In two hours from now at 12.30 p.m. local time, the Hilton Hotel Prague is calling all high stakes regulars and poker enthusiasts alike for the very last edition of the PokerStars EPT Single-Day High Roller.
The event, born from an idea of Bryn Kenney a few seasons ago, comes with a price tag of €25,500 and many of the EPT13 Prague €50,000 Super High Roller participants jumped into Day 1a of the Main Event yesterday in order to free up time for today. It is the penultimate chance to lift an EPT High Roller trophy before the rebranding of the series in 2017, adding further prestige to the showdown.
Defending champion of the tournament is Germany's Rainer Kempe, who emerged victorious in an 80-entry strong field in 2015 after defeating Jean-Noel Thorel in heads up for a massive payday of €539,000. Thorel has already been in action here in Prague in the Super High Roller and busted on Day 1a of the Main Event. Super High Roller runner-up Charlie Carrel, Ramin Hajiyev, Thomas Muehloecker and Anthony Zinno were among those to get through to Day 2 and will also be likely candidates to join the action today.
All participants will receive 100,000 in chips and the levels last 30 minutes each. A single re-entry is allowed during the first eight levels, registration will close as soon as the cards get back underway for level nine. Expect a long day of poker, because the tournament is known to create a fierce battle into the morning hours before the winner lifts the trophy.
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The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to cover all the action until a winner is crowned, and you can also follow the updates of the Main Event Day 1b as well.