With just 10 players making it through to Day 2 of the $25,000-entry Super High Roller PokerStars SCOOP game, Hungarian high roller Andras Nemeth has a huge chip lead heading into the decider.
Nemeth has every chance of building on his recent Poker Masters Online Series success with a massive chip lead of over 6 million chips to his nearest rival’s 3.2 million. With 59 players and 30 re-entries, Nemeth is leading the 10 players who will win the $2.182.725 prize pool remaining. Just 11 players had to be paid, with the unfortunate Timothy Adams cashing out on 11th place for $55,088 as his ace-queen was eclipsed after Nemeth’s ace-ten pre-flop chips went.
Heading into the final day, Samuel Youden will enter play as the shortest stack at either table with just 21 big blinds. Vousden has only 837,202 but will still harbour hopes that he will be able to upset the odds and take down the top prize of $521,598.
Other huge names that are still in hunt include two massive German powerhouses in Ole Schemion (2,560,483) and Fedor Holz (1,170,863) with the online legend Ben ‘Sauce123’ Sulsky also hoping to click his way to another six-figure sum, the kind he puts on the line every day in high-stakes cash games.
With Brazilian player Joao Vieira heading into the leaderboard in 5th position, and Chun Zhou just an ante ahead of him, there is consistency everywhere as the PokerStars SCOOP series continues to draw large numbers. Although there is no question that live poker players in real bricks-and – mortar casinos are missing action, the positivity surrounding this series is self-evident, with the events already extended this week.
The British hedge fund manager and high roller regular, Talal Shakerchi, will be one of Nemeth’s biggest challengers with the popular recreational legend very much in the hunt for top prize.
Below is the top 10 chipcounts as Day 2 looms, with Nemeth leading quite a way from Shakerchi.
PokerStars $25,000-entry SCOOP Day 2 Chipcounts: