$10,300 High Roller

Event Info

Buy-in 10,300 CAD
Players 80

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 350,000 / 700,000
Ante 700,000

Another Double Up for Kruk

ajlamers • Level 13: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante

On a flop of {5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}, there was already a bet of 230,000 and a call from Benoit Galland on the button. Christopher Kruk check-raised all in to 1,700,000 from the big blind and the action was back on Galland. He thought for a moment and then made the call, putting Kruk at risk.

Galland flipped over {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for two overcards and a flush draw while Kruk held {6-Spades}{5-Clubs} for a pair and straight draw. The turn brought the {10-Diamonds} giving Galland the lead with a pair of tens, but the {2-Clubs} on the river gave Kruk a straight. Another full double up and Kruk is up to nearly four million chips now.

Meanwhile, David Eldridge has had a hot start to Day 2, as he currently holds the chip lead with almost 10,000,000 chips.

David Eldridge us
David Eldridge
us 9,750,000 3,750,000
Kevin Hobbs CA
Kevin Hobbs
CA 7,570,000 1,680,000
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
us 6,080,000 180,000
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
us 5,120,000 -1,080,000
Parker Talbot ca
Parker Talbot
ca 4,250,000 1,400,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 3,980,000 1,920,000
Benoit Galland ca
Benoit Galland
ca 2,550,000 -1,410,000

Tags: Benoit GallandDavid EldridgeChristopher Kruk

Kruk Doubles Through Jiang

MartianNews • Level 13: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante
Christopher Kruk
Christopher Kruk

Yuan Jiang raised to 140,000 on the button. Christopher Kruk three-bet all in to 960,000 and the action got back to Jiang who called. The players rolled over their hands.

Christopher Kruk: {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Yuan Jiang: {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}

The board came down an all diamond flop of {q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and Kruk still had the lead with a pair of sixes. The {7-Hearts} on the turn and the {5-Clubs} on the river changed nothing as Kruk took down the pot.

Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 2,060,000 735,000
Yuan Jiang
Yuan Jiang
845,000 -1,455,000

Tags: Christopher KrukYuan Jiang

Farrell Unable to Spin It Up

ajlamers • Level 13: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante

Not long after the day began, Niall Farrell started joking around about chopping the prizepool with the remaining 25 players. He was on the short stack and it didn't take long for his chips to get in the middle. Farrell shoved all in for around 700,000 on the button and was called by Michael Del Vecchio in the small blind.

Michael Del Vecchio: {a-Spades}{7-Spades}
Niall Farrell: {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}

The flop came {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Farrell starter cheering for a straight. The turn brought the {8-Diamonds} giving him a two-way straight draw but the {10-Diamonds} on the river left him hanging with just seven-high. Farrell headed for the exit while Del Vecchio stacked his chips.

Michael Del Vecchio us
Michael Del Vecchio
us 3,350,000 415,000
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb Busted

Tags: Michael Del VecchioNiall Farrell

Charania is the First Elimination of the Day

ajlamers • Level 13: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante

The action folded to Mohsin Charania in the cutoff who shoved all in for his last 635,000. Sam Chartier was in the big blind and made the call, finding himself in a great position against Charania.

Sam Chartier: {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Mohsin Charania: {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

The flop came {k-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and Chartier hit a pair of kings leaving Charania drawing slim. The turn was the {8-Clubs} and it was all over for Charania as the {7-Hearts} completed the board.

Sam Chartier ca
Sam Chartier
ca 2,620,000 365,000
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
us Busted

Tags: Samuel ChartierMohsin Charania

The Cards are in the Air

MartianNews • Level 13: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante
Mike Sexton
Mike Sexton

The tournament director has instructed the dealers to shuffle up and deal, as the action of the $10,300 High Roller Day 2 is on the way.


Chris Moorman Nearing the Top as Day 2 of the $10,300 High Roller Begins

Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman

The partypoker MILLIONS North America $10,300 High Roller has 26 runners returning for Day 2 at 12:00 PM EST. After a strong performance on Day 1, Chris Moorman has bagged one of the top stacks of 5,285,000.

Moorman has made his rounds both on the computer and on the felt. He has recently been more recognized as a live poker player, with the results to show for it. The British poker pro has over $5.3 million in live career earnings and has recently captured his first WSOP Bracelet this past summer.

Some tough competition that Moorman will face on Day 2 includes chip leader Darren Elias (6,200,000), Marc MacDonnell (6,135,000), and David Eldridge (6,000,000) who round out the top three stacks. Some other familiar faces still chasing the title include partypoker Sponsored Pro Kristen Bicknell (1,285,000), Parker Talbot (2,850,000), Viktor Blom (2,550,000), and Victor Ramdin (5,900,000).

When the action resumes the blinds will continue on level 13 at 35,000/70,000 with a 70,000 button ante. There will be a total of 11 places being paid, with a min-cash of $20,000 and the winner pocketing a cool $300,000. The blind levels will continue to increase at 40-minute intervals until a winner is crowned.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be at the PLayground Poker Club covering all the live updates.

Tags: Chris MoormanDarren EliasDavid EldridgeKristen BicknellMarc MacDonnellParker TalbotVictor RamdinViktor Blom

Day 2 Seat Draw

581Peter Jetten2,565,000
583Chris Moorman5,285,000
584Martin Jacobson870,000
585Benoit Galland3,960,000
586Victor Ramdin5,900,000
587Yuan Jiang2,300,000
588Christopher Kruk1,325,000
622Taj Alakoozi1,500,000
623Louis Boutin3,280,000
625Shaan Siddiqui3,020,000
626Viktor Blom2,550,000
627Mike Watson1,295,000
628Anthony Zinno3,190,000
662David Eldridge6,000,000
664Mohsin Charania740,000
665Niall Farrell600,000
666Michael Del Vecchio2,935,000
667Samuel Chartier2,255,000
668Kevin Hobbs5,890,000
701Gal Yifrach4,930,000
702Ami Alibay940,000
703Darren Elias6,200,000
705Jonathan Vanfleet2,050,000
706Parker Talbot2,850,000
707Marc MacDonnell6,135,000
708Kristen Bicknell1,285,000
$10,300 High Roller
Day 2 started