2017 PokerStars Championship Prague

€50,000 Super High Roller
Dias: 2
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Championship Prague

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool

€50,000 Super High Roller

Dia 2 Concluído

Adams Leads Mateos, Badziakouski Big as Three Remain in the €50K

Timothy Adams
Timothy Adams

Timothy Adams has raced out and taken over as the favorite with three players remaining in the PokerStars Championship Prague €50,000 Super High Roller. His only competition left is Adrian Mateos and Mikita Badziakouski. They'll be coming back for Day 3 to compete for the remaining prize money, and you can head over to the main PokerNews page to view a full recap of the day.

The Remarkable Consistency of Juha Helppi

Juha Helppi
Juha Helppi

When you think of old-time grinders in these high roller events, Erik Seidel and John Juanda are rightfully the first players to spring to mind. But, Juha Helppi has put together an incredible track record of consistency as well, with live cashes dating to 2001 and an online career dating to 1999.

Helppi spoke to PokerNews about his amazing consistency over the years, the state of the high rollers and his race with Patrik Antonius for the top spot on Finland's all-time money list.

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Another Trophy for Meijer van Putten in Prague

Jasper Meijer van Putten
Jasper Meijer van Putten

Last year in Prague, the PokerStars European Poker Tour had its last-ever stop. While rumors have surfaced that PokerStars is bringing back the EPT branding for 2018, that has been anything but confirmed, so for now, the 2016 EPT Prague was the last stop of the illustrious poker tour. Dutchman Jasper Meijer van Putten took down the tournament, beating a massive field of 1,192 entrants to take home €699,300.

This week, under the monicker PokerStars Championship, PokerStars returned to the Czech capital. And so did Jasper Meijer van Putten. He strolled into the casino, planning to start his week of poker with the €1,100 National Championship. Instead, he jumped into the €10,000 High Roller and ended up taking down the event for €150,000. We caught up with Meijer van Putten after his win, the 2nd most significant score of his poker career. Read the interview on the PokerNews homepage.

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Anteing Sucks! What's the Solution?

Anteing slows down the game, while still necessary to keep the game itself moving. For years, anteing was seen as a necessary evil. It was just the way things were. That was until some bright minds started to think about it and came up with an alternative. In Aria's big buy-in live events, the big blind pays the ante for everyone at the table. In partypoker live events, the button now pays the ante for all the players at the table. This way, just a single player has to be paying attention, instead of a full table worth of players.

We asked around in the €50,000 Super High Roller and the €1,100 PokerStars National Championship to see what some of the players think about this issue. Read all about it, and share your thoughts, on the PokerNews homepage.

Day 2 Seats and New Players

12Christoph VogelsangGermany353,000
13Sam GreenwoodCanada349,000
14Timothy AdamsCanada389,000
15Igor KurganovRussia389,000
17Christopher KrukCanada133,000
18Jean FerreiraCanada238,000
22Koray AldemirGermany812,000
24Stanley ChoiHong Kong468,000
25Tsugunari TomaJapan338,000
26Jean-Noel ThorelFrance60,000
27Ole SchemionGermany275,000
28Daniel DvoressCanada546,000
31Stephen ChidwickUK228,000
32Julian ThomasGermany181,000
33Erik SeidelUSA629,000
34Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus485,000
35Dietrich FastGermany106,000
37Ivan LucaArgentina248,000
38Orpen KisacikogluTurkey652,000
  Dominik NitscheGermany250,000
  Nick PetrangeloUSA250,000
  David PetersUSA250,000
  Steve O'DwyerIreland250,000
  John JuandaIndonesia250,000
  Adrian MateosSpain250,000

Welcome to Day 2 of PokerStars Championship Prague €50,000 Super High Roller

Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

The preliminary round is over, and it's time for the PokerStars Championship Prague €50K Super High Roller to really start taking shape. Today, on Day 2, they play for keeps, as players who are eliminated can no longer reenter the event.

Last night, a relatively short Day 1 ended with Koray Aldemir in first place out of the 19 remaining players from a field of 28 entries. However, with registration still open until the first card is pitched for Day 2, and players still able to buy in for over 40 big blinds at 3,000/6,000/1,000, it's anyone's guess as to whether the winner of the tournament has even entered yet.

While players formidable players like Aldemir, Erik Seidel and Christoph Vogelsang have managed to get head starts, we have it on good authority that the likes of Adrian Mateos, for one, will be entering the event today. It's still anyone's game with the top chip count being barely over three starting stacks. Last year's champ, Leon Tsoukernik, has yet to show up as well.

Players are scheduled to battle through 10 levels lasting one hour apiece today, with play ending at 25,000/50,000/5,000. It's likely that the tournament will be far along indeed at that point, given that there's 7 million total in play right now.

LevelDurationSmall BlindBig BlindAnte
960 minutes3,0006,0001,000
1060 minutes4,0008,0001,000
Break20 minutes   
1160 minutes5,00010,0001,000
1260 minutes6,00012,0002,000
Break20 minutes   
1360 minutes8,00016,0002,000
1460 minutes10,00020,0003,000
Break20 minutes   
1560 minutes12,00024,0004,000
1660 minutes15,00030,0005,000
Break20 minutes   
1760 minutes20,00040,0005,000
1860 minutes25,00050,0005,000

Today as yesterday, the PokerNews blog will sport feature coverage from this tournament and other tournaments throughout Hilton Prague. Head on over to the PokerStars Blog to get live updates from the €50K.

As has been the case throughout the year, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to report the Main Event and other huge events as follows:

DatesEventLive Updates?
Dec. 10-12€50,000 PokerStars Championship Super High RollerNo, feature style content
Dec. 12-18€5,300 PokerStars Championship Main EventYes
Dec. 13€25,500 PokerStars Championship Single-Day High Roller IYes
Dec. 14€25,500 PokerStars Championship Single-Day High Roller IIYes
Dec. 16-18€10,300 PokerStars Championship High RollerYes

€50,000 Super High Roller

Dia 2 Iniciado