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WSOP Event #24: THE MARATHON – $2,620 NLHE Grants $3,860,046 in Payouts

The World Series of Poker is known around the globe as a trustworthy brand in the poker world which has a lot on offer and is constantly striving to provide players from all four corners of the world with festivals on various stops. One of the most recent events which commenced recently was the Event #24: THE MARATHON – $2,620 No-Limit Hold’em which comes with a guaranteed prize pool of $3,860,046 read to grant the most skillful players with considerable paychecks.

This 24th event in the rich schedule of this year’s WSOP is one of the multiple-day ones which provide players with enough time to develop their full potential on the felt. A total of 1,637 entries were registered for participation until the window for registration was still open, which gave as many players as possible the chance to enter the event. The first place at the end of the Final Table is going to grant one lucky player with a sweet payday of $653,581, placing the tournament among the more attractive events in the schedule of WSOP.

Whoever manages to claim the runner-up spot in this event will be set for a paycheck of $403,870 as a consolation prize. Day 1 of the poker event witnessed quite the attention towards the Brasilia and Pavilion rooms at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino where this event is taking place. Among the more prominent names registered for action were Maria Konnikova, Kristen Bicknell, Cate Hall, Scotty Nguyen, and Gaelle Baumann, all of them willing to go far in the poker tournament.

The progressed ahead towards the second day of Event #24 going step further. Kenny Hallaert who has a total of three WSOP gold bracelets to his name, however, could not make it far in this event, as he was eliminated during the first day. The chip leader at the end of it was Joshua Smith who bagged 234,800 and he welcomed all players on Day 2. This was when the late registration window was closed and additional 158 players made it to the tournament.

Players Showcase their Poker Potential

Refreshed and ready for poker players were quick to provide the audience with an interesting game and man of them succeeded in generating considerable chip stacks. Walter Fisher was the player who claimed the most chips at the end of the day and with his 641,500 reached the unofficial throne. Following him closely was another skillful contestant for the big prizes Scott Einiger, bagging a total of 636,000 in chips.

Faraz Jaka should also be mentioned as one of the potential winners of this event’s WSOP bracelet with his chip count of 491,500. With each day progressing the players’ list was decreasing and less and fewer people were making their ways to the poker tables of the event. The third day of action saw many of the notable players climbing the rank list determined to win and only 246 players at the beginning of the day.

Chris Moorman also known as an ambassador of 888poker bagged some 445,000 in chips, while Nguyen claimed 483,000 in chips. Cate Hall who has always performed well in WSOP tournaments also bagged 574,000. The leading one among them was Taylor Paur who claimed a considerable distance from the runner-up position with his 2,958,000 in chips. Only 61 players progressed ahead towards the penultimate day of the poker event which was dedicated to a considerable sifting out of the field.

Now the final nine players are already known and they feature some of the most renown among the participants. Hall is currently at the ninth position when it comes to chips, which guarantees her a fair prevalence over the felt. Mark Sleet will welcome players as the chip leader on Day 4 since he succeeded in claiming a total of 7,725,000. Poker action continues this Friday with more riveting ups and downs on offer at THE MARATHON event.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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