The final day of the WSOP Europe €111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP is upon us and will bring ten of the world’s most prominent high rollers to contend for a gold bracelet and the first-place prize of €3,487,463.
It is barely a surprise that there are several Germans still in the race for the title and that one of them is actually leading what had remained of the tournament’s field. Christoph Vogelsang is eying his third high roller title for the year, after winning the $300,000 Aria Super High Roller Bowl and a $25,000 Aria High Roller this past summer.
Vogelsang is entering the final day of the High Roller for ONE DROP with a massive advantage over his nine remaining opponents. The player bagged and tagged 63.325 million last night after a long Day 2 of play. He has two times more chips than the player who scooped the second largest stack for the night. Andreas Eiler, one more player from Germany, ended Day 2 with 30.45 million. Although he will kick off Day 3 far behind his fellow countryman, Eiler is still in a good position to vie for the major title.
As mentioned above, Vogelsang has had quite a run on the live tournament scene this year. The player topped a field of 56 fierce high rollers to win the Aria Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas. He was awarded $6 million in prize money for his terrific run. Vogelsang cashed in several more high roller tournaments in the following months, and even won one – a $25,000 buy-in at Aria.
His total live tournament winnings currently amount to more than $14.3 million, but the player has a great chance to boost his bankroll by another seven-figure payout, if he maintains his Day 2 momentum.
About the WSOP Europe €111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP
Registration for the event remained open through the second level of Day 2, which allowed for players who busted on Day 1 to return or for latecomers to join. The field counted 132 entries by the time registration closed.
Action was quick-paced during the first stages of Day 2 play. As the day progressed, it was Dominik Nitsche who emerged as the one to dominate action. Fedor Holz, the German who was probably the most closely watched one, busted in 25th place. His elimination actually set the final three tables of the tournament.
At that stage, the race had become quite fierce as everyone left was vying to make it to the money. The top 20 finishers will leave the tournament with a payout and the bubble burst at some point on Saturday evening.
Vogelsang took the chip lead towards the end of the day after Ahadpur Khangah tried to bluff him but failed, losing 5 million in chips in the process. Khangah eventually made it through the day and will resume play third in chips. Day 1 chip leader Charlie Carrel, Steffen Sontheimer, and Martin Kabrhel are also among those to have made it to Day 3.
Action resumes at 2 pm local time and the remaining contenders will play down to a champion.