Only five high-stakes players remain in the first High Roller event on the 2021 WSOP schedule. Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit 8-Handed played down to the final five players during Sunday's Day 2 action.
Going into Monday's final table, Tyler Cornell (7,455,000) leads the field on the chip leaderboard. Cornell and his fellow competitors will vie for the $833,289 first-place prize as Event #6 plays to a champion.
The other four players still remaining include names like Michael Liang (5,140,000), Jonathan Jaffe (3,650,000), Mustapha Kanit (2,630,000), and Adrian Mateos (2,180,000).
Event #6: $25,000 High Roller Final Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts
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Day 2 Action
The late registration period for Day 2 ended right before play began at 2 p.m. local time Sunday. Four late entries brought the total number of players that started the day to 58.
Those 58 players competed for 21 money spots. The money bubble burst about five-and-a-half hours into Day 2, with Chance Kornuth's elimination sending the remaining players in the money.
Frank Funaro (13th - $51,866) and Jason Koon (9th - $79,834) were among the unluckiest players to exit the Amazon Room on Day 2. Funaro left the tournament after his pocket kings were cracked by Kanit's pocket queens.
Koon made it to the unofficial nine-handed final table, and was one card away from doubling up against Liang. Liang found a one-outer on the river, however, and Koon's quest for his first career WSOP bracelet came to an end.
Other final table finishers included Adam Hendrix (8th - $100,773) and Paul Newey (7th - $128,654).
Finishing just short of the final table were Jared Jaffee (11th - $63,976), Darren Elias (12th -$51,866) and Day 1 chip leader Jake Daniels (14th - $45,382).
A total of 139 entries brought the total prize pool to $3,283,875. The final five players from that field will all earn six-figure paydays.
The final table will be streamed on PokerGO Monday, with the start time for Day 3 action set for 4 p.m. Stay tuned to the PokerNews live blog as the $25,000 High Roller champion is decided!