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€25k Update: Players All in the Money on Dinner Break

Ryan Riess Bubbles the €25,000 High Roller

The remaining 16 players in thePokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT €25,000 High Roller are on a 75-minute dinner break, and it is Oleksii Khoroshenin who leads the way from Bryn Kenney.

The bubble burst in the last level before the dinner break, and compared to other High Roller bubbles this EPT, today was a relatively short one.

After short-stacked Ryan Riess doubled with {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} through the {9-Spades}{4-Diamonds} of Fady Kamar. Fortunately for Riess, the flop came {5-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts} rendering the rest of the hand inconsequential. Unfortunately for Riess, a few hands later he got {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} in against the {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts} of Kamar again.

The flop came {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}{q-Clubs} giving both players two pair. Riess called for a jack to try and raise the possibility of a chop, but the turn and river came {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades} improving Kamar to quad kings and sending Riess to the rail.

That left 17 players remaining, and after Pascal Hartmann became the first player to receive the min-cash of €44,400, the players were redrawn around two tables.

SeatNameChip CountNameChip Count
1Markus Durnegger340,000Julian Thomas61,000
2Thomas Muehloecker166,000Albert Daher455,000
3Mark Teltscher380,000Christopher Frank278,000
4Yan Shing Tsang328,000Wouter Beumers635,000
5Mikalai Vaskaboinkiau146,000Joao Vieira136,000
6Oleksii Khoroshenin760,000Stephen Chidwick68,000
7Fady Kamar204,000Shyngis Satubayev463,000
8Bryn Kenney795,000Alexander Uskov636,000

Play will resume at approximately 20:35 local time, with four further levels of 60-minutes scheduled before players bag ahead of Day 3.

Tags: Bryn KenneyFady KamarOleksii KhorosheninRyan Riess