2018 PokerStars EPT Prague

€10,300 EPT High Roller
Day: 1
Event Info

2018 PokerStars EPT Prague

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

€10,300 EPT High Roller

Day 1 Completed

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

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)

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

Read full

Dimitar Danchev Takes From O'Dwyer and Tang

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.

Player Chips Progress
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
235,000 185,000
EPT 1X Winner
Danny Tang hk
Danny Tang
95,000 -5,000
Defending Champion
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
75,000 10,000
EPT 1X Winner

Tags: Danny TangDimitar DanchevSteve O'Dwyer

Shomron Shoves into Farrell With Grave Consequences

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.

Player Chips Progress
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
150,000 72,000
EPT 1X Winner
Amir Shomron il
Amir Shomron

Tags: Amir ShomronNiall Farrell

Boivin and O'Dwyer Battle Again

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.

Player Chips Progress
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
105,000 10,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
65,000 -100,000
EPT 1X Winner

Tags: Steve O'DwyerThomas Boivin

Wilf Finishes Off Greenwood Who Then Re-Enters

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.

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

Tags: Saar WilfSam Greenwood

Schemion Gets a Call From Greenwood

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.

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

Tags: Krasimir YankovLuc GreenwoodOle Schemion