When it comes to poker the field is usually focusing on the premium live festivals which have a lot of diverse tournaments on offer. Probably the most renown one on a global scale is the World Series of Poker which is currently in progress in Las Vegas. Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em is one of the events still in progress which attracted the attention of thousands of participants, generating a prize pool of $2,754,000.
WSOP is the poker festival which is currently in progress at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino bringing more and more cash payouts to the skillful players registering for participation. Poker players have less than a month left to take part in one or many of the poker tournaments and they appear to be making a good use of the events they have on offer. The 54th one of them promises generous payouts for the players who make it all the way to the top, as well as for those who manage to burst the money bubble.
The top 153 players on the official leader board will receive cash payout for their participation in the event which is a motivation enough to aim high in the Big Blind Antes tournament. The winner at the end is set to lay their hands on a total of $522,715. At the very beginning of this event on the first day of poker action, there were 350 players registering for participation and all of them were ready to go far in the structure of the poker tournament.
However, only the more proficient 252 among them made it all the way to the end of the day and progressed ahead. The chip leader at the end of the day was Fahredin Mustafov who is not a new name on the poker chip counts of this year’s WSOP. He had a total of 205,000 in chips to his name and continued confidently towards the second day of action. The Bulgarian player has five cash payouts since the beginning of June, all of which generated at WSOP events and he was determined to go far, but had to exit the tournament on Day 2.
Poker Event Reaches its Final Stages
Over the span of that second day, the player pool was reduced even more. Now that they were reduced to double digits players were much more determined to go far and had a better look over the remaining participants and rivals. Well-known names in the field such as Kristen Bicknell were also present and progressing strongly with a considerable chip stack of 298,000 at the end of Day 2, but unfortunately, the Canadian player had to leave on Day 3.
Another Bulgarian player Radoslav Stoyanov made it to the ninth position on the unofficial leader board with his chip count of 298,000. The chip leader at the end of the day was Jonathan Abdellatif who placed a significant gap between the top and the runner-up spot with his chip stack of 2,725,000. He reserved a secure place as the leading player on Day 3 and potentially the overall winner.
The third day welcomed back 31 participants which meant that the elimination speed had to be accelerated. At the end of the day, most of the players were already sent to the rail and only four of them progressed towards the final battle which is set to take place on Day 4. Abdellatif claimed the fourth position on the daily ranking with his chip stack of 1,350,000, whereas Stoyanov had almost double that amount – 2,495,000 in chips.
The runner-up position was claimed by Diogo Veiga from Portugal, who had 5,195,000 to his name. The chip leader, however, was Barry Hutter who climbed from the runner-up position on Day 2 and amassed 6,265,000 in chips. The last day of action is set to bring more than an interesting battle among these players, the outcome of which remains unknown.