EPT11 Deauville: Winner of High Roller to receive €309,170

As we reported earlier the High Roller got off to a frenetic start at it's really been more of the same ever since then. Sixty players survived Day 1 and before play started on Day 2 Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Anton Astapau, Dmitry Yurasov and Ognjen Sekularac fired their second bullet and Ondrej Vinklarek and Ekrem Sanioglu their first to take the total number of runners to 128.


ElkY - fired an unsuccessful second bullet

That comprised of 102 unique entries and 26 re-entries who together created a total prize pool of €1,228,800. The powers that be ran the figures through their giant computer and decreed that the winner of the High Roller will receive €309,170 and that anyone finishing in the top 17 places would get paid. That won't necessarily mean a profit if a player is in for two bullets though. The full payout structure is as below:

1st. €309,170
2nd. €208,900
3rd. €135,780
4th. €112,440
5th. €90,690
6th. €71,520
7th. €54,680
8th. €41,160
9th. €30,720
10th-11th. €25,190
12th-13th. €22,110
14th-15th. €20,280
16th-17th. €19,290

Over the first four levels of play the field has been all but cut in half as just 34 players remain in contention for a shot at succeeding Dominik Panka as the EPT Deauville High Roller champion. So half of those still in will make the money and it'd be a real surprise if Jonathan Little was not amongst them. Very few American's make the trip to Deauville but Little is flying the flag with aplomb.


Little - has a large stack

Little's stack is anything but and he leads from Garret Gruener (325,000) and Davidi Kitai who has 340,000. Kitai final tabled this event last year, eventually finishing sixth and the year before he finished 11th! He won a big pot with a turned straight to eliminate Andrey Andreev who had flopped two pair.


Kitai - great record in Deauville

Over big names still in contention for the High Roller title include: EPT champions David Vamplew (190,000), Robin Ylitalo (140,000) and Anton Wigg (40,000). A German contingent led by: Thomas Butzhammer (270,000), Dominik Nitsche (250,000) and Fabio Sperling (250,000). Spanish duo Adrian Mateos (210,000) and Sergio Aido (170,000). And a number of players who've already had success in Deauville this week including FPS High Roller winner Vladimir Troyanovskiy (235,000) and Ivan Luca (190,000).


No days off for Troyanovsky

Action will continue in the High Roller for 10 levels in total today or until the final table of eight is reached, whichever comes first.

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Nick Wright
@PokerStars in High Roller