PGT Mixed Games II continued on Friday at the PokerGO Studio from ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada with Event #2: $10,200 Big Bet Mix. The tournament drew a field of 57 entries and leading the final six players is Stephen Chidwick.
Chidwick took the chip lead late on Day 1 in a hand of 5-Card Draw High, making a straight after drawing one card against Adam Friedman who made trip queens on his draw. Already fourth on the PokerGO Tour 2023 Leaderboard, Chidwick is in a position to close the gap on those in front of him.
Chino Rheem is a close second in chips and is at his fifth consecutive PGT final table, having run deep in the final three 2023 Poker Masters events and finishing fourth in Event #1 of the Mixed Games II series. With a win in Event #2, Rheem would take over first place on the PGT Mixed Games II Leaderboard. Rounding out the final table are Friedman, Ben Yu, John Hennigan, and Andres Korn. Yu can also claim the top spot on the PGT Mixed Games II Leaderboard with a win.
The field of 57 entrants created a prize pool of $570,000 and the final nine players earned a piece of it. Dylan Weisman just missed out, busting on the money bubble. Arthur Morris (9th) and Nick Schulman (8th) fell shy of the final table, while Dan Shak (7th) was eliminated on the final hand of Day 1.
|1||Ben Yu||United States||2,070,000|
|2||Adam Friedman||United States||2,245,000|
|3||John Hennigan||United States||1,110,000|
|4||Chino Rheem||United States||2,370,000|
|6||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||2,530,000|
When play resumes, there will be 25:00 remaining in Level 17 with blinds of 30,000/60,000 and a 60,000 big blind ante. There is a dead button, with Adam Friedman in the small blind and John Hennigan in the big blind. They will return to play the first hand of Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw.
Play will resume at 12 p.m. PT on Saturday, October 7th.
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