2023 PokerStars EPT Paris

€50,000 EPT Paris Super High Roller
Day: 1
Event Info

2023 PokerStars EPT Paris

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000
Players Info - Day 1
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€50,000 EPT Paris Super High Roller

Day 1 Completed

Timothy Adams Leads 33 Day 1 Survivors in €50,000 Super High Roller

Level 8 : Blinds 2,000/5,000, 5,000 ante
Timothy Adams
Timothy Adams

After eight levels of action featuring the elite of the elite in the poker world, two-time EPT Super High Roller champion Timothy Adams tops the Day 1 chip counts of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Paris €50,000 Super High Roller with 1,184,000 in chips.

The Canadian finished just ahead of the only two other players to cross a million chips, Dimitar Danchev of Bulgaria with 1,112,000 and Russian Nikita Kuznetsov with 1,017,000.

The trio all won big hands late in the day to make their push for the top of the leaderboard, but it was Adams’ elimination of Jean-Noel Thorel that put him at the top of the heap heading to Day 2.

€50,000 Super High Roller Top Ten Day 1 Chip Counts

RankNameCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Timothy AdamsCanada1,184,000197
2Dimitar DanchevBulgaria1,112,000185
3Nikita KuznetsovRussia1,017,000169
4Jules DickersonFrance821,000136
5Alex KulevBulgaria642,000107
6Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom500,00083
7Sam GreenwoodCanada489,00081
8Joao VieiraPortugal473,00078
9Ben HeathUnited Kingdom460,00076
10Nick PetrangeloUnited States433,00072
Dimitar Danchev
Dimitar Danchev

Great Numbers for a Thrilling Day 1

By the end of the eight 60-minute levels played on Sunday, 33 of the 58 entries of the day remained, with registration still open until the start of Day 2 on Monday, February 20 at 12:30 p.m. Complete prize pool and payout details will be made available once registration closes.

The tournament is already a tremendous success, surpassing the 55 entries in the €50,000 Super High Roller at EPT Prague in December and the 39 from the same event at EPT London in October before the final batch of late registrants even hop in on Monday.

Players had a single reentry available to them which many used Sunday, while among those to use both entries that won’t be returning is none other than Fedor Holz, whose second entry evaporated after a flopped straight over straight cooler late in the day.

Among those who didn’t make it through Day 1, but could make a reappearance Monday with a fresh 250,000 chips (41 big blinds) are PokerStars Ambassador Sam Grafton, EPT Paris €25,000 High Roller champion Teun Mulder, Thomas Muehloecker, Rui Ferreira, and Galen Hall to name just a few.

The Day 2 Plan

Players will return to the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile at 12:30 p.m. local time, and action will resume at Level 9 with blinds of 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 big blind ante. They will play into the money with the top 15% of the field getting paid, then from there, the intention will be to play to a final table of eight.

Players will receive 20-minute breaks every two levels, with a 75-minute dinner break scheduled after Level 14.

Keep your browsers locked on PokerNews as our live reporting team will be there to cover all the action as the brightest stars in poker continue their chase of the prestigious EPT Paris 2023 Super High Roller title.

Tags: Alex KulevBen HeathConor BeresfordDimitar DanchevFedor HolzGalen HallJean-Noel ThorelJoao VieiraJules DickersonNick PetrangeloNikita KuznetsovRui FerreiraSam GraftonSam GreenwoodTeun MulderThomas MuehloeckerTimothy Adams

End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Level 8 : Blinds 2,000/5,000, 5,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
1,184,000 109,000
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
1,112,000 302,000
EPT 1X Winner
Nikita Kuznetsov ru
Nikita Kuznetsov
1,017,000 -53,000
Jules Dickerson gb
Jules Dickerson
821,000 314,000
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
642,000 -28,000
Conor Beresford gb
Conor Beresford
500,000 250,000
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
489,000 -26,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
473,000 23,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
460,000 -46,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
433,000 -52,000
Saar Wilf il
Saar Wilf
423,000 -15,000
Pedro Marques pt
Pedro Marques
420,000 -45,000
Jakov Nesterov ru
Jakov Nesterov
404,000 154,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
399,000 -7,000
EPT 2X Winner
Juan Pardo es
Juan Pardo
390,000 19,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
379,000 123,000
Mikalai Vaskaboinikau by
Mikalai Vaskaboinikau
371,000 -89,000
Tom-Aksel Bedell no
Tom-Aksel Bedell
360,000 52,000
Hugo Pingray fr
Hugo Pingray
354,000 104,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
343,000 182,000
Niklas Astedt se
Niklas Astedt
343,000 39,000
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
342,000 218,000
Gregoire Auzoux fr
Gregoire Auzoux
326,000 139,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
303,000 53,000
Pedro Garagnani br
Pedro Garagnani
285,000 -157,000

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End of the Night

Level 8 : Blinds 2,000/5,000, 5,000 ante

Play has concluded on all of the tables with just 33 players bagging up chips for Day 2. Late registration will remain open until the action resumes at 12:30 p.m. local time. A recap of the day's action along with full chip counts will be posted shortly.

