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High Roller



Volpe Regains the Chip Lead

[user101598] • Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Paul Volpe
Paul Volpe

David Kitai led out for 8,500 on a flop of {4-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Spades}. Paul Volpe, who started the day with the chip lead, made the call, and the turn brought a repeat four - the {4-Diamonds}.

Kitai reached for chips, then eventually fired 12,500. Volpe quickly called.

The river was a third four - the {4-Clubs} - and Kitai slowed down, checking for the first time. Volpe reached for blue T5,000 chips, added a few black T100 chips, then tossed forward a bet while simultaneously announcing, "Twenty-seven two."

Kitai looked at the 27,200-chip bet, then turned his attention Volpe. Volpe sat silently, with his right hand capping his cards and his left hand shuffling a handful of chips. Kitai continued to stare at his opponent, breaking his gaze only to count his own chips, then finally folded.

Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 290,000 51,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
Winamax Sponsored Pro
be 115,000 -56,700

Tags: Davidi KitaiPaul Volpe

Ghatge Gets Some

[user101598] • Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Michel Dattani opened to 2,500 on the button, and both Frederik Jensen (small blind) and Pratik Ghatge (big blind) called. The flop fell {6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}, both blinds checked, and Dattani continued for 5,000. Both blinds called.

The turn was the {7-Diamonds}, Jensen checked again, and Ghatge fired 11,500. Dattani laid it down, Jensen called, and the {7-Hearts} completed the board.

Jensen checked a third time, Ghatge tossed out 18,000, and Jensen tank-folded.

Pratik Ghatge gb
Pratik Ghatge
gb 147,000 11,000
Frederik Jensen dk
Frederik Jensen
dk 75,000 2,800
Michel Dattani pt
Michel Dattani
pt 70,000 -200

Tags: Frederik JensenPratik GhatgeMichel Dattani

Crossed Fingers

[user76023] • Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Former EPT winner Martin Finger had moved in on the turn of a {8-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} board with {K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} against Kamal Choraria but the latter called with {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}. The river was the {4-Clubs} and the German was another early casualty on Day 2 of the High Roller.

Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de Busted

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Negreanu has a Short Day

[user76023] • Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu was one of the late registrations for the High Roller today. Unfortunately he lost with queens to Viktor Blom's king-jack before losing a flip for his remaining chips.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca Busted

Tags: Daniel NegreanuViktor Blom

Mercier Runs Kings into Aces

[user76023] • Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Jason Mercier on Day 1
Jason Mercier on Day 1

It's been a surprisingly short day for Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier. He'd bet 26,300 on the turn of a {7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} board against Dimitar Danchev, the Romanian raised him all in and Mercier obligingly called.

Danchev: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}
Mercier: {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}

The river was the {J-Diamonds} and Mercier shrugged as he was eliminated.

Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 260,000 97,200
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us Busted

Tags: Dimitar DanchevJason Mercier

Byron Booms a Double

[user101598] • Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Joao Barbosa opened to 2,500 from early position, Byron Kaverman three-bet all in for 24,600 from middle position, and Ike Haxton called out of the small blind. Barbosa quickly folded, and the hands were tabled.

Kaverman: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Haxton: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

The kings held as the board rolled out {9-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}, and Kaverman doubled.

Ike Haxton
Ike Haxton
65,000 -25,300
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 53,000 28,000

Tags: Ike HaxtonByron Kaverman


Welcome to Day 2 of the EPT London High Roller

Paul Volpe
Paul Volpe

We're back for an early start for the second day of the £10,000 High Roller event. The in-form Paul Volpe leads ahead of Team PokerStars Pro Vicky Coren, the latter will be hoping she doesn't get stuck at home during the dinner break this time.

Late registration for this event has just closed and we'll shortly be able to bring you the final number of players as well as the the prizepool and payouts.

Play begins at midday.

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