EPT12 Malta: 19 return for Horrifying High Roller final day

October 31, 2015

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Karverman in chase of Pahuja today
After nine levels of play on Day 2 of the High Roller, including a long bubble period, the field was reduced to 19 players. The bubble burst with 31 getting in the money and by the end of the day, Mukul Pahuja from the United States ended the day as chip leader on 1,488,000. He came 17th in the €10,200 One Day High Roller six days ago but is very well positioned to better that result today.

That’s not to say it will be easy for him as there are some “horrifyingly” good players aiming to chase him down. Byron Kaverman is having a great year and motivated by the fact a deep run will really help his quest to become the GPI Player of the Year. Martin Finger has an EPT title, a £50k Super High Roller title along with a €25k High Roller title and just needs a €10k version to complete the set. Kevin MacPhee has an EPT title to his name and has won two bracelets already this year, so has the form to close out a tournament. Then there’s sharks such as Bryn Kenney, Roberto Romanello, Sean Winter, David Yan, Dominik Nitsche and defending champion, David Peters to worry about.

Play has gotten underway and the PokerStars Blog will bring you all the day’s major talking points. Here’s how the players line up at the start of play:

Name Country Status Entry info Chips Table Seat
Mukul Pahuja USA Live satellite winner 1488000 1 2
Martin Finger Germany 506000 1 4
Dominik Nitsche Germany 258000 1 5
Ezequiel Kleinman Argentina 530000 1 6
Igor Yaroshevskyy Ukraine Re-Entered on Day 2 278000 1 7
Mikita Badziakouski Belarus 698000 1 8
Bryn Kenney USA 690000 2 1
Ihar Soika Belarus Live satellite winner 324000 2 2
Kevin MacPhee USA Re-Entered on Day 1 332000 2 3
Senh Ung UK 393000 2 4
Roberto Romanello UK 316000 2 5
David Peters USA 216000 2 7
Leslie Packer UK 280000 2 8
Vladimir Dobrovolskiy Russia 1389000 3 1
Patrick Uzan France 775000 3 3
Sean Winter USA 343000 3 4
David Yan New Zealand 265000 3 5
Mikalai Vaskaboinikau Belarus Live satellite winner 262000 3 6
Byron Kaverman USA Re-Entered on Day 1 1147000 3 7


Pahuja leading the way
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