EPT Barcelona's Record-breaking €50K Super High Roller Underway

After Day 1 of the 2015 European Poker Tour €50,000 Super High Roller, nearly 100 entries were made including the re-entries. It is already the biggest €50k event EPT has ever seen and the registration and re-entry period will remain open until 12:15 today.

Heading into Day 2 action Stephen Chidwick is leading the way with over 1 million in chips. He is almost tied with 2014 One Drop 3rd place finisher Christoph "Tight-Man1" Vogelsang, who also has over 1 million in chips.

Other notables still left in the field include John Juanda (285,500), Martin Jacobson (268,500), Erik Seidel (231,500), Isaac Haxton (211,500), Jason Mercier (84,000) and one of the short stacks Patrik Antonius (67,500).

Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

Rank Player Chips
1 Stephen Chidwick 1,062,000
2 Christoph Vogelsang 1,002,500
3 Mike McDonald 855,000
4 Jean-Noel Thorel 775,000
5 Carlos Mironiuk 745,000
6 Ben Tollerene 671,500
7 Steve O'Dwyer 668,500
8 Max Altergott 640,500
9 Dani Stern 640,000
10 Michael Egan 627,000

The event will continue today 12:30 p.m local time and when the registration closes, the first-place prize is expected to be well over €1 million.

Source: PokerStars Blog


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