Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 1 of the €10,000 High Roller at the 2012 PokerStars.com EPT Sanremo is done and dusted. With 74 players coming out to action and 10 reloads, a total field size of 84 entries was created. The prize pool stands at €823,200, and the top prize of €288,000 will go to the winner.
At the end of the night, 44 competitors remained. Finishing at the top of the leader board was Brandon Barnes with 211,700 in chips.
The event's Day 1 was full of notable players, but as tournament poker goes, not all of them could make it through to Day 2. Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier was one of those players to exit on the day, busting not once, but twice.
On his first elimination, Mercier lost with pocket nines to Bryn Kenney's pocket jacks after the money went in on the turn of a ten-high board. Then on his second elimination, Mercier's couldn't beat the of Torsten Brinkmann, and he was eliminated.
Steve O'Dwyer was another player who busted twice on the day, while Sam Trickett, Mike "Timex" McDonald, Marc-Andre Ladouceur and Paul Berende all fired just one bullet and lost.
Of those remaining, Pier Paola Ruscalla (199,300), Justin Bonomo (190,600), Kent Roed (188,800) and Luca Pagano (188,600) all bagged up bunches. Other notables remaining are Igor Kurganov, Kyle Julius and Govert Metaal.
Play will resume tomorrow at 3:00 PM local time, so be sure to return right back here to PokerNews for all the live coverage. We'll see you then!
All tables have finished their final three hands, and the players are bagging up their chips for tomorrow. A day's recap will be posted shortly along with various chip counts. Stay tuned.
The tournament staff has just announced that each table will play only three more hands before the remaining players bag up their chips for the night.
From under the gun, Joseph Cheong raised to 2,300. Govert Metaal flatted from the next seat, then John Duthie called from the next. In the cutoff seat, Chance Kornuth reraised to 8,000. After the blinds folded, Cheong called. Metaal reraised to 26,000, which knocked Duthie out of the way. Kornuth folded following that, then Cheong also gave it up, and Metaal won the pot.
Fabian Quoss was all in for 62,200 on the flop with the . Justin Bonomo held the for a better flush draw and was his opponent.
The turn was the to give Quoss a straight draw, but the river bricked with the , and Quoss was eliminated.
Joseph Cheong raised from the hijack seat to 2,300, and Chance Kornuth came along from the small blind to see the flop come down . Both players checked.
The turn was the , and Kornuth check-called a bet of 3,200 from Cheong to see the land on the river. Then, both players checked.
"Ten high," was the announcement from Cheong, to which Kornuth showed the to win the pot.