Two hours from now, at 12.30 p.m. local time, Day 2 of the 2016 PokerStars EPT Season 13 Prague €50,000 Super High Roller will get underway at the Hilton Hotel in Prague. The last-ever festival of the tour before the rebranding in 2017, has seen a field of 46 entries emerge thus far for the tournament with the highest price tag, consisting of 38 unique entries and eight re-entries.
However, the final numbers aren't set just yet, as registration remains open until 15 minutes prior to restart. All players that busted yesterday's Day 1 or new faces that wish to take a shot at the juicy prize pool, can still enter the competition again with a fresh stack of 250,000.
Leading the field is Charlie Carrel with 1,129,000. The Brit already has two EPT High Roller titles to his name, also coming fresh off a third-place finish in the EPT13 Prague €10k Single Re-Entry worth €159,545 just two days ago. Second in chips is Julian Thomas with 700,000. The biggest payday of the German so far comes from his victory in the 2013 WPT Prague Main Event for €204,000. UK's Patrick Leonard follows in third place overnight, with 617,000. Konstantin Uspenskiy (517,000) and Isaac Haxton (504,000) round out the top five stacks at the start of Day 2.
Plenty of notables made it through including Jean-Noel Thorel (484,000), Paul Newey (459,000), Mustapha Kanit (453,000), Ben Heath (441,000), Anthony Zinno (437,000), defending champ Steve O'Dwyer (259,000) and Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (231,000) to name just a few.
The action will recommence with blinds of 3,000 and 6,000 and a running ante of 1,000. A total of 10 levels of 60 minutes each will be played, or until the official final table is found, whichever of the two comes first. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to provide all the updates until the last EPT Super High Roller champion is crowned on Tuesday, December 13th, so make sure to tune back in regularly.