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Ronny Voth Leads Massive High Roller Field After Day 1

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Chip leader Ronny Voth
Chip leader Ronny Voth

The European Poker Tour Berlin €10,000 High Roller event kicked off today with just 22 players but as the day went on a staggering 136 players entered the event. Registration is still open until Day 2 kicks off tomorrow at Noon. It's the Main Event all over again as Day 1b chip leader Ronny Voth is our overnight chip leader once again. This time he closed off with 607,500 followed by AP Phahurat with 498,500. Just 45 players remain all gunning for a spot in one of the biggest ever EPT €10,000 side events.

Andreas Eiler was the first player to bust out after just two hours of play. Eiler ended up all in versus Andreas Goeller on the turn and he witnessed his set get beat by Goeller's rivered straight. At the same time that Eiler lost his first bullet it was Griffin Benger who was extremely cheerful with his good start. Benger had a steady day and finished on 382,200.

Aaron Lim was gifted a lot of chips and the WSOP APAC bracelet winner never looked back. Lim closed out on 173,400 chips and is one of the players to look for on Day 2. Martin Kabrhel also made it to the second day but not without doing a rebuy. The hyper-agressive Czech pro ran a ton of bluffs and was caught by Bruno Lopes. After losing that big pot with king-seven to queens Kabrhel dwindled down and re-bought. Kabrhel ended the day on 112,600.

Plenty of players did a re-buy today, here's a list of all the players that put up a total of €20,000 to stay in this event. Remember, it's still possible to buy in tomorrow morning before play starts.

Ankush MandaviaKamal ChorariaMartin Finger
Micah RaskinImed MahmoudOle Schemion
Taylor PaurMartin JacobsonMarvin Rettenmaier
Faraz JakaAlex MosBerthold Winz
AP PhahuratVladimir TroyanovskiyKai Vater
Justin BonomoDorin RautaMartin Kabrhel
Benny SpindlerMax LehmanskiVojtech Ruzicka
Kyle CheongJohannes StrassmannMohsin Charania
Daniel ReijmerLeon TsoukernikAndrew Chen
Sorel Mizzi  

Players like Justin Bonomo, Johannes Strassmann, Andrew Chen, Faraz Jaka and Taylor Paur busted both their bullets on Day 1. German top pros Tobias Reinkemeier and Philipp Gruissem are set to enter the event tomorrow as they only dropped by in the tournament room to catch up with some of their friends.

Team Pro Max Lykov was off to a great start and he kept building his stack all throughout the day. Scott Seiver had a rocky start but he got back up and his stack sky-rocketed in the following hours. Online cash game superstar Daniel "jungleman12" Cates also made an appearance and he fought out some battles with table mate Mike McDonald. Cates had an okay first day and returns tomorrow with 65,900.

The final two levels belonged to our overnight chip leader Ronny Voth. The German who earlier close out Day 1A of the Main Event with the chip lead had another great starting day. Voth jumped up to the top after winning three massive pots within a 45-minute span. First he crippled Ognjen Sekularac, than he busted a player and ultimately he busted Sorel Mizzi on a quarter-million chip coin flip. Other players that survived the day are Team Pros Jake Cody and Jan Heitmann and established pros Chris Brammer, EPT London winner Benny Spindler, EPT Berlin winner Davidi Kitai and the 2012 GPI Player of the Year Marvin Rettenmaier.

Play resumes tomorrow at 12:00 Noon when play will wind down to a final table. Make sure to tune back in to PokerNews.com as we bring you all the live updates from start to finish.

Tags: AP PhahuratRonny Voth

Full End-of-Day Chip Count (full)

Happy_Freaked • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Ronny Voth de 607,500 107,500
AP Phahurat us 498,500 98,500
Max Lykov RU 445,800 65,800
Griffin Benger ca 382,200 34,200
Scott Seiver us 333,400 1,400
Igor Kurganov ru 319,500 209,500
Georgios Karakousis gr 304,200 204,200
Davidi Kitai be 209,000 49,000
Chris Brammer gb 191,400 -33,600
Paul Volpe us 185,000 103,000
Aaron Lim au 173,400 -106,600
Vojtech Ruzicka cz 162,300 67,300
Philippe Ktorza fr 147,900 84,400
Artem Litvinov ru 138,000 83,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de 134,100 59,100
David Peters us 129,700 -300
Gautam Sabharwal IN 125,200 30,200
Kevin MacPhee us 123,900 -14,100
Jan Heitmann DE 122,000 67,600
Todd Terry us 115,200 -1,200
Martin Kabrhel cz 112,600 -19,400
Steven Silverman us 110,800 -94,200
Marvin Rettenmaier de 110,400 -7,600
Jannick Wrang dk 101,500 51,500
Paul Berende nl 101,000 -39,000