Adams Sends Thorel on His Way

Level 8 : Blinds 2,000/5,000, 5,000 ante

Jean-Noel Thorel opened to 10,000 under the gun and was called by Timothy Adams on the button and Sam Greenwood in the big blind. The flop came {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and the action checked to Adams who bet 10,000. Greenwood folded and Thorel check-raised to 33,000 which Adams called.

The {10-Spades} paired the board on the turn and both players checked to the {q-Spades} on the river. Thorel checked again and Adams threw in a bet of 65,000. Thorel jammed all in for 192,000 which put Adams in the blender for a minute. After thinking it through, Adams called and Thorel showed {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}. Adams flipped over {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} for a better two pair to eliminate Thorel.

Player Chips Progress
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
1,075,000 170,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel

Tags: Timothy AdamsSam GreenwoodJean-Noel Thorel

One More For Kuznetsov to End the Day

Level 8 : Blinds 2,000/5,000, 5,000 ante

On his final hand of the day, Nikita Kuznetsov has crossed the one million chip mark in a hand versus Chris Brewer.

Picking action up in a raised pot with a flop of {j-Spades}{5-Hearts}{a-Clubs}, Kuznetsov checked his big blind to Brewer who bet 7,000. Kunzetsov responded with a check-raise to 26,000 which Brewer called.

On the {7-Spades} turn, Kuznetsov bet 24,000 and Brewer folded to give Kuznetsov a pot that pushed him toward the chip lead to end the day.

Player Chips Progress
Nikita Kuznetsov ru
Nikita Kuznetsov
1,070,000 180,000
Chris Brewer us
Chris Brewer

Tags: Chris BrewerNikita Kuznetsov

PN Podcast: Chris Moneymaker Discusses Closure of Poker at His Kentucky Social Club

Level 8 : Blinds 2,000/5,000, 5,000 ante

On the latest PokerNews Podcast episode of 2023, Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen welcome guest Chris Moneymaker to the show. The 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champ shares details on what happened in regards to his Moneymaker Social Club in Paducah, Kentucky closing its poker operations after feeling some heat from local authorities. Find out what transpired and what the future may hold.

Moneymaker also shares his plans for the upcoming 2023 WSOP and tells a fun story involving his WSOP gold bracelet, the Super Bowl, and Justin Timberlake.

Other stories discussed are Phil Hellmuth getting dismantled on a pair of live-streamed high-stakes cash games, winners from the PokerGO Tour Mixed Game Festival, the Galfond Challenge against Dan “Jungleman” Cates currently being on pause, and remembering the late Mike McClain. Finally, they look ahead to the European Poker Tour (EPT) Paris, which just got underway.

Listen to the New PokerNews Podcast Here!

Bedell Gets a Fold from Astedt

Level 8 : Blinds 2,000/5,000, 5,000 ante

Tom-Aksel Bedell raised to 15,000 in middle position and Niklas Astedt reraised to 30,000 on the button. Bedell called and the dealer fanned the flop of {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}. Bedell checked to Astedt who bet 21,000 and Bedell called.

The turn brought the {10-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {8-Clubs} on the river. Bedell led out with a bet of 51,000 this time and Astedt was forced to throw away his cards.

Player Chips Progress
Tom-Aksel Bedell no
Tom-Aksel Bedell
308,000 -2,000
Niklas Astedt se
Niklas Astedt
304,000 -109,000

Tags: Tom-Aksel BedellNiklas Astedt

Hissou Takes From Kuznetsov

Level 8 : Blinds 2,000/5,000, 5,000 ante

Nikita Kuznetsov opened to 12,000 in early position and was called by Sirzat Hissou in the cutoff. They went heads-up to a flop of {6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Kuznetsov check-called a bet of 15,000 from Hissou.

The turn brought the {j-Diamonds} and Kuznetsov checked again. Hissou flicked in a bet of 25,000 and Kuznetsov stuck around to see the {4-Clubs} on the river. Both players checked and Kuznetsov tabled {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts} but was no good against the {a-Spades}{j-Spades} of Hissou.

Player Chips Progress
Nikita Kuznetsov ru
Nikita Kuznetsov
890,000 40,000
Sirzat Hissou de
Sirzat Hissou
170,000 63,000

Tags: Nikita KuznetsovSirzat Hissou