EPT: Vladimir Troyanovsky Takes Chiplead into Day 2 of Deauville High Roller

It got ugly for Bertrand Grospellier in the High Roller, as he busted the re-entry event twice in back-to-back hands with pocket kings. (Photo c/o Neil Stoddart/PokerStars Blog

Vladimir Troyanovsky had a very strong month to start off 2013, with over $1 million in earnings via two cashes at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Troyankovsky’s looking to add to that total and he’s positioned himself well after Day 1 of the EPT Deauville High Roller.

It’s a small lead, but Troyanovsky bagged the most chips of the 51 remaining players. A total of 83 players signed up by the end of Day 1, with 14 of those players electing to exercise their one optional re-entry into the €10,300 event. Trailing just behind are Kevin Vandersmissen (262,000) and JC Alvarado (246,700), with Marvin Rettenmaier (168,700), Timothy Adams (166,900) and Kevin MacPhee (158,100) finishing the night in the top 10.

Other players who’ll be coming back for Day 2 include Max Heinzelmann, Davidi Kitai, Eugene Katchalov, Jason Koon, Vicky Coren, Ana Marquez and Pasqual LeFrancois. Players have the ability to register until the end of the first level that will be played on Day 2 Friday, which happens to be Level 11. Due to French regulations, players may utilize their ability to re-enter only if they do so immediately after being eliminated, and they keep the same seat. A few players were able to make the most of their second buy-ins, with Eugene Katchalov and Dorin Rauta among those who’ll be coming back for Day 2.

It didn’t go too well for the likes of Bryn Kenney, Bertrand Grospellier, Michael Tureniec and Steve O’Dwyer, who put more than €20,000 into the event Thursday and had nothing to show for it. PCA Champion Dimitar Danchev, Antoine Saout, Dominik Nitsche, Ionel Anton, Roberto Romanello, Govert Metaal and Todd Terry are also out of the running.

The prizepool will be revealed shortly after registration closes Friday, with play scheduled to resume at 12 pm local time in Deauville. This event was originally scheduled to be a two-day affair, but the likelihood is that they’ll carry on into a third day Saturday. Here are the top ten chip counts going into Day 2.

  1. Vladimir Troyanovsky – 266,200
  2. Kevin Vandersmissen – 262,000
  3. JC Alvarado – 246,700
  4. Jean Noel Thorel – 176,500
  5. Steven Silverman – 175,100
  6. Marvin Rettenmaier – 168,700
  7. Timothy Adams – 166,900
  8. Adrian Mateos – 161,800
  9. Kevin MacPhee – 158,100
  10. Mikhail Korotkikh – 154,300
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