At least 34 players ready for €100K event in Monte Carlo

Highstakes Poker

posted Monday Apr 23rd 2012 at 08:25 PM

by Oscar Vallet

In just a couple of minutes play will start at the first European Super High Roller Tournament in Monte Carlo. 34 players are said to be ready.

The European Poker Tour "circus" has hastily left Berlin and gone south to the coastal city of Monte Carlo and this year's season finale. The main event has a buy-in of €10,000 and it is scheduled for Wednesday. 

Today though another event kicks off and it's met with high expectations as it is the first European Super High Roller Tournament. 

Buy-in for the event is a massive €100,000 ( $131,919 ) and the list of contestants is filled with well-known players.  

We spoke to Gus Hansen this weekend and he confirmed that he would participate. The rest of the list we have compiled is only rumored. 

Expected line-up:

Gus Hansen (Denmark)
Eugene Katchalov (USA)
Daniel Negreanu (Canada)
Jason Mercier (USA)
Scott Seiver (USA)
David Sands (USA)
Dan Shak (USA)
Bill Perkins (USA)
Tony G (Australia)
Artem Evgenievich Litvinov (Russia) 
Leon Tsoukernik (Czech Republic)
Tobias Reinkemeier (Germany)
Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom (Sweden)
Isaac 'philivey2694' Haxton (USA)
Masa Kagawa (Japan)
Patrik Antonius (Finland)
Sorel Mizzi (Canada)
Bertrand Grospellier (France)
Jonathan Duhamel (Canada)
Dan Smith (USA)
Talal Shakerchi (GB)
John Juanda (USA)
Tom 'kingsofcards' Marchese (USA)
Mike 'Timex' McDonald (Canada)
Phillip Gruissem (Germany)
Govert 'montecarlo13' Metaal (Holland)
Sam Trickett (GB)
Daniel 'Jungleman' Cates (USA)
Phil Ivey (USA)
Sam Chartier (Canada)
Erik Seidel (USA)
Bryn Kenney (USA)
Justin 'ZeeJustin' Bonomo (USA)
Vanessa Selbst (USA)

Registration closes at the end of Level 4 - but it is possible to buy in for an additional €100,000 all the way up to Level 8. 

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