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CA$10,300 High Roller
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Highlights

Highlights

CA$10,300 High Roller
Day 1 Completed

James Romero Leads After Day 1 in CA$10,300 High Roller

MartianNews • Level 8: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
James Romero
James Romero

The first day of the 2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America CA$10,300 High Roller has now concluded after eight levels of play. A total of 52 registration slips were sold for the sixth event and it was James Romero who finished at the top of the field with his immense 4,320,000 stack.

Romero sat down during the sixth level of play and wasted no time stacking piles in front of him. He took down several small pots before finding his first big score of the day through Andrew Pantling who was holding three eights.

Romero turned over three snowmen as well but had the higher kicker to take down the pot for a complete double up. The Portland, Oregon native has over three million in live cashes and is in a prime position to add another large cash to his resume.

David Lopez took down a lot of pots during the last round of play and almost solidified the top stack of the night but fell just short as he ended with 4,300,000. Some other notable stacks headed into the second day include a regular at any Playgound Poker Club, Kahnawake in Lauren Roberts (3,630,000), Anton Morgenstern (3,000,000), and Derek Verrian (2,835,000) who round out the top five.

Lauren Roberts
Lauren Roberts

The tournament had a less than expected amount of players join throughout the first half of the day and it was not until the latter half that players really started to jump in. One of which was partypoker pro Philipp Gruissem who jumped in just after the last break of the day and managed to secure a birth into Day 2 with 1,075,000.

A lower than expected field brought in a just 52 on the first day of Event #6: CA$10,300 High Roller and when the last chance saloon had closed for business just 28 remained. Day 2 will have another four hours of the late registration and re-entry period open for anyone who wants to join in on the action. The tournament will be looking to sell at least 48 more entry slips in order to hit the one million guarantee that was set.

After a larger than expected field turned out for Day 1a, today was a bit slower since 151 players had already booked their spot in Day 2. When late registration closed after four levels, there were a total of 217 entries for the day. That brought the total number of entries to 521 for this event, surpassing the CA$5,000,000 guaranteed prizepool.

Some other familier faces headed into the second day of the tournament include Alan Schein (2,565,000), Pierre-Paul Paulin (2,155,000), Maria Ho (2,135,000), Darren Elias (1,860,000), Govert Metaal (1,650,000), and Alexandru Papazian (1,125,000).

Many players took a shot on Day 1 but failed to make it the full eight levels and that list includes well-known pro Marc MacDonnell, Canadian Jeff Cormier, Richard Kirsch, and pro Andrew Pantling.

The action will resume on at 1 p.m. EST with the blinds resuming at 10,000/20,000 and a 20,000 big blind ante. The tournament will play another ten 60-minute levels before bagging up and moving onto the third and final day. There will be a break after every two levels of play and a 60-minute dinner break has been added at the end of level 14.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all the action throughout the rest of the tournament so be sure to stay tuned.

Tags: Alan ScheinAlexandru PapazianAndrew PantlingAnton MorgensternDarren EliasDavid LopezDerek VerrianGovert MetaalJames RomeroJeff CormierLauren RobertsMarc MacDonnellMaria HoPhilipp GruissemPierre Paul PaulinRichard Kirsch

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

MartianNews • Level 8: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
James Romero us
James Romero
us 4,320,000 120,000
David Lopez us
David Lopez
us 4,300,000 1,850,000
Lauren Roberts us
Lauren Roberts
us 3,630,000 1,080,000
Anton Morgenstern de
Anton Morgenstern
de 3,000,000 1,850,000
Derek Verrian ca
Derek Verrian
ca 2,835,000 -515,000
Alan Schein us
Alan Schein
us 2,565,000 1,565,000
Guillaume Nolet ca
Guillaume Nolet
ca 2,300,000 375,000
Martin Raus ca
Martin Raus
ca 2,185,000 460,000
Pierre-Paul Paulin ca
Pierre-Paul Paulin
ca 2,155,000 1,175,000
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 2,135,000 185,000
John Hewgill CA
John Hewgill
CA 1,960,000 -1,240,000
Jiachen Gong ca
Jiachen Gong
ca 1,905,000 55,000
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
us 1,860,000 -15,000
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
nl 1,650,000
Aleksandr Merzhinskii RU
Aleksandr Merzhinskii
RU 1,645,000 -655,000
Jakob Miegel de
Jakob Miegel
de 1,610,000 610,000
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
at 1,475,000 425,000
Carla Sabini ca
Carla Sabini
ca 1,395,000 -430,000
Brian Yoon us
Brian Yoon
us 1,345,000 195,000
Alexandru Papazian ro
Alexandru Papazian
ro 1,125,000 -275,000
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 1,075,000 75,000
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 840,000 -410,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 830,000 -95,000
John Krpan ca
John Krpan
ca 800,000 800,000
Hannes Speiser at
Hannes Speiser
at 735,000 -265,000

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Day 1 of partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America CA$10,300 High Roller Ends with James Romero Leading the Way

MartianNews • Level 8: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
James Romero
James Romero

The first day of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America CA$10,300 High Roller has concluded. There were a total of 52 registration slips sold and by nights end only 28 found a bag.

James Romero sat down late in the day and instantly started taking down pots. He will be the start of the day chipleader heading into Day 2 with his 4,320,000 stack.

Right on the heels of Romero is David Lopez who took down several small pots throughout the last level of the night to accumulate a stack of 4,300,000.

A full recap of the day, along with a list of chip counts will be posted shortly.

Tags: David LopezJames Romero

Sabini Sails Her Way to a Double Through Rezaei

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Carla Sabini
Carla Sabini

Carla Sabini opened to 35,000 from late position, John Krpan called in the cutoff, Daniel Rezaei called on the button and Rainer Kempe defended his big blind.

The dealer spread out {4-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{j-Hearts} on the flop, action checked to Sabini who bet 125,000 and only Rezaei called. The dealer burned and turned a {j-Clubs}, Sabini bet 225,000 and again Rezaei called.

The river came down the {2-Clubs} and Sabini moved all in for 475,000. Rezaei called and Sabini turned over {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for a full house. Razei mucked, sending the pot to Sabini for a full double up.

Carla Sabini ca
Carla Sabini
ca 1,825,000 825,000
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
at 1,050,000 -1,600,000

Tags: Carla SabiniDaniel RezaeiJohn KrpanRainer Kempe

Final Three Hands of the Night

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The tournament clock has now been paused and the remaining runners will now be playing just three more hands.

Papazian Grabs a Late Double Up Through Smith

MartianNews • Level 8: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Alexandru Papazian
Alexandru Papazian

The board showed {8-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{a-Spades}{5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Elliot Smith moved Alexandru Papazian all in. Papazian thought for a moment and then moved his remaining 359,000 into the pot.

Smith tabled {k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} for king high and Papazian showed {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} for a set of threes, taking down the pot for a full double through Smith.

Elliot Smith ca
Elliot Smith
ca 1,950,000 -600,000
Alexandru Papazian ro
Alexandru Papazian
ro 1,400,000 575,000

Tags: Alexandru PapazianElliot Smith

Romero Has a Gravitational Pull on Chips Late in Day 1

MartianNews • Level 8: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Maria Ho opened to 35,000 from the hijack, James Romero defended his big blind and the flop came down {8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{8-Spades}. Romero checked to Ho who bet 30,000.

Romero thought for several moments before he check-raised to 140,000. Ho folded and Romero continued his heater late on Day 1.

James Romero us
James Romero
us 4,200,000 455,000
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 1,950,000 -850,000

Tags: James RomeroMaria Ho