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