€25,750 High Roller

Welcome to Day 1 of the EPT12 Grand Final €25,750 High Roller

Another sunny day in Monte-Carlo

In two hours from now at 12.30 p.m. local time, the final highlight of the 2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final gets underway with Day 1 of the three-day €25,750 High Roller.

Many of the usual suspects are expected back at the tables of the Salles des Etoiles at the Monte-Carlo Bay Resort on this sunny day. Defending champion is Charlie Carrel, who defeated a 215-entry strong field one year ago for a payday of €1,114,000.

The eight-handed tournament provides levels of 60 minutes and a starting stack of 50,000 chips with 10 levels scheduled for Day 1, registration and single reentry remain available until 15 minutes prior to the start of Day 2 on Thursday.

A bumper field is expected and yesterday's Satellites have been very promising with 53 entrants (7 tickets) in the morning and more than 90 entries (10 tickets) in the evening. Another €3,200 Turbo Satellite kicked off half an hour ago as well.

As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to provide updates from the action at the tables, so stay tuned and find out who will lift the trophy on Friday by checking back regularly.

EPT High Roller Events in Season 12

EPT StopBuy InEntriesChampionPrize
Barcelona€10,300506Mustapha Kanit€738,759
Malta€10,300210Byron Kaverman€430,800
Prague€10,200252Kenneth Smaron€595,500
PCA$25,000225Nick Maimone$996,480
Dublin€10,300185Samuel Panzica€375,770

Tags: Byron KavermanCharlie CarrelKenneth SmaronMustapha KanitNick MaimoneSamuel Panzica