€2,200 Eureka High Roller
€2,200 Eureka High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Field of 1,149 Gets Whittled Down to 181 in Day 1 of €2,200 Eureka High Roller

Calum_Grant • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
John Mooney
John Mooney

Day 1 of the €2,200 Eureka High Roller has reached it's conclusion with the field of 1,149 entries being reduced to just 181 players.

Today's action saw 16 levels of 40-minutes play out, and when all was said and done, Bulgaria's Yulian Bogdanov (604,000) ended the day atop of the chip counts.

Narrowly behind him is WSOP bracelet winner Carl Shaw (600,000) and sitting in third place in the chip counts is Dorel Eldabach (523,000).

John Mooney (523,000) is the only player with a stack north of 500,000. He managed to build up a sizeable stack early on, being on the right side of a three-way all-in in what was the hand of the day.

Some notable names joining the above are Fabian Quoss (492,000), Romain Lewis (428,000) and Ireland's David Lappin (173,000).

PokerStars Ambassadors Rafael Moraes, Alberto Perez and Steve Gallo could not make it through to the next stage. Moraes would bow out to the hands of Stephen Woodhead. The Englishman would end the day with 98,000 chips and will return for Day 2.

More big names to hit the rail in the first stage were Ana Marquez, Dara O'Kearney and Jack Sinclair. Marquez was eliminated by Manuel Fritz while Sinclair was ousted after his aces were cracked by Jonathan Therme.

Top Ten Chip Counts

PlaceNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Yulian BogdanovBulgaria604,000101
2Carl ShawUnited Kingdom600,000100
3Dorel EldabachIsrael523,00087
4John MooneyUnited Kingdom521,00087
5Fabian QuossAustria492,00082
6David RubinFrance489,00082
7Casimir SeireFinland486,00081
8Andrea RicciItaly484,00081
9Nicolas BokowskiGermany476,00079
10Erik BakkerNetherlands475,00079

Money Bubble Yet to Burst

The event generated a total prize pool of €2,206,080 andis still yet to hit the paid places. The top 167 players are guaranteed a prize of €3,530, with the first-place prize being €396,450.

€2,200 Eureka High Roller Payouts


The bubble is expected to burst early on when the event returns, so be sure to keep it locked in with PokerNews. Day 2 will resume on Thursday, March 10 at 1 p.m. CET. Play will pick up at Level 17 with the blinds set at 3,000/6,000/6,000a and you can follow all the action as it happens at the fabulous King's Casino Prague.

End of €2,200 Eureka High Roller Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Calum_Grant • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Yulian Bogdanov bg
Yulian Bogdanov
bg 604,000 214,000
Carl Shaw gb
Carl Shaw
gb 600,000 140,000
Dorel Eldabach il
Dorel Eldabach
il 523,000 -27,000
John Mooney gb
John Mooney
gb 521,000 61,000
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 492,000 -158,000
David Rubin FR
David Rubin
FR 489,000 -1,000
Casimir Seire fi
Casimir Seire
fi 486,000 31,000
Andrea Ricci it
Andrea Ricci
it 484,000 384,000
Nicolas Bokowski de
Nicolas Bokowski
de 476,000 241,000
Erik Bakker NL
Erik Bakker
NL 475,000 475,000
Soenke Jahn de
Soenke Jahn
de 447,000 447,000
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
fr 428,000 -32,000
Dawid Smolka pl
Dawid Smolka
pl 414,000 414,000
Aleksandras Rusinovas LT
Aleksandras Rusinovas
LT 409,000 409,000
Monir Marie de
Monir Marie
de 403,000 403,000
Ibrahim Senoussi fr
Ibrahim Senoussi
fr 370,000 370,000
Marcin Lesniewski pl
Marcin Lesniewski
pl 370,000 253,000
Lior Shabtay il
Lior Shabtay
il 354,000 354,000
Jean Fontaine fr
Jean Fontaine
fr 354,000 354,000
Andreas Berggren se
Andreas Berggren
se 350,000 350,000
Jan Wieckenberg de
Jan Wieckenberg
de 347,000 347,000
Luigi Shehadeh it
Luigi Shehadeh
it 342,000 131,000
Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
fr 339,000 239,000
Gilles Simon nl
Gilles Simon
nl 335,000 190,000
Ermanno Di Nicola it
Ermanno Di Nicola
it 335,000 335,000

