€2,200 EPT National High Roller
€2,200 EPT National High Roller
Day 1a Completed

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

KaleGozer • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Huesnue Salman BE
Huesnue Salman
BE 632,000 62,000
Marc MacDonnell ie
Marc MacDonnell
ie 620,000 20,000
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 589,000 -11,000
Joshua Barrett AU
Joshua Barrett
AU 568,000 568,000
Leonardo Patacconi it
Leonardo Patacconi
it 503,000 503,000
Ignacio Barcenas es
Ignacio Barcenas
es 490,000 490,000
Ying Tang cn
Ying Tang
cn 489,000 489,000
Luigi Serricchio it
Luigi Serricchio
it 482,000 482,000
Matous Houzvicek cz
Matous Houzvicek
cz 480,000 130,000
Jonathan Concepcion Tacoronte ES
Jonathan Concepcion Tacoronte
ES 472,000 472,000
Ran Ilani il
Ran Ilani
il 445,000 75,000
Victor Manuel Mateu Parreno ES
Victor Manuel Mateu Parreno
ES 424,000 294,000
Emil Mattsson se
Emil Mattsson
se 421,000 421,000
Robin Hegele de
Robin Hegele
de 420,000 420,000
Sonny Franco fr
Sonny Franco
fr 418,000 418,000
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be 403,000 403,000
Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
fr 402,000 402,000
Dinh Le vn
Dinh Le
vn 391,000 391,000
Fabiano Kovalski br
Fabiano Kovalski
br 374,000 374,000
Pedro Cairat ar
Pedro Cairat
ar 361,000 161,000
Tommaso Briotti it
Tommaso Briotti
it 360,000 360,000
Vladislav Fedulov BG
Vladislav Fedulov
BG 352,000 352,000
Frederik Brink dk
Frederik Brink
dk 328,000 328,000
Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
fr 328,000 -17,000
Olvedo Heinze nl
Olvedo Heinze
nl 325,000 325,000

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Salter Bags Big for Day 2; 158 Progress

AaronMcBride • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Jack Salter
Jack Salter

Day 1a of the EPT National High Roller has come to an end after over 12 hours of poker with 158 players progressing to Day 2.

The flight drew a large number of entrants with the final count coming in at 1,053 with only 15% guaranteed a place in the money and a seat at the table from noon on Monday, August, 27.

Marc MacDonnell (600,000), Jack Salter (600,000) and Huesnue Salman (570,000) will all be among the top stacks at the start of play.

Team PokerStars pro Jeff Gross and Maria Konnikova have also secured a spot in the money and will be back in action alongside the likes of Anton Wigg, Benny Glaser, Vojtech Ruzicka, Will Kassouf, Charles Akadiri, and Guillaume Diaz.

Players such as Rex Clinkscales, Sylvain Loosli, Heidi May, Bart Lybaert, Chris Moorman, Jason Wheeler, Chris Da-Silva, Scott Margereson, Martin Jacobson and Kristen Bicknell all came and went.

A full list of Day 1a and Day 1b chip counts will be posted before the start of Day 2, when the players combine.

PokerNews will return at noon to bring you all the action as the field is reduced and a champion is crowned.

Tags: Anton WiggBenny GlaserCharles AkadiriMarc MacDonnellWill KassoufVojtech RuzickaJack SalterGuillaume Diaz

Ahoor Bubbles the EPT National High Roller; 158 Progress as the Day Ends

AaronMcBride • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

[Removed:44] was extremely short in chips and got his last few into the middle and got called by one opponent.

[Removed:44]: {5-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{3-Clubs}

Board: {k-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

Ahoor saw his hand take the lead on the flop with a pair of fives and was in great shape for a double up. But when the {a-Clubs} was revealed on the turn followed by the {j-Hearts} river his exit in 159th place was confirmed as the rest of the players celebrated getting into the money spots.

The play in Day 1a has now come to an end, and the 158 players will return at noon.

A recap of the day's action will follow, with the full chip counts for Day 2 posted before the start of play.


Grundtvig Hits a Set to Survive

AaronMcBride • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Christian Grundtvig got his last 50,000 into the middle with pocket fives and was called by an opponent who held pocket sevens.

The flop came down {j-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{9-Spades}, and Christian Grundtvig was up from his seat and all set to walk away before the {5-Hearts} hit the turn to give him a set, and the river changed nothing as he secured an unlucky reprieval before the end of the day.

The board is showing 162 players now remain with four more eliminations needed before the end of the day.

Christian Grundtvig dk
Christian Grundtvig
dk 120,000

Tags: Christian Grundtvig

De Salvo Exits With a Set of Kings

AaronMcBride • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

With the action already completed on Marco De Salvo's table, he was stood up from his chair and taking a picture of the board that just sent him to the rail.

De Salvo hit a set of kings on the {2-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades} board but it wasn't enough to survive, and his opponent held {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for the nut flush.

A cruel way to exit so close to the money spots for De Salvo, with the play now eight places from the bubble.

Marco De Salvo
Marco De Salvo

Tags: Marco De Salvo


Toma Takes One Out

AaronMcBride • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Tsugunari Toma got all his chips into the middle after he an opponent all in and the former made the call. Toma held pocket sevens and hit a set as flop appeared, which held as the board completed to move up to 220,000.

Tsugunari Toma jp
Tsugunari Toma
jp 220,000 220,000