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 #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em which recently witnessed its Final Table won by Diogo Veiga who claimed a total of $522,715 for his deep run.
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 54th event was one of the events which saw its heads-up duel taking place several hours ago and prior to that it attracted the attention of thousands of participants, generating a prize pool of $2,754,000.
The top 153 players on the official leader board were set to receive cash payout for their participation in the event which was a motivation enough to aim high in the Big Blind Antes tournament. The fourth and final day of poker action was what everyone had been preparing for and this was visible by the determination with which the four remaining players launched action.
Players Ready for the Big Cashes Return for Action
At the beginning of this final day, they were prepared that the poker game will not last long and they should give their best on the felt to claim the throne at this event. The last minutes of Day 3 witnessed Jonathan Abdellatif claiming the fourth position on the daily ranking with his chip stack of 1,350,000, whereas Radoslav Stoyanov had almost double that amount – 2,495,000 in chips on the third position on the unofficial rank list.
The chip leader who welcomed them all back for the last day, however, was Barry Hutter who climbed from the runner-up position on Day 2 and amassed 6,265,000 in chips. The support coming from the rails was considerable and boosted the players’ performance in the long run. The first player to exit the run without the coveted WSOP gold bracelet was Abdellatif who reached the fourth position on the official leader board of this event and bagged a total of $163,404 for his performance.
He was eliminated by Hutter, who also managed to push out another player, this time Stoyanov out of the race and send the Bulgarian player to the rails with only $228,241 for his deep run in the tournament. This is how poker action reached the heads-up duel which is the most anticipated part of every live poker event.
Hutter and Veiga played head-to-head and each of them had his eyes on the prize. At the end of the heated debate for the first place, Hutter had to settle for the runner-up position after Veiga was saved by the river. Hutter received a total of $323,019 as a consolation prize which was also his 22nd cash prize from the WSOP whereas the Portuguese player Veiga climbed to the top and bagged his second-best cash prize.