The final table of Event #86: $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em, led by Peruvian all-time money list leader Diego Ventura, will kick off on Saturday, July 15th at 12 p.m. local time in the events center at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas.
The nine remaining hopefuls battled through a record-shattering field of 1,417 players for their chance at the $402,054 first-place prize and the coveted gold bracelet. A total prize pool of $2,465,590 was generated and each player is guaranteed to take home at least $32,897 for their efforts.
|2||Thomas Kysar||United States||8,925,000||36|
|4||Francis Anderson||United States||1,625,000||7|
|8||Louie Torres||United States||3,400,000||14|
Ventura leads the way with 13,350,000, good for 53 big blinds, with Thomas Kysar in second place bagging up 8,925,000 and Canadian Jason James rounding out the top three with 4,675,000.
Not to be counted out is 2014 Main Event winner and perhaps future hall of famer, Martin Jacobson, who sits in the middle of the pack with 3,275,000. Jacobson will be looking to add a second bracelet to an already impressive resume.
It really is anyone's game considering the quick structure and average stack size. Players will return to Level 32 with blinds 125,000/250,000 and a 250,000 big blind ante. Each level is 40-minutes and there will be a 15-minute break after every three levels.
All the Hall of Fame Bounties have been eliminated, so from here on, it's straight up no-limit hold'em.
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