Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (2024)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed)

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Event Info

2024 World Series of Poker

Event Info

Buy-in

$25,000

Prize Pool

$7,473,000

Entries

318

Players Left

19

Average Chip Stack

2,510,526

Total Chips

47,700,000

Next Payout

Place 19

$62,737

Level Info

Level

18

Blinds

30,000 / 60,000

Ante

60,000

Players Info - Day 2

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Chip Counts

1

Yingui Li

5,600,000

2

David Stamm

4,955,000

3

Andrew Ostapchenko

4,215,000

4

Shaun Deeb

3,510,000

5

Roberto Perez

3,185,000

6

Chongxian Yang

2,885,000

8

Nick Schulman

2,815,000

9

Krasimir Yankov

2,545,000

10

Jared Bleznick

2,425,000

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Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed)

Day 2 Completed

China's Yingui Li Leads 19 Players to Final Day of $25,000 High Roller

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (21)

Level 18: Blinds 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (22)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the 2024 World Series of Poker schedule, so it came as no surprise that the cream of the crop of the poker headlined Day 2 of the event.

When late registration closed after the first level of play today, 318 entries were recorded at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, a slight increase from the 301 entries that the event saw in 2023, thus setting a new record and creating a prize pool of $7,473,000. Of those 318, only 19 players survived the onslaught of the bubble-bursting day, moving on to the third and final day of the tournament.

Bagging the biggest stack at the end of the night was Yingui Li. With a stack of 5,600,000, he was the only one who managed to cross the five-million mark, bringing 70 big blinds into Day 3.

The Chinese player had a breakout year at WSOP in 2023, securing second place in the $1,500 Badugi and third place in the $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. events. Seemingly not having slowed down this year, Li will be looking to make his third WSOP final table and win his first golden bracelet in the $25,000 High Roller.

Trailing Li closest on the leaderboard is David Stamm, with a stack of 4,955,000. Stamm's best placing at a WSOP event is his ninth-place finish in the $1,500 Badugi event this year, but he is no stranger to high rollers, having made numerous final tables in five-figure buy-in events.

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (23)

End of Day 2 Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Yingui LiChina5,600,00070
2David StammUnited States4,955,00062
3Andrew OstapchenkoUnited States4,215,00053
4Shaun DeebUnited States3,510,00044
5Roberto PerezSpain3,185,00040
6Chongxian YangChina2,885,00036
7Samuel LaskowitzUnited States2,885,00036
8Nick SchulmanUnited States2,815,00035
9Krasimir YankovBulgaria2,545,00032
10Jared BleznickUnited States2,425,00030

Also on the podium is Andrew Ostapchenko, with a bag filled with 4,215,000 chips. Ostopchenko may be best known for his 33rd-place finish at the 2017 WSOP Main Event and will be looking for another six-figure payday. Meanwhile, bracelet collectors Shaun Deeb (3,510,000) and Nick Schulman (2,815,000) also find themselves in the top ten chipcounts.

Other notable names making it through to the finale are bracelet winners and high-roller regulars Ben Heath (1,490,000), Dan Smith (1,050,000), and Joey Weissman, the latter of which bagged up the shortest stack with 680,000 chips, good for less than nine big blinds at the start of Day 3. Meanwhile, $25K Fantasy League picks Dario Sammartino and Philip Sternheimer are also still in contention.

Day 2 Action

The day started with late registration still open for one level, and many notable players sat down with a fresh starting stack. Among them were Dylan Weisman, Yuri Dzivielevski, Chris Moorman, and Joao Vieira, but they all failed to make it to the 48 paid spots.

Also falling short of the money were Hall of Famers Erik Seidel and Daniel Negreanu, as well as the likes of Chad Eveslage, Jason Mercier, and Maria Ho. Eventually, Andy Wilson and Sam Soverel were eliminated at the same time on the bubble, leaving the other 48 players in the money.

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (24)

Once there, Eric Wasserson was the first to pick up the min-cash of $50,637, and he was soon followed by no-limit hold'em crushers Bryn Kenney, Justin Bonomo, and Chance Kornuth. Espen Jorstad, Alexandre Reard, and Boris Kolev all picked up one pay jump but missed out on the final three tables.

At the final three tables, Ihar Soika and Manuel Fritz said their goodbyes before poker legend Phil Ivey got his aces cracked in a preflop all-in to finish in 22nd place in yet another deep run at the 2024 WSOP. Dan Sepiol and Selahaddin Bedir were the final eliminations of the night before the remaining 19 players bagged up to return on Day 3.

