The final event of the 2019 British Poker Open featured the biggest buy-in of the series and when the final table returns, the biggest score of the series will be up for grabs. A dozen of the world’s best players contributed to the prize pool and when Day 1 concluded, Cary Katz was ahead of them all.

The chip leader was one of the last players to register and while it took Katz a while to get going, some timely doubles shot him up the leaderboard. The biggest pot of Katz’s night came against Matthias Eibinger, who eventually ended up bubbling tomorrow’s PokerGO stream. Katz limped, a tactic he regularly used through Day 1, and then got ace-king in against Eibinger’s jacks.

Katz spiked a king on the flop to win the flip and he stayed near the top of the counts throughout the rest of the night.

Eibinger was left short and he spent the next few levels exchanging blows with Mikita Badziakouski. The Belarusian and Austrian clashed multiple times, with Badziakouski eventually winning out. Christoph Vogelsang was also on a short stack for some of the night, but he finished on an uptick that has him above the chip average.

Ben Tollerene held nearly half the chips in play after the redraw, but he’ll return to final official final table below the average.

Watch the final four return to play to a winner live on PokerGO on Thursday, with play resuming at 12 PM local time. The PokerGO live stream will be on a one-hour delay and begins at 8:00 AM ET/5:00 AM PT.

A complete list of the final table chip counts is provided below:

British Poker Open Event #10 Final Table
Seat Name Country Chip Count
1 Mikita Badziakouski Belarus 680,000
2 Ben Tollerene United States 315,000
3 Christoph Vogelsang Germany 655,000
4 Cary Katz United States 750,000
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