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Day 1 of €2,200 Eureka High Roller Ends

Calum_Grant • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

After 16 levels of play, Day 1 of the €2,200 Eureka High Roller has come to it's conclusion. The day saw 1,149 entries, with just 181 players returning for Day 2 on Thursday, March 10 at 1 p.m.

The money bubble is yet to burst as the top 167 players get paid. Stay tuned as the end of day recap and chip counts will shortly follow.

Final Five Hands Called

Calum_Grant • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Day 1 is close to it's completion. At the moment, 188 players remain but that number is likely to shrink in the coming moments.

The United Kingdom's Mooney and Shaw Joint Chip Leaders

Calum_Grant • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Set versus Set versus Nut Flush Draw
Set versus Set versus Nut Flush Draw

John Mooney is flying in the €2,200 Eureka High Roller, with one of the largest stacks in the tournament room. He recalled a hand to PokerNews from earlier on in the day which helped him to get to where he is.

Blinds: 100/300/300

A player in early position limped before the player in middle position made it 1,000. There was another caller in late position and Mooney called on the button with the {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. The limper came along as well.

There was some serious action on the {7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop. The early position player checked, the middle position player bet 3,500 and the player to act before Mooney made it 7,000. Mooney, then shipped in his stack with only the limper and late position player calling off their stacks.

Early Position: {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Middle Position: {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}
John Mooney: {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}

Mooney was behind the two sets but would go onto turn the nut flush as the {q-Diamonds} hit the table and scooped after the {a-Clubs} river.

Elsewhere, WSOP bracelet winner Carl Shaw is having a fruitful Day 1, and shares a similar sized stack to that of his compatriot.

John Mooney gb
John Mooney
gb 460,000
Carl Shaw gb
Carl Shaw
gb 460,000

De Melo Calls It

jeffmcmillan • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Diogo De Melo was facing an all in shove on the river from Pascal Vos on a board that read {q-Spades}{3-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}.

It was a decision for his tournament left as De Melo thought for a while before he called.

Vos tabled the {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and De Melo showed the {a-Spades}{6-Spades} for the winning hand.

Diogo De Melo MT
Diogo De Melo
MT 280,000
Pascal Vos nl
Pascal Vos
nl 113,000

Tags: De MeloPascal Vos


Moreira Doubles Through Koloszar

Calum_Grant • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Daniel Kolosza opened in late posiiton before calling off the 107,000 jam from Felipe Moreira in the small blind.

Felipe Moreira: {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Daniel Koloszar: {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

The at risk player paired up on the flop and secure the double after the final board displayed the {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}.

Felipe Moreira PT
Felipe Moreira
PT 225,000
Daniel Koloszar hu
Daniel Koloszar
hu 60,000

Arends Benefits From Cooler

jeffmcmillan • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The board read {4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{a-Diamonds} on the turn. From the small blind, Jans Arends bet 25,000 into a large pot of about 60,000. Georgiis Vrakas jammed all in from the cutoff and Arends snap-called.

It was a cooler spot as Vrakas had the {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for two-pair but Arends had the better two-pair with the {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}.

The river was the {a-Spades} to improve both to a full house and keep Arends as the winner as Vrakas shook his head at the unavoidable situation.

Jans Arends nl
Jans Arends
nl 175,000 142,000
Georgios Vrakas gr
Georgios Vrakas
gr 57,000 -65,000

Tags: Jans Arends