bullet into play, so that should account for two more chunks of cash added to the prizepool. We'll keep you posted as to how that plays out and see you tomorrow for another great day of action from the felt.

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Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
gb 1,165,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 779,000 199,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 670,000 150,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
de 639,000 169,000
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 593,000 -137,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 532,000 22,000
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 487,000 -13,000
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 485,000 195,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 455,000 25,000
Tony G lt
Tony G
lt 442,000 -98,000
Patrik Antonius fi
Patrik Antonius
fi 368,000 3,000
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
us 363,000 153,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 351,000 -74,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 316,000 -104,000
Dieter Albrecht
Dieter Albrecht
315,000 65,000
Sam Chartier ca
Sam Chartier
ca 307,000 -109,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 292,000 -19,000
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 288,000 28,000
Will Molson ca
Will Molson
ca 263,000 73,000
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 250,000 20,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 249,000 -41,000
Anatoly Gurtovoy
Anatoly Gurtovoy
218,000 -3,000
Bill Perkins us
Bill Perkins
us 209,000 -116,000
Anton Allemann
Anton Allemann
201,000 -39,000
David Sands us
David Sands
us 145,000 -65,000

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Viktor Blom Eliminated at The Death

The PCA High Roller Champion is out.
The PCA High Roller Champion is out.

Team PokerStars Pro Viktor Blom raised to 10,000 under the gun and Talal Shakerchi and Tom Marchese called behind.

Flop: {8-Spades} {3-Diamonds} {2-Spades}

Blom checked, Shakerchi bet 17,000, Marchese folded, Blom check-raised to 68,000 and Shakerchi called.

Turn: {5-Spades}

If anybody was searching for that spade then they found it. Blom seemed to like it because he bet 108,000 and after a little bit of chin scratching Shakerchi made the call.

River: {6-Hearts}

Blom bet 140,000 and Shakerchi moved all-in. Blom went to insta-call, pulled his chips, thought for a while but then did make the call. Shakerchi turned over {A-Spades} {4-Spades} for the nuts and the dealer forced Blom to show his cards and he had {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs}.

Blom headed straight for the rail and Shakerchi headed into the top spot on our leader board with 1,165,000 chips.

"You played that very well," said Scott Seiver.

Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
gb 1,165,000 460,000
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se Busted

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Four More Hands

donpeters • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

The clock has been paused and David "Doc" Sands picked the lucky number. Each table will play four more hands and then bag up their chips for the night. We'll grab the official counts off of the bags and post them for you when play is complete.

A Tale of Three Rivers; Trickett is Gone

Sam Trickett will be having river nightmares tonight
Sam Trickett will be having river nightmares tonight

Earlier we brought you news that Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier had hit his flush, on the river, to take 100,000 out of the Trickett stack. Then we heard that Trickett and Phil Ivey decided to get it all-in pre flop in a 500,000 pot. Tricket was holding {10-} {10-} and Ivey held {A-} {K-}. You've guessed it! A king on the river reducing Trickett to chip dust.

With Trickett on death's doorstep Patrik Antonius raised to 12,000, Trickett moved all-in for 19,000 and Antonius called.

Trickett{6-Diamonds} {2-Hearts}
Antonius{10-Clubs} {8-Clubs}

Board: {J-Hearts} {6-Hearts} {4-Clubs} {4-Spades} {K-Clubs}

Trickett was now up to 40,000 and they all went in during the next hand against Sorel Mizzi.

Mizzi{J-Hearts} {9-Clubs}
Trickett{A-Spades} {6-Spades}

Board: {5-Clubs} {4-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} {9-Spades}

A third terrible river card for Sam Trickett and he was sent to the rail.

Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 730,000 180,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 510,000 310,000
Patrik Antonius fi
Patrik Antonius
fi 365,000 -5,000
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb Busted

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Leon Tsoukernik is Back Playing Craps!


Leon Tsoukernik arrived underneath the rotor blades of a helicopter and he has been spinning ever since. Let's just recap the day in the life of Tsoukernik.

He arrives via helicopter and takes his seat in a €100,000 game. He gets into a conversation with Tony G about what types of jets they should purchase before giving out advice to the rest of the table on how to make millions. During the dinner break while everyone else is eating Tsoukernik plays craps and wins €70,000. He sits back down and is eliminated by Philipp Gruissem, Not to be deterred, Tsoukernik, takes his €70,000 back to the craps table and spins it up to over €100,000 before returning to buy-in for his second attempt at the poker.

No sooner is the ink dry on the second €100,000 ticket, Leon Tsoukernik is back playing craps! He opened to 30,000 in first position holding {3-} {3-}, Isaac Haxton moved all-in for 165,000 holding {A-} {Q-}, Tsoukernik called, the board helped out Haxton and Tsoukernik was in a spot of bother.

Then on a board of {K-} {Q-} {6-} {7-} he moved all-in over a Tom Marchese bet holding {A-} {7-} and Marchese called with {K-} {10-} and that was the end of that!

Will we see him again tomorrow? Who knows but we hope so.

Leon Tsoukernik cz
Leon Tsoukernik
cz Busted

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