2018 World Series of Poker

Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller
Dias: 3
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Resultados Finais
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações do Nível
150,000 / 300,000

The Race to the Final Table on Day 3 of Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller

Jason Koon continues his great year with a cash in this event
Jason Koon continues his great year with a cash in this event

After an excruciating money bubble last night, the total field of 230 entries in Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller has been whittled down all the way to just 35 hopefuls, all guaranteed a portion of the massive $5,462,500 prize pool. A min-cash of $37,500 is locked up for all those that bagged up chips in the early morning hours, while the eventual champion on Saturday can look forward to a payday of $1,402,683 and the coveted gold bracelet.

In prime position to earn that prize is two-time WSOP bracelet winner Ben Yu, who ran very hot after the dinner break on Day 2 to bag 3,695,000.

The remaining top five stacks all belong to big names in Jason Koon (2,540,000), Ryan Tosoc (2,220,000), Shaun Deeb (2,120,000) and Scotty Nguyen (2,010,000). Koon may not have a bracelet to his name yet, but he is enjoying an excellent year thus far. The High Roller regular has earned six six-figure and three seven-figure scores already to boost his total cashes on the live circuit to more than $20 million.

Other notables still in contention in a field filled with some of the biggest names on the international poker circuit include the WSOP bracelet winners Jason Mercier (1,905,000), Luis Velador (1,045,000), David Prociak (1,020,000), Robert Mizrachi (1,005,000), Erik Seidel (725,000), defending champion James Calderaro (705,000), Mike Leah (660,000), Craig Varnell (625,000), Christopher Frank (565,000), David Benyamine (425,000), Sam Soverel (380,000), Paul Volpe (370,000), and Jarred Graham (300,000)..

A total of 10 levels of 60 minutes each are scheduled for the penultimate day of the tournament with a break every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break after the sixth level. The action is expected to shift into high gear right from the bat as several players have been left extremely short stacked by the prolonged bubble phase, Level 21 will resume with blinds of 15,000/30,000.

As always, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to provide live updates on all of the action, and when three tables remain, the action will be live streamed on PokerGO.

Day 3 Seat Assignments

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4291Jeffrey PalarinoUnited States310,00010
Amazon4292Christopher SantoraUnited States90,0003
Amazon4293Chase SteelyUnited States145,0005
Amazon4294Sam SoverelUnited States380,00013
Amazon4295Mike LeahCanada660,00022
Amazon4297Jarred GrahamAustralia300,00010
Amazon4298Grazvydas KontautasLithuania405,00014
Amazon4301Ben YuUnited States3,695,000123
Amazon4302Christopher FrankGermany565,00019
Amazon4303Bogdan CapitanRomania510,00017
Amazon4304Martin KozlovAustralia375,00013
Amazon4305Tom MarcheseUnited States440,00015
Amazon4307Jason MercierUnited States1,905,00064
Amazon4308Dominykas KarmazinasLithuania120,0004
Amazon4311Jason KoonUnited States2,540,00085
Amazon4312Shaun DeebUnited States2,120,00071
Amazon4313Craig VarnellUnited States625,00021
Amazon4314David BenyamineFrance425,00014
Amazon4315George WolffUnited States535,00018
Amazon4317Omar ZazayUnited States415,00014
Amazon4318Jacob KalbUnited States440,00015
Amazon4391Scotty NguyenUnited States2,010,00067
Amazon4392Robert MizrachiUnited States1,005,00034
Amazon4393Len AshbyUnited States130,0004
Amazon4394Adam OwenUnited Kingdom85,0003
Amazon4395Erik SeidelUnited States725,00024
Amazon4396Luis VeladorMexico1,045,00035
Amazon4398Paul VolpeUnited States370,00012
Amazon4471Jonathan DepaUnited States1,180,00039
Amazon4472James CalderaroUnited States705,00024
Amazon4473Ryan TosocUnited States2,220,00074
Amazon4475Veselin KarakitukovBulgaria205,0007
Amazon4476Michael SongUnited States135,0005
Amazon4477Konstantin BeylinUnited States900,00030
Amazon4478David ProciakUnited States1,020,00034

Tags: Ben YuChristopher FrankCraig VarnellDavid BenyamineDavid ProciakErik SeidelJames CalderaroJarred GrahamJason KoonJason MercierLuis VeladorMike LeahPaul VolpeRobert MizrachiRyan TosocSam SoverelScotty NguyenShaun Deeb