Event #38: $50,000 High Roller



Grafton Eliminated in Painful Fashion

• Nível 11: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Sam Grafton
Sam Grafton

Sam Grafton in the big blind was involved in a three-way all-in against Bin Weng in the cutoff and Chris Hunichen in the hijack, with Grafton being the shortest stack with about 250,000.

Sam Grafton: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Bin Weng: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Chris Hunichen: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

The flop of {6-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} hit both Grafton and Hunichen in a massive way, giving Grafton top set and giving Hunichen the nut flush draw. But it was Weng who ended up scooping the pot as the board ran out {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} to give him a set of jacks, and Grafton hit the rail in miserable fashion.

Bin Weng us
Bin Weng
us 2,800,000 1,825,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 650,000 -1,250,000
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
gb Eliminado

Tags: Bin WengChris HunichenSam Grafton

Hunichen Holds to Busts Coleman

• Nível 11: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Chris Hunichen
Chris Hunichen

David Coleman got his remaining stack of 735,000 in preflop against Chris Hunichen and was at risk.

David Coleman: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Chris Hunichen: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

Coleman needed to improve but the board ran out {9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{q-Spades}{5-Spades} to eliminate him from the tournament.

Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 1,900,000 905,000
David Coleman us
David Coleman
us Eliminado

Tags: Chris HunichenDavid Coleman

Smith Busts Seiver

• Nível 11: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Scott Seiver in the small blind went all-in for around 255,000 and Dan Smith in the big blind called.

Scott Seiver: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Dan Smith: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

Seiver was dominated and needed help from the board. He jumped up in excitement when he saw the {j-Clubs} on the {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{j-Clubs} flop, but couldn't get there after the {6-Spades}{j-Diamonds} runout.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 1,350,000 265,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us Eliminado

Tags: Dan SmithScott Seiver

Smiljkovic Picks Up Aces to Triple in First Hand of Day

• Nível 11: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Daniel Smiljkovic
Daniel Smiljkovic

Stephen Chidwick jammed in his stack of 355,000 from middle position, Johan Guilbert called from the small blind, and Daniel Smiljkovic called from the big blind for his remaining 180,000.

Daniel Smiljkovic: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}
Stephen Chidwick: {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Johan Guilbert: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

Smiljkovic found perhaps one of the easiest decisions of his life in the big blind of the first hand of the day and was looking to triple.

The board ran out {k-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} to give Smiljkovic the triple and keep Chadwich around the same number of chips as he won the side pot.

Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 590,000 -350,000
Daniel Smiljkovic de
Daniel Smiljkovic
de 575,000 370,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 350,000 -5,000

Tags: Daniel SmiljkovicJohan GuilbertStephen Chidwick

Shuffle Up and Deal

• Nível 11: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Cards are in the air and Day 2 action is underway in Event #38: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed.


Addamo and Seidel Return As Top Stacks Heading Into Day 2 of $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed

Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

Day 2 of Event #38: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed will begin shortly with 21 players who bagged chips in Day 1, along with any players who register before the late registration period ends at the start of the day. This high roller event promises to continue to see action from some of the best in the game at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

Michael Addamo (5,150,000) and Erik Seidel (3,730,000) will resume play with the two largest stacks by a sizable margin. Addamo tops the Australian all time money list with more than 14 million in career tournament earnings and will be attempting to add to that list and his two WSOP bracelets, while Seidel will be looking to continue adding to his stack today in an effort that he hopes will ultimately result in his tenth bracelet.

Other notables who have bagged a stack for Day 2 include Dan Smith (1,085,000), Seth Davies (430,000), Gal Yifrach (1,405,000), Stephen Chidwick (355,000), and Anthony Zinno (400,000), who has already won two bracelets during the 2021 WSOP.

Event #38 Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Michael AddamoAustralia5,150,000206
2Erik SeidelUnited States3,730,000149
3Gal YifrachUnited States1,405,00056
4Dan SmithUnited States1,085,00043
5Mustapha KanitItaly1,060,00042
6Chris HunichenUnited States995,00040
7Bin WengUnited States975,00039
8Johan GuilbertFrance940,00038
9David ColemanUnited States640,00026
10Leonard MaueGermany625,00025

Day 2 will begin at 2 p.m. local time on Wednesday, October 20th. Play will resume with the blinds at 10,000/25,000/25,000 and will continue until there are five players remaining.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team continues to bring live updates of the tournament action.

Tags: Anthony ZinnoBin WengChris HunichenDan SmithDavid ColemanErik SeidelGal YifrachJohan GuilbertLeonard MaueMichael AddamoMustapha KanitSeth DaviesStephen Chidwick

Event #38: $50,000 High Roller
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