Mercier Mashes Day 1 of EPT Grand Final Super High Roller

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Jason Mercier (Photo credit: Joe Giron for PokerStars Blog)

After finishing seventh in the EPT Grand Final main event yesterday Jason Mercier has mashed his way to the Day 1 chip lead in the €100k Super High Roller.

The American Team PokerStars Pro finished the day atop a star-studded leaderboard that includes Sorel Mizzi, Scott Seiver, Sam Trickett and Erik Seidel, to name just a few.

Check out the action live on the webcast starting again tomorrow at 2pm CET.

41 players bought in to this year's Super High Roller, seven of whom decided to rebuy at least once. And while registration remains open until start of play tomorrow, there's already over €4.7 million in the prize pool.

Those numbers are up from last year when this event recorded 38 entries and Justin Bonomo came out on top to win €1.64 million.

With the help of rebuys 30 players will advance to Day 2. They'll be joined by any other high rollers who decide to cough up another €100k.

Here's a look at the top ten heading into Day 2:

  • 1. Jason Mercier - 1,183,000
  • 2. Sorel Mizzi - 885,000
  • 3. Fabian Quoss - 797,000
  • 4. Scott Seiver - 759,000
  • 5. Vladimir Troyanovski - 737,000
  • 6. Paul Newey - 597,000
  • 7. Mike Watson - 573,000
  • 8. Sam Trickett - 510,000
  • 9. Erik Seidel - 494,000
  • 10. Philipp Gruissem - 481,000

Daniel Negreanu Continues Mega-Heater

Daniel Negreanu finished Day 1 of the Super High Roller one spot off the top ten, continuing the heater that saw him win the first ever WSOP Asia Pacific Main Event and finish fourth in the EPT Grand Final main event yesterday.

Daniel Negreanu
Negreanu has plenty of reasons to smile.

Negreanu bagged 470,000 which he'll use to make a run at yet another major final table.

Joining Kid Poker on Day 2 is Swedish high-stakes legend Viktor Blom, who recently lost €400k in the live Monte Carlo cash game only to win $1 million online later the same day.

Blom carries 319,000 forward to Day 2.

Also through are Antonio Esfandiari, defending champ Justin Bonomo, Isaac Haxton and Patrik Antonius.

Ivey, Duhamel Among Day 1 Casualties

Phil Ivey, the player most agree is the best in the world, managed to dust off two six-figure stacks in short order today in Monte Carlo.

The recent WSOP bracelet winner was first busted by Justin Bomono when he got it in with a set against a double gutshot and flush draw on the turn.

Bonomo nailed his straight on the river and forced Ivey to reload.

Ivey's second demise came at the hands of Mike “Timex” McDonald. Ivey was all-in against the Canadian before the flop with pocket tens racing A-K.

An ace on the flop cost Ivey another €100k.

Ivey, along with Jon Duhamel, Tom Marchese, Joe Cheong, Steven Silverman, and John Juanda, will have the chance to rebuy and start fresh tomorrow.

You can watch all the action from the EPT Grand Final Super High Roller on the live stream right here.

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