The second day of The Super High Roller at PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final is soon to start. On day one 48 players entered the €100,000 tournament, and as we have seen before, they were not shy to buy in again as soon as they busted, among them Vanessa Selbst. With 11 re-entries the Super High Roller reached a total of 59 entries, which makes the tournament the biggest Super High Roller EPT has hosted. That number is sure to go up today as it is possible to enter again up until play starts at noon.
Vanessa Selbst was one of those who chose to re-enter. On Twitter she ironically stated:
Fired two bullets in the SHR and ended day 1 with 618k, so a little profit on the day!
— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) April 24, 2014
The PokerNews blog reported that Vanessa Selbst busted to Daniel Negraneau, when he hit a straight on the river of an board with against Selbst’s for a big pot.
On her second bullet it was Vanessa Selbst, who eliminated another player, last years winner of the event, Max Altergott. Vanessa had set Altergott all in on a board of: . Altergott with around 100,000 left in his stack called with . But Vanessa could show for a full house. And the former winner was out of the tournament, which he elected to re-enter soon after.
Chip leader going into day 2 is Mr. Super High Roller Boss himself, German Philip Gruissem with 1,038,000 chips, average is 398,649. Not far behind is “Das Wunderkid”, Ole Schemion, with 847,000, who is trying to extend his lead as the EPT Player of the Year. Vanessa Selbst is currently #7 in Monte Carlo with 618,000 in her stack.
When Ole Schemion won the EPT High Roller in Sanremo five days ago, he consolidated his position as the EPT Player of the Year, and it will be extremely tough for Vanessa Selbst to take the lead. She is currently #3 after Ole Schemion and Thomas Muehloecker.
You can follow day 2 of the EPT Super High Roller live at 12 noon here on eptlive
Photo: Neil Stoddart, PokerStars