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

Heath Leads Twelve Players in Search of Final Table of Six

Ben Heath

Just twelve players remain in Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em with two more days to play. The plan for today is to play down from twelve to six, which leaves a 6-handed final table for tomorrow's PokerGO live stream.

Leading the charge is British professional player Ben Heath. With over $3 million in live tournament earnings, Heath is anything but a newcomer to the world of high stakes poker. But that coveted gold bracelet is still missing from his poker resume, so it's not just the $1,484,085 for first place that he's eyeing.

Eleven players stand in his way, all just as eager for the trophy. PokerGO owner Cary Katz, talkative Brit Sam Grafton, philanthropist David Einhorn, German high roller Manig Loeser, and short stack Matthew Gonzales are all looking for their first bracelet as well. The rest of the pack, Sam Soverel, Andrew Lichtenberger, Elio Fox, Dmitry Yurasov, Chance Kornuth, and Nick Petrangelo all have WSOP jewelry already, but probably wouldn't mind one extra.

Here's the line-up when play gets back underway at 2 p.m.:

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
4191Sam SoverelUnited States1,820,00036
4192Cary KatzUnited States2,590,00052
4193David EinhornUnited States1,090,00022
4195Manig LoeserGermany575,00012
4197Andrew LichtenbergerUnited States2,260,00045
4198Elio FoxUnited States4,695,00094
4271Dmitry YurasovRussia4,800,00096
4273Chance KornuthUnited States4,510,00090
4274Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom1,480,00030
4275Nick PetrangeloUnited States3,800,00076
4277Ben HeathUnited Kingdom5,255,000105
4278Matthew GonzalesUnited States155,0003

The 12 players that advanced to the penultimate day of the tournament are each guaranteed to walk home with a $101,604 payout. Here's the full list of what's still at stake:

1  $1,484,085
2  $917,232
3  $640,924
4  $458,138
5  $335,181
6  $251,128
7  $192,794
8  $151,755
9-10  $122,551
11-12  $101,604

There are still some minutes left in the 25,000/50,000 level with a 50,000 big blind ante.PokerNews is your go-to source for all $50,000 High Roller updates today, so be sure to tune in at 2 p.m. to see who can make it to the final day!

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 5,255,000
Dmitry Yurasov ru
Dmitry Yurasov
ru 4,800,000
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
us 4,695,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 4,510,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 3,800,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 2,590,000
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
us 2,260,000
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
us 1,820,000
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
PokerStars Ambassador
gb 1,480,000
David Einhorn us
David Einhorn
us 1,090,000
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 575,000
Matthew Gonzales us
Matthew Gonzales
us 155,000