Wiktor Malinowski Leads After Day 1 of EPT Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller
A total of 48 players entered the €100,000 Super High Roller at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour.
Eight levels were played on Day 1, and with late registration open until the start of Day 2 the number of entrants could grow from the 28 that advanced to Day 2.
Leading the way, and the only player with a stack in excess of seven figures is a new face to the European Poker Tour High Roller scene in Wiktor Malinowski.
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The Polish player scored a bunch of eliminations early on, including Ahadpur Khangah and Sam Greenwood, before sending Charlie Carrel to the rail late on to breach the one-million chip mark for the first time.
"It just happened to be good with my schedule," said Malinowski. "But today’s been good. I’ve had quite a lot of volume playing high-stakes tournaments online and I’m ready for tomorrow."
Malinowski has plenty of High Roller experience online as well as in Macau but says the only major difference at the tables in Monaco is the amount of staring, although he did spend the latter part of today with Christoph Vogelsang at his table.
"There’s a little bit more staring than usual, but I feel very comfortable. I don’t think it’s changed that much in comparison to other games that I play. But it’s always nice to play, and I love tournaments."
Other big stacks at the end of Day 1 include Ahadpur Khangah (985,000), Isaac Haxton (953,000) and Sergio Aido (880,000), with defending champion and PCA Super High Roller champion Sam Greenwood (473,000), GPI World #1 Alex Foxen (162,000) and the highest-ranked Asian player in the GPI Michael Soyza (813,000) also in the field and advancing to Day 2.
EPT Prague Super High Roller champion Matthias Eibinger busted late but is expected to return to re-enter at the start of Day 2. Play resumes at 12:30 pm on Sunday, which is when registration for this event will close.
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