Event 33: $10,000 High-Roller 8-Max $1,000,000 Guarantee
Blinds: 8,000-16,000 w/2,000 ante
Total Entrants: 107
Players Remaining: 7
Chip Average: 764,000
The MSPT $2,500,000 guaranteed event is taking up most of the space inside the Venetian Poker Room today but at one table, the action is at a peak with the resumption of the $10,000 DSE III High Roller final table. A total of 107 entrants featuring poker’s best came together over the course of two Day 1s and yesterday’s Day 2 to exceed the $1,000,000 guarantee. The field is now down to seven and only one player will walk out of the Venetian with the $306,554 first place prize.
Leading the way coming into today is Chris Hunichen, who started Day 2 as the chip leader. Hunichen’s 1,375,000 gives him a sizable edge over second place Martin Kozlov (1,023,000) but given the 48 big blind average stack and 60-minute levels, no player is out of contention. Trailing Hunichen and Kozlov are Sam Soverel and David Stamm, both of whom are playing over 800,000.
Soverel managed to hit two doubles at the end of Day 2 to burst himself up the leaderboard while Stamm made steady progression throughout the day. Super High Roller Bowl participant Christian Christner comes in right below the chip average and is in front of two of poker’s most elite, David Peters and Paul Volpe, both of whom are more than capable of taking down the title.
Play is set to get started shortly and the Venetian Poker Room will be providing live updates for the entirety of the final table as the first ever High Roller Champion is soon to be crowned. A look at the seat draw, chip counts, and remaining payouts is below.
- Chris Hunichen – 1,375,000
- Sam Soverel – 870,000
- David Peters – 255,000
- Christian Christner – 662,000
- Martin Kozlov – 1,023,000
- David Stamm – 807,000
- Paul Volpe – 486,000