€50,000 Super High Roller
€50,000 Super High Roller
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Carrel Bags Super High Roller Lead, Seeking Third EPT High Roller Title

[user249920] • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Charlie Carrel
Charlie Carrel

Charlie Carrel finished with 1,129,000 in chips after eight one-hour levels on Day 1 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague €50,000 Super High Roller. He'll be the chip leader heading to Day 2 of the event, but he still has plenty of work to do as more than half of the players survived the day and there's still entries allowed until Day 2 kicks off.

The tournament drew 46 entries on Day 1, putting it about on par with last year's 56 runners. Of those, 32 survived the day. Others joining Carrel near the top of the leaderboard were Julian Thomas (700,000), Patrick Leonard (617,000), Konstantin Uspenskiy (517,000), and Isaac Haxton (504,000).

Carrel busted about halfway through the day and then lost about half of his second 250,000-starting stack. He recovered in a big way, though, with the entry of Leon Tsoukernik contributing greatly to his cause. Carrel picked off a couple of Tsoukernik bluffs and then busted him to stack up past 500,000.

Then, Carrel picked up aces and put Max Silver all in on a completed board of queen-ten high board. Silver thought awhile on the river but couldn't get away from his eights.

Not much later, Tsoukernik reentered and drew the same seat, two to the right of his nemesis. Carrel and Tsoukernik shared drinks from a €600 bottle of whiskey, but when it came to chips, it was still Carrel doing the taking. He bet a completed board of {6-Hearts}{4-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{j-Hearts} with ace-jack and then called a check-raise from Tsoukernik, who couldn't beat the jacks.

Carrel's big day has put him in position to try to add a third EPT high roller to his collection. He won the €25,500 event at the EPT Grand Final last year for over €1.1 million and then won the €10,200 High Roller at EPT Dublin in February for another €164,500.

Defending champ Steve O'Dwyer also booked a ticket to Day 2. He won this event last year for €746,543, among his many other high roller successes and brings 259,000 to Day 2.

Some of the players who failed to make it through, busting at least once, included [Removed:17], Jason Wheeler, Nick Petrangelo, and Dario Sammartino. Anyone who wishes to (re)enter can still fire before Day 2 gets underway at 12:30 local time on Monday.

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End of Day Chip Counts (komplett)

Webjoker • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Charlie Carrel gb 1,129,000 49,000
Julian Thomas de 700,000
Patrick Leonard gb 617,000 142,000
Konstantin Uspenskiy RU 517,000 -83,000
Isaac Haxton us 504,000 -21,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr 484,000 109,000
Paul Newey gb 459,000 204,000
Mustapha Kanit it 453,000 183,000
Daniel Dvoress ca 442,000 -8,000
Ben Heath gb 441,000 -28,000
Anthony Zinno us 437,000 -133,000
Koray Aldemir de 389,000 19,000
Sam Greenwood ca 375,000 125,000
Ali Reza Fatehi ir 360,000 90,000
Leon Tsoukernik cz 355,000 251,000
Juha Helppi fi 334,000 -156,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru 301,000 -24,000
Viacheslav Buldygin ru 284,000 4,000
Alexandros Kolonias gr 271,000 96,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie 259,000 -36,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr 239,000 -86,000
Sergio Aido es 235,000 -40,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr 231,000 81,000
Martin Kozlov au 230,000 -100,000
Timothy Adams ca 227,000 -148,000

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Lebedev and Newey Double

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

A big pot was already done with the river showing {J-Hearts}{10-Spades}{A-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{J-Clubs}, and Timothy Adams shoved into Paul Newey. The latter eventually called for his last 130,500 and Adams flashed {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}. Newey had the {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds} for the better pocket pair and doubled.

Sergey Lebedev also scored a double in the last hands of the day. After a raise by Juha Helppi and a call, he shoved for 101,500 out of the small blind. Only Helppi looked him up and the cards were tabled.

Sergey Lebedev: {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}
Juha Helppi: {A-Spades}{10-Spades}

The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts}{J-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Lebedev turned a jack to stay in, also fading the flush draw of Helppi.

