Event 33: $10,000 High-Roller 8-Max $1,000,000 Guarantee
Blinds: 1,000-2,000 w/300 ante
Total Entrants: 76
Players Remaining: 28
One of the best parts of poker is the varieties of personalities that are at the table at any given time. The full embodiment of that aspect is playing out on Table 54 where two players who conduct themselves quite differently at the table are doing battle.
Alex Keating never fails to be chatty when he’s table and that trend has played out in recent months during Keating’s TV table appearances. Keating was seen chatting it up during the WSOP Main Event last year as his mouth (and beard) were featured prominently on the ESPN coverage. The poker skills of Keating do plenty of talking as well and he is attempting to spin up a Day 2 buy-in into another final table appearance.
The first sentence out of Jack Duong’s mouth during this event will likely be his first words in weeks. That might be a slight exaggeration but Duong’s quiet table presence doesn’t go unnoticed. Duong captured his first WSOP bracelet in 2015 and has been a presence in larger buy-in fields ever since. Duong has been grinding a shorter stack for most of the High Roller and is hoping his patience will pay off in the near future.