Eight players remain to battle it out for the monstrous HK$3,870,000 (~US$503,100) first prize in the PokerStars Championship Macau HK$103,000 High Roller Single Re-Entry Shot Clock, with the final table set to play out at 12:30pm local time (GMT+7).
India’s Raghav Bansal is leading the charge with 1.78 million in chips, closely followed by Canada’s Troy Quenneville who bagged up 1.69 million when play concluded at 12:10am in the early hours of the morning on Saturday 9 April.
Other notables in contention include high stakes crushers Dan Smith and Nick Petrangelo, the latter of which is currently topping the Global Poker Index 2017 Player of the Year leaderboard. Petrangelo has earned in excess of $500,000 this week alone with not one but two second place High Roller cashes under his belt for the series so far.
Whether he can go all the way in this event remains to be seen but all eight remaining players have guaranteed themselves a payday of at least HK$470,000 (~US$57,563). However, it is the title, trophy and the lion’s share of the prize pool that all remaining competitors will be focused on.
|Place||Prize (HKD)||Prize (USD)|
With the shortest stack coming in at 24 big blinds there is still plenty of play left in the tournament and we expect some scintillating action as the event approaches its exciting conclusion.
Here’s where the rest of the field will be sitting and how they are stacking up:
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|8||Ben Lai||Hong Kong||990,000||49|
In addition to the thrilling end of the High Roller, the PokerStars Championship Main Event Final Table will also be playing out at 12pm local time.
Currently, it is Canada’s Elliot Smith who is narrowly leading with a stack of 4.585 million, with China’s Tianyuan Tang and the UK’s Ayman Hata rounding out the top three.
You can follow all the action on PokerNews so keep your eyes glued to your computer screens as this spectacular poker series plays down to its exciting conclusion.