Clayton Maguire bagged the chip lead after Day 4, and while he dropped it for a bit on Day 5, he ultimately regained it by the end of the night to enter the final table as the big stack with 11,925,000, which is more than three million more than the closest competition.
According to The Hendon Mob, Maguire has $1,489,246 in lifetime earnings including a career-best $368,159 for winning a 2009 EPT Monte Carlo €5,250 Six-Handed event. A year later, he won the 2010 Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III $2,100 NLH for $222,838.
Maguire is also a World Series of Poker bracelet winner after he took down the 2016 WSOP Event #66: $1,000 NLH WSOP.com Online for $210,279. It marked the WSOP’s second-ever online bracelet event.
Other big scores on Maguire’s poker résumé include 44th in the 2014 WSOP Main Event for $186,388, first in a 2013 WPT Five Diamond $5K side event for $159,563, and 13th in last year’s 2020 WSOP $10,000 Domestic Main Event for $62,266.
As the big stack, Maguire is in great shape to earn a new career-high score if he can finish fifth or better. If things go really well, he may even be able to notch the first seven-figure score of his burdgeoning career.