2018 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #9: €100,000 No-Limit Hold'em King's Super High Roller
Day: 1
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
66
Prize
€2,624,340
Event Info
Buy-in
€100,000
Prize Pool
€9,025,000
Entries
95
Level Info
Level
23
Blinds
600,000 / 1,200,000
Ante
1,200,000

Event #9: €100,000 No-Limit Hold'em King's Super High Roller

Day 1 Completed

Adams Bags Chip Lead in €100,000 Super High Roller

Level 10 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Timothy Adams
Timothy Adams

After ten levels of play in Event #9: €100,000 Super High Roller a total of 76 players have entered and that number is set to increase with late registration and unlimited re-entry open for two levels tomorrow.

Leading the final 33 players through to Day 2 is Timothy Adams who lead throughout most of the day. After busting Andrej Desset at the feature table, he added Jean-Noel Thorel to his list of victims - twice! And despite a late spurt by Dominik Nitsche, the German doubled Steve O'Dwyer on the final hand of the night to fall back in the standings.

"I ran really good," said Adams. "I busted a few short stacks; woke up with aces and kings when people shoved ten big blinds so that was always nice and easy. For the most part, it was a smooth sailing day; just made hands and won pots without showdown.

"I thought it was going to be one of the better 100ks of the year. I played this last year and it was a really good field. This is the reason why I came here, to play this 100k because it's one of the best ones of the year. I'm happy with the quality of the field if you want to call it that."

Adams will be taking forward 12,960,000 in chips as chip leader in this event, one place higher than in the €25,000 High Roller earlier in the festival, where he advanced from Day 1 second in chips.

"To be honest tomorrow's a new day at work," said Adams reflecting on having been in the situation before. "Sometimes maybe you're going to get ahead of yourselves, but that's just your mind playing tricks. You just turn up tomorrow and it's just another day of poker. some days are more important than others. IIf you've been doing it long enough, it's all the same. "

Other big stacks include Dominik Nitsche (9,515,000), Adrian Mateos (8,365,000), Tobias Ziegler (8,230,000), Steve O'Dwyer (7,390,000) and Stefan Schillhabel (7,275,000) on a day where five of the top eight have won WSOP bracelets before, three of which on more than one occasion.

Among the other players to play and bust today were bracelet winners Bertrand Grospellier, Niall Farrell and Fedor Holz. Jack Salter, Dietrich Fast and Anatoly Filatov, along with High Roller regulars Richard Yong, Andreas Eiler, Renato Nowak and Winfred Yu were also eliminated. Both the aforementioned Thorel and Christoph Vogelsang fired four bullets in the Super High Roller, with Vogelsang surviving with 3,590,000 in chips.

Super High Roller TV Table
Super High Roller TV Table

Day Recap

Unusually for a Super High Roller of this magnitude, the tournament kicked off on time with triple bracelet-winner Adrian Mateos and recent €25,000 Short Deck champion Mikita Badziakouski in the field.

However, it didn't take for long for players to get the message and the numbers swelled, with tournament officials coping admirably to manage the balancing of tables at all stages of the tournament.

Shortly after Thorel became the first casualty of the day, eliminated by Badziakouski, Fedor Holz joined the field and he was followed by €25,000 High Roller champion Michael Addamo.

There were some stand-out hands on the feature table, with David Peters flopping quads against Steffen Sontheimer's pocket aces.

But there seemed to be no stopping Adams as he climbed steadily through the counts; from tripling up with pocket jacks after both he and Renato Nowak flopped sets, to the multiple eliminations of the unfortunate Jean-Noel Thorel.

The eliminations kept on coming, with Manig Loeser, Wai Leong Chan, Markus Durnegger and, yes, you guessed it Jean-Noel Thorel all heading for the exit.

There were no late dramas, meaning Adams comfortably leads over second-place Dominik Nitsche, who was helped by eliminating Fedor Holz and Wai Kin Yong inside the final level.

The blinds resume tomorrow at 40,000/80,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante, meaning anyone choosing to register at the start of Day 2 will sit with 25 big blinds. Follow all the live updates on PokerNews.com as we finalise the prizepool on Day 2 and get closer to crowning the winner of the biggest buy-in event at the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip countBig Blinds
401Aymon HataUnited Kingdom2,300,00029
403Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussian Federation4,245,00053
404Joao VieiraPortugal5,415,00068
406James ChenTaiwan3,210,00040
408Steve O'DwyerIreland7,390,00092
      
431David PetersUnited States6,110,00076
432Wai Leong ChanMalaysia2,725,00034
433Johannes BeckerGermany3,520,00044
434Martin KabrhelCzech Republic1,755,00022
437Steffen SontheimerGermany3,375,00042
438Ahadpur KhangahIran5,095,00064
      
441Christoph VogelsangGermany3,590,00045
442Michael AddamoAustralia6,385,00080
444Ivan LeowMalaysia5,220,00065
445Ole SchemionGermany2,850,00036
446Richard YongMalaysia1,425,00018
448Koray AldemirGermany3,420,00043
      
451Matthias EibingerAustria2,885,00036
452Stefan SchillhabelGermany7,275,00091
453Orpen KisacikogluTurkey3,560,00045
454Rainer KempeGermany1,765,00022
457Julian ThomasGermany5,770,00072
458Manig LoeserGermany2,085,00026
      
461Sergio AidoSpain3,070,00038
463Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus5,865,00073
464Jan-Eric SchwippertGermany5,280,00066
465Michael SoyzaMalaysia2,080,00026
466Stanley ChoiHong Kong4,235,00053
467Igor KurganovGermany2,400,00030
      
472Timothy AdamsCanada12,960,000162
473Dominik NitscheGermany9,515,000119
477Tobias ZieglerGermany8,230,000103
478Adrian MateosSpain8,365,000105

