£10,300 High Roller
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Highlights

Highlights

£10,300 High Roller
Day 1 Completed

End of Day 1 Counts (full)

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Carla Sabini ca
Carla Sabini
ca 269,700
Antonio Lafosse pe
Antonio Lafosse
pe 257,800
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 211,500
Max Greenwood ca
Max Greenwood
ca 209,500 64,500
Frederik Jensen dk
Frederik Jensen
dk 196,100
Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
gb 187,400
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 180,900 -107,100
Grant Levy au
Grant Levy
au 179,700
Nik Persaud gb
Nik Persaud
gb 170,200 35,200
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 168,700
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 164,400
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 157,700
Alex Roumeliotis (Alexander Roumeliotis)
Alex Roumeliotis (Alexander Roumeliotis)
155,100 155,100
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 155,000
Ariel Silveiro
Ariel Silveiro
154,300 -135,700
Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 151,800
Sofia Lovgren se
Sofia Lovgren
se 149,500
Randal Flowers us
Randal Flowers
us 147,800
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 145,100 94,600
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 137,100 137,100
Luca Pagano it
Luca Pagano
it 134,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 132,600
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier fr
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
fr 129,000 129,000
David Baker (David "Bakes" Baker)
David Baker (David "Bakes" Baker)
128,000 128,000
Simon Higgins gb
Simon Higgins
gb 125,300 5,300

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Carla Sabini Leads After Day 1

[user101598] • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Carla Sabini - Chip leader
Carla Sabini - Chip leader

On Thursday, the £10,000+300 High Roller kicked off at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. The five-figure buy-in, one re-entry event attracted 148 entries – 36 more than the EPT9 London High Roller in March – and registration is still open until the start of play tomorrow.

Leading the 74 survivors is Carla Sabini. The Canadian bagged 269,700 chips, and is looking to add to her $255,690 in career live tournament earnings. Right behind her was Peru’s Antonio Lafosse (257,800). Lafosse climbed up the counts when he cracked German Fabian Quoss’ kings. All of the money went in preflop between the two players, and Lafosse’s pocket queens were trailing, but the Peruvian made a four flush on the river.

Also among the leaders are Shawn Buchanan (211,500), Frederik Jensen (196,100), Talal Shakerchi (187,400), and Jason Mercier (164,400).

Mercier garnered a large stack during the last level of play. Irishman Steve O’Dwyer joined his table, sitting in a seat that had been occupied by four others during the day, and became the fifth to exit. According to the Team Pro, he put in a cold four-bet and O’Dwyer moved all in for around 97,000. Mercier tank-called with {6-}{6-}, which held up against the Irishman’s {a-}{q-}.

Team Pro’s joining Mercier on Day 2 will be Luca Pagano, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov, Vicky Coren, Ville Wahlbeck, and Jonathan Duhamel.

Jensen padded his stack in the final level as well, refusing to fold kings to David “Bakes” Baker on an ace-high board. Baker tried to bluff on the turn with five-high, but gave up on the river and Jensen checked behind.

Martin Finger, winner of the £50,000 Super High Roller, also had a nice day, bagging 151,800 chips. Finger won a key pot in Level 6 against Team Pro Angel Guillen, where Guillen flopped top set of queens. Finger held a flush and straight draws, and made the straight on the river. Guillen bet for value, Finger just called, and the German shipped the pot.

While some prospered, others fell – some twice. Richard Yong, Andrew Chen, Sam Greenwood, and Daniel Negreanu all misfired two bullets. On Negreanu’s first bullet he was slow-rolled by Salman Behbehani, who was also eliminated by Shawn Buchanan at the end of the night, and on his second bullet Kid Poker was busted by Max Greenwood. He tried to tell our PokerNews bloggers a tall tale, but Dan Smith and others were around the help uncover the truth.

Also exiting during Day 1 were Ashton Griffin, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Max Altergott, Mike McDonald, Todd Terry, Paul Newey, and Eric Sfez.

Play will resume on Friday at noon local time. Be sure to check back with PokerNews for live updates.

Tags: Carla Sabini

End-of-Day Chip Counts

Happy_Freaked • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

A full listing will follow later tonight.

