Welcome back to the 2014 PokerStars.it European Poker Tour Sanremo €10,300 High Roller. Yesterday 88 players visited the Casino Sanremo to take their shot at the last €10K buy-in of the season, and 15 of those players ended up exercising their option to reenter. Those numbers are likely to go up too as late registration and reentries are open until the start of play.
As it stands, 47 players from Day 1 will return today for ten more one-hour levels of play. Leading the way is Russian Alexander Kopylkov, who bagged up a healthy 331,400 last night. Not too far behind is Jason Lavallee with 308,400, who if you recall defeated a field of 157 entries to win the EPT10 London High Roller for €357,700 earlier this season.
Others returning to action are a mix of players on their second bullet like Jose Carlos Garcia (130,200), Tamer Kamel (101,900), and Jean-Noel Thorel (76,000); and those who got through on their first such as Ognjen Sekularac (232,400), Carl Carlsson (214,600), Artem Litvinov (111,000), Yann Dion (109,500), Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (73,200), Mickey Petersen (47,700), Ami Barer (38,500), and current EPT10 Player of the Year leader Ole Schemion (170,300).
Speaking of the EPT POY race, we expect Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst to reenter after busting late on Day 1. Selbst has stated her attention to overtake the German on the leaderboard between now and the end of the Grand Final in Monte Carlo. To do that she needs to play as many events as possible, and everyone knows high rollers offer a great chance to amass points, albeit through a stacked field. Only time will tell if Selbst can do it.
Day 2 action is set to kick off at 12 p.m. local time, which is about half an hour from now. The plan for the day is to play ten more one-hour levels, during which time we'll get close to the final table. The the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will also be providing live updates from the Main Event as it plays down from 16 to the final eight.