Tags: Adrian MateosAnatoly FilatovAndreas EilerAndrej DessetBertrand GrospellierChristoph VogelsangDavidDavid PetersDietrich FastDominik NitscheFedor HolzManig LoeserMichael AddamoMikita BadziakouskiNiall FarrellRenato NowakRichard YongTimothy AdamsTobias ZieglerWai Kin YongWai Leong ChanWinfred Yu

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
12,960,000 1,510,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
9,515,000 315,000
WSOP 4X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
8,365,000 3,390,000
EPT Main Event Champion
WSOP 4X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Tobias Ziegler de
Tobias Ziegler
8,230,000 530,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
7,390,000 70,000
EPT 1X Winner
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
7,275,000 75,000
WPT 1X Winner
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
6,385,000 -155,000
WSOP 4X Winner
David Peters us
David Peters
6,110,000 680,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
5,865,000 1,755,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Julian Thomas de
Julian Thomas
5,770,000 240,000
WPT 1X Winner
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
5,415,000 2,615,000
Winamax Team Pro
WSOP 3X Winner
Jan-Eric Schwippert de
Jan-Eric Schwippert
5,250,000 535,000
Ivan Leow my
Ivan Leow
5,220,000 680,000
Ahadpur Khangah ir
Ahadpur Khangah
5,095,000 295,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
4,245,000 1,545,000
Stanley Choi hk
Stanley Choi
4,235,000 800,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
3,590,000 950,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
3,560,000 2,160,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
3,520,000 2,020,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
3,420,000 520,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Steffen Sontheimer de
Steffen Sontheimer
3,375,000 -145,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
3,210,000 410,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
3,070,000 -1,330,000
Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger
2,885,000 -30,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
2,850,000 1,150,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner

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O'Dwyer Scoops a Big One

Level 10 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

On the last hand of the night, Dominik Nitsche raised to 130,000 in middle position and Steve O'Dwyer three-bet to 400,000 on his left. The action folded back to Nitsche who called to see a flop of {k-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}.

Nitsche check-called a bet of 325,000 from O'Dwyer and the {5-Hearts} landed on the turn. Nitsche checked again, O'Dwyer bet 600,000, and Nitsche still called. The river was the {j-Diamonds} and Nitsche checked for the third time. O'Dwyer moved all in for 2,295,000 and Nitsche asked for a count before calling. O'Dwyer turned over {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} while Nitsche showed {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}.

Player Chips Progress
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
9,200,000 -3,900,000
WSOP 4X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
7,320,000 3,820,000
EPT 1X Winner

Tags: Dominik NitscheSteve O'Dwyer

Chen Flops a Set to Oust Eiler

Level 10 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

Andreas Eiler raised it up from the hijack and James Chen shoved all in for around 1,400,000 from the big blind. Eiler called off his stack of 1,230,000 and the cards were on their backs.

James Chen: {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Andreas Eiler: {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

The flop came {q-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Spades} giving Chen a set of jacks and Eiler a straight draw. The {10-Clubs} on the turn changed nothing and the {3-Spades} on the river completed the board. Neither player held a spade in their hand and Chen's set of jacks took it down.

Player Chips Progress
James Chen tw
James Chen
2,800,000 -570,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Andreas Eiler de
Andreas Eiler
Busted
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
Busted
WSOP 4X Winner
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
Busted
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
Busted
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: James ChenAndreas Eiler

Adams Takes Another Pot

Level 10 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Timothy Adams
Timothy Adams

Timothy Adams has had a big stack in front of him ever since he won a big pot against Jean-Noel Thorel. He lost a little bit of it, but he just won another pot to win some back.

Matthias Eibinger raised from the hijack to 125,000 and Adams three-bet to 390,000 from the button. Both players in the blinds folded their hands, but Eibinger called the bet.

The flop came down {2-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and Eibinger check-folded when Adams bet 375,000.

Player Chips Progress
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
11,450,000 -1,230,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger
2,915,000 -2,285,000

Tags: Matthias EibingerTimothy Adams

Phua Eliminated

Level 10 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Paul Phua
Paul Phua

Paul Phua was all in and at risk as he put his last 1,500,000 in the middle against Ivan Leow. Leow had the better hand holding {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} against the {7-Spades}{7-Clubs} of Phua.

The board came {4-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Phua was eliminated from the tournament.

Registration for the tournament is still open until the end of the second level of Day 2, so we might see Phua enter the tournament once more.

Player Chips Progress
Ivan Leow my
Ivan Leow
4,540,000 1,940,000
Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
Busted
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Paul PhuaIvan Leow

Huang Eliminated by Khangah

Level 10 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

Alexey Rybin opened to 10,000 with {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Shan Huang three-bet all in for 1,185,000 with {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}. Ahadpur Khangah was in the next position and four-bet over the top all in with {8-Hearts}{8-Spades} and Rybin folded.

There was no help for Huang on the {3-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{2-Diamonds} runout and he was eliminated.

Player Chips Progress
Ahadpur Khangah ir
Ahadpur Khangah
4,800,000 1,400,000
Shan Huang cn
Shan Huang
Busted

Tags: Ahadpur KhangahAlexey RybinShan Huang

Updated Counts

Level 10 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
12,680,000 -320,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
9,120,000 70,000
WSOP 4X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
7,200,000 -100,000
WPT 1X Winner
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
6,540,000 -260,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Julian Thomas de
Julian Thomas
5,530,000 1,230,000
WPT 1X Winner
David Peters us
David Peters
5,430,000 1,935,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
4,110,000 -25,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Steffen Sontheimer de
Steffen Sontheimer
3,520,000 3,520,000
Michael Soyza my
Michael Soyza
3,360,000 560,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
1,880,000 1,380,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner