EPT10 Prague: Monster field? High Rollers can do that too
As you might expect for an EPT festival of this enormous size, the €10,300 High Roller event is pretty massive too. When they went on a 75-minute dinner break, after six of the ten levels scheduled for the day, the tournament clock already showed that 129 players had entered, 27 had been eliminated and seven had bought back in. All of those numbers will only go up.
Leon Tsoukernik and Johannes Strassmann were two of the men who hit the rail early. Strassmann is Tsoukernik's poker coach and has been spending a lot of time in Rozvadov over the past few years teaching the casino owner the subtleties of Pot Limit Omaha, which is Tsoukernik's preferred game.
They perhaps took the master/pupil relationship a little bit far here in Prague, however, with both busting in the same hand to Marc-Etienne McLaughlin. Fear not, they will both buy back together too.
After that coup, McLaughlin moved up into the top echelons of the early leader board, topped by Jonathan Little. Little played a blinder in the Main Event too this week, busting early today. Then he took his €13,200 to the buy-in desk and joined this bigger tournament, where he enjoyed the rub of the green in the early stages.
Little will chomp down 166,000 chips over his dinner.
The hand-by-hand coverage of the High Roller will continue on the High Roller page into the night. We will rejoin the action tomorrow.
For coverage of Day 4 of the EPT10 Prague Main Event, head to the EPT Prague Main Event page. There's hand-by-hand coverage and chip counts in the top panel, plus feature pieces below the line. The same applies for the High Roller event on the High Roller page. All the information about this festival can be found on the main European Poker Tour website.