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The ninth event at the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), i.e. the €100,000 Super High Roller was an event of the champions as several WSOP gold bracelet winners were seen in action including superstars Dominik Nitsche, Adrian Mateos, winner of the €25K High Roller Michael Addamo, David Peters, Johannes Becker, Igor Kurganov, Martin Kabrhel, Kristen Bicknell, Fedor Holz and Bertrand Grospellier among others.
Canada`s Timothy Adams (cover image) emerged as the chip leader after 10 levels of play. Adams (12,960,000) is also a recipient of the coveted gold bracelet which he won in the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em – Four Handed event at the 2012 WSOP for $392,476.
With the €10,350 Main Event – Day 1A slated to start on October 27, the series is heading towards a fire-cracking finale!
€100,000 Super High Roller – Day 1A Recap
Attracting 76 runners, the €100,000 Super High Roller created a prize pool of €5,000,000.
With several bracelet winners in the mix, some stand-out hands were played on the feature table such as David Peters flopping quads against Steffen Sontheimer‘s pocket aces.
Jean-Noel Thorel was the first elimination of the day and he was followed to the rail by numerous others including Benjamin Pollak, Ryan Riess, Kristen Bicknell, Paul Phua, Anatoly Filatov, Fedor Holz, Winfred Yu, Jack Salter, Dietrich Fast, Bertrand Grospellier and Niall Farrell.
With late registration and unlimited re-entry open for the first two levels on Day 2, the eliminated players still have a chance to re-join the action.
Among the participants who made the cut for Day 2 were Joao Vieira (5,415,000), Ivan Leow (5,220,000), Ahadpur Khangah (5,095,000), Christoph Vogelsang (3,590,000), Johannes Becker (3,520,000), Steffen Sontheimer (3,375,000), Matthias Eibinger (2,885,000), Aymon Hata (2,300,000) and Manig Loeser (2,085,000).
Topping the 33 players who advanced to Day 2 was Timothy Adams (12,960,000).
Talking about his Day 1 performance Adams said, “I ran really good. I busted a few short stacks; woke up with aces and kings when people shoved ten big blinds so that was always nice and easy. For the most part, it was a smooth sailing day, just made hands and won pots without showdown. I thought it was going to be one of the better 100ks of the year. I played this last year and it was a really good field. This is the reason why I came here, to play this 100k because it’s one of the best ones of the year. I’m happy with the quality of the field if you want to call it that.”
Adams however has Dominik Nitsche (9,515,000) and Adrian Mateos (8,365,000), behind him as the next biggest stacks.
Top 10 Chip Counts At The End of Day 1
1. Timothy Adams – 12,960,000
2. Dominik Nitsche – 9,515,000
3. Adrian Mateos – 8,365,000
4. Tobias Ziegler – 8,230,000
5. Steve O’Dwyer – 7,390,000
6. Stefan Schillhabel – 7,275,000
7. Michael Addamo – 6,385,000
8. David Peters – 6,110,000
9. Mikita Badziakouski – 5,865,000
10. Julian Thomas – 5,770,000
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Image/Content Courtesy: wsop.com