Rio All-Suite and Casino was packed with players last Friday when low buy-in event The Colossus kicked off. Some of poker's biggest stars therefore headed over to Aria for a $25,000 High Roller instead.
Approximately seven hours into the tournament one of the participants was escorted out by security and banned for life from all MGM venues. Reason? He had bought a ticket for a $125 tournament and by mistake been given entry to the $25k high roller. As you probably already figured out, he decided to keep quiet and give it a shot.
The player did well and went on to knock out three players: Tom Marchese, Jason Mercier and Jake Schindler. He had accumulated a healthy stack before casino staff figured out what was going on. But regardless of how upset the affected players might have been, the tournament continued and UK's Max Silver eventually defeated online high-stakes regular Dong "Donger Kim" Kim heads-up to lay hands on the $432,960 first-place prize.