The high-stakes action from Barcelona isn't over just yet. The €5,300 Main Event may be moving on to Day 4 with 103 players left from a record-breaking field, but today marks the start of the always impressive €10,300 High Roller.
After the €50,000 Super High Roller and €5,300 Main Event both smashed records, there are high hopes for this event. Last year's installment attracted a total of 180 entries — 138 unique players with 42 reentries. The event was won by Thomas Muehloecker, who walked away with a big, bad €390,700 first-place prize. One shouldn't doubt that this event could easily surpass 200 entries this year.
Muehloecker's win was especially remarkable after he came back from a 6-1 chip deficit at the start of heads-up play against none other than Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu. Where many people would've simply gambled a lot and essentially give up, Muehloecker stayed on the grind and slowly worked his way back into the match before eventually claiming victory. To relive Muehlloecker's win, you can read through last year's live reporting coverage of the event.
Day 1 will begin at 1 p.m. local time, with each player allowed one reentry. Registration will remain open until 15 minutes before the start of play on Day 2, and players will each start with 50,000 in tournament chips.
The coverage starts soon, so stay tuned.
While you wait, check out this little fun video with last year's runner-up. In it, Negreanu addresses the challenge issued to him by Doug Polk about playing $25/$50 online cash: