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Ping San Chan Leads After Day 1 of Record-Breaking EPT High Roller

Josh_Cahlik • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Ping San Chan
Ping San Chan

On Friday, Season 12 of the European Poker Tour continued from Casino Barcelona with the €10,300 High Roller event. Players turned out for 10 60-minute levels of play, and at the end of the day it was Ping San Chan who bagged the chip lead with 367,500.

By choosing to participate in this tournament, each player helped to form EPT history. With the massive player turnout, this event became the largest of its kind. At the end of the night, the clock read that there were a total of 479 entires over the course of the first day. This smashed the previous record of 393 entries, which was set by this very event in Barcelona last year. What's more is that the field size is expected to increases even further, as registration and reentry remain open until the start of Day 2.

While Chan bagged the top stack in the room, others are hot on his heels heading into the second day of play. France's Nathan Gozlan finished in second place overall, and rounding out the top three was Wilfried Harig.

The field remains stacked with familiar faces and notable professionals, plus we could see a few more enter tomorrow after skipping out on Day 1. Those who had a successful first day included Adrian Mateos (237,800), Aleksandr Denisov (223,000), Fedor Holz (211,800), Leo Fernandez (189,500), Vanessa Selbst (182,400), Nicholas Rampone (174,000), 2014 WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson (161,500), Vitaly Lunkin (141,100), Benny Spindler (138,500), and Christoph Vogelsang (125,900).

While these players thrived throughout the day, others were not as fortunate. Some of those sent to the rail throughout the course of the day included 2013 WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Farid Jattin, Simon Ravnsbaek, Max Silver, and David Vamplew. If those players haven't already done so, they will have the option to reenter, but the event only allows for a single reentry.

Play will resume on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. local time, when the returning 214 players will be joined on the felt by any late registrants. The tournament is schedule to play another full 10 levels, with an early stop coming only if an official final table of eight is reached.

Be sure to return to PokerNews for all of the latest from this record-breaking tournament.

Tags: Adrian MateosBenny SpindlerBertrand GrospellierChristoph VogelsangDavid VamplewFarid JattinLeo FernandezMartin JacobsonMax SilverPing San ChanRyan RiessSimon RavnsbaekVanessa SelbstVitaly LunkinWilfried Harig

Assorted End-of-Day Chip Counts

Josh_Cahlik • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Ping San Chan mo
Ping San Chan
mo 367,500 2,500
Nathan Gozlan fr
Nathan Gozlan
fr 326,600 21,600
Wilfried Harig de
Wilfried Harig
de 315,200 315,200
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 237,800 11,800
Ozgur Arda tr
Ozgur Arda
tr 227,700 -4,300
Aleksandr Denisov ru
Aleksandr Denisov
ru 223,000 223,000
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
de 211,800 -28,200
Volodymyr Yastreb ua
Volodymyr Yastreb
ua 203,500 -28,500
Simon Higgins gb
Simon Higgins
gb 202,500 20,500
Leo Fernandez ar
Leo Fernandez
ar 189,500 19,500
Nichan Khorchidian lb
Nichan Khorchidian
lb 183,200 -41,800
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 182,400 -2,600
Nicholas Rampone US
Nicholas Rampone
US 174,000 22,000
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 161,500 26,500
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
nl 144,400
Vitaly Lunkin ru
Vitaly Lunkin
ru 141,400 93,400
Benny Spindler de
Benny Spindler
de 138,500 138,500
Christian Jeppsson se
Christian Jeppsson
se 134,400 48,400
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 125,900 -11,100
Imad Derwiche fr
Imad Derwiche
fr 123,000 57,000
Martin Staszko cz
Martin Staszko
cz 121,000 101,000
Fatima Moreira de Melo nl
Fatima Moreira de Melo
nl 120,100 -9,900
Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 93,200 -18,800
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 85,700 -29,300
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
ie 83,500 -26,500

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Done for the Night

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

The players have finished up for the day and the survivors are bagging up their chips. Stay tuned for a recap of play.

