With nine players remaining in the $25,750 PokerStars Championship Bahamas High Roller, Nick Petrangelo leads the way as the final table will play down to a winner with a huge 1,960,000 chips.
Yesterday's second day of the $25,750 High Roller saw big names bust out and others set a path to the final, with double High Roller winner here in the Bahamas already, Bryn Kenney, going for what would be an amazing third victory in a week. Kenney has it all to do, however, coming into play as the shortest stack with just 186,000 chips.
Kenney is not the only High Roller without the chips to play power poker at the start of the action. PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu negotiated a day where he lost a beloved family pet to reach the final nine, but he'll be hoping to gain early ground, coming into play with just 382,000. Stephen Chidwick (488,000) and Nacho Barbero (411,000) each have work to do to force themselves back into contention for the top prize in excess of $900,000.
While Petrangelo has a solid lead, he'll be taking nothing for granted, with Byron Kaverman (1,233,000), Luc Greenwood (1,170,000) and Michale Rocco (1,533,000) hot on his heels. Kaverman's run is perhaps most impressive given he has already finished third in the $100,000 Super High Roller and also enjoyed a deep run in the $5,300 Main Event. It would be fair to say he's earned some beach time he can't have seen this week.
Play resumes at 12 noon local time (6pm CET) and we'll bring you all the action and every elimination right here on PokerNews.com as we watch for who will become the latest High Roller and big winner at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas!
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