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€10,300 EPT High Roller



€10,300 EPT High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Gianluca Speranza Leads EPT Prague €10,300 High Roller After Day 1

will_shill • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Gianluca Speranza
Gianluca Speranza

After a deep run in the EPT Prague Main Event, Gianluca Speranza jumped into the PokerStars European Poker Tour €10,300 High Roller and bagged the overall chip lead after ten levels of play on day 1 with 99 players remaining.

"I registered a little bit later today," he told PokerNews shortly after bagging up 365,500 from a 50,000 starting stack. "I took a bit of a rest yesterday night after playing in the Main Event for a couple of days, so I skipped maybe a couple of levels. But the structure is really great and really playable.

"The Main Event and the High Roller are two completely different tournaments. I like to play this kind of 10k; the field is really great."

Day 1 of the High Roller attracted a total of 245 entries including 54 re-entries. Late registration and a single re-entry is open until the start of play on Day 2 so expect that number to grow as players opt to jump into the action.

Other big stacks include Bahram Chobineh (352,000), Sam Grafton (259,500), Ole Schemion (244,500), Max Silver (241,500), and 2013 PCA champion Dimitar Danchev (240,000).

Danny Tang
Danny Tang

As is expected of the main High Roller in any tournament, there are plenty of big names. Last year's champion Danny Tang was among them in making it through to Day 2. Last year under the guise of the PokerStars Championship, he took down the €10,300 High Roller for €381,000. This year he will take 102,500 through to Day 2.

The winners of both €25,000 Single-Day High Rollers at the EPT Prague festival Thomas Boivin (70,000) and Corentin Ropert (170,000) will also be in action when play resumes, as well as winner of the first €10,300 High Roller Akin Tuna (117,500).

Plenty more big names will be in action including Michael Addamo (181,500) Jean-Noel Thorel (132,000), Patrik Antonius (125,500), Joao Vieira (117,000), Martin Finger (77,000), Charlie Carrel (70,000), andBryan Paris (55,000).

Here's the structure for Day 2 which gets underway at 12:30 pm local time.

LevelBlindsSmall BlindBig BlindAnte
1160 min1,0002,0002,000
1260 min1,0002,5002,500
Break 20 min    
1360 min1,5003,0003,000
1460 min2,0004,0004,000
Break 20 min    
1560 min2,5005,0005,000
1660 min3,0006,0006,000
Dinner Break 75 min    
1760 min4,0008,0008,000
1860 min5,00010,00010,000
Break 20 min    
1960 min6,00012,00012,000
2060 min8,00016,00016,000

Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage from the last High Roller of the festival.

Tags: Akin TunaBahram ChobinehBryan ParisCharlie CarrelCorentin RopertDanny TangDimitar DanchevGianluca SperanzaJoao VieiraMartin FingerMax SilverMichael AddamoOle SchemionPatrik AntoniusSam GraftonThomas Boivin

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Gianluca Speranza it
Gianluca Speranza
it 365,500 95,500
Bahram Chobineh ir
Bahram Chobineh
ir 352,000 122,000
Maxi Lehmanski de
Maxi Lehmanski
de 330,500 330,500
Jan Nader Zadeh gb
Jan Nader Zadeh
gb 290,000 225,000
Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 279,000 149,000
Jiayu Ruan cn
Jiayu Ruan
cn 268,000 63,000
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
gb 259,500 39,500
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 244,500 54,500
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 242,500 7,500
Max Silver gb
Max Silver
gb 241,500 21,500
Simone Speranza it
Simone Speranza
it 225,500 225,500
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
bg 216,000 26,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
be 214,000 124,000
Ran Ilani il
Ran Ilani
il 210,000 160,000
Pascal Hartmann de
Pascal Hartmann
de 208,500 158,500
Simon Pedersen dk
Simon Pedersen
dk 204,500 24,500
Yuri Martins Dzivielevski br
Yuri Martins Dzivielevski
br 202,000 54,000
Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca
Marc-Andre Ladouceur
ca 196,500 146,500
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 195,500 65,500
Tomas Jozonis lt
Tomas Jozonis
lt 192,000 192,000
Dimitar Yosifov bg
Dimitar Yosifov
bg 189,500 24,500
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au 181,500 131,500
Sergey Konovalov ru
Sergey Konovalov
ru 180,500 130,500
Markku Koplimaa ee
Markku Koplimaa
ee 171,500 121,500
Corentin Ropert fr
Corentin Ropert
fr 170,500 20,500

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Last Three Hands

will_shill • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

There will be three more hands on Day 1 of the €10,300 High Roller before the remaining players bag up for the night.

