€25,000 High Roller
€25,000 High Roller
Day 1 completed

Day 1 Over; Badecker Leads

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Phil Ivey one of the big guns with plenty of ammo after Day 1
Phil Ivey one of the big guns with plenty of ammo after Day 1

Day 1 of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final €25,000 High Roller is in the books after the players trudged through the first 10 levels of play. Plopping down the big buy-in were 117 players. Add another 16 re-entries to that and there were a total of 133 entries in this event.

At the end of the day, under 50 players remained with Andrew Badecker on top holding 350,000 in chips. He's trailed closely by Vincent van der Fluit with 341,200 and then Sami Kelopuro comes in third with 310,000.

Also remaining are notables Phil Ivey, Chris Moorman, Patrik Antonius and Bryn Kenney. All four of them bagged up a good portion of chips and will be above average coming into Day 2. Some of those eliminated on the day included JP Kelly, Eugene Katchalov, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Jason Mercier.

Day 2 will commence tomorrow at 12:00 PM local time and PokerNews will be on hand for all of the coverage straight from the get go. We hope you're here to join us then.

Tags: Andrew Badecker

Bagging and Tagging (full)


The players are done for the night and bagging up their chips. We'll have a wrap post coming shortly, but in the mean time, check out the end-of-day chip stacks.

Andrew Badecker us 350,000 -15,000
Vincent van der Fluit nl 341,200 136,200
Sami Kelopuro fi 310,000 168,000
Patrik Antonius fi 307,500 117,500
Igor Kurganov ru 279,900 23,900
Phil Ivey us 271,500 51,500
Alexander Uskov ru 261,900
Chris Moorman gb 261,700 -13,300
Bryn Kenney us 261,300 2,300
Noah Schwartz us 230,200 115,200
Artem Litvinov ru 227,400 -42,600
Mike "Timex" McDonald 213,500 43,500
Justin Bonomo us 204,200 4,200
Martin Finger de 203,700 122,700
William Reynolds us 203,700 88,700
Roman Romanovsky 201,100 -138,900
Philipp Gruissem de 170,800 25,800
Alex Bilokur ru 141,400 -18,600
David "Doc" Sands us 139,300 9,300
Haralabos Voulgaris ca 125,500 500
Richard Lyndaker us 124,700 48,700
Joseph Elpayaa us 121,200 -68,800
Sorel Mizzi ca 120,200 -44,800
Liv Boeree gb 112,600 -17,400
Michael Telker us 112,400

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Kelopuro Can't Squeeze This One


Bryn Kenney raised from the hijack seat and Team PokerStars Pro David Williams flatted from the cutoff before action moved over to Sami Kelopuro in the small blind. Kelopuro reraised to 12,800. Play moved back to Kenney and he four-bet to 29,000. Williams gave it some thought and then folded. Kelopuro also thought it over, but folded as well and Kenney won the pot.

Bryn Kenney us 259,000 7,000
Sami Kelopuro fi 142,000 -18,000
David Williams us 115,000 25,000

Tags: Bryn KenneySami KelopuroDavid Williams


Timex Five-Bets Badecker


From the hijack seat, Phil Ivey raised to 3,000. Mike "Timex" McDonald reraised to 9,000 from the cutoff seat and then action fell on Andrew Badecker on the button. He four-bet and made it 19,400 to go. Play folded back to Ivey and he folded. McDonald five-bet to 37,700 and Badecker mucked.

Andrew Badecker us 265,000 -20,000
Mike "Timex" McDonald 170,000 25,000

Tags: Mike "Timex" McDonaldPhil IveyAndrew Badecker