Event 67: $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 1,032
Players Remaining: 141
Average Stack: 146,400
With so many tournaments available in Las Vegas this week, the elites of the game had their pick of the litter but ended up in Event 67 and are closing in on a payout slip but have their eyes much wider than that.
Nick Petrangelo started Day 2 in the top-10 and remains there near the second break of the day. The current #1 player on the Global Poker Index has destroyed every field in his path over the last two years and is a legitimate favorite in all tournaments he enters. The 1,032 entrants in Event 67 are a few more than Petrangelo is accustomed to competing against but like so many of the game’s best, he will find a way to adjust and excel.
Paul Newey is the “Top Dollar Man” for a reason as the frequent High Roller participant has cashes in events ranging all the way up to the buy-in size of $1,000,000. Newey is grinding his way through Day 2 with a below-average stack but is not to be counted out by any stretch. Should Newey start to catch heat, his late stage tournament experience will serve him plenty well.