A recap of the day's action will follow shortly.

Dimitar Danchev Takes From O'Dwyer and Tang

will_shill • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

A big pot was relayed to us from Steve O'Dwyers table. After O'Dwyer opened to 3,600, and defending champion Danny Tang called in the cutoff, Dimitar Danchev called in the big blind.

The flop came {8-}{2-}{3-} with two clubs. O'Dwyer continued for 8,500 and Tang called. Danchev then check-raised to 27,000. O'Dwyer then moved all in for 100,000. Tang and Danchev both called.

Danny Tang: {a-}{a-}
Big Blind: {4-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Steve O'Dwyer: {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

The turn was a brick but the {6-Clubs} on the river completed a flush for Danchev.

Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 235,000 185,000
Danny Tang hk
Danny Tang
hk 95,000 -5,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 75,000 10,000

Tags: Danny TangDimitar DanchevSteve O'Dwyer

Shomron Shoves into Farrell With Grave Consequences

will_shill • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Amir Shomron bet a {9-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{j-Clubs} flop and opponent Niall Farrell called. The turn was the {8-Diamonds} and Shomron checked.

Farrell bet 15,000 and Shomron used a time extension before check-raising all in for 40,000. Farrell snap-called.

Niall Farrell: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Amir Shomron: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

Shomron was drawing dead and the {3-Spades} completed the board and he was eliminated, boosting Farrell up over average stack.

Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 150,000 72,000
Amir Shomron il
Amir Shomron
il Busted

Tags: Amir ShomronNiall Farrell

Boivin and O'Dwyer Battle Again

AaronMcBride • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Thomas Boivin
Thomas Boivin

The flop was down {4-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}, and Thomas Boivin checked to Steve O'Dwyer from middle position.

O'Dwyer bet 7,000 into the 13,000 pot from the button and Boivin called.

Both players checked on the {8-Diamonds} turn, and Boivin bet 7,500 after the {5-Diamonds} river card had fallen.

O'Dwyer, who came second to Boivin in the €25,000 Single-Day event earlier this week, thought for 20 seconds before he passed his hand to the dealer and Boivin picked up the pot.

Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be 105,000 10,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 65,000 -100,000

Tags: Steve O'DwyerThomas Boivin

Wilf Finishes Off Greenwood Who Then Re-Enters

will_shill • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Sam Greenwood
Sam Greenwood

Saar Wilf open-shoved from the button for around 25,000. Sam Greenwood was in the small blind with less than five big blinds and used a time extension before calling. The big blind folded.

Saar Wilf: {a-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Sam Greenwood: {k-Spades}{2-Clubs}

The {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs} was not what Greenwood was hoping for on the flop. The turn was the {10-Clubs} and the river the {2-Hearts} and he was eliminated. He immediately re-entered with a fresh stack of 50,000.

Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
ca 50,000 -18,000
Saar Wilf il
Saar Wilf
il 28,000 6,000

Tags: Saar WilfSam Greenwood

Schemion Gets a Call From Greenwood

will_shill • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

On a {7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs} river Ole Schemion bet 31,500 into a pot of only 25,000.

Opponent Luc Greenwood used two time extensions before calling. Schemion showed the {2-Hearts} and then the {7-Hearts} for a rivered full house, and Greenwood mucked.

"Not nice," said tablemate Krasimir Yankov.

"Mmm," replied Greenwood.

Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 170,000 110,000
Luc Greenwood ca
Luc Greenwood
ca 28,000 -22,000

Tags: Krasimir YankovLuc GreenwoodOle Schemion