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WSOP Event #42: $25,000 PLO 8-Handed High Roller Brings $1,402,683 Champ Prize

It is not a secret to anyone that the World Series of Poker is the poker festival which enjoys quite the popularity around the globe with its wide variety of poker tournaments. The evidence for this comes in the form of generous payouts for everyone participating some of which were paid out at the end of the Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller which is about to witness its Final Table this Saturday.

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. This summer just like every other before it has been dedicated to the exciting poker action of the poker festival which has always taken a center spot in the event calendars of many players.

Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino where poker action is taking place since the beginning of this month became even more attractive with the start of this event promising generous payouts for the top positions on the official leader board. The 42nd event in the rich schedule of the poker festival is also the first High Roller in the diverse schedule of this year’s WSOP. Classified as a premium event, the High Roller is one of the multiple-day ones which provide players with enough time to develop their full potential on the felt.

A total of 230 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. It also defined the event as the largest one to date at the WSOP. With their joint efforts, the overall prize pool which is going to be shared among the top 35 players registered for action amounts to some $5,462,500 which is sure to guarantee them a motivation to go far in the tournament.

High Roller Progresses towards Final Table

The first place at the end of the Final Table granted one lucky player with a sweet payday of $1,402,683, placing the tournament among the more attractive events in the schedule of WSOP. Day 1 witnessed the arrival of one of the more recognizable names in the High Roller field, Veselin Karakitukov from Bulgaria, who is also known for his participation in the 2016 edition of this event.

The fifth place he claimed back then brought him his largest career winning amounting to some $252,909. The last minutes of Day 1 saw him bag some 549,500 in chips and claiming the runner-up position on the unofficial leader board. The chip lead was taken by Konstantin Beylin with his chip count of 617,500. Daniel Negreanu was also following them closely with some 532,000 in chips.

However, Day 2 brought some changes to the overall ranking and Negreanu had to leave the poker race sooner than expected and without a cash prize. The chip leader of Day 1 Beylin was also pushed down the rank list and settled for the 11th position and 900,000 in chips at the end of the day. Karakitukov also made it to the 29th position with 205,000 still holding hopes he could make it far.

In the meantime, the player who bagged most chips at the end of the second day of poker action was Ben Yu who had 3,695,000 to his name. The end of the day saw only 35 players progressing ahead towards Day 3. Unfortunately, this penultimate day also brought elimination to the Bulgarian player who reached the 11th position and received some $77,107 for his deep run in the tournament.

Beylin once determined to claim the throne had to settle for the 17th position on the official rank list and bag only $46,190. The third day of action narrowed the player pool to only 6 participants remaining. Scotty Nguyen who has a total of five WSOP gold bracelets and was the champion at the 1998 WSOP Main Event is leading the pack.

With his chip stack of 7,010,000, he is going to welcome remaining players as the leader on Day 4 which is set to determine the next millionaire claiming the top prize.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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