2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona

€10,300 High Roller
Day: 1
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona

Final Results
Winner
Ronny Kaiser
Winning Hand
aq
Prize
€735,000
Event Info
Buy-in
€10,300
Prize Pool
€5,402,900
Entries
557
Level Info
Level
36
Blinds
300,000 / 600,000
Ante
100,000

€10,300 High Roller

Day 1 Completed

Homegrown Players Show Out on Day 1 in Barcelona High Roller

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
David Lopez Llacer
David Lopez Llacer

The €10,300 High Roller in Barcelona has historically had one of the strongest turnouts at PokerStars events in Barcelona, and the one here for the PokerStars Championship Barcelona was no different as 542 entries have been logged so far after the first day of action.

Spanish players turned in a strong effort on their home turf, finishing with three of the top five chip counts by day's end.

Leading the way is David Lopez Llacer, who turned his 50,000 starting stack into 362,100 after 10 one-hour levels. Lopez Llacer, who finished runner-up at WSOPE Main Event in 2015 to Kevin MacPhee, is best known for his outstanding online exploits as "davaman." He was reportedly the fastest Spanish player to reach Supernova Elite status, thanks to grinding hyperturbo sit-n-gos.

Sitting in third place is perhaps Spain's current crown jewel, Adrian Mateos. The budding tournament superstar has racked up millions in winnings before even hitting the age of 25. He finished the day with 299,800, while fellow Spaniard Raul Martinez ended with 281,500, good for fifth place.

Others in the top five were Austria's Markus Durnegger (315,000) and Canada's Christopher Kruk, who just the previous night

Jake Cody
Jake Cody

won the €5,000 turbo here for a cool €80,000.

And while PokerStars Team Pro Andre Akkari is representing the company with aplomb in the Main Event, where he bagged the chip lead heading into the final two tables, his teammates Jake Cody is doing his best to keep up. The British pro bagged 204,500. Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier also continued his recent hot streak by bagging 125,000.

Overall 251 players made it through, and they'll be joined on Saturday's Day 2 by any player who wishes to enter or use the one allotted reentry to return to the tournament. Players can register up until the 12:30 p.m. start of play, and there will surely be more who wish to take a crack at this burgeoning prize pool.

Come back to PokerNews then for more coverage of the huge €10,300 High Roller here in Barcelona.

End of Day 1 Counts (full)

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Player Chips Progress
David Lopez Llacer es
David Lopez Llacer
362,100
192,100
192,100
Day 1 Chip Leader
Markus Durnegger at
Markus Durnegger
315,500
315,500
315,500
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
299,800
159,800
159,800
EPT Main Event Champion
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 4X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Winamax
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
292,900
92,900
92,900
Raul Martinez es
Raul Martinez
281,500
281,500
281,500
Linus Loeliger ch
Linus Loeliger
274,200
5,200
5,200
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
252,000
136,500
136,500
WPT 1X Winner
Georgios Vrakas gr
Georgios Vrakas
240,000
145,000
145,000
Timur Margolin il
Timur Margolin
231,100
231,100
231,100
WSOP 3X Winner
Jasper Meijer van Putten nl
Jasper Meijer van Putten
230,100
10,100
10,100
Fabrice Maltez fr
Fabrice Maltez
228,700
Emil Patel us
Emil Patel
227,200
82,200
82,200
Parker Talbot ca
Parker Talbot
223,200
23,200
23,200
Samu Riihela fi
Samu Riihela
214,000
Quan Zhou cn
Quan Zhou
213,100
-20,900
-20,900
Alexander Roumeliotis se
Alexander Roumeliotis
213,000
Ognjen Sekularac rs
Ognjen Sekularac
211,100
Andrey Kotelnikov ru
Andrey Kotelnikov
210,000
Marcelo Bonanata ar
Marcelo Bonanata
207,600
Leo Nordin se
Leo Nordin
205,800
40,800
40,800
Run It Once
Jake Cody gb
Jake Cody
204,500
76,500
76,500
Kacper Pyzara pl
Kacper Pyzara
200,000
Oleksandr Leonovych ua
Oleksandr Leonovych
199,500
140,500
140,500
Rafael Moraes br
Rafael Moraes
196,800
196,800
196,800
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
195,000
35,000
35,000

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Stuer Doubles Through Sammartino

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

With already around 50,000 in the pot, Julian Stuer and Dario Sammartino arrived on the turn with the board reading {K-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{5-Clubs}. Stuer checked from the blinds and Sammartino checked behind.

