Event 33: About Time For A Venetian Win

Event 33: $10,000 High-Roller 8-Max $1,000,000 Guarantee 

Level 14
Blinds: 800-1,600 w/200 ante
Total Entrants: 75
Players Remaining: 30

The pedigree of this Venetian High Roller field cannot be understated. We touched on a few of the players who entered on Day 2 but now it is time to shift gears toward two players who found a Day 1 bag and are attempting to capture their first Venetian DSE title.


Darren Elias entered a new echelon of poker elite when he won his third World Poker Tour Main Event title in February of this year. Elias is a favorite in any field he enters and brought back a stack of 255,500 into today’s Day 2. Last year, Elias nearly captured his first Venetian title but had to settle for a third place finish worth almost $300,000 in the $3,500 event. This year is a new year, though, and Elias is back to take down one of the few titles in poker that have eluded him. 

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Taylor Paur’s summer in Las Vegas is already off to a profitable start. Paur final tabled the WSOP $3,000 Shootout event and wandered over to the Venetian to play Day 1B of the High Roller, once he collected his 10th place payout. Paur bagged 206,000 and is in a good position to advance deep for the second time in just a few days. Like Elias, Paur has had a close call at the Venetian in a previous event, finishing second in the DSE $2,500 tournament back in 2012. 

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