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Not So Classy Choraria

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Kamal Choraria doubled through Timothy Adams after cracking his queens and then felt the need to complain about how many big hand Adams was getting.

The two took to a {j-Spades}{q-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop before all the chips went in after it smacking them both in the face.

Choraria: {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for pair and flush draw.
Adams: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades} for top set.

The board ran out {5-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} to complete Choraria's flush.

As his stack was being counted Choraria was complaining about how many big hands, like queens, that Adams was picking up. He at least said, "Unlucky" to his opponent.

Paul Berende said to Choraria, "I think you should just stick with unlucky."

Timothy Adams ca 95,000 21,000
Kamal Choraria GB 90,000 30,000

Tags: Paul BerendeTimothy AdamsKamal Choraria

Jaka and Katchalov Depart

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Eugene Katchalov
Eugene Katchalov

Two more big names in Eugene Katchalov and Faraz Jaka have departed.

Team Pro Katchalov was in no mood to share the details of his exit. That was his first bullet so we may see him again tomorrow.

Jaka was willing to discuss his bust out. He was down to his last 20 big blinds when the hijack player raised in front of him and the button called. He squeezed all in with king-queen but the original raise iso-shoved with ace-queen and that was that.

Faraz Jaka us Busted
Eugene Katchalov ua Busted

Tags: Eugene KatchalovFaraz Jaka

Adams Gets a Double

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Team Pro Max Lykov raised it up to 4,000 from middle position and the player to his left called. James Mitchell three-bet to 12,500 from the cutoff after which the action was on Timothy Adams on the button. Adams four-bet all in for 32,700 and the action was quickly folded back to Mitchell. Mitchell did the math and made the call.

James Mitchell: {K-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Timothy Adams: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}

The board ran out {Q-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} and Adams secured a late Day 1 double up.

Timothy Adams ca 74,000 45,000
James Mitchell gb 70,000 -58,000

Tags: James MitchellMax LykovTimothy Adams

Bust Outs, Shoves and Doubles

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Ramin Hajiyev & Eugene Katchalov
Ramin Hajiyev & Eugene Katchalov

Konstantin Puchkov had a short stack and was seen wandering the corridors after busting. He left his table of short stacks to battle it out between them.

First up it was Dan Smith's tun to shove after the action folded around to him on the button. He managed to take the blinds and antes.

The very next hand the action folded around to the then short Ramin Hajiyev and he shoved for 21,400. Eugene Katchalov was in the big blind and made a quick call after looking at his hand.

Hajiyev: {k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}
Katchalov: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}

The board ran {4-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} to make Hajiyev two pair. "You're the only one I can win a hand off at this table." commented Hajiyev

Ramin Hajiyev az 45,000 -105,000
Dan Smith us 36,000 -6,100
Eugene Katchalov ua 24,000 -43,000
Konstantin Puchkov ru Busted

Tags: Dan SmithEugene KatchalovKonstantin PuchkovRamin Hajiyev

The Rebuy Boys

Happy_Freaked • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

We just received a player list with all the players that have done a rebuy today.

Ankush MandaviaKamal ChorariaMartin Finger
Micah RaskinImed MahmoudOle Schemion
Taylor PaurMartin JacobsonMarvin Rettenmaier
Faraz JakaAlex MosBerthold Winz
AP PhahuratVladimir TroyanovskiyKai Vater
Justin BonomoDorin RautaMartin Kabrhel
Benny SpindlerMax LehmanskiVojtech Ruzicka
Kyle CheongJohannes StrassmannMohsin Charania
Daniel ReijmerLeon TsoukernikAndrew Chen
Sorel Mizzi