High Roller

Event Info

Prize Pool €2,825,000
Players 113
Players Left 113

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 0

Michael Friedrich Eliminated in 8th Place (€81,300)

Michael Friedrich - 8th Place
Michael Friedrich - 8th Place
Michael Friedrich, the short stack, moved all-in on the first hand and Allen Bari made the call behind him. Everyone else folded.

Friedrich revealed {A-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} while Bari showed a dominating {A-Clubs} {Q-Hearts}. The flop brought something for both players coming {3-Clubs} {5-Clubs} {6-Clubs}, Bari had the nut flush draw but Friedrich had a straight flush draw!

The {2-Hearts} turn completed Friedrich's straight but a fatal {10-Clubs} on the river meant Bari made the nut flush as the first elimination occurred in the first hand.

(High) Rollin'

Players are now in their seats at the feature table. Let's get this tournament going!


Players are just now making the way to the feature table as the cameras are put into place for the EPT Live feed.

Play should be underway soon.

The Final Countdown

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Today is the final day of Season 6 of the EPT, and it's about to go out with a bang. Le Sporting Club in Monte Carlo is in the midst of a quick and impressive transition back to normalcy. The PokerStars banners are being lowered from the rafters, and hundreds of miles of cables and wires are being rolled up and labeled for summer storage. Gone are the hundreds of poker tables that once occupied the building, leaving just a cavernous, lonely space in their place. It's a bit bittersweet, really.

Ah, but we've still got some business to take care of. Eight players remain in the €25,000 High Roller event, all of them eying up that first prize payday of nearly €1 million. The stacks are deep, and we've got a lot of poker to play today.

Here's how the last table of the year is laid out as the players enter the room:

Seat 1: Dori Yacoub - 1,199,000
Seat 2: Tom Marchese - 909,000
Seat 3: Tobias Reinkemeier - 826,000
Seat 4: Sorel Mizzi - 770,000
Seat 5: Allen Bari - 835,000
Seat 6: Olivier Busquet - 666,000
Seat 7: Paul Berende - 327,000
Seat 8: Michael Friedrich - 112,000

We're scheduled for a noon start time, which is just a few minutes from now. We'll be here to give you all of the action as it unfolds, and you can also watch every hand streaming over on EPT Live.