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€25,000 EPT High Roller



€25,000 EPT High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Mike Watson Leads €25,000 High Roller After Day 1

will_shill • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Mike Watson
Mike Watson

There were a total of 132 entrants in the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour €25,000 High Roller, an increase of 20 players from the same stage last year. Several big names and High Roller champions from PokerStars Live events were out in force but by the end of ten levels, it was Canadian Mike Watson who leads the way.

In fact, it was almost a Canadian one-two with Luc Greenwood (301,500) third in chips, but for Russian architect Vasily Klyukhin (302,500) who snuck into second. David Dayan is the only player over 300,000, with 56 advancing to Day 2.

Among them is last week's Super High Roller champion Sergio Aido (220,000), EPT Monte Carlo €10,000 High Roller champion Sylvain Loosli (63,000), WSOP Europe Main Event champion Jack Sinclair (96,500), along with last year's runner-up Shyngis Satubayev (46,000), and fifth-place finisher Joao Vieira (247,500).

Other notables advancing include Koray Aldemir (190,000), Rainer Kempe (175,500), Erik Seidel (147,500), Sean Winter (129,500), Nick Petrangelo (99,000), Steve O'Dwyer (98,000), Mikita Badziakouski (82,500) and Maria Ho (63,000).

EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller Champion Sergio Aido Also Advanced to Day 2
EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller Champion Sergio Aido Also Advanced to Day 2

Day Recap

Charlie Carrel was among the early entrants, looking for another final table of the festival. He was joined by PokerStars Team Pro Andre Akkari, Kazuhiko Yotsushika and Bryn Kenney among others.

Several players today made use of their single re-entry, but failed to bag, including Alex Foxen, Michael Soyza, Ben Heath, David Peters and Sam Higgs. Defending champion Albert Daher also appeared in the field, but failed to make it through to Day 2.

Ivan Leow was fresh off a third-place finish in the €5,200 PLO High Roller, and appeared at the top of the chip counts midway through the day, along with Aido, Alexander Uskov and Joao Simao, before Watson started his ascent, at the expense of Leow.

With 56 players advancing to Day 2, and registration open until the start of play for any new players or those re-entering, the €25,000 High Roller looks certain to be another exciting event, bringing EPT Monte Carlo to a close in two day's time. Day 2 gets underway in the Americas room at 12:30pm.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the latest updates, interviews and more!

Tags: Albert DaherAlex FoxenAlexander UskovAndre AkkariBen HeathBryn KenneyDavidDavid DayanDavid PetersErik SeidelIvan LeowJack SinclairJoao SimaoJoao VieiraKazuhiko YotsushikaKoray AldemirMaria HoMichael SoyzaMike WatsonMikita BadziakouskiNick PetrangeloRainer KempeSam HiggsSean WinterShyngis SatubayevSteve O'DwyerSylvain Loosli

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

ajlamers • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 311,500 125,500
Vasily Klyukhin MC
Vasily Klyukhin
MC 302,500 302,500
Luc Greenwood ca
Luc Greenwood
ca 301,500 -2,698,500
David Dayan BR
David Dayan
BR 300,000 80,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 292,500 87,500
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 247,500 42,500
Laurynas Levinskas lt
Laurynas Levinskas
lt 233,500 33,500
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 220,000 -10,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 190,000 -15,000
Hideki Izutsu jp
Hideki Izutsu
jp 188,500 188,500
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 175,500 -4,500
Chin Wei Lim my
Chin Wei Lim
my 170,500 170,500
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 147,500 13,000
Alexander Uskov ru
Alexander Uskov
ru 144,500 -5,500
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au 134,500 4,500
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
at 133,000 -27,000
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
us 129,500 36,500
Hassan Fares fr
Hassan Fares
fr 128,500 28,500
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca 127,500 17,500
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
de 127,000 58,000
Bruno Lopes fr
Bruno Lopes
fr 107,500 27,500
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be 100,000 70,000
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
us 99,000 24,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 99,000 49,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 98,000 14,000

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Last Three Hands

ajlamers • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

The tournament clock has been paused with 10 minutes left in the level. The tournament director has announced there will be just three hands remaining before the players bag and tag to return for Day 2 tomorrow.

Bujtas Wins a Flip Against Bartoletti

ajlamers • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

The action folded to Laszlo Bujtas on the button who made it 3,500 to go. Ivo Bartoletti three-bet to 8,500 from the big blind and Bujtas four-bet shoved all in for around 50,000. Bartoletti quickly called and the cards were on their backs.

