€100,000 Super High Roller
Days:
123
€100,000 Super High Roller
Day 2 Completed

Mateos Holds Commanding Lead Heading to Final Day of €100,000 EPT Super High Roller

ajlamers • Level 16: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Adrian Mateos
Adrian Mateos

Just under eight levels were completed on Day 2 of the €100,000 Super High Roller at the 2022 PokerStars European Poker Tour presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®️ before play concluded for the day. It turned out to be a run-away show for Spanish poker pro Adrian Mateos who will enter the final day with an overwhelming chip lead.

A total of 42 entries were recorded before late registration closed at the start of the day which meant the final six players would reach the money. It was Mateos who closed the curtains on Day 2 when he eliminated Orpen Kisacikoglu on the money bubble, bringing his stack to 4,485,000 for the final showdown. Mateos will be looking to add another seven-figure payday to his already impressive career that includes multiple titles across all types of events.

Final Table Seat Assignments

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Adrian MateosSpain4,485,000150
2Kent StaahleNorway1,235,00041
3Laszlo BujtasHungary1,105,00037
4Mikalai VaskaboinikauBelarus1,010,00034
5Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus660,00022
6Marius GierseAustria2,005,00067

Although Mateos will come into the final day as the clear favorite, there is still plenty of work to do to take home the title. Marius Gierse is starting to become familiar in the high-stakes tournament fields and he is looking to make his mark with his first EPT high-roller victory. Gierse will enter the day with 2,005,000 chips, sitting in second place behind Mateos. Third place currently belongs to Norwegian businessman Kent Staahle (1,235,000) who will most certainly record his largest career poker tournament score in whichever place he finishes.

Rounding out the rest of the field is Laszlo Bujtas (1,105,000), Mikalai Vaskaboinikau (1,010,000), and Mikita Badziakouski (660,000). Although they are sitting in the bottom half of the field, these three poker pros all have plenty of high-stakes tournament experience and they can not be counted out as of yet.

There will be plenty of money up for grabs when the final table resumes on Day 3 with a prizepool of €4,074,840 still to be handed out. Each player has locked up over €285,000 while the winner will be taking home €1,385,430.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePrize (EUR)
1st€1,385,430
2nd€957,590
3rd€611,230
4th€468,610
5th€366,740
6th€285,240

With late registration closing at the start of Day 2, there were two new entries (Byron Kaverman and Andras Nemeth), along with six re-entries to kick things off. It didn't go well for one of those re-entries as Seth Davies was eliminated in short order thanks to back-to-back coolers. In fact, all eight players were eliminated before any of them could get a sniff at reaching the money.

There was also some heartache for Sam Grafton and Christoph Vogelsang who were eliminated at the same time just prior to the dinner break, which allowed the final eight players to gather at the final table. Joao Vieira and Kisacikoglu entered the final table as the two short stacks and low and behold, they were unable to battle their way up the leaderboard. Vieira's stack dwindled to just a few big blinds before he was eliminated in eighth place. Kisacikoglu battled a while longer with a couple of double-ups but was unable to prevail when he ran into a dominating Mateos.

The final table is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. local time with just under 30 minutes remaining in level 16. The blinds will resume at 15,000/30,000 and a 30,000 big blind ante. The final table will also be streamed on the feature table with hole cards up on a 30-minute delay. The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all of the updates in accordance with the live stream.

Tags: Adrian MateosAndras NemethByron KavermanChristoph VogelsangJoao VieiraKent StaahleLaszlo BujtasMarius GierseMikalai VaskaboinikauMikita BadziakouskiOrpen KisacikogluSam GraftonSeth Davies

Kisacikoglu Bubbles the €100,000 EPT Super High Roller

ajlamers • Level 16: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Orpen Kisacikoglu
Orpen Kisacikoglu

The action folded to Orpen Kisacikoglu on the button who ripped all in for 490,000. Adrian Mateos asked for a count from the small blind and then re-shoved all in which got Kent Staahle to fold the big blind.

