EPT12 Prague: €595,400 to High Roller winner; on the bubble as they head to dinner

Day 2 of the €10,000 High Roller is much the same as the first, in that the players will play 10 levels, each of which lasts 60 minutes. Where it differs though is that today the players will reach the money, possibly the final table even and there are no second chances. Registration is closed. With six levels done and dusted they've just headed off on a 60 minute dinner break and things are very finely balanced indeed.

Mid-day update

A dozen new/re-entries this morning took the total number of runners to 315 (252 unique entries and 63 re-entries). The powers that be crunched the numbers and declared that 47 players would get paid, with the winner taking home €595,400 (scroll down for the entire payout structure). That all means it's going to be an uncomfortable dinner break for some because as of now, just 50 players remain meaning only three more players will leave empty handed. Those in danger of falling foul of the €17,420 bubble include: Tomasz Wrobel (39,000), Pavel Binar (42,000), Alexandru Papazian (65,000), Andrei Chernokoz (82,000) and Mikhail Rudoy (86,000). When play restarts after dinner blinds will be 4,000/8,000 ante 1,000. At the other end of the scale you'll find Daniel Cates (729,000). The man known as 'Jungleman' has a large lead over Chady Merhej. The Lebanese player has a stack of 575,000, which gives him a slender lead from a chasing pack consisting of: Rocco Palumbo (522,000), Kevin MacPhee (515,000), Felix Bleiker (510,000) and Vanessa Selbst (485,500). EPT12_prague_high_roller_day2_vanessa_selbst.jpg

Vanessa Selbst is one of the big stacks

The Team PokerStars Pro won a huge pot with aces against the ace-kings of Vladimir Dobrovolskiy and Alen Bilic to ascend the chip counts

Top 10 chip counts

Daniel Cates, 729,000 Chady Merhej, 575,000 Rocco Palumbo, 522,000 Kevin MacPhee, 515,000 Felix Bleiker, 510,000 Vanessa Selbst, 485,000 Kacper Pyzara, 470,000 Simon Mattsson, 464,000 Stephen Chidwick, 420,000 Ihar Soika, 390,000 EPT12_prague_high_roller_day2_kevin_macphee.jpg

MacPhee is doing well

Payout structure

POSNAMECOUNTRYSTATUSPRIZE
1 €595 500
2 €378 280
3 €283 550
4 €229 470
5 €180 890
6 €138 110
7 €101 440
8 €74 550
9 €61 110
10 €51 330
11 €51 330
12 €45 220
13 €45 220
14 €40 640
15 €40 640
16 €36 060
17 €36 060
18 €31 480
19 €31 480
20 €31 480
21 €28 420
22 €28 420
23 €28 420
24 €25 360
25 €25 360
26 €25 360
27 €25 360
28 €22 300
29 €22 300
30 €22 300
31 €22 300
32 €19 550
33 €19 550
34 €19 550
35 €19 550
36 €19 550
37 €19 550
38 €19 550
39 €19 550
40 €17 420
41 €17 420
42 €17 420
43 €17 420
44 €17 420
45 €17 420
46 €17 420
47 €17 420

Notable eliminations

Plenty of big names have hit the rail on Day 2, including: ElkY, Liv Boeree, Eugene Katchalov, Jason Mercier, Nicolas Chouity, Sylvain Loosli, Tobias Reinkemeier, Juha Helppi, Dzmitry Urbanovich and Mustapha Kanit. EPT12_prague_high_roller_day2_ElkY.jpg

ElkY - out

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Nick Wright
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