Sam Stein leads EPT London High Roller Day 1

Sam Stein leads EPT London High Roller Day 1

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

With the Main Event of the PokerStars EPT London narrowing down the field ever-further, the side events are taking precedence with the £20,000 High Roller event attracting a field of 75 players to create a seven-figure prize pool.

The winner of the event will receive £520,000 and after one day, Sam Stein leads 30 survivors of the 75-strong field into Day 2. Stein managed to build up his stack to 240,000 by the end of the day. He is closely followed by some great poker talents – Isaac Haxton (199.2k) is in third place with Michael Tureniec (197k) and November Niner Phil Collins (187.7k) also in the top five chip counts.

Other notable survivors include Luke “__FullFlush1__” Schwartz, WSOPE champion James Bord, WSOP Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel, Sam Trickett, Joe Hachem, Sorel Mizzi and WPT Grand Prix de Paris winner Matthew Waxman.

Eight of the remaining 30 will receive a payout with all of the final tablists guaranteed at least £59,400. The winner will take home £520,000 with five players nabbing six figures.

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Tags: EPT London High Roller, Sam Stein, Phil Collins, Michael Tureniec