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Paul Newey leads for day 2 of EPT12 grand Final €10K High Roller

The PokerStars andMonte-Carlo®Casino EPT12 Grand Final €10k High Roller attracted dozens of high-calibre poker pros on Day 1 (there were 156 entries + 22 re-entries) but it was British businessman Paul Newey who emerged as chip leader after the first eight levels of play.

The 47-year-old financial tycoon is no stranger to the EPT High Roller scene and came close to snagging a trophy when he finished second to Leonid Markin in the EPT11 Prague €50k Super High Roller, earning €557,090. Six months prior to that, Newey finished seventh in the $1m WSOP One Drop High Roller for over $1.4 million. He's a regular face in the highest buy-in events all around the world and the vast majority of his $2.6 million in live tournament winnings come from high roller events. The Englishman has made two eight place finishes in EPT Super High Rollers this season and now leads the 117 survivors in to Day 2 after bagging 189,500 tonight.

Newey is closely followed in the chip stacks by fellow businessman, 68-year-old Jean-Noel Thorel from France who has 189,000. Thorel's amassed more than $1.9 million in live tournament winnings but has yet to win a major title. His resumé includes numerous great results including three EPT High Roller runner-up finishes. At EPT Deauville in 2009 and 2015 and, most recently, in the EPT12 Prague €25k High Roller when he was runner-up to Rainer Kempe. The €393,200 prize was the biggest cash of his live poker career.

Other notables who survived with a big stack were Stephen Chidwick (173,000), Bryn Kenney (168,000), Jason Wheeler (137,000), Kully Sidhu (137,000), Steve O'Dwyer (133,700), Andrey Zaichenko (131,700) and Charlie Carrel (130,300).

Friend of PokerStars Felipe Ramos bagged 88,000 while Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier has 24,300.

Mercier's fellow Team Pro Andre Akkari bust his first bullet but players have a single re-entry option - and late registration will remain open on Day 2 until the end of level 10 (ie after the first two levels of the day).


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