There were a total of 33 entries that ponied up the largest buy-in of the series for Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em and after two full days of poker, only five players remain in the quest for one of the largest prize pools. Adrian Mateos will come into the final day as the overwhelming chip leader, entering the final table with 25,500,000 chips.
Mateos holds over half of the chips in play after a dominant performance on Day 2, especially near the money bubble where he whittled away at the short stacks. Mateos already has three World Series of Poker gold bracelets to his name and a fourth one that comes with a $3,265,362 payday would be a nice addition to his resume.
Following Mateos among the final five competitors is Keith Tilston who bagged up 8,900,000 chips. Tilston is the only other player to have won a bracelet, doing so in 2019 in the $100,000 High Roller event. Ben Heath currently sits in third place with 6,500,000 chips as he looks to cement his name as one of the elite players in the world, in search of his first WSOP title. Seth Davies (4,550,000) and John Kincaid (3,925,000) will have some work to do as they enter the day with under 20 big blinds each.
$250,000 Super High Roller Final Table
|Table||Seat||Name||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Featured Table||1||Ben Heath||6,500,000||26|
|Featured Table||2||John Kincaid||3,925,000||16|
|Featured Table||3||Adrian Mateos||25,500,000||102|
|Featured Table||4||Keith Tilston||8,900,000||36|
|Featured Table||5||Seth Davies||4,550,000||18|
Each player has locked up a share of the $8.2 million prizepool with the money bubble bursting at the end of Day 2. Christoph Vogelsang was the unfortunate one to bow out in sixth place, leaving the rest with a guaranteed payday of $632,124. The pay jumps are significant and there is a lot of money up for grabs, as the best players in the world will try to navigate their way to the top.
The action is scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m. local time on the Mothership Stage inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. There will be around 35 minutes remaining in level 20 with the blinds at 125,000/250,000 and a 250,000 big blind ante. The action can be viewed on the PokerGO stream on a slight delay or you can follow all of the live updates from the PokerNews live reporting team.