2012 PokerStars.com EPT Sanremo

€10,000 High Roller
Day: 1
Event Info

2012 PokerStars.com EPT Sanremo

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
25,000 / 50,000

€10,000 High Roller

Day 1 Completed

Day 1 Concludes with Barnes On Top

Level 6 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Brandon Barnes
Brandon Barnes

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 {10-Spades}{9-Spades} couldn't beat the {A-Clubs}{J-Spades} 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!

Tags: Brandon Barnes

Various End-of-Day Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Brandon Barnes us
Brandon Barnes
211,700 102,700
Pier Paola Ruscalla
Pier Paola Ruscalla
199,300 -5,700
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
190,600 15,600
Kent Roed no
Kent Roed
188,800 138,800
Luca Pagano it
Luca Pagano
188,600 -6,400
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
186,200 2,200
Carlo Savinelli it
Carlo Savinelli
175,500 25,500
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy
165,600 115,600
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
155,300 68,300
Mikalai Pobal by
Mikalai Pobal
150,000 100,000
EPT 2X Winner
Keven Stammen us
Keven Stammen
141,300 -13,700
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
128,000 34,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
123,300 -12,700
Dan O'Brien us
Dan O'Brien
112,500 43,500
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
101,200 -40,800

Bagging and Tagging

Level 6 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

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.

Three More Hands

Level 6 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

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.

Another Back-Raise for Metaal

Level 6 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

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.

Tags: Chance KornuthGovert MetaalJohn DuthieJoseph Cheong

Sixes for Kornuth

Level 6 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

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 {A-Spades}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs}. Both players checked.

The turn was the {J-Clubs}, and Kornuth check-called a bet of 3,200 from Cheong to see the {2-Clubs} land on the river. Then, both players checked.

"Ten high," was the announcement from Cheong, to which Kornuth showed the {6-Spades}{6-Hearts} to win the pot.

Tags: Chance KornuthJoseph Cheong