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The late registration is over and we have the chip counts after the 7 levels of the OFC World Championship High Roller event. A total of 18 players bought in to the event, with five of them making re-entries making up for a total of 23 entries to the tournament.
The current chip leader is Russia's Mikhail Smirnov with a 240K stack. He's followed by Germany's Tobias Hausen with 123K and Elie Marciano with a 113K stack.
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The latest addition to our OFC Poker High Roller tables is Sorel Mizzi. With 20 minutes left until the start of level six, announcing the end to the late registration, thus far he's the last player to buy-in to the €10K event. At the moment we have a total of 18 players and two re-entries.
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Buy-in at the King's Casino cashier on the second floor and then go to the tournament area on the third floor. We'll give away as many as five seats to tomorrow's Main Event. Plus you'll get to see the kinds of Jason Mercier, Alexander Kostritsyn, Jennifer Shahade, and the latest addition to the event, Sorel Mizzi in action!
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We have six more players joining in on the OFC High Roller action making up for a total of 16 players. The new names in the field are Russian poker star Alexander Kostritsyn, China's Shixia Liu, Michael "michaelsc" Schwartz, and three more Russian players - Maxim Panyak, Mikhail Smirnov and Vladimir Troyanovsky.
The late registration does not close until the end of level 6 so we're expecting the field to keep growing.
The action is on! Nine players have already joined in on the Tonybet Open Face Chinese Poker World Championship High Roller action. The list of players at the tables already includes:
The EPT Grand Final OFC Event winner Jason Mercier, two-time WSOP bracelet winner Rafi Amit, five-time WSOP final tablist Bruno Fitoussi, our online regulars and some of the most winingest players, Germany's Tobias Housen and Russia's Iakov Onuchin.
The players are already gathering for the High Roller event, but some of them are taking things slow. The tournament will start in a couple of minutes. We don't expect a lot of action on the first level, so the live stream will start with a small delay. We're expecting to go live around 4pm (UTC+1). Stay Tuned!
The Tonybet Poker Open Face Chinese Poker World Championship kicks off tomorrow and we're all set up and ready to host the most amazing event here in Prague! Everyone at the Hotel Corinthia Prague already knows we're in the house and the OFC World Championship is the hottest topic around. We're now working on setting up the TV table which will look just awesome for the live stream. Don't forget to tune in tomorrow at 15:15 (UTC+1) to watch the €10K High Roller live broadcast.
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