2023 PokerStars EPT Paris

€10,300 EPT Paris High Roller
Jours 2
Event Info

2023 PokerStars EPT Paris

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
150,000 / 300,000
Info Joueurs - Jour 2
Joueurs Survivants

Ferreira, Sitbon Among Players Returning for Day 2 in €10,300 EPT Paris High Roller

Rui Neves Ferreira
Rui Neves Ferreira

Day 2 of the €10,300 PokerStars European Poker Tour Paris High Roller picks back up today at 12:30 p.m. local time inside the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile and will see 173 players returning. Registration remains open until the start of day, so there should be several players sitting down with a fresh starting stack of 50,000 as blinds start off at 1,000/1,500/1,500.

Japan dominated the play on Day 1 as two Japanese players topped the counts with Kazuhiki Yotsushika bagging the chip lead with 433,000, followed closely by Jun Obara with 401,000. Joining them in top ten counts are several notables, including France's Julien Sitbon and Portugal's Rui Ferreira, who is after another big live score after taking down an EPT Barcelona high roller in August 2022 for $772,454 and more recently chopping 2023 PCA $25,000 8-Handed for $664,820.

€10,300 EPT Prague High Roller Day 1 Top Ten Chip Counts

RankNameCountryChip CountDay 2 Big Blinds
1Kazuhiki YotsushikaJapan433,000289
2Jun ObaraJapan401,000267
3Jenya GavrilovichBelarus360,000240
4Alberto OkudaBrazil328,500219
5Rui FerreiraPortugal316,500211
6Lander LijoSpain303,000202
7Igor Picone France299,000199
8Mateus EndoBrazil298,000199
9Julien SitbonFrance284,500190
10Alexander IvarssonSweden269,500180

PokerStars ambassadors Parker Talbot and Sam Grafton found bags along with PokerStars Team Pro Rafael Moraes, while Benjamin Spragg and Ramon Colillas were less fortunate.

However, a more recent PokerStars Players Champion, however, did advance as Aliaksandr Shylko bagged a stack of 36,000 after buying in on a second bullet in the last level of play.

Aliaksandr Shylko
Aliaksandr Shylko

Other players who were able to find a bag and will be on the Day 2 felt include Timothy Adams, Stephen Chidwick, Chris Brewer, Fedor Holz, Conor Beresford, Michael Rocco, Roman Hrabec, Max Silver and Mike Watson.

Levels on Day 2 will continue to play for 60 minutes in duration and players will take 15-minute breaks every two levels. There is also a 75-minute dinner break that is currently scheduled to take place after Level 16.

Prize pool information will become available shortly after registration closes and with a few million already in the pool the eventual winner is guaranteed a big prize on Day 3 on Feb. 26.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team is on-site here in France's magnificent capital to see the rest of the High Roller tournament play out.

Tags: Alberto OkudaAlexander IvarssonAliaksandr ShylkoBenjamin SpraggChris BrewerIgor PiconeJenya GavrilovichJulien SitbonJun ObaraLander LijoMateus EndoMike WatsonParker TalbotRamon ColillasRoman HrabecRui FerreiraSam GraftonTimothy Adams