The final nine players from a 91-entry field in Event #39: $25,500 “The Big 4” High Roller concluded play at a little after 2 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning, and the group will return at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday to battle for the $629,345 first-place prize. Leading the field is Joe McKeehen (pictured), three-time WSOP gold bracelet winner and champion of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. McKeehen bagged 2.235 million and is the only player to bag more than 2 million in chips.
Darren Elias, a four-time World Poker Tour champion, is closest to McKeehen on the leaderboard, bagging 1.42 million. Then it’s Nadya Magnus sitting third with 1.2 million. Magnus was the only female player to enter the field.
The other six players who will be in action on Tuesday are Thomas Boivin, Joseph Cheong, Chad Eveslage, David Peters, Dylan Smith, and Jake Daniels. Peters comes into the final day seventh in chips with 510,000 and will be looking to improve his standing on the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate leaderboard, where he currently sits 12th.
The top 13 places paid in this event, and it was Alex Foxen busting on the money bubble. After Foxen went out, Bin Weng fell in 13th place, Barry Hutter was eliminated in 12th place, John Riordan busted in 11th place, and then Brandon Adams hit the rail in 10th place. Adams’ exit signaled the end of the day.
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Brandon Adams was all in with the against the for Thomas Boivin. Adams was the player at risk for around 475,000. The board ran out and Adams was eliminated in 10th place.
In blind-versus-blind action, Darren Elias was involved in a pot with Dylan Smith. The final board read with 150,000 in the middle. Elias bet 125,000. Smith went into the tank and then raised to 350,000. After some thought of his own, Elias called.
Smith turned over the for a flush, but Elias had rivered a full house with the .
Jake Daniels raised to 55,000 on the button and Chad Eveslage shoved for 295,000 from the big blind.
Daniels called and tabled his to be ahead of Eveslage’s .
The board ran out and Eveslage collected the double.
Brandon Adams moved all-in for 220,000 from the small blind holding and Darren Elias called in the big blind with .
The board ran out and Adams doubles through with his rivered straight.
15,000 / 30,000
Big Blind Ante
John Riordan moved all-in from the small blind for 120,00 with and Jake Daniels called from the big blind with .
The board ran out and Riordan was eliminated in 11th place for a $60,690 payday.
With a dead small blind following Bin Weng’s elimination in 13th place, Barry Hutter raised all in from middle position for 140,000. Darren Elias, who had just knocked out Weng, made the call from the cutoff seat and then Dylan Smith reraised all in from the button for around 600,000. David Peters tanked for a bit from the big blind and then folded. Elias also got out of the way, leaving Hutter and his up against Smith’s .
The board ran out . Despite flopped a straight draw, Hutter couldn’t hit to win the hand and was eliminated in 12th place.
Darren Elias raised on the button to 50,000 and Bin Weng called from the big blind. The flop fell and Weng checked. Elias fired 50,000 and Went check-raised all in for a little more than 300,000. Elias made the call with the . Weng had the .
The turn was the to give Elias a flush and leave Weng drawing dead. The river completed the board with the .
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