On the {10-Spades} river, Stuer used a time bank chip before shoving all in for 59,100. Sammartino went deep in the tank, used up two of his own time bank chips in the process, then smashed in a call.

Stuer showed {A-Spades}{10-Hearts} for aces up and Sammartino flung his hand into the muck. Stuer, who won the €25,750 High Roller in Monte-Carlo for €1,015,000 earlier this year, launched himself up the leaderboard as the day draws to a close.

Player Chips Progress
Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
170,000
92,000
92,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
60,000
-25,000
-25,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Dario SammartinoJulian Stuer

Quenneville Picks Off Aldemir for Stacks

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

Troy Quenneville opened under the gun and called a three-bet to 10,500 from Koray Aldemir. They took in a {7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{6-Spades} flop and Quenneville bet out 12,400. Aldemir shoved all in for about 30,000, and Quenneville called right away.

Quenneville: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}
Aldemir: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

Quenneville had a hammerlock on it, causing Aldemir to smile wryly at the trap he'd stepped into. The {6-Diamonds} turn and {j-Clubs} river were bricks.

Player Chips Progress
Troy Quenneville ca
Troy Quenneville
140,000
67,500
67,500
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
Busted
WSOP Main Event Champion
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Koray AldemirTroy Quenneville

Konopelko Finds the Call Button to Double Through Hoefer

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

Paul Hoefer was in the small blind and made a sizable bet of 14,000 just a little under the size of the pot, with {3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades}{10-Diamonds} on the felt. Hoefer's lone opponent was big blind Andrei Konopelko, and he called, seeing the {8-Hearts} hit. Hoefer shoved the rest in, putting Konopelko at risk for about 30,000. Konopelko thought briefly and called it off.

Hoefer opened the {5-Hearts}{2-Clubs} for the stone nut low. Konopelko had {9-Clubs}{8-Spades} for eights.

Player Chips Progress
Andrei Konopelko by
Andrei Konopelko
126,000
47,300
47,300
Paul Hoefer de
Paul Hoefer
15,300
-39,700
-39,700
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Paul HoeferAndrei Konopelko

Vieira Doubles

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

After an open from Scott Margereson in middle position, the player in the cutoff three-bet to 18,000. Joao Vieira shoved all in from the button for just over 43,000, and the three-bettor called with {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}. Vieira had {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts} and held on the {9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{8-Clubs} board.

Player Chips Progress
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
99,000
-66,000
-66,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 3X Winner
Winamax

Tags: Joao Vieira

Assorted Counts After Level 9

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

The final level of the night has begun; players will be playing 60 more minutes until Day 1 is done. Currently, 535 entries have been made, with 277 players still in contention.

Player Chips Progress
Alex Papazian ro
Alex Papazian
184,000
59,000
59,000
David Lopez Llacer es
David Lopez Llacer
170,000
-60,000
-60,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
Leo Nordin se
Leo Nordin
165,000
Run It Once
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
160,000
110,000
110,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
140,000
18,200
18,200
EPT Main Event Champion
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 4X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Winamax
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
130,000
49,000
49,000
Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
78,000
25,000
25,000
Bernardo Dias br
Bernardo Dias
70,000
Jeffrey Hakim lb
Jeffrey Hakim
45,000
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
35,000
-50,000
-50,000
Jaka Coaching
Josip Simunic at
Josip Simunic
22,000
-70,400
-70,400
Marc MacDonnell ie
Marc MacDonnell
11,000
-25,500
-25,500
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
Busted

Level: 10

Blinds: 800/1,600

Ante: 200