The Texas Poker Open continued at Champions Club in Houston, Texas with the High Roller #5: $5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha.

Canada's Frederic Normand bagged the chip lead and holds over 26% of the chips in play as seven players remain. Normand eliminated Stoyan Madanzhiev on the soft bubble to win a massive pot for the chip lead, and although his stack waned towards the end of the night, he surged back up to become the end-of-day leader.

Joshua Barney, Tyler Brown, David Mzareulov, Bradley Ruben, Philip Shing, and Andrew Ige round out the players who will return for the final day at 12:00 p.m. CT. Shing and Mzareulov are returning to their second consecutive final table after they finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in High Roller #4: $5,100 No-Limit Hold'em.

The Texas Poker Open High Roller #5 attracted 105 entrants to create a prize pool of $525,000, setting a record for the biggest-ever Omaha prize pool in Texas history.

The top 15 finishers earned a piece of the prize pool, including Jeremy Ausmus (15th), Christopher Chomenko (14th), Michael Swimelar (13th), Daniel Holmes (12th), Matthew Wantman (11th), and Nicholas Vita (10th).

Texas Poker Open Main Event champion Ren Lin made a deep run but was eliminated in ninth place when he ran into Ige's flopped flush. Jonathan Gaviao's stack dwindled to a few big blinds, and when he was unable to improve against Brown, Gaviao was eliminated in eighth place while the seven remaining players bagged to return for the streamed final table.

Each remaining player has locked up $21,000, but all eyes remain on the $133,875 first-place prize, 134 PGT points, and Texas Poker Open belt buckle trophy.

Texas Poker Open High Roller #5 Final Table

Seat Player Country Chip Count
1 Philip Shing United States 555,000
2 Bradley Ruben United States 1,140,000
3 Andrew Ige United States 360,000
4 Joshua Barney United States 3,100,000
5 David Mzareulov Azerbaijan 2,090,000
6 Tyler Brown United States 2,370,000
7 Frederic Normand Canada 3,480,000

When play resumes, there is 30:00 remaining in Level 19 with blinds at 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 big blind ante.

Play will resume on Wednesday, May 1, at 12:00 p.m. CT. and will be streamed on delay on PokerGO.

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