Orpen Kisacikoglu: {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Adrian Mateos: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

Mateos had the best of it again and Kisacikoglu was left looking for an ace and an ace only. The flop came {8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and Kisacikoglu was down to just three outs with two cards to come. The {q-Clubs} on the turn and the {6-Spades} on the river meant Kisacikoglu was on his way out as the money bubble had burst.

The remaining six players will now bag up their chips and return to the feature table tomorrow.

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 4,485,000 915,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
tr Busted

Tags: Adrian MateosKent StaahleOrpen Kisacikoglu

Kisacikoglu Gets Paid Off

ajlamers • Level 16: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

Orpen Kisacikoglu opened to 60,000 in the hijack and Mikalai Vaskaboinikau called from the big blind. The flop came {10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts} and both players checked to the {8-Hearts} on the turn.

Vaskaboinikau led out with a bet of 50,000 and Kisacikoglu stuck around for the {8-Spades} on the river. Vaskaboinikau bet another 50,000 and Kisacikoglu raised to 190,000, leaving himself with just 50,000 behind. Vaskaboinikau used a time bank and eventually made the call.

Kisacikoglu turned over {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for trip eights and Vaskaboinikau slammed his cards into the muck.

Mikalai Vaskaboinikau by
Mikalai Vaskaboinikau
by 820,000 -35,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
tr 695,000 135,000

Tags: Mikalai VaskaboinikauOrpen Kisacikoglu

Level:
16
Blinds:
15,000/30,000
Ante:
30,000

Mateos and Gierse Exchange More Chips

ajlamers • Level 15: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Marius Gierse raised to 50,000 in the hijack and was called by Adrian Mateos on the button and Laszlo Bujtas in the big blind. The flop came {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and the action checked to Gierse who continued for 50,000. Mateos called and Bujtas stepped aside.

The turn was the {7-Spades} and Gierse tossed in a bet of 125,000. Mateos let his hand go this time and Gierse dragged in the pot.

"Bluff?" Mateos asked.

"No bluff," was Gierse's response. "But things could get dicey on the river."

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 3,570,000 -110,000
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
at 2,025,000 45,000

Tags: Marius GierseLaszlo BujtasAdrian Mateos

Vieira Eliminated by Kisacikoglu to Get the Field to the Bubble

poolshir • Level 15: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Joao Vieira
Joao Vieira

Joao Vieira was all-in from the middle position for 135,000 and Orpen Kisacikoglu was sitting in the tank, in the end, he put in a stack of chips in too from the cutoff for the rest of the table to quickly fold.

Joao Vieira: {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Orpen Kisacikoglu: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades} for Kisacikoglu to hold with the ace-kicker to eliminate Vieira in eighth place. The seven remaining players are now competing for a spot in the money and at the streamed table which will be played out on Tuesday, May 3.

Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
tr 560,000 110,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt Busted

Tags: Joao VieiraOrpen Kisacikoglu

Mateos and Gierse Battle Again

ajlamers • Level 15: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Adrian Mateos opened to 50,000 in early position and Marius Gierse defended his big blind. The flop came {10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Gierse check-called a bet of 45,000 from Mateos.

The turn brought the {7-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {2-Hearts} on the river. Gierse led out with a small bet of 60,000 which put Mateos in the tank, using two of his time banks. Mateos ended up laying his hand down and Gierse collected the pot.

"Ace-high?" Gierse asked.

"Jack-high," Mateos responded with a shrug of his shoulders.

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 3,680,000 160,000
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
at 1,980,000 100,000

Tags: Marius GierseAdrian Mateos

Small Pots Only

ajlamers • Level 15: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

The table has been pretty snug since returning from dinner break, waiting on the two short stacks to make a move. Marius Gierse opened to 50,000 on the button but it was Adrian Mateos in the big blind who stuck in a three-bet to 235,000. Gierse wasted little time before dumping his cards to the muck.

"Tight range," Gierse said out loud.

"No gamble?" Mateos questioned back.

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 3,520,000 25,000
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
at 1,880,000 10,000

Tags: Marius GierseAdrian Mateos