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EPT Super High Roller drawing top competition

3 Apr 2012

LONDON (PRESS RELEASE) –- The first ever €100,000 Super High Roller tournament to be played on European soil is proving to be popular and attracting some of the best players in the world, with 20 players already registered, taking the prize pool to a minimum of €2 million, PokerStars announced today.

The €100,000 Super High Roller tournament will be the opening event at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final, a spectacular nine-day festival of poker taking place from April 23 to May 1 in Monaco, one of the world’s most glamorous locations.

"We’re extremely pleased to have such a fantastic response to the first ever European Super High Roller event and we look forward to welcoming some of the biggest names in international poker," said EPT President Edgar Stuchly. "It's fitting that such an historic tournament is taking place in Monaco – the spiritual home of high stakes gaming. I'm expecting that it will be an action-packed tournament and will prove worthy of its place in poker history."

"There are some big names signed up to play, and that always makes for an exciting tournament, not only for the players at the table, but for the spectators too," added Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand (ElkY) Grospellier, who won both the High Roller tournaments at the EPT Grand Final in Madrid in 2011.

The list of players already confirmed for the €100,000 Super High Roller includes:
  • Daniel Negreanu

  • Eugene Katchalov

  • Jason Mercier

  • Scott Seiver

  • David Sands

  • Dan Shak

  • Tony G

  • Artem Evgenievich Litvinov

  • Leon Tsoukernik

  • Tobias Reinkemeier

  • Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

  • Masa Kagawa

  • Patrik Antonius

  • Jason Somerville

  • Sorel Mizzi

  • Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier

  • Jonathan Duhamel

  • Dan Smith

EPT Season 8 Finale

The Super High Roller event is just one of 37 events taking place at what will be Europe’s richest poker festival, and with hugely successful stops before it such as Madrid, London, Prague, and Campione it looks set to be a fitting end to a spectacular year of European poker. EPT events are incredibly popular with both pros and recreational players, and the schedule for the Grand Final, with its huge range of side events and different game varieties, offers something for all types of player, and start from as little as €200.

Live webcast

Poker fans from all over the world will be able to watch the cards-up action from the €10,000 Main Event and the EPT Season 8 Tournament of Champions online, live and exclusive on (1-hour delay).

The broadcast times are as follows:
  • Monday April 30 14:30 CET – €10,000 Main Event: Day 5

  • Tuesday May 1, 14:30 CET – €10,000 Main Event: Final Table

  • Tuesday May 1, 13:00 CET – EPT Season 8 Tournament of Champions

The webcasts are the latest of the hugely popular broadcasts hosted in English by Joe Stapleton and James Hartigan. Joining them in the commentary box will be a variety of Team PokerStars Pros including Daniel Negreanu. The shows will feature viewer freerolls, interviews and the commentary will be available in English, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian.

Player of the Year

The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final also marks the culmination of the EPT Season 8 Player of the Year awards. For the last couple of events, Ondrej Vinklarek has been in the leading position for some time, even managing to keep his lead after EPT Campionethis weekend against the chasing pack. With the likes of Roberto Romanello, Martin Finger, Steve O'Dwyer, and Nick Yunis plus two Team PokerStars Pros within close distance, it will surely be a tight race to the end.

Qualifiers are still running

For players who haven’t yet secured their seat at the EPT Grand Final Main Event; qualifiers are still running online, with satellites starting from as little as €1.10 or 750 FPPs.
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