€10,300 High Roller
€10,300 High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Homegrown Players Show Out on Day 1 in Barcelona High Roller

mnuwwarah • 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)

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
David Lopez Llacer es
David Lopez Llacer
es 362,100 192,100
Markus Durnegger at
Markus Durnegger
at 315,500 315,500
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 299,800 159,800
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 292,900 92,900
Raul Martinez es
Raul Martinez
es 281,500 281,500
Linus Loeliger ch
Linus Loeliger
ch 274,200 5,200
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
de 252,000 136,500
Georgios Vrakas gr
Georgios Vrakas
gr 240,000 145,000
Timur Margolin il
Timur Margolin
il 231,100 231,100
Jasper Meijer van Putten nl
Jasper Meijer van Putten
nl 230,100 10,100
Fabrice Maltez fr
Fabrice Maltez
fr 228,700
Emil Patel us
Emil Patel
us 227,200 82,200
Parker Talbot ca
Parker Talbot
ca 223,200 23,200
Samu Riihela FI
Samu Riihela
FI 214,000
Quan Zhou cn
Quan Zhou
cn 213,100 -20,900
Alexander Roumeliotis se
Alexander Roumeliotis
se 213,000
Ognjen Sekularac rs
Ognjen Sekularac
rs 211,100
Andrey Kotelnikov ru
Andrey Kotelnikov
ru 210,000
Marcelo Bonanata ar
Marcelo Bonanata
ar 207,600
Leo Nordin SE
Leo Nordin
SE 205,800 40,800
Jake Cody gb
Jake Cody
gb 204,500 76,500
Kacper Pyzara pl
Kacper Pyzara
pl 200,000
Oleksandr Leonovych UA
Oleksandr Leonovych
UA 199,500 140,500
Rafael Moraes br
Rafael Moraes
br 196,800 196,800
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 195,000 35,000

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Five More Hands

KaleGozer • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Five more hands will be played until chips are bagged and tagged for the night.

Stuer Doubles Through Sammartino

KaleGozer • 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.

Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
at 170,000 92,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 60,000 -25,000

Tags: Dario SammartinoJulian Stuer

Quenneville Picks Off Aldemir for Stacks

mnuwwarah • 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.

Troy Quenneville ca
Troy Quenneville
ca 140,000 67,500
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de Busted

Tags: Koray AldemirTroy Quenneville

Konopelko Finds the Call Button to Double Through Hoefer

mnuwwarah • 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.

Andrei Konopelko by
Andrei Konopelko
by 126,000 47,300
Paul Hoefer de
Paul Hoefer
de 15,300 -39,700

Tags: Paul HoeferAndrei Konopelko

Vieira Doubles

mnuwwarah • 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.

Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax Team Pro
pt 99,000 -66,000

Tags: Joao Vieira

Assorted Counts After Level 9

KaleGozer • 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.

Alex Papazian ro
Alex Papazian
ro 184,000 59,000
David Lopez Llacer es
David Lopez Llacer
es 170,000 -60,000
Leo Nordin SE
Leo Nordin
SE 165,000
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 160,000 110,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 140,000 18,200
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 130,000 49,000
Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
at 78,000 25,000
Bernardo Dias br
Bernardo Dias
br 70,000
Jeffrey Hakim lb
Jeffrey Hakim
lb 45,000
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr 35,000 -50,000
Josip Simunic at
Josip Simunic
at 22,000 -70,400
Marc MacDonnell ie
Marc MacDonnell
ie 11,000 -25,500
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb Busted