Wood Bluffs Metalidi On Final Hand

donpeters • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Matthew Wood - Artem Metalidi
Matthew Wood - Artem Metalidi

On the final hand of the night at their table, Artem Metalidi and Matthew Wood tangled.

On the {J-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} board, Metalidi checked to Wood, and he bet 25,000. Metalidi called, and the river was the {5-Hearts} to complete the board. Metalidi checked, and Wood moved all in for 87,100. After a bit of tanking, Metalidi folded.

The table goaded Wood into showing his hand if it was a bluff because it was the final hand of the night. Wood obliged and turned up the {A-Spades}{5-Clubs}.

Artem Metalidi ua
Artem Metalidi
ua 287,600 -67,400
Matthew Wood gb
Matthew Wood
gb 191,100 81,100

Tags: Artem MetalidiMatthew Wood

Purice Bests O'Dwyer

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

Steve O'Dwyer raised to 4,000 from late position and found a single call from Romania's Tudor Purice in the big blind. The two watched on as the flop came down {3-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. Purice checked and O'Dwyer continued out for 2,200. Purice called and the {4-Spades} fell on fourth street. Purice once again check-called, this time to the tune of 5,800 in chips.

The river was the {6-Spades} and Purice checked one final time. O'Dwyer bet 16,500 and Purice thought for well over a minute before dropping out calling chips.

O'Dwyer tabled {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} but it was no good against Purice's {10-Spades}{5-Spades} for trip tens. Purice took down the pot and now has about 165,000.

Tudor Purice ro
Tudor Purice
ro 165,000 59,500
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 82,000 3,000

Tags: Steve O'DwyerTudor Purice

Two Hands with the Current Chip Leader

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

Ping San Chan is the current chip leader of the event, although a few players, including Artem Metalidi, are not too far behind.

On a recent hand, Chan was involved with Kristoffer Edberg on the {9-Spades}{7-Clubs}{6-Spades}{J-Clubs} board. Edberg checked, Chan bet 11,000, and Edberg called. The river was the {4-Hearts}, and both players checked.

Edberg tabled the {A-Spades}{9-Hearts} for a pair of nines, and Chan mucked his hand.

On the next hand, Dani Stern had raised from the button to 4,000, and Chan called out of the big blind to see the {J-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop. Chan checked, Stern bet 5,500, and Chan check-raised to 16,000. Stern folded, and Chan won the pot.

Ping San Chan mo
Ping San Chan
mo 365,000 44,000
Artem Metalidi ua
Artem Metalidi
ua 355,000 136,000
Dani Stern us
Dani Stern
us 166,000 53,000
Kristoffer Edberg se
Kristoffer Edberg
se 160,000 100,000

Tags: Dani SternPing San ChanKristoffer Edberg

Aces For Gruissem

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

Philipp Gruissem and Matthew Wood were heads up on a board of {j-Spades}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, Gruissem was first to act and he checked over to the Canadian. Wood moved a bet of 11,500 past the betting line and Gruissem called to see a river.

The {2-Diamonds} finished off the board on the river and Gruissem knocked the table one final time. Wood check it back and Gruissem let out a sigh before tabling {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}. Wood flashed a deuce before throwing his hand into the muck.

Gruissem pulled in the pot and brought his stack to 238,000. Wood, on the other hand, has fallen to 110,000.

Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 238,000
Matthew Wood gb
Matthew Wood
gb 110,000 -136,000

Tags: Philipp GruissemMatthew Wood

Selbst Jams On Yaroshevsky

donpeters • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Vanessa Selbst
Vanessa Selbst

Igor Yaroshevsky check-called a bet of 8,200 from Vanessa Selbst on the {9-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop. The turn was the {5-Hearts}, and Yaroshevsky led with a bet of 17,600. Selbst tanked, then called.

The river was the {A-Hearts}, and Yaroshevsky took some time before checking the action over to Selbst. She thought, then moved all in. With 47,200 behind, Yaroshevsky gave it up, and Selbst won the pot.

Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 185,000 15,000
Igor Yaroshevsky ua
Igor Yaroshevsky
ua 47,200 -77,800

Tags: Vanessa SelbstIgor Yaroshevsky