The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT is well underway. The field in the €10,000 Event has already reduced to 5, while the €100,000 Super High Roller kicked off today.
The €10,000 Opening Event generated a total of 71 entries, creating a prize pool of €688,700. There are only five players remained, the current chip leader is 2013 WSOP Main Event winner, Ryan Riess, who accumulated 1.4 million chips. Ryan is followed by the long-time pro from Canada, Timothy Adams, who sits on a stack of 930,000. Rainer Kempe has 780,000, Paul Newey 445,000, while the short stack Juan Pardo 220,000.
The €100,000 Super High Roller started today, with 20 entries so far, one of them being a re-entry. Ike Haxton was the unlucky one, after losing most of his chips against Iranian businessman, Ali Reza Fatehi, when his pocket kings ran into the pocket rockets of Ali’s. In his final hand, Ike found himself in a dominating spot once more. His ♥Q♥J was well behind against Steve O’Dwyer’s ♦K♣Q on the flop of ♦Q♦5♥7. Ike wasted no time to reach into his pocket for another €100K.
Another event is currently happening the most prestigious gambling hub in the world, as Day 1a of the €1,100 EPT National is already completed and Day 1b started today. The first day attracted 515 players, while another 505 already joined today. Martin Finger, Thomas Mühlöcker, Gaelle Baumann and Maria Konnikova are all amongst the 1,000+ players to enter the field.
We’re certainly ahead of a busy few days, with lots of action and huge prizes.