WSOP $50,000 High Roller gets down to final six, Ben Heath in the lead

The winner of the star-studded final will take home $1,484,085 and the gold bracelet. In the meantime two other events concluded.

The biggest event of the Series' so far, the $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller attracted 110 entries, who created a prize pool of $5,280,000. The field was made up of the best players in the world, as it is usual for tournaments with buy-ins of this caliber.

Several household names, like Sam Grafton (11th; $101,604), or Manig Loeser (10th; $122,551) and poker-loving billionaires David Einhorn (9th; $122,551) and PokerGO founder, Cary Katz (8th; $151,755) made a deep run, but none of them will return for the final day.

Unlike them, Dmitry Yurasov, Nick Petrangelo, Chance Kornuth, Andrew Lichtenberger, Sam Soverel and Beath are still in thanks to the deep structure of the event, all of them have a good shot at the title.

Final table chip counts:

Ben Heath                  7,630,000
Sam Soverel               7,540,000
Andrew Lichtenberger  5,615,000
Chance Kornuth           5,000,000
Nick Petrangelo           4,100,000
Dmitry Yurasov            3,660,000


Place Prize
1 $1,484,085
2 $917,232
3 $640,924
4 $458,138
5 $335,181
6 $251,128

The play will resume with the blinds of 50,000/100,000/100,000. In the meantime, two additional champions have been crowned, after the triumph of Brian Green.

Nicholas Haynes outlasted a field of 685 in the $500 Casino Employees Event (Event #1) to take home $62,248. Nicholas is a dealer at the Aria, and he praised the players he deals for after his victory: "I'm thankful for my job and the players [at Aria]." Haynes said after his victory. "There's a lot of incredible players. I watch them and just pick up little bits here and there. Over time, you just become better, you sharpen your edges. I feel like they were very instrumental in my play today. That's why I'm thankful for my job and the players there."

Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Nicholas Haynes Canada $62,345
2 Isaac Hanson United States $38,503
3 Jorge Ruiz United States $26,681
4 Jesse Kertland United States $18,785
5 Adam Lamers Canada $13,441
6 Jeffrey Fast Canada $9,776
7 Christopher Bowen United States $7,229
8 Joseph Appler United States $5,438
9 Travis Williams United States $4,161

The Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better also came to its end, with Derek McMaster coming out on top. This was Derek's first final table and first ITM at the WSOP, so it was naturally an insane experience: ''It was very surreal to me, I've just been on cloud nine since last night, just happy to be here and enjoyed playing with these guys''.

Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize (USD)
1 Derek McMaster United States $228,228
2 Jason Berilgen United States $141,007
3 John Esposito United States $98,807
4 David Halpern United States $70,231
5 Joseph Aronesty United States $50,646
6 Tom McCormick United States $37,063
7 Ben Yu United States $27,530
8 Shannon Shorr United States $20,760
9 Patrick Leonard United Kingdom $15,897