Matt Berkey Leads Event With 16 Players RemainingPublished on May 31st, 2016 2:41 am EST
With the start of the 2016 World Series of Poker just a few hours away, a number of the world's richest poker professionals are battling for a $5 million first place prize in the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl at the Aria in Las Vegas.
A total of 49 players turned out for the event, creating a prize pool of $15 million. The top seven finishers will walk away with money, with the 7th place finisher taking home $600,000 and the eventual winner walking away with $5,000,000.
The turnout for this tournament was extremely impressive, as these are just some of the big names that decided to play:
With a few hours left in Day 2 of the event, 16 players currently remain.
At the top of the list is Matt Berkey, who is currently sitting on a stack of 2,816,000 chips.
Berkey is currently being chased by the likes of Erik Seidel (1,299,000), Dan Shak (1,243,000) and Jason Mercier (1,208,000). Erik Seidel is an absolute machine in these ultra-high buy-in tournaments and will almost certainly be making an appearance at the final table. With a win in this event, Seidel would jump past Antonio Esfandiari on the all-time money list and move roughly $800,000 behind the leader, Daniel Negreanu.
Phil Hellmuth is also still alive in the event, as he is currently sitting in 8th place with a stack of 936,000 chips. A first or second place finish in this event would give Hellmuth the single largest cash of his professional poker career.
Some of the other names of note who are still alive include:
Bryn Kenney, 1,097,000
Andrew Robl, 1,075,000
Fedor Holz, 751,000
Phil Laak, 509,000
Phil Galfond, 436,000
Bill Perkins, 367,000
Tom Marchese, 321,000
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