After 15 levels of 40 minutes each, the 2018 PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona €10,300 High Roller has seen a field of 80 entries whittled down to the last 17 hopefuls, all eying a portion of the €776,000 prize pool. Only the top 11 spots will get paid and the action upon restart is expected to be quite tense.
Leading the field into the final day is Chris Dowling as only player with more than half a million in chips, the Irishman bagged up 509,000. He is followed by Alexander Petersen with 417,000 and Laszlo Bujtas with 393,000. Other big stacks and notables in contention include Dan Shak (387,000), Anson Tsang (349,000), Seamus Cahill (329,000), Yevgeniy Timoshenko (190,000), Niko Soininen (175,000), Martin Kozlov (173,000) and Felix Stephensen (172,000).
A redraw will take place when there are 16 players remaining and the field will combine to the unofficial final table when there are nine contenders left. Action resumes at 12.30 p.m. local time with blinds of 4,000/8,000 and a new PLO champion will be crowned at Casino Barcelona, as defending champion Sylvain Loosli was eliminated on Day 1.
Day 2 Seat Assignments
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||4||Hon Cheong Lee||Hong Kong||98,000||12|
|2||5||Alex Lindop||United Kingdom||142,000||18|
|2||6||Dan Shak||United States||387,000||48|
|3||5||Cord Garcia||United States||104,000||13|
|3||8||Anson Tsang||Hong Kong||349,000||44|
Make sure to tune back in to find out who makes the cut and who has to leave empty-handed. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action until the last river card is dealt.