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
After 12 hours of poker, Day 2 of the Venetian High Roller is at an end, but not without some drama first. Sam Soverel was the short stack after the elimination of Darren Elias but is no longer constrained by that benchmark as he won two flips to double up.
The first double started with a raise from Soverel to 33,000 from early position. David Peters three-bet to 104,000 on Soverel’s direct left and Soverel pushed for 193,000 total. Peters called with Q♣Q♥ as Soverel needed to hit with his A♣K♥. The 9♦5♥4♦ flop bricked for Soverel but he found plenty of help on the K♠ turn. The 10♥ river held for Soverel and Peters dropped to 275,000 after sending the double to his neighbor.
On the very last hand of the night, David Stamm opened to 30,000 under the gun and Paul Volpe called in the hijack. Soverel three-bet to 100,000 and Stamm got out of the way. There were plenty of dynamics in play given how long Volpe and Soverel have played with one another today along with it being the last hand of the night. Volpe decided to move all-in for 404,000 effective, risking half of his stack, and Soverel called to put a huge pot up for grabs.
It was another flip for Soverel but this time he held the pair 10♥10♦ to Volpe’s A♦K♥. The J♦6♠3♣8♥4♥ board was all good for Soverel and he brings over 800,000 into tomorrow. Volpe is under 500,000 as the bags hit the table. An end of night recap will be posted shortly.