The 13 players have taken their seats and play has begun.
Event #16:$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller saw a record breaking field of 301 entrants create a prizepool of $7,073,500. This is the third time that the WSOP has run a $25,000 NLH tournament and the only one to see a field of over 300 players, creating the biggest prize yet of $1,698,215 to first place.
Leading the way is Czech Republic’s Roman Hrabec with 6,050,000, which is good for 60 big blinds. Hrabec has yet to add a bracelet to his resume, but with a deep run in the 2023 WSOP and over $2 million in live earnings, he has put himself in prime position to do so.
Rounding out the top three is WSOP bracelet winner Frank Funaro (5,065,000), who has also finished runner up in an online WSOP high roller for a bracelet, and WSOP bracelet winner Aleksejs Ponakovs (4,470,000). Ponakovs is one of four players left who hold bracelets, the others being Joao Vieira (4,090,000), Brian Rast (3,965,000), and Kristen Foxen (2,675,000). They will be among the stacked field of no-limit hold’em crushers playing out for the bracelet.
Day 3 Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Roman Hrabec||Czech Republic||6,050,000||60|
|2||Frank Funaro||United States||5,065,000||50|
|5||Brian Rast||United States||3,965,000||39|
|6||Isaac Haxton||United States||3,820,000||38|
|7||Taylor Von Kriegenbergh||United States||3,280,000||32|
|8||Darren Elias||United States||2,790,000||27|
|9||Lewis Spencer||United Kingdom||2,705,000||27|
|11||Jorge Consiglieri||United States||2,650,000||26|
|12||Michael Jozoff||United States||2,085,000||20|
|13||Ryan O'Donnell||United Kingdom||1,570,000||15|
Play will begin at 12 p.m. in the Horseshoe in Level 19. Blinds will begin at 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 big blind ante. Levels will last one hour each, with a 15-minute break in between every two levels. Play will continue until a winner is crowned, with the beginning of the day being live streamed on YouTube and the final table being live streamed on PokerGO.
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Event #16: $25,000 High Roller (8-Handed)
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