Daniel Negreanu bagged nearly five times the starting stack and leads 14 remaining players in Super High Roller Bowl VII at the PokerGO Studio from ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The field of 24 entrants created a prize pool of $7,200,000 and the top four finishers will earn a piece of it. Each player to make it into the money will earn at least $720,000, while the eventual winner will take home $3,312,000 in addition to 600 PGT Points and the Super High Roller Bowl VII ring.
Next on the leaderboard is Mikita Badziakouski as the only other player to bag over a million in chips. Justin Bonomo, Nick Petrangelo, Orpen Kisacikoglu, Andrew Lichtenberger, Paul Jager, and Alex Foxen will all be returning as well.
Also returning to the second day, albeit with less than the starting stack, is Eric Worre, Chris Brewer, Seth Davies, Ben Tollerene, Cary Katz, and Jason Koon.
Those who exited on the first day of play include Dan Smith, Bryn Kenney, David Peters, Isaac Haxton, Talal Shakerchi, Bill Klein, Sean Winter, Stephen Chidwick, Adrian Mateos, and Super High Roller Bowl VI champion Michael Addamo.
Negreanu began his rise up the leaderboard early in the day when he eliminated Bryn Kenney in a massive cooler. Kenney had flopped a set of aces which improved to a boat, but Negreanu went runner-runner to make quad threes and claim the sizable pot.
Negreanu continued to accumulate chips throughout the day and made a boat to crack Eric Worre's aces near the end of the night to add to his stack and move to the top of the standings. "Kid Poker" ultimately bagged the chip lead and will hold just under 250 big blinds when play resumes on Day 2.
|1||1||Cary Katz||United States||122,000|
|1||2||Eric Worre||United States||259,000|
|1||3||Chris Brewer||United States||224,000|
|1||4||Alex Foxen||United States||323,000|
|1||6||Paul Jager||United States||424,000|
|2||1||Justin Bonomo||United States||936,000|
|2||2||Ben Tollerene||United States||165,000|
|2||3||Seth Davies||United States||223,000|
|2||5||Jason Koon||United States||56,000|
|2||6||Nick Petrangelo||United States||746,000|
|2||7||Andrew Lichtenberger||United States||536,000|
When play resumes, Level 7 will begin with 75:00 on the clock and blinds will be 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 big blind ante.
Play will resume at 12 p.m. PT on Thursday, October 6 and the stream will begin on delay starting at 1 p.m. PT on PokerGO.com.
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