Paul Newey gb 459,000 204,000
Juha Helppi fi 334,000 -156,000
Timothy Adams ca 227,000 -148,000
Sergey Lebedev ru 222,000 47,300

Tags: Juha HelppiPaul NeweySergey LebedevTimothy Adams

Five More Hands

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With 13 minutes and 43 seconds left for the day, the clock was paused. The floor asked Viacheslav Buldygin to pick a card at random from three presented cards, and he took out the {5-Spades} to determine there were five more hands to be played.


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[Removed:17] got his last 39,500 in holding {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} against the {K-Hearts}{J-Spades} of Julian Thomas.

While Yan had a decent lead in the hand, Julian Thomas was already apologizing after the flop came {J-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}.

"Sorry!" Thomas said while the dealer got underway burning and turning a card.

The {4-Diamonds} on the turn was a blank but the {J-Hearts} on the river sure wasn't and Yan made his exit from the tournament.

Julian Thomas de 700,000 50,000
[Removed:17] NZ Ausgeschieden

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Greenwood Buys Back in; Registration Closed

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

With less than 20 minutes left on the clock, the tournament staff announced that the registration for tonight has closed. Just then, Sam Greenwood walked back in with a ticket in his hand after having busted 10 minutes ago, and received a fresh stack.

All players that bust during these last 20 minutes, may still re-enter tomorrow before the start of Day 2 at 12.30 p.m. local time.

Sam Greenwood ca 250,000 86,000

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Carrel Over a Million; Haxton Takes on O'Dwyer

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

A squeeze to 47,500 was in front of Isaac Haxton in the small blind and Steve O'Dwyer called out of the cutoff to see a heads-up flop of {9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. Haxton continued for 26,000 and O'Dwyer called. After the {K-Diamonds} turn, Haxton fired 85,000 and O'Dwyer eventually folded.

At almost the same time on a different table, Charlie Carrel increased his lead after shoving into Viacheslav Buldygin. Carrel had a reraise to 40,000 in front of him in the big blind and Buldygin then squeezed to 92,000 before folding to the shove of the Brit. Carrel appears to be the only player above one million thus far.

Charlie Carrel gb 1,080,000 151,500
Isaac Haxton us 525,000 70,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie 295,000 -60,000
Viacheslav Buldygin ru 280,000 -45,000

Tags: Charlie CarrelIsaac HaxtonSteve O'DwyerViacheslav Buldygin

Yan Doubles Thomas

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Julian Thomas
Julian Thomas

From the hijack, Julian Thomas raised to 13,000. Small blind Juha Helppi called before big blind [Removed:17] squeezed to 47,000. Thomas and Helppi both called so it was three-way to the flop.

Helppi checked and Yan bet 60,000 on {7-Spades}{9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. Thomas called, Helppi folded.

The {10-Diamonds} hit the turn and Yan shoved all in for effectively for 194,500, the stack Thomas had behind. Thomas called instantly with his {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. Yan still had some outs with the {A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} but the {Q-Hearts} on the river was a blank.

Yan was left with just about 40,000 while Thomas started stacking.

Julian Thomas de 650,000 355,000
[Removed:17] NZ 40,000 -360,000

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Kitai Takes from Uspenskiy

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Konstantin Uspenskiy opened to 10,500 and Davidi Kitai took down the pot with a three-bet to 28,000 out of the big blind.

One hand later, Uspenskiy raised to 10,500 again and Kitai called in the small blind. The flop came {8-Spades}{3-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and Kitai check-called a bet of 8,000. On the {A-Hearts} turn, the action went check, check. After the {6-Diamonds} river, Kitai checked again and Uspenskiy bet 20,000.

Kitai gave it plenty of thought and called, then saw the good news as Uspenskiy only had {Q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}, raking in the pot with his {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}.

Konstantin Uspenskiy RU 600,000 -35,000
Davidi Kitai be 200,000 60,000

Tags: Davidi KitaiKonstantin Uspenskiy