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High Roller: Table Change for Darren Elias; Mario Ho Climbing

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5:  1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Entries:  23

Darren Elias

As the WPT LHPO Championship loses talent, the High Roller picks it up. The most recent to join was four-time WPT champ Darren Elias after dropping out of the Championship in 32nd place. Now he’s in the High Roller trying to run up a stack.

One who’s already done that is Maria Ho. Our 2019 WPT Poker Showdown final table member is up to 257,500 from her starting 100K stack.

Maria Ho

High Roller: Anthony Zinno Joins; Joe McKeehen Reloads

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5:  1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Entries:  21

Anthony Zinno

The blinds are up along with the entry. WPT Season XIII Player of the Year Anthony Zinno would much rather be playing deep into the WPT LHPO Championship but he fell short of the final table with a 38th place finish. He took some time to regroup then entered the High Roller with a chance for a double cash day.

On the other side, Joe McKeehen’s first shot at the High Roller fell short and the 2015 WSOP Main Event champ is trying again.

Event 26: More Omaha

$400 Six-Max PLO (Single Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1:  25/50

The LHPO schedule was packed solid with Omaha tournaments and we have another one today. Event 26 is a $400 Pot Limit Omaha tournament that will award another trophy later this evening.

They’ll sit down to 12,000 starting stacks and levels run for 30 minutes. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 7:30 pm and players are limited to a single re-entry if they bust out.

This is one of the last chances to pick up an Omaha trophy and we expect a talented group of players this afternoon.

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/SINGLE re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

High Roller: Joe Cada Leads at First Break; Table Lineups

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Entries:  19

Joe Cada

The High Roller took its first break of the day and returned with Joe Cada leading the way. He nearly 3x’d his stack over the first three levels and Anton Wigg is the closest with 200,000.

Table 80
Seat 1: Kevin Rabichow – 58,500 (29 bb)
Seat 2: — Empty —
Seat 3: — Empty —
Seat 4: Daniel Monosson – 119,000 (60 bb)
Seat 5: Joe McKeehen – 92,000 (46 bb)
Seat 6: Blake Bohn – 100,000 (50 bb)
Seat 7: — Empty —
Seat 8: Maria Ho – 144,500 (72 bb)

Table 89
Seat 1: Brock Wilson – 95,500 (48 bb)
Seat 2: Ping Liu – 123,000 (62 bb)
Seat 3: Ryan Riess – 121,500 (61 bb)
Seat 4: Anton Wigg – 208,000 (104 bb)
Seat 5: Giuseppe Iadisernia – 106,000 (53 bb)
Seat 6: — Empty —
Seat 7: Jonathan Jaffe – 67,000 (34 bb)
Seat 8: — Empty —

Table 90
Seat 1: Ray Qartomy – 24,000 (12 bb)
Seat 2: Ali Imsirovic – 90,000 (45 bb)
Seat 3: — Empty —
Seat 4: Joe Cada – 288,000 (144 bb)
Seat 5: Byron Kaverman – 173,000 (87 bb)
Seat 6: — Empty —
Seat 7: Arkadiy Tsinis – 165,500 (83 bb)
Seat 8: Alan Schein – 86,000 (43 bb)

High Roller: WSOP Main Event Champs

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 2:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Entries:  15

Joe Cada

A few more players joined up including Maria Ho and Joe McKeehen. The addition of McKeehen after he finished the Championship in 50th place, short of his first WPT title.

His inclusion in the High Roller also means that fully 20% of the field has a WSOP Main Event bracelet. McKeehen (2015 WSOP Main Event Champion) joined Joe Cada (2009) and Ryan Riess (2013) and we might have another one waiting in the wings.

Joe McKeehen
Ryan Riess