Five Trophy Hunters Remain for the Final Day of the High Roller in London
In two hours from now as of 1.30 p.m. local time, the last five hopefuls out of a 178-entry strong field in the 2017 PokerStars Festival London £2,200 High Roller will return once again to the iconic Hippodrome London in the English capital. Due to the big field, an extra day was added to the schedule in order to avoid a finish time when most people would head for breakfast, and the final five bagged up at around 2 in the morning last night.
Leading the survivors is Joe Johnson with 2,200,000, and the Brit was running pretty hot yesterday to establish a 2-1 lead over his nearest rivals Nicolas Beker (1,123,000) and Enzo Del Piero (1,100,000). The other two finalists are Harry Lodge (626,000) and Day 1 chip leader Yuriy Boyko (484,000). Johnson is playing this event courtesy of his triumph in the latest PokerStars LIVE at The Hippodrome Casino Loyalty Race, which saw him take top prize of £4,000 in buy-ins for this week’s Festival.
With 20 big blinds left at blinds of 12,000-24,000 and a running ante of 4,000, there is plenty of room left and all trophy hunters have £19,410 locked up for their efforts already. However, all eyes are set on the first-place payout of £67,290 and the chance to become the first ever PokerStars Festival High Roller champion on European soil.
Seat Assignments for the Final Day
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||Enzo Del Piero||UK||1,100,000||45|
The PokerNews live reporting team will be there to cover all the action until a winner is crowned, and you can also check out the updates of the £990 Main Event Day 1b that kicks off in half an hour as well.