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.:
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|419||1||Sam Soverel||United States||1,820,000||36|
|419||2||Cary Katz||United States||2,590,000||52|
|419||3||David Einhorn||United States||1,090,000||22|
|419||7||Andrew Lichtenberger||United States||2,260,000||45|
|419||8||Elio Fox||United States||4,695,000||94|
|427||3||Chance Kornuth||United States||4,510,000||90|
|427||4||Sam Grafton||United Kingdom||1,480,000||30|
|427||5||Nick Petrangelo||United States||3,800,000||76|
|427||7||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||5,255,000||105|
|427||8||Matthew Gonzales||United States||155,000||3|
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:
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!