High Roller

EPT9 Prague High Roller: The cherry on the cake for Marvellous Marvin Retten

The €10,000 High Roller at EPT9 Prague today crowned one of the most appropriate winners of any event in the history of the modern game. After a sensational 2012, during which he won two WPT titles, had two other six-figure cashes among a string of results as long as your arm, Marvin Rettenmaier out...more

by Howard Swains on December 15, 2012 10:17 AM

EPT9 Prague High Roller: Jason Mercier centre stage

Even if things aren't going so well, Jason Mercier is the kind of player who hogs the limelight in any tournament he plays. His will-he, won't-he (play or fly home) approach to the €10,000 High Roller was the dominant story of the opening couple of days, particularly when he took the chip lead and t...more

by Howard Swains on December 15, 2012 4:00 AM

EPT9 Prague: High rollers down to 16 at the dinner break

Far away, in the corner of a distant poker room, the EPT Prague High Roller plays on in the shadows of another event. That shadow is cast by the large barrier surrounding the main event TV stage, where the final nine played on, becoming eight a short while ago. While they have an early finish ahead ...more

by Stephen Bartley on December 14, 2012 11:17 AM

EPT9 Prague: Exeunt Gruissem, pursued by whiff of sausage

"Who is that sitting in the nine seat with all the chips," said PokerStars Blog to a media colleague, stalking through the High Roller tournament area."What, Marvin Rettenmaier?" said the incredulous reporter. "The two-time WPT champion?""So it is," replied a chastened PokerStars Blog, before making...more

by Howard Swains on December 14, 2012 8:25 AM

EPT9 Prague High Roller: Intrigue throughout the field

The original plan for the €10,000 High Roller tournament was very different to how it has actually turned out. The idea was for this to be a friendly, intimate affair lasting two days only, maybe 30 or 40 players getting done through two 11 or 12-hour days.But during the opening four levels yesterda...more

by Howard Swains on December 14, 2012 6:07 AM

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 fi...more

by Rick Dacey on December 14, 2012 3:30 AM

EPT9 Prague High Roller: Prepare for monster field

The main event is done for the day but the €10,000 High Roller event will now play on into the night. Eleven levels are scheduled which should trim the starting 113 players considerably. Regardless of today's carnage it's a far larger field than was first anticipated.With so much poker going on acro...more

by Howard Swains on December 13, 2012 9:38 AM

EPT9 Prague: Shepherding the High Rollers into position

One of the implications of the new "mega-festival" format to EPT events is that sometimes there are just so many tournaments going on simultaneously that players can get lost. Frequently we watch the poor lambs wander into the tournament room clutching a cashier's receipt for a seat in the game and ...more

by Howard Swains on December 13, 2012 7:27 AM

Travel Guide: Prague, Czech Republic

Two stops are in the books for the European Poker Tour Season 9 - Barcelona and Sanremo - and now the European Poker Tour is travelling to its third destination: Prague. The city, which is the capital of the Czech Republic, has graced the EPT schedule for the past six seasons, and it has proven one ...more

by Chad Holloway on November 26, 2012 9:35 AM

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