€25,500 High Roller
Days:
123
€25,500 High Roller
Day 2 Completed

Andreev Leads Final 12 Players; Jacobson & O'Dwyer Still in Contention

Chad_Holloway • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Andrey Andreev
Andrey Andreev

The 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final €10,600 Main Event is down to a final table, while just a dozen players remain in the €25,000 High Roller, a single-reentry tournament that attracted 215 entries — 162 unique (159 on Day 1 + three on Day 2) and 53 reentries (42 on Day 1 + 11 on Day 2) – and created a prize pool of €5,267,500. Of that, €1.114 million is reserved for the eventual winner.

After 10 levels of play, just 12 players remain with Russian amateur businessman Andrey Andreev and his stack of 2.27 million best positioned to make a run at the title. Others still in contention include Charlie Carrel (1.534 million), Jeremy Ausmus (1.126 million), Martin Jacobson (628,000), and Steve O'Dwyer (356,000).

The day started off with some players jumping in at the last minute, but Phil Ivey, Vanessa Selbst, and Gus Hansen – who've all been spotted in Monaco – were not among them. Of the hundred or so players in action, only 31 of them would earn a payday.

Among the dozens to leave with nothing to show were Daniel Colman, Mustapha Kanit, Erik Seidel, Faraz Jaka, Mike "Timex" McDonald, and defending champ Philipp Gruissem. Likewise, Team PokerStars Pros Eugene Katchalov, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Liv Boeree, and Daniel Negreanu were all eliminated short of the money.

The high roller's bubble boy ended up being a familiar face in Poland's Piotr Franczak, who suffered a particularly bad beat to bubble the €100,000 Super High Roller earlier this week. This time, he dwindled down to nothing and failed to spin it up.

High Roller events continue to grow. PokerNews examines the EPT11 Grand Final €25K and its place in the grand scheme of things. Check it out here.

From there, the in-the-money eliminations came at a rapid pace and included Christoph "Tight-Man1" Vogelsang (29th - €46,400), Sorel Mizzi (26th - €51,600), Matt Waxman (24th - €51,600), Igor Kurganov (22nd - €56,800), and Scott Seiver (20th - €62,100).

Seiver, who finished runner-up in the same event last year, made history in Monaco by completing a high roller hat trick, cashing in the €100,000 Super High Roller (8th - €261,800), €50,000 Super High Roller (9th - €92,860), and €25,000 High Roller (20th - €62,100). While other players like Selbst and Ole Schemion have completed a Super High Roller/High Roller/Main Event hat trick at other EPT stops, the EPT11 Grand Final was the first time there's ever been three high rollers of this caliber.

Seiver, who also won Event #43 €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha for €75,900 while in town, fell when he shoved his last 124,000 from the cutoff and Andreev called from the button.

Seiver: {k-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Andreev: {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

The {6-Spades}{7-Spades}{10-Spades} flop gave Andreev a set, but Seiver was drawing live to an eight. The {K-Spades} gave Seiver some chop options to a flush, but it was not meant to be as the {6-Hearts} blanked on the river.

Before the end of the night, several other players would hit the rail including Team Online's Isaac Haxton (17th - €70,000), $111,111 One Drop High Roller champ Tony Gregg (16th - €70,000); and Azerbaijan's Ramin Hajiyev (14th - €77,900).

The plan tomorrow is to play down to a winner, and of course the PokerNews Live Reporting will there every step of the way to capture all the action. Until then, check out this video of Bryn Kenney, who finished in 13th place for €86,800, talking about million-dollar swings:

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Three More Hands

Chad_Holloway • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

The remaining 12 players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. Stay tuned for any late action, update chip counts, and a full recap of the Day 2 action.

Smith Doubles Through Melogno

donpeters • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Action folded to Pablo Melogno in the small blind, and he raised all in against Dan Smith's big blind. Smith called to put himself at risk for 243,000, and he had the {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. Melogno held the {Q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}.

The {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop gave Melogno the lead for a brief moment of time, but then the {K-Clubs} on the turn took it right back away and returned it to Smith. The river was the {A-Diamonds} to give Smith the double.

Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 1,030,000 -420,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 496,000 345,000

Tags: Dan SmithPablo Melogno

Bryn Kenney Eliminated in 13th Place (€86,800)

donpeters • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

From middle position, Max Altergott raised to 32,000. Charlie Carrel called from the hijack seat, and then Bryn Kenney reraised all in for 269,000 on the button. Action folded back to Carrel, and he called with the {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}. Kenney was dominated with the {A-Spades}{J-Spades}.

The dealer made quick work of Kenney, running out the {Q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{10-Spades} board to leave him drawing slim on the flop and dead on the turn.

With what, Kenney was eliminated in 13th place, and he'll add €86,800 to his ever-changing bankroll.

Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
gb 1,190,000 510,000
Max Altergott de
Max Altergott
de 650,000 47,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us Busted

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Smith, Melogno Battle Twice; Smith Left Short

mnuwwarah • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Pablo Melogno raised to 27,000 on the button, and Dan Smith three-bet to 81,000 just before the new level. Melogno decided to see the flop, which came {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. Smith bet 75,000, and Melogno put him all in for 280,000 more. Smith didn't take too long to think things over before he opted to call with {j-Spades}{9-Spades}, second pair and a straight draw. Melogno had {q-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, and his hand held through the {5-Diamonds} turn. A {k-Diamonds} gave Smith a straight on the river, though.

Just a few hands later, Melogno got it all back. With the board reading {9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{j-Spades} on fourth street, Melogno shoved all in for 528,000 over a Smith barrel of 180,000. Smith called with {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, but Melogno had outdrawn him on the turn with {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}. The {k-Diamonds} river that helped Smith before was a brick now, and he sent nearly all of his stack to Melogno.

Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 1,450,000 750,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 151,000 -749,000

Tags: Dan SmithPablo Melogno

Level:
21
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
3,000

Updated Chip Counts

donpeters • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Andrey Andreev ru
Andrey Andreev
ru 2,300,000 -100,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 1,170,000 420,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 900,000 455,000
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 863,000 -272,000
Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 700,000 -310,000
Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
gb 680,000 -30,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 647,000 -313,000
Max Altergott de
Max Altergott
de 603,000 56,000
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 563,000 30,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 538,000 285,000
Imad Derwiche fr
Imad Derwiche
fr 518,000 -127,000
Yingui Li cn
Yingui Li
cn 425,000 -140,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 266,000 -84,000

Remko Report Episode #13: REG Charity with Kurganov, Boeree, Mannino, and Donnelly

donpeters • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov
Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov

On the 13th episode of the Remko Report, host Remko Rinkema speaks with Igor Kurganov, Liv Boeree, Adriano Mannino, and Ruairí Donnelly about the charity Raising for Effective Giving, otherwise known as REG.

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Tags: Adriano ManninoIgor KurganovLiv BoereeRaising for Effective GivingREG CharityRemko ReportRemko RinkemaRuairí Donnelly