After eight levels of action featuring the elite of the elite in the poker world, two-time EPT Super High Roller champion Timothy Adams tops the Day 1 chip counts of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Paris €50,000 Super High Roller with 1,184,000 in chips.
The Canadian finished just ahead of the only two other players to cross a million chips, Dimitar Danchev of Bulgaria with 1,112,000 and Russian Nikita Kuznetsov with 1,017,000.
The trio all won big hands late in the day to make their push for the top of the leaderboard, but it was Adams’ elimination of Jean-Noel Thorel that put him at the top of the heap heading to Day 2.
€50,000 Super High Roller Top Ten Day 1 Chip Counts
|6||Conor Beresford||United Kingdom||500,000||83|
|9||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||460,000||76|
|10||Nick Petrangelo||United States||433,000||72|
Great Numbers for a Thrilling Day 1
By the end of the eight 60-minute levels played on Sunday, 33 of the 58 entries of the day remained, with registration still open until the start of Day 2 on Monday, February 20 at 12:30 p.m. Complete prizepool and payout details will be made available once registration closes.
The tournament is already a tremendous success, surpassing the 55 entries in the €50,000 Super High Roller at EPT Prague in December and the 39 from the same event at EPT London in October before the final batch of late registrants even hop in on Monday.
Players had a single reentry available to them which many used Sunday, while among those to use both entries that won’t be returning is none other than Fedor Holz, whose second entry evaporated after a flopped straight over straight cooler late in the day.
Among those who didn’t make it through Day 1, but could make a reappearance Monday with a fresh 250,000 chips (41 big blinds) are PokerStars Ambassador Sam Grafton, EPT Paris €25,000 High Roller champion Teun Mulder, Thomas Muehloecker, Rui Ferreira, and Galen Hall to name just a few.
The Day 2 Plan
Players will return to the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile at 12:30 p.m. local time and action will resume at Level 9 with blinds of 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 big blind ante. They’ll play into the money with the top 15% of the field getting paid, then from there the intention will be to play to a final table of eight.
Players will receive 20-minute breaks every two levels, with a 75-minute dinner break scheduled after Level 14.
Keep your browsers locked on PokerNews as our live reporting team will be there to cover all the action as the brightest stars in poker continue their chase of the prestigious EPT Paris 2023 Super High Roller title.