2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Holz Leads; Peters and Kisacikoglu Right Behind in Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em

MattHansen • Level 12: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Fedor Holz
Fedor Holz

Germany’s Fedor Holz leads 28 surviving players at the end of Day 1 in Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The last high roller event of the series attracted a total of 53 runners on Day 1, and more are expected before the end of late registration at the beginning of Day 2.

Holz has the lead in part thanks to a double-up through Nick Petrangelo just after the day’s halfway point. The German poker star will return with over 3 million chips to take a shot at his third WSOP gold bracelet. Not far behind are David Peters, Orpen Kisacikoglu, and Sam Grafton.

$100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Day 1 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Fedor HolzGermany3,415,000
2David PetersUnited States3,305,000
3Orpen KisacikogluTurkey3,040,000
4Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom2,120,000
5Bill KleinUnited States1,885,000
6Jonathan LittleUnited States1,625,000
7Seth DaviesUnited States1,260,000
8Laszlo Bujtas Hungary1,240,000
9John LilicCanada1,190,000
10Michael AddamoAustralia885,000

Peters jumped up the leaderboard in the last level when he busted Justin Bonomo with a pair of queens. Kisacikoglu busted Jason Koon late in the evening to move above 2 million chips, and he added more before the end of the night to set up a return with just over 3 million. Grafton found momentum late with the elimination of Mateos, and he will return looking to improve on his 13th place finish in the 2019 offering of this event.

Sam Grafton
Sam Grafton

Among the players who made an early exit on Day 1 were Ali Imsirovic, Jake Schindler, Daniel Negreanu, Brian Rast, Darren Elias, Dario Sammartino and recent Super High Roller champion Adrian Mateos. Mateos used his re-entry and will not have the chance to return tomorrow.

Negreanu, Schindler, Peters, and Petrangelo are among those that re-entered the event, and they will be live on Day 2.

Registration closes, and cards go in the air for Day 2 at 12 noon PT on Monday, November 22. Blinds will start in Level 13 at 20,000/40,000/40,000, and players that join the tournament on Day 2 will start with 600,000 in tournament chips. The action will continue until the field is down to five players for a Day 3 finale that will be broadcast on PokerGo on November 23.

Be sure to keep it here throughout the rest of the series for updates on the closing events from the PokerNews live reporting team at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

Tags: Adrian MateosAli ImsirovicBill KleinBrian RastDaniel NegreanuDario SammartinoDarren EliasDavid PetersFedor HolzJake SchindlerJason KoonJohn LilicJonathan LittleJustin BonomoLaszlo BujtasMichael AddamoNick PetrangeloOrpen KisacikogluSam GraftonSeth Davies

Seat Draw For Day 2

YorkshirePud • Level 12: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Amazon4292John LilicUnited States1,190,000
Amazon4293Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom2,120,000
Amazon4294Kevin RabichowUnited States725,000
Amazon4297Orpen KisacikogluTurkey3,040,000
Amazon4298Benjamin HeathUnited Kingdom610,000
Amazon4301Jake SchindlerUnited States750,000
Amazon4302Sergio Aido EspinaSpain350,000
Amazon4304Johan GuilbertFrance600,000
Amazon4306Nick PetrangeloUnited States370,000
Amazon4307David PetersUnited States3,305,000
Amazon4308William KleinUnited States1,885,000
Amazon4381Shaun DeebUnited States600,000
Amazon4382David ColemanUnited States510,000
Amazon4383Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus325,000
Amazon4384Fedor HolzGermany3,415,000
Amazon4385James ChenTaiwan715,000
Amazon4387Laszlo BujtasHungary1,240,000
Amazon4391Sorel MizziCanada1,380,000
Amazon4392Michael AddamoAustralia1,855,000
Amazon4393Dan SmithUnited States665,000
Amazon4395Jonathan LittleUnited States1,625,000
Amazon4396Daniel NegreanuCanada330,000
Amazon4471Sam SoverelUnited States1,070,000
Amazon4472Cary KatzUnited States630,000
Amazon4473Seth DaviesUnited States1,260,000
Amazon4476Henrik HecklenDenmark630,000
Amazon4477Phil HellmuthUnited States355,000
Amazon4478Matthias EibingerAustria270,000

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

MattHansen • Level 12: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
de 3,415,000 1,740,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 3,305,000 -75,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
tr 3,040,000 770,000
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
gb 2,120,000 550,000
Bill Klein us
Bill Klein
us 1,885,000 1,060,000
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au 1,855,000 965,000
Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little
us 1,625,000 275,000
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 1,380,000 230,000
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
us 1,260,000 -345,000
Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
hu 1,240,000 875,000
John Lilic US
John Lilic
US 1,190,000 -270,000
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
us 1,070,000 645,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 750,000 185,000
Kevin Rabichow us
Kevin Rabichow
us 725,000 220,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 715,000 140,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 665,000 665,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 630,000 35,000
Henrik Hecklen dk
Henrik Hecklen
dk 630,000 240,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 610,000 100,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 600,000 600,000
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 600,000 235,000
David Coleman us
David Coleman
us 510,000 -575,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 400,000 400,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 355,000 -265,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 350,000 350,000

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End of Day 1

MattHansen • Level 12: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

Players are now bagging up for the day and 28 runners will move on to Day 2. Stay tuned for a recap from the PokerNews team.

Lilic Goes Runner-Runner

jeffmcmillan • Level 12: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

From under the gun, John Lilic jammed all in on a flop that read {6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. Ben Heath was in middle position and called quickly.

Lilic turned over the {3-Spades}{2-Spades} while Heath had the {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}.

The turn was the {2-Hearts} to pair Lilic and the river came the {2-Diamonds} to give him trips and secure the big double up.

John Lilic US
John Lilic
US 1,460,000 800,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 510,000 -390,000

Tags: Ben HeathJohn Lilic


Lilic Busts Sammartino and Leaves Negreanu With Scraps

jeffmcmillan • Level 11: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

There was a three-way all in in progress after the flop as the flop read {4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}.

Dario Sammartino: {3-Spades}{3-Clubs}
John Lilic: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Daniel Negreanu: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

Negreanu was looking for a diamond or king or queen to eliminate both of his opponents. The turn was the {7-Clubs} and the river the {a-Hearts} to keep the jacks as the best hand and leave Negreanu with one big blind, while Sammartino was sent away.

John Lilic US
John Lilic
US 660,000 60,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 30,000 -570,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it Busted

Tags: Daniel NegreanuDario Sammartino

Mateos Out Again

MattHansen • Level 11: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Sam Grafton shoved with Adrian Mateos well covered and the lone person remaining to act. Mateos called for the last of it, around 300,000.

Adrian Mateos: {k-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Sam Grafton: {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{3-Spades}{a-Spades}{q-Hearts} and the turned ace was enough for Grafton to send Mateos to the rail for the second time on Day 1.

Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
gb 1,570,000 -100,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es Busted

Tags: Adrian MateosSam Grafton