Could Dario Minieri Win Back-To-Back High Roller Events?

Published on January 12th, 2010 7:43 pm EST

Day 2 of the 2010 PCA $25,000 High Roller event has come to a close, with Dario Minieri currently sitting as the chip leader of the event heading into Day 3.

24 of the original 84 entrants are still alive in the event. Day 3 will take place on Wednesday, where the tournament will play down to the final table. The final table of this $25,000 + $500 event will then take place on Thursday, January 14th.

The top 16 spots will pay in this tournament, with the eventual winner receiving $576,240. The runner-up will receive $322,075, while the third place finisher will receive $218,150.

As mentioned, 84 players ponied up the $25,500 to participate in this tournament, which ended up creating a total prize pool of just over $2 million dollars.

Dario Minieri, as mentioned, will enter Day 3 as the tournament chip leader. He currently has about 431k in chips, which is 27k more than Michiel Brummelhuis of the Netherlands.

Vivek Rajkumar (302k), Tobias Reinkemeier (280k) and Dmitry Stelmak (264k) currently round out the list of the top five biggest chip stacks in the event.

Greg Raymer (207k), Nick Schulman (143k) and Joe Cada (136k) are just some of the well-known names who are still alive as well.

Mike Matusow, Kevin Saul and Chad Brown were just some of the names that were eliminated on Day 2.

Dario Minieri won a High Roller event at the '09 EPT Warsaw, taking home just over $115k for his victory. Winning two High Roller events in a lifetime would be quite the accomplishment - winning two High Roller events in less than three months would be ridiculous.

There is still a tremendous amount of talent left in the tournament, so Minieri will certainly have his work cut out for him over the next two days of play.

Day 3 of the event will get underway on Wednesday afternoon.


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