Eureka5 Hamburg High Roller Day 2: €43,210 up top with 43 still in hunt
Welcome back to the Spielbank Schenefeld Casino for Day 2 of the Eureka5 Hamburg High Roller Event. The €2,200 buy in tournament attracted an impressive 81 players yesterday to set the record this tournament at a standalone event (not attached to an EPT festival).
The remaining 43 players will take their seats at 2pm CET where they'll attempt to play down to a winner today. Abbas Pahlewani enjoyed the best of it yesterday and bagged up 122,000 chips. Many of those came after he flopped the nut straight in a hand versus Niko Koop who had flopped bottom set. At the other end of the scale, you 'll find soon-to-be Wolfsburg FC player Max Kruse. The (reported) €12million attacker will need to show some poker skills today to build his 16,300 stack back up.
Four EPT winners entered yesterday and two of them remain, in the shapes of Pieter De Korver and Allan Baekke. De Korver had a swingy day and ended on 20,300 whereas Baekke seemed to build steadily and finished on 53,800. Thang Duc Nguyen and Moritz Kranich never really got anything going yesterday and failed to make the latter stages.
Registration closed after six levels on Day 1 with a €157,140 prize pool built and will be divided as follows:
Day 2 Seat Draw:
|Oliver Phillip Dopp||Germany||24,200||5||3|
|Pieter De Korver||Netherlands||20,300||6||5|