Thirteen players will take home a share of the million dollar prizepool in the $10,300 High Roller Finale:
Level 11 has begun, which means the end of late registration and the beginning of true bustouts with no chance for a fresh million chips. Pending confirmation, there were 95 entries into this $10,300 event, so the prizepool is as it was: $1,000,000. Payout information will be available shortly.
Last minute entrants include a few who only busted the Main Event in the last few levels – Niall Farrell, Fabrizio Gonzalez and Per Siden among them.
The number of players seems to be static in the High Roller finale, but that’s because for every exit there’s an entry (often by one and the same person). This level (10) is the last one for registration, however, so soon the atmosphere might be a bit more serious.
Table 42 sees the chatty triumvirate of John Duthie, Christoph Vogelsang and Igor Kurganov sat next to each other in seats six to eight, and they seem to be getting on famously. When action threatens, however, it goes quieter. An example:
Duthie opened for 80,000, called by button Kurganov. Big blind Morten Klein raised to 240,000. Duthie called quickly while Kurganov checked his stack (approx. 1,000,000 behind) before calling, too.
The flop came down . Klein and Duthie checked; Kurganov bet 225,000. Neither player made the call but Kurganov flashed them the anyway. Full Table 42 chip counts below.
The first and only player to top four million chips in the High Roller Finale so far is Alex Foxen, who pushes John Duthie into second. The field is still growing, and with two one-hour levels left of late registration, it looks like that $1,000,000 guarantee may yet be met – and surpassed.
John Duthie has slightly extended his chip lead in the opening levels of Day 2 in the $10,300 High Roller Finale. Creeping up on him in chips are both Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell (on different tables, for a change).
Bicknell added a few chop-pot chips to her stack after taking on Bartolomiej Machon preflop for his full 990,000 stack with , only to find him with . They both made a straight on the board.
The 13 survivors from the first day’s play in the MILLIONS UK $10,300 High Roller Finale have already been joined by four Day 2 starters, and we expect there to be a moderate revolving door for early bust-outs as unlimited re-entry is allowed until 6:30pm (four levels).
John Duthie returns as chip leader with a whisker shy of three million chips (blinds 10,000/20,000), in pole position but still with a long way to go in this three-day battle of the high rollers. Christoph Vogelsang (pictured) is the starting short stack with just over 12 big blinds.
The prize pool will be announced after the end of registration; we do know that it is a guaranteed $1,000,000.
Updates and chip counts will be posted hourly during Day 2.
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