The first of the two High Rollers Main Events played down to the final two tables last night, with 16 players still in contention and $463,560.55 awaiting the winner.


HIGH ROLLERS, TAKE NOTE: The High Rollers series has now been extended until April 6, with a second $5,200 Main Event scheduled for April 5, with $1.5M guaranteed.


The line-up for the final 16 features many recognisable names from the online poker world. Here’s how the stacks will look when they return for the third and final day tonight at 18:00 WET (blinds at 50K/100K):

  1. ¿¿toneecho?? (UK) – 14,032,455
  2. Andras “probirs” Nemeth (Hungary) – 13,616,232
  3. Pwndidi (North Macedonia) – 12,836,379
  4. Christian “eisenhower1” Jeppsson (Sweden) – 11,980,867
  5. Francisco “Tomatee” Benitez (Uurguay) – 11,473,204
  6. pofkia.Itu (Lithuania) – 10,560,682
  7. IgorKarkarof (Denmark) – 9,706,671
  8. Christoph “26071985” Vogelsang (UK) – 9,553,745
  9. Pabritz (Brazil) – 8,629,029
  10. Fiilismies (Finland) – 6,194,280
  11. WRUUUUM (Finland) – 6,184,293
  12. Igor “Lechuckpoker” Kurganov (UK) – 5,770,291
  13. Sam “SamSquid” Grafton (UK) – 4,396,486
  14. LaurisL91 (Lithuania) – 2,423,957
  15. Bartek901 (UK) – 2,079,975
  16. Alex Borodin (Russia) – 1,061,454

With 30-minute levels, there’s plenty of play left. This event had 522 total entries (363 entries, 159 re-entries) creating a prize pool of $2,610,000.

Here’s a look at what they’re playing for:

1. $463,560.55
2. $343,095.20
3. $253,934.99
4. $187,945.05
5. $139,104.12
6. $102,955.10
7. $76,200.25
8. $56,398.18
9. $45,007.10
10. $35,916.47
11. $35,916.47
12. $35,916.47
13. $28,662.23
14. $28,662.23
15. $28,662.23
16. $22,872.99

Chip leader “¿¿toneecho??” has been a regular in the PokerStars High Roller Club of late, with a victory in the $530 Omania and a runner-up finish in the $530 Bounty Builder High Roller under their belt.

Andras “probirs” Nemeth

They’re closely followed by a more recognisable entity in Hungary’s Andras “Probirs” Nemeth, a long-time crusher and multiple-time no.1 ranked player in the online tournament world. Nemeth has won just about everything there is to win online.

Other big names from the world of online poker still in contention include Christian ‘eisenhower1’ Jeppsson, Christoph “26071985” Vogelsang, Francisco “Tomatee” Benitez, and Sam “SamSquid” Grafton.

A staple in High Rollers, Jeppsson recently proved he still has the stomach for lower buy-in, massive-field took events when he took down the Sunday Million in February for $111,769.63, outlasting 10,890 others. He returns tonight fourth in chips.

Christoph “26071986” Vogelsang

You’ll no doubt be familiar with Christoph “26071986” Vogelsang, a high stakes cash player turned live super high roller crusher with $25 million in live earnings. He sits in the middle of the pack.

Benitez, meanwhile, is a multiple Spring Championship of Online Poker champion who has an online résumé anyone would be proud of. Just a couple of days ago he won a High Rollers Series event for $39,550 plus $61,593 in bounties.

Sam “SamSquid” Grafton

Likewise, Grafton has been in fine form of late, winning the High Roller Club’s $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up last weekend for $23,504.

Who will win the title and $463K? We’ll find out tonight.

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