David Peters leads EPT Barcelona High Roller

Posted On 23 Aug, 2018 0

The European Poker Tour (EPT) recently began a tournament series in the beautiful city of Barcelona. The stop, scheduled between 21st August to 2nd September, will host a total of 34 tournaments during this period and some of the top European poker pros will also be a part of the action at the EPT Barcelona.

A couple of tournaments have already kicked off at the Casino Barcelona, with the first highlight tournament also beginning. Yesterday, we completed Day 1 of the €10,300 EPT High Roller, with a pretty healthy participation being recorded and the late registration period still on.

A total of 117 entries registered to the tournament, with 47 survivors bagging up their chips to move on to Day 2. At the end of the first day, US poker pro David Peters has taken the chip lead from among the survivors. He will come back and try to keep the lead today, with the intention of adding to his $22.8 million in live poker cashes.

"It's probably my favourite stop. Huge action, big fields - love it here. The day went great. I accumulated chips very well and won a nice pot against [Daniel] Dvoress at the end, and yeah just been going pretty well. Hopefully, I can keep it going! I just play and try and get as many chips as I can. I try to just bring my A-Game. I'm comfortable at all the different stack sizes; just play my game whether I'm short stack or big stack. Just go from there!" said Peters after this first day of play.

End of Day 1 chip counts:

  1. David Peters - 316,000
  2. Joao Vieira - 278,500
  3. Chi Zhang - 246,500
  4. Vincent Robert - 244,200
  5. Matthew Moss - 240,500
  6. Filipe Oliveira - 239,000
  7. Liv Boeree - 237,000
  8. Niklas Astedt - 236,000
  9. Grzegorz Grochulski - 215,500
  10. Kai Lehto - 205,500

Joao Vieira and Liv Boeree are a couple of other popular pros among the top stacks. Day 2 begins shortly, and we expect the entries to swell on this day, so stay tuned to GutshotMagazine.com for the latest updates.

Read more:

Check out our online poker rooms section, where you can read reviews on the biggest and best poker rooms in the country, while also taking advantage of their bonuses and promotions. Check out these top poker rooms HERE.

COMMENT

Event Dates Buy In
WPT Japan 2018 1 Sep - 17 Sep JPY 30,000
2018 APT Philippines Championships II 13 Sep - 24 Sep PHP 55,000
WPT Korea 2018 18 Sep - 24 Sep KRW 1,100,000
WPT Vietnam 2018 26 Sep - 4 Oct VND 22,000,000
Deltin Poker Tournament Xpress 27 Sep - 30 Sep INR 15,000
PokerStars Live Manila Super Series 9 1 Oct - 7 Oct PHP 10,000