While the Main Event played down to their unofficial final table until early this morning, the high rollers in the poker community are getting themselves ready for Event #83: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em which will see the cards go in the air at 1 p.m. local time in the Purple section of the Paris Ballroom.
With players like David Peters, Chad Eveslage, Norbert Szesci, Jake Schindler, Tong Li, Robert Cowen, Aleksejs Ponakovs, Alex Foxen, Harry Lodge, and Julien Perouse already having claimed one of the live or online High Roller bracelets this summer, who will be winning this next one?
Mikita Badziakouski won this event back in 2021 for $1,462,043 when he came out on top of 112 other players to earn his first WSOP bracelet. He defeated Ren Lin heads-up for all the marbles on a final table which also included Daniel Negreanu, Jason Koon, Stephen Chidwick, Ali Imsirovic, Carlos Chadha, Joao Vieira, and Ryan Leng.
Players will get 300,0000 chips in their stack when they enter and play twelve levels today if they jump in from the start. The level duration is 40 minutes each with a 15-minute break after every three levels with no dinner break today.
One reentry is possible for each player with late registration and reentry possible until the start of Day 2 at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 15. On Day 2, the field will play down to five remaining players who will then battle it out on Day 3, Saturday, July 16.
Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team from the first raise until the final chip has been bagged on Day 1.