The 2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final €25,750 High Roller is already a record breaker, and registration remains open until the start of Day 2, at 12:30 p.m. local time today.
The tournament has already seen 220 entries, beating the record set last year when the UK's Charlie Carrel beat a field of 215. So far, this year's field includes 173 unique players, 47 of whom have taken advantage of the optional single re-entry.
After 10 levels of play Wednesday, EPT12 Malta champion Niall Farrell took the chip lead among 95 survivors.
He bagged up 311,200, just a few days removed from finishing runner-up in the €1,100 FPS Main Event for €127,900.
Enrico Coppola is the only other player who will start Day 2 with over 300,000 in chips, but Saar Wilf (288,000), Dong Zhao (278,900), David Dayan (272,900), Dan Smith (272,500) and Ivan Luca (271,300) are all within striking distance
There are also four Team PokerStars Pros still in it, including Daniel Negreanu (136,700), Liv Boeree (71,400), Jason Mercier (54,900), and Andre Akkari (170,000).
Record breaking numbers mean there will be big money on the line as the field plays through 11 more levels today. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be here throughout, so get that F5 finger ready, and enjoy Day 2 of the 2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final €25,750 High Roller coming right at you.