Event 33: $10,000 High-Roller 8-Max $1,000,000 Guarantee
Blinds: 6,000-12,000 w/2,000 ante
Total Entrants: 107
Players Remaining: 7
Chip Average: 764,000
It was certainly an unorthodox day of poker in the Venetian High Roller event as players came in waves in and out of the playing area before the 62 players that started Day 2 finally netted out at 107 when registration closed. The overlay that was in play evaporated and only seven players return for Day 3 tomorrow led by the player who started the day in front, Chris Hunichen. Hunichen bagged 1,375,000 and is in control of the final table and in a great position to take down the over $300,000 first place prize. Hunichen won a massive flip against Stefan Schillhabel right before the money bubble to hit 1,000,000 and gradually chipped up from there to reach his current position.
The talented field assembled in this event was withered away throughout the day before the 12-player money bubble hit. From there, the likes of Barry Hutter and Jack Salter hit the rail with final tablists Adrian Mateos and Darren Elias joining them. Among the players returning tomorrow at 2:00 pm are David Peters, Sam Soverel, and Paul Volpe with WSOP bracelet winner Martin Kozlov second in chips behind Hunichen. Peters starts Day 3 as the short stack but his tournament pedigree has him plenty prepared for what lies ahead to get back into contention tomorrow.
The final seven will battle it out tomorrow and play down to a winner as one of the largest first place prizes in the DSE III series is ready to be paid out. A look at the final Day 2 chip counts and payouts from today is below.