Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Welcome Back to Day 2 of Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Ali Imsirovic

The opening day of Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em provided many of the high rollers with the opportunity to get their feet wet in the 2019 World Series of Poker. For the remaining 52 players along with any other late additions, Day 2 will be 'Moving Day' as players jockey for position on the leaderboard.

One constant that has been for much of this year is the high level of play from Ali Imsirovic. Over the past 18 months, Imsirovic has been a force to be reckoned with on the high roller circuit and has already got himself off to a great start this summer. A second place finish in Event #2 followed by the Day 1 chip lead in this event makes him the early favorite once again. Imsirovic dominated Day 1 and accumulated a stack of 1,549,000 chips, more than a starting stack ahead of anyone else.

The field is cluttered with familiar names and recognizable faces for the second largest buy-in of the WSOP. Some other players to keep an eye out for heading into the second day of competition include Ben Heath (1,180,000) who has also recently emerged onto the high roller circuit. Chance Kornuth (999,000), Justin Bonomo (947,000), Manig Loeser (912,000), and Erik Seidel (876,000) are all sitting in the top ten chip counts.

Only eight levels were played on the opening day, but the players will need to gear up for a longer grind on Day 2. There are ten one-hour levels on the schedule with a 15-minute break after every two levels. There will also be a 60-minute break after the sixth level with play expected to wrap up just before 2 a.m. Late registration will still remain open for another four levels and each player still has the option of a single re-entry if they haven't already done so.

Day 2 Schedule

LevelLengthSmall BlindBig BlindBB Ante
960 mins5,00010,00010,000
1060 mins6,00012,00012,000
Break15 mins   
1160 mins8,00016,00016,000
1260 mins10,00020,00020,000
Break15 mins   
1360 mins12,00024,00024,000
1460 mins15,00030,00030,000
Dinner Break60 mins   
1560 mins20,00040,00040,000
1660 mins25,00050,00050,000
Break15 mins   
1760 mins30,00060,00060,000
1860 mins40,00080,00080,000

The action is slated to get underway at 2 p.m. PST with the blinds resuming on level 9 at 5,000/10,000 and a 10,000 big blind ante. Each player will be refreshed with six time extensions as there is a 30-second shot clock in play to keep the action flowing. The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the tournament floor to bring you all of the action throughout the entire event.

Tags: Ali ImsirovicBen HeathChance KornuthErik SeidelJustin BonomoManig Loeser