Nick Petrangelo bagged the chip lead with 2,630,000 and Daniel Negreanu sits second in chips not too far behind with 2,225,000. The two of them hold over two-thirds of the chips in play as only five players remain following the penultimate day of Super High Roller Bowl VII at the PokerGO Studio from ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Andrew Lichtenberger (880,000), Orpen Kisacikoglu (855,000), and Justin Bonomo (610,000) are the other contenders who will return to the third and final day when action resumes on a $720,000 money bubble.
Only the top four finishers will earn a piece of the $7,200,000 prize pool generated by 24 entrants, and the eventual winner will take home $3,312,000 in addition to 600 PGT Points and the Super High Roller Bowl VII ring.
Petrangelo came into the day fourth in chips while Negreanu returned as the chip leader, and both were able to add to their stack throughout the day to hold a combined majority of the chips in play. Three-time Super High Roller Bowl winner Bonomo defeated Negreanu heads up in Super High Roller Bowl IV back in 2018, and both will be returning with another SHRB title at stake.
Ben Tollerene, Chris Brewer, Jason Koon, and Cary Katz were all eliminated earlier in the day. Mikita Badziakouski then lost the majority of his chips in a classic race with Bonomo. Bonomo's ace-king improved to defeat Badziakouski's queens to claim a massive pot, and Badziakouski was soon ousted, leaving nine players to converge on a single unofficial final table.
Seth Davies and Alex Foxen entered the unofficial final table as the short stacks and they were unable to make a run up the standings. Davies was eliminated in ninth when his top pair fell against Kisacikoglu's superior kicker, and Alex Foxen was eliminated in eighth when his suited ace-queen ran into the cowboys of Paul Jager.
Jager was the next to exit in seventh after he lost most of his chips to Eric Worre. In a similar situation to Davies, Jager had top pair but held an inferior kicker and failed to improve. Jager was left with only a few big blinds and was eliminated soon after.
Although Worre had doubled up, he still held the shortest stack and was ultimately eliminated in sixth. Worre's two pair was outflopped by Petrangelo's set of jacks, and Petrangelo held to eliminate Worre and rocket to the top of the leaderboard, while the remaining five players bagged for the night to return for the final day on the bubble.
|1||Andrew Lichtenberger||United States||880,000|
|3||Justin Bonomo||United States||610,000|
|4||Nick Petrangelo||United States||2,630,000|
When play resumes, there is 6:10 remaining in Level 11 with blinds at 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 big blind ante. The button will be on Daniel Negreanu.
Play will resume at 12 p.m. PT on Friday, October 7 and the stream will begin on delay starting at 1 p.m. PT on PokerGO.com.
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