Monday August 18,2014 : POKERSTARS-ESTRELLAS SETS NEW POKER TOURNEY RECORDS
Barcelona entry list already full at 2,343.
Only cancellations are now available for the third and last entry day of the Pokerstars Estrellas live poker tournament currently unfolding in Barcelona.
2,343 hopefuls have entered the tournament, a significant increase over the 2,131 entries recorded at Pokerstars’ record-breaking EPT tourney in Sao Paolo last year.
Estrellas entry Day 1a had 438 entries; there were 872 players for Day 1b and Day 1c has 1,033 players registered and was only selling alternates when InfoPowa went to press.
Dutch player Daniel Reijmer is leading the 125 players who survived Day 1a and goes into Day 2 on Tuesday with 209,300 chips. EPT regulars Vallo Maidla, Jacques Zaicik, Andras Kovacs, Andrea Benelli and Andrey Gulyy were also among the survivors.
Last season German player Soenke Jahn beat a 1,798-strong field (a record at the time) to win Euro 169,136.
August 18 (today) will see the start of the three day, $50,000 buy-in Super High Roller with over 30 players already registered, including big names like Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu and Vanessa Selbst, along with last season’s runner-up Erik Seidel.
Other players will include the EPT10 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final Super High Roller winner Daniel Colman, who won over Euro 1.5 million in Monaco and then took down the WSOP’s Big One for One Drop in Las Vegas for more than $15 million – an occurrence that has recently been widely reported in a mainstream international press apparently fascinated by Colman's poker face.
The event will also see performances from past EPT Super High Roller champions, including Martin Finger (EPT10 London), Scott Seiver (PCA 2013), Fabian Quoss (PCA 2014), Max Altergott (EPT9 Grand Final) and Dan Smith (EPT9 Barcelona).
Smith also won this summer’s WSOP SHR for $2,044,766.