Saturday, June 22, 2019 10:26 AM Local Time
A Champion Will be Crowned in Event #45: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
At 12 p.m. local time, the final seven players out of a record-breaking field of 278 entries will take their seats on the main stage of the Amazon room and determine a champion in Event #45: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. The most-prestigious Omaha event of the year once again set a new attendance record for the fifth year running and the lion's share of the $6,602,500 prize pool is still up for grabs.
Two seven-figure paydays are on the line and the biggest top prize of the 2019 World Series of Poker so far will be awarded, as today's eventual winner at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino will receive $1,618,417 and the highly-prized gold bracelet.
British poker professional Stephen Chidwick is in prime position to claim his maiden WSOP bracelet, having amassed more than $2.2 million in WSOP cashes across 52 results. Chidwick enters the final day of his very first WSOP event of the summer with a stack of 12,975,000 good for a massive lead over almost all of his remaining opponents.
He is followed by Alex Epstein with 10,800,000, who only has one WSOP result to his name so far and kicked off the summer in Las Vegas with a victory in Event #8: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em. Robert Mizrachi will be railed by his family at the final table and will aim for his fifth bracelet to once again 'get even' with brother Michael Mizrachi. Robert Mizrachi starts third in chips with 5,525,000.
Another familiar face on the international poker circuit is Erik Seidel. The eight-time WSOP champion scored two late double ups on Day 3 to secure his seat for the final showdown and will return to 2,950,000, good enough for 15 big blinds when the action resumes.
Wasim "Wes" Korkis (4,225,000), James Chen (3,100,000) and Matthew Gonzales (1,100,000) will seek their first WSOP bracelet and the bragging rights that come along with it. Korkis is primarily known as a cash game player and entered his first major PLO tournament. Chen also has plenty of experience at mixed games and high stakes cash games, and Gonzales reached his second final table of the summer after finishing 7th in Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship.
Event #45: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller Final Table
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Erik Seidel||United States||2,950,000||15|
|3||Robert Mizrachi||United States||5,525,000||28|
|4||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||12,975,000||65|
|5||Matthew Gonzales||United States||1,100,000||6|
|6||Alex Epstein||United States||10,800,000||54|
|7||Wasim Korkis||United States||4,225,000||21|
The final table is set to resume at 12 noon local time on the main feature stage, also commonly referred to as the 'Thunderdome', with blinds of 100,000/200,000 and the PokerNews team will provide all the action from start to finish. You can also follow the live stream with hole cards displayed on CBS All Access.
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|1|| || ||$1,618,417|
|2|| || ||$1,000,253|
|3|| || ||$699,364|
|4|| || ||$497,112|
|5|| || ||$359,320|
|6|| || ||$264,186|
|7|| || ||$197,637|
|8||Ka Kwan Lau||Spain||$150,483|