Event #8: €25,500 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller
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Event #8: €25,500 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller
Day 1 completed

Day 1 Wraps Up with 49 Players, Addamo Pacing a Stacked Field

ajlamers • Level 14: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Michael Addamo Leads After Day 1
Michael Addamo Leads After Day 1

The first high-roller event of the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe got underway today with Event #8: €25,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller. With it, brought some of the game's greatest players into King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. They filled the upper level of the casino and the action was fast and furious throughout the day.

After 14 levels of play, Michael Addamo emerged as the chipleader with 8,120,000 chips, leading the remaining 49 player field. Addamo has accumulated over $2.1 million in career tournament earnings with his largest cash coming this summer in Las Vegas where he scored over $650,000 and his first WSOP bracelet with a win in The Marathon event. Addamo also has two other WSOP final table appearances and if he keeps up this pace, he is well on his way to another one.

Addamo continued to find himself on the right side of all the big pots he got involved in, including a massive pot with Andrej Desset to get things started. Addamo three-bet preflop and continued on the flop and turn before finally making top pair on the river and claiming the rest of Desset's chips. After being moved to a different table, the Australian clashed with James Chen in a chip-leading pot that saw Addamo turn two pair against Chen's top pair. All of the chips got in the middle and Addamo held on to claim another victim and continue his heater.

The day began somewhat slowly and the tournament was even delayed by 30 minutes as the tournament staff awaited more entries. They decided to get the action underway with just seven players split up on two different tables. One of the first entries, Timothy Adams, began to build a stack early on and that momentum carried him throughout the day as he finished with 4,775,000 chips.

Players started to roll in through the opening levels and there was already over 40 entries by the time the first break arrived. The field was stacked with familiar faces on every table but that was to be expected. With an unlimited number of entries possible, there was no shortage of all-ins, which also meant there was no shortage of re-buys. Michael Soyza and Martin Kabrhel each had three entries to their name but Kabrhel was the only one to find a bag with 2,650,000 chips.

Kristen Bicknell also had an up and down day but managed to get away with firing only one bullet. Bicknell built her stack up to over 2,000,000 early on with a triple up through Manig Loeser and Jack Salter, but then saw her chips slowly dwindle away. After the last break of the night, Bicknell woke up with pocket kings in a dream spot to eliminate Salter and double up through Sergio Aido, bringing her stack to over 4,000,000 this time. By the time the bags were handed out, Bicknell was left with 3,890,000 chips.

Kristen Bicknell
Kristen Bicknell

The only other lady to put up the €25,500 and sit amongst the "big boys" was Liv Boeree who wound up bagging 585,000 chips. Some other notables to keep an eye on heading to Day 2 include Jean-Noel Thorel (5,910,000), Ivan Leow (5,050,000), Winfred Yu (4,645,000), Dominik Nitsche (3,020,000), Ryan Riess (2,460,000), Adrian Mateos (2,275,000), and defending champion Niall Farrell (1,575,000).

It wasn't a profitable day for everyone though as many players were put through the ringer with such a tough field to battle against. Some players to fall short by the end of the day were Anthony Zinno, Gal Yifrach, Benjamin Pollak, Chris Ferguson, Bertrand Grospellier, John Cynn, Thomas Muehloecker, and Jack Salter. By the end of the day, there were a total of 124 entries with 80 unique players and 44 re-entries.

With late registration still open until the start of Day 2, everyone still has the opportunity to try their luck one more time. The action will continue at 3:00 PM on Thursday with the blinds resuming on level 15 at 30,000/60,000 and a 60,000 big blind ante. The schedule is to play down to a winner and crown another WSOPE gold bracelet winner. The live stream will also continue tomorrow on Twitch with hole cards being shown for the final eight players.

Stay tuned to PokerNews as the live reporting team will be on the tournament floor to bring you all of the action throughout the day.

Tags: Adrian MateosAndrej DessetAnthony ZinnoBenjamin PollakBertrand GrospellierChris FergusonDominik NitscheGal YifrachIvan LeowJack SalterJames ChenJohn CynnKristen BicknellLiv BoereeManig LoeserMartin KabrhelMichael AddamoMichael SoyzaNiall FarrellRyan RiessSergio AidoThomas MuehloeckerTimothy AdamsWinfred Yu

Day 2 Seat Draw

poolshir • Level 14: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip countBig Blinds
422Winfred YuHong Kong4,645,00077
423Johannes BeckerGermany1,595,00027
424Asaf BermanSwitzerland3,325,00055
425Igor KurganovGermany875,00015
427Mustapha KanitItaly2,200,00037
428David PetersUnited States2,410,00040
      
431Ryan RiessUnited States2,460,00041
433Timothy AdamsUnited Kingdom4,775,00080
434Joni JouhkimainenFinland3,450,00058
435Claas SegebrechtGermany1,295,00022
436Manig LoeserGermany2,295,00038
438Liv BoereeUnited Kingdom585,00010
      
442Ognjen SekularacSerbia1,825,00030
444Ali TariqUnited Kingdom2,985,00050
445Jun Wah YapMalaysia2,110,00035
446Niall FarrellUnited Kingdom1,575,00026
447Michael AddamoItaly8,120,000135
448Aymon HataUnited Kingdom1,045,00017
      
