Amongst the 36 players who entered the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl V, it was American poker pro Isaac Haxton who managed to outlast all his opponents to win a festive $3,672,000 cash prize - the biggest payout of his tournament career.
British poker pro Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick is definitely on a roll at the US Poker Open as he took down his second US Poker Open high roller event in just two days to pocket another six-figure payout and stick his name at the top spot in the US Poker Champion leaderboard.
A total of 295 players (+98 re-entries) entered the High Roller to make it the by far richest HR-event in European Poker Tour history! There are 21 survivors after two days of play and Amir Barer, winner of the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event, will lead the way into Day 3 with 1.953 million in chips.
283 (tbc) players (+53 re-entries) entered Day 1 of the €10,300 High Roller on Monday to break yet another EPT record! The previous record for a high roller with the same buy-in was 181 entries (40 re-entries) at last season's PokerStars Caribbean Adventure!
Day 1C of the 2014 Main Event was excpected to be the busiest of the three Day 1's - and this became a fact when 3,768 poker players showed up at The Rio All-Suite Casino on Monday morning, ready to get into the action for the $10 million first prize. With all three Day 1's combined, the total number of entries for this year's main event is now up to 6,683 players and the total prize pool for the top 693 players is $62,820,200.
Day 1C concluded after ten hours of play (five 2-hour levels). The chip leader, Eric Tracey, managed to bag 206,175 and close second to him is no-other than Phil Ivey with 187,025.
Day 1C had gathered a lot of famous poker players. Among the most recognisable faces that managed to survive Day 1C were David Tuchman, Jonathan Duhamel, Berry Johnston, Gerard Pique, and Scotty Nguyen. Some other poker faces that didn't manage further were Sam Trickett, Kathy Liebert, Andre Akkari, David "Devilfish" Ulliott, Stephen Chidwick, Davidi Kitai, Andy Frankenberger, Tom Schneider, and Jackie Glazier.
When the final table of the Eureka3 Prague Main Event kicked off yesterday, 22-year-old Canadian online pro Ami Barer (about $5.5 million in online winnings) was the chip leader with 7.2 million and his closest competitiors were Stephen Chidwick (4.9m) and Dmitry Holdeew (4.7m). The trio dominated play from when the cards were in the air until they were the last men standing.