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 through the of Fady Kamar. Fortunately for Riess, the flop came rendering the rest of the hand inconsequential. Unfortunately for Riess, a few hands later he got in against the of Kamar again.
The flop came 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 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.
|Seat||Name||Chip Count||Name||Chip Count|
|1||Markus Durnegger||340,000||Julian Thomas||61,000|
|2||Thomas Muehloecker||166,000||Albert Daher||455,000|
|3||Mark Teltscher||380,000||Christopher Frank||278,000|
|4||Yan Shing Tsang||328,000||Wouter Beumers||635,000|
|5||Mikalai Vaskaboinkiau||146,000||Joao Vieira||136,000|
|6||Oleksii Khoroshenin||760,000||Stephen Chidwick||68,000|
|7||Fady Kamar||204,000||Shyngis Satubayev||463,000|
|8||Bryn Kenney||795,000||Alexander Uskov||636,000|
Play will resume at approximately 20:35 local time, with four further levels of 60-minutes scheduled before players bag ahead of Day 3.