EPT13 Barcelona: €10,300 Single Re-entry High Roller begins today
While most of the players flooding into the Casino Barcelona are here for Day 1A of the €1,100 Estrellas Main Event, a select few are looking to play for almost ten times the stakes.
Today kicks off the €10,300 Single Re-entry High Roller, a brand new No Limit Hold'em event here in Barcelona that sees those with big enough bankrolls able to warm up and hopefully pick up a juicy score early on in their Spanish vacation.
We're expecting plenty of well-knowns in the field; players such as Mustapha Kanit and Davidi Kitai were spotted nearby yesterday, relaxing before what could potentially be their first day of work today. We'll bring you an update of the field at the dinner break.
Here's how it works: players start with a 50,000 stack and blinds begin at 100/200 with a 25 ante. They'll be playing 60-minute levels, with ten scheduled here on Day 1. When players start to bust, they have the option to re-enter one time (an option guaranteed to be exercised by many in the field). That's sure to build a healthy prize pool.
So, as this is a new event and we have no defending champ, let's have a look at last year's results in other side events. French former November-Niner Sylvain Loosli took down the €50K Super High Roller at EPT12 Barcelona for €1,224,000, while Germany's Martin Finger won the €25K Single-Day High Roller for €865,900. Jack Salter, Richard Dubini, and Benjamin Pollak are just a few of the other side-event winners at this stop last season.
Cards will be in the air at 12:30pm local time. --JS
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PokerStars Blog reporting team on the EPT13 Barcelona €10K Single Re-entry High Roller: Jack Stanton and Martin Harris. Photography by Carlos Monti and René Velli. Follow the PokerStars Blog on Twitter:@PokerStarsBlog