Carla Sabini ca
Carla Sabini
ca 269,700 127,700
Antonio Lafosse pe
Antonio Lafosse
pe 257,800
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 211,500 76,500
Frederik Jensen dk
Frederik Jensen
dk 196,100 6,100
Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
gb 187,400 72,400
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 180,900 50,900
Grant Levy au
Grant Levy
au 179,700 61,700
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 168,700 109,700
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 164,400 -16,600
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 157,700 71,700
Alexander Roumeliotis se
Alexander Roumeliotis
se 155,100 91,100
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 155,000 67,000
Ariel Silveiro
Ariel Silveiro
154,300 104,300
Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 151,800 12,800
Sofia Lovgren se
Sofia Lovgren
se 149,500 36,500
Randal Flowers us
Randal Flowers
us 147,800 -22,200
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 137,100 97,400
Luca Pagano it
Luca Pagano
it 134,000 39,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 132,600 42,100
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 129,000 102,000
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
us 128,200 11,200
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 122,000 -16,000
Chris Brammer gb
Chris Brammer
gb 120,700 22,700
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 116,000 43,000
Jason Lavallee ca
Jason Lavallee
ca 113,000 49,500

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Six More Hands

[user101598] • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

The remaining players will play six more hands then bag and tag for the evening.

Griffin Done

Happy_Freaked • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Randal Flowers just explained to us what happened to Ashton Griffin who was knocked out by Robert Haigh. Haigh raised from the button with queens and Griffin called from the big blind with {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}.

The flop brought {A-}{7-}{6-} with one diamond and Griffin check-raised all in. The turn and river did not help Griffin who started the hand with 26,000 and ended up with nothing.

The day is almost done and therefor Griffin can only rebuy tomorrow morning if he wants to.

Robert Haigh de
Robert Haigh
de 57,000 16,000
Ashton Griffin us
Ashton Griffin
us Busted

Tags: Ashton GriffinRandal FlowersRobert Haigh

Choraria Doubles Through Mizzi

Happy_Freaked • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Sorel Mizzi raised to 3,500 and Kamal Choraria three-bet to 7,500 from his immediate left. The action was folded back around to Mizzi who hesitated and then called.

The flop brought {K-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Mizzi check-called Choraria's all in for around 14,000 chips.

Mizzi: {K-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Choraria: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}, {8-Diamonds} and Choraria found himself a double up.

Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 130,000 -9,000
Kamal Choraria
Kamal Choraria
43,000 1,000

Tags: Kamal ChorariaSorel Mizzi

Three Bullets From Mizzi

[user101598] • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Sorel Mizzi opened to 3,500 from the cutoff, Kevin MacPhee defended his big blind, and the flop came {10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}. MacPhee check-called a bet of 5,200, then check-called another bet of 8,200 when the {q-Diamonds} turned.

The {5-Hearts} completed the board, MacPhee checked a third and final time, and Mizzi fired out 15,000. MacPhee opted not to call the final bet, flicking his cards into the muck.

Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 139,000 18,000
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 42,000 -5,000

Tags: Kevin MacPheeSorel Mizzi

O'Dwyer Gone, Mercier Doing Great

Happy_Freaked • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

When Steve O'Dwyer sat down at Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier's table he asked who was in his seat before.

"You don't want to know," Mercier said, but O'Dwyer insisted.

"About four people sat in that seat," Mercier said and O'Dwyer indicated that he was going to play tight then.

Just now we noticed that O'Dwyer was gone and Mercier explained to us what happened. Apparently Mercier put in a cold four-bet and O'Dwyer moved all in for around 97,000 total.

"I tank called," Mercier said and his pocket sixes held up against O'Dwyer's ace-queen. Mercier is now one of the chip leaders.

Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 181,000 108,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie Busted

Tags: Jason MercierSteve O'Dwyer

Jensen Takes a Big One From Bakes

[user101598] • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Frederik Jensen was faced with a pot-sized bet of 41,500 from David "Bakes" Baker on a board of {a-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{8-Spades}. The EPT champion tank-called.

The {q-Spades} completed the board, Baker checked, and Jensen quickly checked behind.

"Five-high," Bakes announced.

Jensen tabled {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} for a pair of kings, and a tidal wave of blue T5,000 chips was pushed his way.

Frederik Jensen dk
Frederik Jensen
dk 190,000 122,500
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
us 117,000 -43,000

Tags: David "Bakes" BakerFrederik Jensen