In December 2014, during the EPT Prague stop, high roller Bryn Kenney proposed the idea of a single-day high roller to PokerStars Head of Live Poker Operations Neil Johnson.
During the EPT Grand Final that season, the €50,000 Single-Day Super High Roller was there, and it was a succes! 54 poker pro's and rich poker aficionado's came flocking the America's Room of the Monte-Carlo® Casino to battle it out. 12 players reentered to generate a first place prize of almost €1 million. After 14 hours of play it was Mustapha Kanit, they Italian player that finished runner up in last nights €100,000 Super High Roller, to take down the inaugural Single-Day Super High Roller for €936,500.
The tournament has been a fixture on the schedule ever since, with changing buy ins but the same structure; half an hour levels, the possibility to re enter once during the first 8 levels (till around 5pm local time), and the goal to finish it all in one day. Players will start out with 200,000 in chips, with the first two levels being 500/1,000 with a 100 ante.
Today's €50,000 Single-Day Super High Roller starts at 12:30pm local time, and PokerNews.com will be on site the entire day to bring you coverage of the fastest paced high roller in the world!
EPT Single-Day High Roller History