2017 WSOPE: Germans Dominate €25,000 NLHE High Roller After Day 1

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German trio leads the €25,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Event at the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe after Day 1 action.

Philipp “philbort” Gruissem ended the opening day with the chip lead and is closely trailed by Claas Segebrecht and Rainer Kempe, both from Germany also. Gruissem will be a strong favorite to win the title with almost $11 million in total live tournament earnings and having won several high-stakes tournaments with buy-ins of $25,000 or more.

At the moment, the total number of entries for the 2017 WSOPE €25K NLHE High Roller shows 104. However, the registration will remain open until the start of Day 2, so the final number of entries is expected to be rise.

In addition to the German pros, 40 other top pros made it through the Day 1, including the likes of Igor Kurganov, Patrik Antonius, Sam Trickett, Bertrand Grospellier and Ole Schemion.

End of Day 1 Counts

Philipp Gruissem 2,905,000
Claas Segebrecht 2,675,000
Rainer Kempe 2,455,000
Jean-Noel Thorel 2,325,000
Dietrich Fast 2,245,000
Mike Leah 2,173,000
Antoine Saout 2,030,000
Igor Kurganov 1,735,000
Dario Sammartino 1,715,000
Thomas Muehloecker 1,675,000
Niall Farrell 1,600,000
Bartlomiej Machon 1,520,000
Paul Newey 1,505,000
Benjamin Pollak 1,380,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu 1,250,000
Andrew Leathem 1,250,000
Jan Schwippert 1,190,000
Sam Trickett 1,115,000
Martin Kabrhel 1,105,000
Adrian Mateos 1,070,000
Ole Schemion 1,055,000
Fahredin Mustafov 1,050,000
Patrik Antonius 975,000
Stefan Schillhabel 930,000
Daniel Pidun 925,000
Bertrand Grospellier 910,000
Sergio Aido 905,000
Bryn Kenney 905,000
Liv Boeree 900,000