The legendary Erik Seidel booked a €2,015,000 score, getting the best of a 71 entry field in this thing last year.
With about 20 minutes left in the first level here today, Seidel took his seat in defense of his title and promptly raised, making it 2,500 from early position. Paul Newey called on the button and Mikita Badziakouski defended his big blind, sending them three-handed to an flop.
Badziakouski checked, but when Seidel continued for 4,000 and Newey folded, he jacked it up, check-raising 10,000 more.
Seidel folded and his title defense is on, but off to a slow start.
In the meantime, Dominik Nitsche and Sean Winter have both joined the field as well.