Laszlo Bujtas: {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}
Ivo Bartoletti: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

The flop came {q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Bartoletti picked up a straight draw to go with his two overcards. However, the {7-Spades} and {3-Diamonds} bricked off and Bujtas found a double up.

Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
hu 109,000 59,000
Ivo Bartoletti IT
Ivo Bartoletti
IT 24,000 -26,000

Tags: Laszlo BujtasIvo Bartoletti

Salter Doubles Through Derwiche

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

"I have shit," said Imad Derwiche matter-of-factly. He had opened to 4,500 and Jack Salter had three-bet all in for 19,400.

"You can have ace-jack, ace-queen," he continued.

"What about ace-ace?" asked Salter. Derwiche called.

Jack Salter: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Imad Derwiche: {6-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

"You win," said Derwiche.

"Not yet," replied Salter, and he was made to worry on the {j-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop which gave Derwiche a pair. However, that was the extent of the scare as the {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} runout secured his double up.

Imad Derwiche fr
Imad Derwiche
fr 80,000 -43,000
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 40,000 -10,000

Tags: Imad DerwicheJack Salter

Badziakouski Triples Up; Pardo Eliminated

will_shill • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Juan Pardo
Juan Pardo

Ivo Bartoletti opened to 5,200 and Juan Pardo three-bet all in for 29,600. Mikita Badziakouski then moved all in for 16,700 and Bartoletti called, putting both opponents at risk.

"Ace-king, ace-king," said Badziakouski showing {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}, but Bartoletti showed {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts} and Pardo {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}

"Lucky jack!" said Badziakouski, and the flop came {q-Clubs}{j-Spades}{8-Clubs} giving him a set. The turn and river kept Badziakouski ahead, eliminating Pardo.

Ivo Bartoletti IT
Ivo Bartoletti
IT 50,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 40,000 -10,000
Juan Pardo es
Juan Pardo
es Busted

Tags: Juan PardoMikita Badziakouski

Watson and Davies Scoop Pots

ajlamers • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Mike Watson raised to 3,600 in the hijack and Ivan Leow re-raised to 12,800 on the button. The blinds folded and Watson called to go heads-up to a flop of {k-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Spades}. Watson checked to Leow who continued with a bet of 11,000. Watson check-raised to 32,000 and Leow quickly folded.

At the table next door, Seth Davies opened to 3,500 in the hijack and was called by Joao Simao in the cutoff, David Dayan in the small blind and Davidi Kitai in the big blind. The flop fell {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades} and the action checked to Simao who bet 7,000 and was called by only Davies.

The turn brought the {8-Spades} and both players checked to the {3-Clubs} on the board. Davies led out for a bet of 26,000 as his time expired and Simao quickly mucked his cards.

Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 186,000 74,600
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
us 91,500 21,500
Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
br 83,000 -27,000
Ivan Leow my
Ivan Leow
my 74,000 -71,000

Tags: Seth DaviesMike WatsonJoao SimaoIvan LeowDavidi KitaiDavid Dayan

Addamo Rivers a Queen

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

With around 40,000 in the pot already, Juan Pardo, Michael Addamo and Laurynas Levinskas all checked a {4-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop and {7-Spades} turn.

Pardo checked the {q-Spades} turn and Addamo bet 17,000. Levinskas folded and Pardo used a time extension before calling.

Adadmo showed {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts} and took down the pot.

Laurynas Levinskas lt
Laurynas Levinskas
lt 200,000 -39,900
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au 130,000 105,000
Juan Pardo es
Juan Pardo
es 25,000 -43,000

Tags: Juan PardoLaurynas LevinskasMichael Addamo

Akkari Afraid of the Diamonds

ajlamers • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Orpen Kisacikoglu opened to 3,300 from under the gun and was called by Isaac Haxton in the cutoff, the button, and Andre Akkari in the big blind. The flop fell {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and all four players checked to the {4-Hearts} on the turn.

Akkari led out for 5,300 which got Kisacikoglu to fold. Haxton, however, raised to 18,000 and the button folded. Akkari called and the {2-Diamonds} completed the board. Akkari checked and Haxton checked as well as his time was running out. Akkari turned over {8-Clubs}{7-Hearts} for a straight and Haxton mucked his cards.

Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 107,500 -49,100
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 94,500 7,000

Tags: Orpen KisacikogluIsaac HaxtonAndre Akkari