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Philipp Gruissem Leads WSOP Europe €25,000 High Roller Going Into Final Day

Seiver, Koon, Seidel, Negreanu and Other Top Pros Still In Contention For Bracelet And €725,000 First-Place Prize

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Philipp GruissemA total of 80 players posted the €25,600 buy-in in the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe no-limit high roller event, building a prize pool of €1,920,000 ($2,645,568 USD). After two long days of high stakes action in the Casino Barriere Enghien les Bains in Paris, France, there are now only 13 players remaining to battle for the title, the WSOP gold bracelet and the first-place prize of €725,000 ($998,977 USD). The chip leader heading into the final day is German high roller super star Philipp Gruissem with 1,296,000 of the 6 million chips in play. Joining him are some of tournament poker’s top professionals. Here is a look at the chip counts for day 3:

Place Player Chip Count
1 Philipp Gruissem 1,296,000
2 Scott Seiver 770,000
3 Jason Koon 702,000
4 Erik Seidel 610,000
5 David Peters 538,000
6 Nicolau Villa-Lobos 527,000
7 Daniel Negreanu 411,000
8 Marc McLaughlin 304,000
9 Byron Kaverman 273,000
10 Timothy Adams 240,000
11 Phil Laak 144,000
12 Tom Bedell 124,000
13 Joni Joukmainen 113,000

As any poker fan can see, this is an absolutely star studded field. During the last level Daniel Negreanu had this to say about the remaining players:

When the fourth highest earning poker player in live tournament history, with more than $18.3 million in live cashes, thinks the field is tough, it probably is. The numbers confirm Negreanu’s assertion, with the remaining 13 players combining for more than $63.4 million dollars in collective live tournament earnings.

These 13 players will return at 1:00 PM local time to play down to a champion. Here is a look at the prize money on offer:

Place Payout
1 €725,000
2 €450,000
3 €250,000
4 €150,500
5 €100,600
6 €74,600
7 €63,500
8 €55,400
9 €50,400