€10,300 High Roller
€10,300 High Roller
Day 1 Completed

David Peters Leads After €10,300 EPT High Roller Day 1

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

After ten levels of play in the PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona €10,300 High Roller, less than half the field remains with David Peters as the overall chip leader.

There were a total of 117 entries today including 27 re-entries, but with registration and re-entry open until the start of Day 2, that number looks set to grow further still.

47 players remain and David Peters is leading the way and appears to be the only player over 300,000 in chips. Peters says he loves coming to EPT Barcelona.

"It's probably my favourite stop," said Peters, "Huge action, big fields - love it here. The day went great. I accumulated chips very well and won a nice pot against [Daniel] Dvoress at the end, and yeah just been going pretty well. Hopefully, I can keep it going!

"I just play and try and get as many chips as I can. I try to just bring my A-Game. I'm comfortable at all the different stack sizes; just play my game whether I'm short stack or big stack. Just go from there!"

Other big stacks included Joao Vieira (278,500), Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree (237,000), Niklas Astedt (236,000) and Grzegorz Grochulski (215,500). Among the familiar faces who made it through to Day 2 were Spaniards Adrian Mateos (142,000) and Sergio Aido (55,000), along with Bryn Kenney (196,500), Kristen Bicknell (160,000), Stephen Chidwick (73,500), Dan Smith (64,500) and Patrik Antonius (56,500).

Among the early faces in the field were Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell, both Sam and Luc Greenwood, along with Dietrich Fast, Adrian Mateos and Ben Heath.

A major notable in the field during the first few levels was Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique. Pique is no stranger to the poker felt, especially here in Barcelona, with four cashes at the venue stretching back to 2011. In 2013, he cashed in this event for €21,150 and last year recorded his biggest ever live cash; a fifth place in the €25,500 High Roller for €129,350.

Unfortunately for Pique, on this occasion, he failed to make it through Day 1. In Level 3, Pique held pocket fives was ahead of the ace-queen of Scott Margereson, but an ace on the turn sent him to the exit as the first player to bust. He subsequently re-entered, and was going well as he chipped up to over 100,000. However, he would soon bust again, this time to James Romero when Pique’s deuces failed to beat the top pair of his opponent.

Other players to bust today included Daniel Neilson, Timur Margolin, Sylvain Loosli, Martin Jacobson, Shannon Shorr, Jean-Noel Thorel, Kitty Kuo, Dietrich Fast, and [Removed:17].

Late registration and re-entry is open until the start of Day 2, so expect the number of players to swell. Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all the action live from the Casino Barcelona.

Tags: Adrian MateosAlex FoxenBen HeathBryn KenneyDan SmithDaniel NeilsonDavid PetersDietrich FastGerard PiqueGrzegorz GrochulskiJames RomeroJoao VieiraKitty KuoKristen BicknellLuc GreenwoodMartin JacobsonNiklas AstedtPatrik AntoniusScott MargeresonSergio AidoShannon ShorrStephen ChidwickSylvain LoosliTimur Margolin

End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
David Peters us
David Peters
us 316,000 171,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 278,500 53,500
Chi Zhang gb
Chi Zhang
gb 246,500 46,500
Vincent Robert fr
Vincent Robert
fr 244,200 63,200
Matthew Moss gb
Matthew Moss
gb 240,500 -14,500
Filipe Oliveira pt
Filipe Oliveira
pt 239,000 19,000
Liv Boeree gb
Liv Boeree
gb 237,000 197,000
Niklas Astedt se
Niklas Astedt
se 236,000 -24,000
Grzegorz Grochulski pl
Grzegorz Grochulski
pl 215,500 500
Kai Lehto fi
Kai Lehto
fi 205,500 125,500
Ivan Luca ar
Ivan Luca
ar 200,500 135,500
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 196,500 146,500
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 182,000 12,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
it 181,500 81,500
Bahram Chobineh ir
Bahram Chobineh
ir 170,500 -69,500
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 142,000 7,000
Denys Shafikov ua
Denys Shafikov
ua 142,000 27,000
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
at 132,000 -28,000
Luc Greenwood ca
Luc Greenwood
ca 109,500 -40,500
Michael Soyza my
Michael Soyza
my 105,500 22,500
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca 104,000 4,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 100,000 -35,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 93,000 -17,000
James Romero us
James Romero
us 92,500 -27,500
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
tr 90,500 -34,500

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Big Stacks

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

As we enter the final level of the night, here are some of the big stacks vying for the overnight chip lead in the €10,300 EPT High Roller.

A new addition to this list is Matthew Moss, who sent Bryn Kenney to the rail and moved up over 250,000 in chips.

Niklas Astedt se
Niklas Astedt
se 260,000 -10,000
Matthew Moss gb
Matthew Moss
gb 255,000 200,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 225,000 75,000
Filipe Oliveira pt
Filipe Oliveira
pt 220,000 -20,000
Grzegorz Grochulski pl
Grzegorz Grochulski
pl 215,000 -15,000

Aido Lasts Five Minutes After Hajiyev Misclick

will_shill • Level 9: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

According to the Casino Barcelona Twitter, Ramin Hajiyev may need to pay closer attention to the chip denominations. With the blinds at 600/1,200, Hajiyev attempted to raise to 2,800 but confused the 1,000 and 5,000 denomination chips, instead raising to 10,800.

Another late entry was Sergio Aido who opted to three-bet all in for all 50,000 chips of his starting stack. Hajiyev called.

Ramin Hajiyev: {5-}{5-}
Sergio Aido: {k-}{q-}

The board came all low and Aido was eliminated around five minutes after joining the field.

Ramin Hajiyev az
Ramin Hajiyev
az 100,000 50,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es Busted

Tags: Ramin HajiyevSergio Aido

Zhang Pulls Audacious Five-Bet Bluff on Derwiche

will_shill • Level 9: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Chi Zhang
Chi Zhang

On a {8-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop and with 9,000 in the pot, Chi Zhang bet, Imad Derwiche raised and Zhang then three-bet to 10,900.
Imad Derwiche then four-bet to 25,000.

"You have something?" asked Zhang, in the middle of using up several time extensions.

"I have something," replied Derwiche.

Eventually Zhang five-bet all in and Derwiche did not snap call.

"You have nothing!" exclaimed Zhang.

Derwiche used up two of his time extensions before folding. Zhang showed {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}.

"What the f*ck," said Michael Soyz, "Jesus Christ Almighty!"

Chi Zhang gb
Chi Zhang
gb 200,000 20,000
Imad Derwiche fr
Imad Derwiche
fr 18,000 18,000

Tags: Chi ZhangImad DerwicheMichael Soyza