EPT9 Prague: €10k High Roller Day 2 seat draw

After all was weighed with reloads - five of them - the €10,300 High Roller picked up a record 113 entries to create a €1,107,400 prize pool. Around a third of the starting field managed to make it through the first day's play, 41 to be precise, but just 12 of them will get paid with €365,300 for first place.

Mercier, who is chasing an incredible fifth million-dollar year, leads the field with 415,300, well ahead of the 137,800 average. Should he go all the way he'll have most of the €434,712 that he needs to tick over into seven figures. And there's always a couple of €2k turbos tomorrow...

It's a hell of a field. Scan through the tables. Play resumes at 1pm local time. Follow the live coverage and features here at the PokerStars Blog.

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Five years on the bounce? That's some stretch

1- 1. Eugene Katchalov, Ukraine, Team PokerStars Pro, 257,700
1- 2. Philippe Ktorza, France, 107,900
1- 3. Andrey Gulyy, Russian Federation, 123,300
1- 4. Ole Schemion, Germany, 165,200
1- 5. Davidi Kitai, Belgium, 129,500
1- 6. Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, France, Team PokerStars Pro, 101,400
1- 7. Juha Lauttamus, Finland, 47,200

2- 1. Anaras Alekberovas, Lithuania, 240,800
2- 2. Jason Mercier, United States, Team PokerStars Pro, 415,300
2- 3. Kent Lundmark, Sweden, 45,700
2- 4. Elio Fox, USA, 224,100
2- 5. Philipp Gruissem, Germany, 52,100
2- 6. Marcin Wydrowski, Poland, 200,300
2- 7. Nadar Kakhmazov, Russian Federation, 125,200

3- 1. Stephen O`Dwyer, United States, 60,300
3- 2. Igor Kurganov, Germany, 106,400
3- 3. Morten Klein, Norway, 50,500
3- 4. Juha Helppi, Finland, 222,000
3- 5. Niklas Astedt, Sweden, 129,000
3- 6. Andrew Chen, Canada, 92,700

4- 1. Fabian Quoss, Germany, 59,200
4- 2. Rudolf Babayan, Russian Federation, 92,400
4- 3. Paolo Compagno, Switzerland, 251,800
4- 4. Gurgen Melkonyan, Russian Federation, 155,000
4- 5. Jeffrey Hakim, Lebanon, 31,300
4- 6. Kristijonas Andrulis, Lithuania, 125,600
4- 7. Berthold Winz, Germany, 103,700

5- 1. Olivier Busquet, USA, 231,300
5- 2. Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Canada, 73,800
5- 3. Paul Volpe, United States, 131,000
5- 4. Sorel Mizzi, Canada, 97,900
5- 5. Anatoly Gurtovoy, Russian Federation, 392,600
5- 6. Pawel Brzeski, Poland, 88,100
5- 7. Matteo Taddia, Italy, 134,300

6- 1. Konstantin Puchkov, Russian Federation, 90,600
6- 2. Aubin Cazals, France, 84,500
6- 3. Mikael Erixon, Sweden, 87,700
6- 4. Martin Quack, United Kingdom, 158,000
6- 5. Marvin Rettenmaier, Germany, 84,100
6- 6. Andrei Demidov, Russian Federation, 129,900
6- 7. James Carroll, United States, 125,300

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Rick Dacey
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