High Roller

Philipp Gruissem dealt second EPT High Roller title

There were moments when it seemed like there was more talk than play in the high roller event. With four left, Igor Kurganov, Rob Akery, Philipp Gruissem and Olivier Busquet went into a drawn out discussion, using pens and paper, iPads and a laptop computer, which finally hammered out a revised paym...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 6, 2011 11:29 AM

EPT London High Roller: Level 18-21 (12,000-24,000)

7.15pm: Philipp Gruissem is the EPT London High Roller Champion (£450,200)Gruissem continued to crush Kurganov and had him down to less than 200,000 by the time the final hand played out.Kurganov open shoved from the button and Gruissem made an instant call from the big blind to set up the final sho...more

by Marc Convey on October 6, 2011 3:37 AM

EPT London High Roller: Kurganov takes lead into final day

There were times today when we wondered whether the EPT London High Roller would ever come to life. For long periods the tempo was slow and repetitive, with players seeming to be keener on chatting than getting down to business, like some out of control classroom needing iron discipline and a rigid ...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 5, 2011 2:10 PM

EPT London High Roller: Level 14 - 17 updates (4,000-8,000, 1,000)

9.50pm: The final table is setAfter an extended period of cagey play, as eyes turned to James Bord, the short stack, to make an all-or-nothing move, the Englishman finally found a hand he was prepared to stake his tournament life on, moving in for just short of 60,000. Olivier Busquet was last to ac...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 5, 2011 8:27 AM

EPT London High Roller: Day 2, level 10 - 13 updates (1,500-3,000, 400)

4.25pm: End of the levelPlayers are now on a 15 minute break.4.20pm: Scratch KatchalovOut in 22nd place goes Eugene Katchalov. He opened on the button for 6,500 which was called by Andrey Bondar in the big blind for a flop of 3♠7♠8♠. Bondar checked to Katchalov who bet 8,500. Called. On the [6...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 5, 2011 3:36 AM

EPT London High Roller: Sam Stein leads all-star field

As the EPT London main event creaked towards a final 24, a new event turned the clock back to level one; the £20,000 buy-in High Roller. It's sometimes difficult to work out which event casts a shadow over the other. The main event is, of course, the flagship event of the festival; a Goliath that, l...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 4, 2011 3:07 PM

EPT London High Roller: Level 5-9 updates (600-1,200, 200)

11.25pm: Play finishesPlayers are bagging and tagging. We'll have a full wrap with you shortly, and we await the official chip counts. But it looks like Sam Stein has nipped taken the chip lead from Michael Watson at the death. Stein looks to have around 240,000 while Watson finished with 225,900.Fu...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 4, 2011 8:37 AM

EPT London High Roller: Level 1-4 updates (150-300, 25)

4.35pm: End of the levelThat's the break. Play will resume in 15 minutes.4.30pm: Lodden unloadedJohnny Lodden is the next faller, six-bet shoving with A♠K♣ against a pair of aces. The board ran T♥7♥2♠3♦4♣ to send Lodden to the rail. -- SB4.20pm: One out, Macieras flyingTobias Reinkemei...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 4, 2011 3:40 AM

Live Tournament Coverage

EPT Barcelona

EPT Main Event, Day 3 has ended
Players: 110 of 1,694
Day 4 begins at noon on Friday

€25K Single Day High Roller
Entries: 3 of 152
Play resumes Thursday, 4 p.m.

Congratulations to Sylvain Loosli winner of the Super High Roller and €1,224,000.

Congratulations to Mario Lopez, winner of the Estrellas Main Event and €408,000.

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