Event 67: $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 980
Players Remaining: 234
As the week’s tick by, more players are starting to add cash upon cash to their summer war chest. It has been a profitable summer for quite a few, and this $3,000,000 guaranteed event will likely add another payout cage trip for a trio of players.
Chris Hunichen caught his first wave of Summer Heat at the start of June when he finished fourth in the DSE III $10,000 High Roller. That score was worth just under $100,000 to Hunichen and he followed that up by taking second in the $5,000 WSOP Six-Max. Hunichen earned a career-high $358,000 for that result and his over 100 big blind stack has him in place to potentially have his live earnings climb over the $2,000,000 mark in this event.
One of the best young players in the game, Alex Foxen has cashed an astounding nine times already this summer. Foxen has been on the verge of his first career six-figure live score for quite some time now and Event 67 marks a great opportunity for him to make the leap to poker stardom. First things first, though, Foxen must navigate a tough table that features Nick Petrangelo and Tom Marchese.
Speaking of firsts, Chris Brammer won his first WSOP bracelet last week in the $5,000 Turbo event. Most of Brammer’s live scores have come in his native England but his results in the United States have served him well. Brammer finished 14th in the DSE III $1,600 event last summer and is out to top that finish this time around.