But! But! Late entry was open until play started at 12.30 CET today and surely there were at least seven people out there with €10,000 out there. There were. In fact 12 players bought in this morning taking the total number of runners to 315 (252 unique entries and 63 re-entries). The players who entered for the first time today were: Konstantin Maslak, Ramin Hajiyev, Parker Talbot, Rufat Mahmudov and Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier. Whilst Rainer Kempe, Stephen Chidwick, Adnan Chamaa, Jason Mercier, Ami Barer, Yingui Li and Vlad Darie all fired their second bullet.
They all get a fresh stack of 50,000 which puts them someway behind the overnight leader Kenneth Smaron. The American bagged up 274,700 to grab the lead late in the day from Kacper Pyzara who finished on 267,000. Both Smaron and Pyzara cashed the Main Event here in Prague finishing 91st and 59th respectively.
Other players who more than quadrupled their stack during the ten levels on Day 1 include: Jeffrey Rossiter (252,400), Anton Wigg (236,000), Daniel Cates (211,400) and Rocco Palumbo (206,600).
Below are selected chip counts from the 162 players who remain in the €10,000 High Roller
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