451Jean-Noel ThorelFrance5,910,00099
452Michael BlegCzech Republic3,460,00058
453Sergio AidoSpain1,570,00026
455Marius GierseGermany480,0008
456Orpen KisacikogluTurkey1,640,00027
457Adrian MateosSpain2,275,00038
458Christoph VogelsangGermany2,560,00043
      
461Steffen SontheimerGermany1,865,00031
462Dominik NitscheGermany3,030,00051
463Stefan SchillhabelGermany1,415,00024
465Wai Leong ChanMalaysia2,075,00035
466Ivan LeowMalaysia5,050,00084
468Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus865,00014
      
471Ole SchemionGermany2,190,00037
472Shan HuangChina2,025,00034
473Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussian Federation4,450,00074
474Chin Wei LimMalaysia1,615,00027
477Martin KabrhelCzech Republic2,650,00044
478Rainer KempeGermany3,490,00058
      
481Sylvain LoosliFrance2,765,00046
482Pavel BinarCzech Republic1,220,00020
483James ChenTaiwan2,306,00038
484Paul TeohMalaysia2,055,00034
485Kristen BicknellCanada3,890,00065
486Tobias ZieglerGermany840,00014
      
491Christian RudolphGermany1,665,00028
432Koray AldemirGermany1,625,00027
493Gianluca SperanzaItaly3,100,00052
494Richard YongMalaysia3,750,00063
476Danny TangHong Kong1,090,00018
498Matthias EibingerAustria4,635,00077

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 14: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Michael Addamo au 8,120,000 1,020,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr 5,910,000 4,160,000
Ivan Leow my 5,050,000 4,050,000
Timothy Adams ca 4,775,000 2,675,000
Winfred Yu hk 4,645,000 2,175,000
Matthias Eibinger at 4,635,000 2,895,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru 4,450,000 1,850,000
Kristen Bicknell ca 3,890,000 -310,000
Richard Yong my 3,750,000 2,195,000
Rainer Kempe de 3,590,000 -210,000
Michael Bleg CZ 3,460,000 2,460,000
Joni Jouhkimainen fi 3,450,000 2,050,000
Asaf Berman CH 3,325,000 1,225,000
Gianluca Speranza it 3,100,000 200,000
Dominik Nitsche de 3,020,000 -160,000
Ali Tariq gb 2,985,000 735,000
Sylvain Loosli fr 2,765,000 1,765,000
Martin Kabrhel cz 2,650,000 1,650,000
Christoph Vogelsang de 2,560,000 -940,000
Ryan Riess us 2,460,000 1,650,000
David Peters us 2,410,000 -870,000
James Chen tw 2,305,000 1,305,000
Manig Loeser de 2,295,000 -505,000
Adrian Mateos es 2,275,000 355,000
Mustapha Kanit it 2,200,000 735,000

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Play Has Concluded for the Day

ajlamers • Level 14: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

The action on all of the tables has finished and the players are in the middle of the bagging and tagging process. A full list of chip counts and a recap of the action will follow.

Huang Back In

poolshir • Level 14: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Shan Huang was eliminated earlier and just jumped back in with only five more hands left to be played.

"I just want to gamble more tonight!" Huang said when he was asked why he didn't just jump back in tomorrow.

Shan Huang cn 1,000,000 1,000,000
Will Givens us Busted

Tags: Shan Huang

Five More Hands

DegenOnTour • Level 14: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

The floor staff just announced that the tournament clock has been paused and that they will play five more hands before they start bagging and tagging.

Speranza Hits the River to Eliminate Durnegger

poolshir • Level 14: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Markus Durnegger shoved for 425,000 from mid-position and was called by Gianluca Speranza on the button.

Markus Durnegger: {A-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Gianluca Speranza: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}

The flop came {7-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} with the seven in the window to give Durnegger the higher pair immediately.

The turn was the {q-Spades} for Durnegger to pick up a straight draw.

The {6-Hearts} came on the river though to give Speranza a set of sixes to eliminate Durnegger from the tournament for now.

Gianluca Speranza it 2,900,000 110,000
Markus Durnegger at Busted
Igor Kurganov ru Busted
Benjamin Pollak fr Busted
Fahredin Mustafov bg Busted

Tags: Gianluca SperanzaMarkus Durnegger

Schemion Eliminates Huang

DegenOnTour • Level 14: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Ole Schemion
Ole Schemion

Ole Schemion had raised to 105,000 and big blind Shan Huang moved all in for his last 775,000. Schemion called and they were flipping. Huang was at risk of being eliminated.

Ole Schemion: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}
Shan Huang: {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and Huang was eliminated by Schemion, twenty minutes before the end of the day and the reentry period.

Ole Schemion de 2,200,000 630,000
Shan Huang cn Busted

Tags: Ole SchemionShan Huang

Ziegler Doubles Through Pollak

poolshir • Level 14: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Tobias Ziegler shoved from under the gun for 360,000 and was called by Benjamin Pollak on the button. James Chen and Krasimir Yankov folded their blinds.

Tobias Ziegler: {A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}
Benjamin Pollak: {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{a-Clubs} for Ziegler to make two pair by the time the river was dealt to double up.

Tobias Ziegler de 845,000 -155,000
Benjamin Pollak fr 605,000 -395,000

Tags: Benjamin PollakJames ChenKrasimir YankovTobias Ziegler