After eight levels on Day 1 of the Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller, 44 unique players and 12 reentries had created a field of 56 entries and 38 participants bagged up chips for Day 2. Action recommences in two hours from now at 12.30 p.m. local time at the Monte Carlo Bay Resort with level nine and blinds of 3,000-6,000 and a running ante of 1,000.
The field size is not set in stone yet, as registration remains open until 15 minutes prior to the start of Day 2 and a few players who ran deep in the €10,000 High Roller last night such as Fedor Holz are expected to jump into the Super High Roller as well.
Leading the field thus far is 24-year-old Mikita Badziakouski from Belarus with 921,000 followed by Max Silver (785,000) and Igor Kurganov (755,000), the latter was leading after Day 1 of the very same event one year ago.
EPT12 Barcelona Main Event champion John Juanda (744,000) and Argentinian sensation Ivan "Negriin" Luca (660,000) bagged up big stacks and the ever so dangerous PokerStars Team Pro Jason Mercier (629,000), Mustapha Kanit (589,000) and Byron Kaverman (534,000) are also way above average.
Further notables who have made it through in a field full of big names on the international poker circuit include Ole Schemion (488,000), Bryn Kenney (395,000), defending champion Erik Seidel (230,000) and the short stacks Mike McDonald (143,000) and PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu (52,000).
The seat draw and prize pool information will be published once the registration is officially closed and a total of 10 levels of 60 minutes each or until the final table of the last eight is reached are scheduled for today. Stay tuned and check back regularly into the PokerNews live reporting to find out who makes the cut.