The day is finally here and it's time to crown a champion in SCOOP-92-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]. There are just nine players left in action today, and they'll play until one player has all of the nearly 1 billion chips in play. Nearly 39,000 entries took a shot at this one, putting the prize pool at a guarantee breaking $3,891,300.
United Kingdom player "Essa_mania" leads the way on the final day with almost 250 million in chips. "Cantaloupe91" from Greece is the only other player over 200 million, while Austrian "Lordof0512" rounds out the top three with about 164 million. No other player has more than 80 million.
All nine players have already turned their $109 buy-in into an astonishing return on investment. The first player out today will take home $23,503. Even for the full price of admission, 235x is a solid ROI.
Of course, no one will be satisfied with ninth, with more than $375,000 up top for the win. Pay jumps today are very steep, with $10,000 difference between 9th and 8th, and more than $100,000 difference between second and first.
Final Table Payouts
Action gets underway at 1:05 p.m. eastern in Level 60 with blinds at 1.5M/3M/375,000. PokerNews will be on the tournament floor all day bringing you the action until one of these nine players takes home $376,087 and the Main Event title.