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Dvoress Leads Final 9 Players in EPT Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller

Daniel Dvoress

After 10 levels and over 13 hours of poker, Day 2 of the €100,000 Super High Roller reached its end. Daniel Dvoress finished the day as the chip leader with 3,865,000 chips and will lead the final nine players into the last day of competition.

Dvoress kicked things off with a bang when he eliminated Kazuhiko Yotsushika and Ali Reza Fatehi in the same hand. Dvoress turned the nut flush while Fatehi and Yotsushika turned smaller flushes. The Canadian continued his momentum throughout the day and took over the chip lead heading into the final table.

While Dvoress has over $7.3 million in career earnings, he is still searching for his first seven-figure score. He will need to finish in the top two places in order to accomplish this feat. Dvoress will be joined by fellow Canadians Sam and Luc Greenwood at the final table along with two Spaniards.

Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Jesus CortesSpain1,515,00025
2Daniel DvoressCanada3,865,00064
3Sam GreenwoodCanada1,960,00033
4Charlie CarrelUnited Kingdom1,340,00022
5Sergio AidoSpain430,0007
6Luc GreenwoodCanada675,00011
7Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus1,405,00023
8Koray AldemirGermany950,00016
9Wiktor MalinowskiPoland1,360,00023

The action Sunday kicked off with 32 players in their seats after four players registered before the start of play, three of which are still playing. Charlie Carrel, Jesus Cortes, and Mikita Badziakouski all began the day with 250,000 chips.

It was a shortened day for some players like Alex Foxen who barely lasted two minutes before being eliminated. Michael Addamo, Adrian Mateos, Christoph Vogelsang, and Sean Winter were also eliminated in the early going. Isaac Haxton, in fact, grabbed the chip lead in the opening levels but it wouldn't last long as he quickly saw his chips evaporate.

When Stanley Choi and Jean-Noel Thorel were knocked out in the same hand, it was Carrel who took the lead into the final two tables. Some of the short stacks dissipated and Dvoress took full advantage by eliminating Timothy Adams and Steve O'Dwyer. When Michael Soyza was ousted, the final nine players gathered at one table.

That is when things came to a screeching halt. For two and a half levels, there were no eliminations despite some chips changing hands. The only thing that remained constant was Dvoress' lead over the rest of the pack. Sergio Aido spent most of the time on the short stack but managed to find key double ups at the right time.

When the action resumes Monday at 12:30 p.m. local time, the players will have their sights set on reaching the money. Only seven players will be getting paid with a min-cash being worth €264,860 and the winner will pocket €1,589,190. The average stack is sitting at just 24 big blinds so the action should be quick when the cards get back in the air.

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