They have all locked up at least $62,737, but all eyes will be on the massive top prize of $1,667,842 and the accompanying WSOP bracelet.

Remaining Payouts

PlacePrize
1$1,667,842
2$1,111,897
3$760,083
4$529,833
5$376,762
6$273,414
7$202,574
8$153,302
9$118,552
10-11$93,730
12-15$75,801
16-19$62,737

The action will resume tomorrow, June 11 at noon local time. The tournament will resume at Level 19, which means blinds of 40,000/80,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante. All levels will remain 60 minutes in length and the event is scheduled to play down to a winner.

Make sure to return to PokerNews at that time to find out how the $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) concludes and who will capture the coveted golden bracelet.

Tags:Alexandre ReardAndrew OstapchenkoAndy WilsonBen HeathBoris KolevBryn KenneyChad EveslageChance KornuthChongxian YangChris MoormanDan SepiolDan SmithDaniel NegreanuDario SammartinoDavid StammDylan WeismanEric WassersonErik SeidelEspen JorstadIhar SoikaJared BleznickJason MercierJoao VieiraJoey WeissmanJustin BonomoKrasimir YankovManuel FritzMaria HoNick SchulmanPhil IveyPhilip SternheimerRoberto PerezSam SoverelSamuel LaskowitzSelahaddin BedirShaun DeebYingui LiYuri Dzivielevski

Seat Draw for Day 3

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (25)

Level 18: Blinds 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Horseshoe11Chongxian YangChina2,885,00036
Horseshoe12David StammUnited States4,955,00062
Horseshoe13Andrew OstapchenkoUnited States4,215,00053
Horseshoe15Nick SchulmanUnited States2,815,00035
Horseshoe16Dean LyallUnited Kingdom1,430,00018
Horseshoe17Jared BleznickUnited States2,425,00030
Horseshoe18Dan SmithUnited States1,050,00013
Horseshoe21Noel RodriguezUnited States2,300,00029
Horseshoe23Yingui LiChina5,600,00070
Horseshoe25Dario SammartinoItaly1,750,00022
Horseshoe26Ben HeathUnited Kingdom1,490,00019
Horseshoe27Morten KleinUnited States1,730,00022
Horseshoe28Joey WeissmanUnited States680,0009
Horseshoe31Krasimir YankovBulgaria2,545,00032
Horseshoe32Shaun DeebUnited States3,510,00044
Horseshoe33Kevin RabichowUnited States1,425,00018
Horseshoe35Philip SternheimerUnited States840,00011
Horseshoe37Samuel LaskowitzUnited States2,885,00036
Horseshoe38Roberto PerezSpain3,185,00040

Official End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (26)

Level 18: Blinds 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

PlayerChipsProgress
Yingui Li5,600,000

800,000

800,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (29)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (30)

David Stamm4,955,000

-565,000

-565,000
Andrew Ostapchenko4,215,000

2,280,000

2,280,000
Shaun Deeb3,510,000

860,000

860,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (37)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (38)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (39)

Roberto Perez3,185,000

1,315,000

1,315,000
Samuel Laskowitz2,885,000

-165,000

-165,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (44)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (45)

Chongxian Yang2,885,000

710,000

710,000
Nick Schulman2,815,000

-1,185,000

-1,185,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (50)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (51)

Krasimir Yankov2,545,000

-325,000

-325,000
Jared Bleznick2,425,000

425,000

425,000
Pedro Rodriguez2,300,000
Dario Sammartino1,750,000

650,000

650,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (60)

Morten Klein1,730,000

-470,000

-470,000
Ben Heath1,490,000

-390,000

-390,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (65)

Dean Lyall1,430,000

-450,000

-450,000
Kevin Rabichow1,425,000

-675,000

-675,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (70)

Dan Smith1,050,000

-1,020,000

-1,020,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (73)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (74)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (75)

Philip Sternheimer840,000

-175,000

-175,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (78)

Joey Weissman680,000

-210,000

-210,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (81)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (82)

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Play Done For the Day

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (83)

Level 18: Blinds 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

The remaining 19 players are now bagging and tagging for the evening.

Stay tuned for a recap of Day 2.

Selahaddin Bedir Eliminated in 20th Place ($62,737)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (84)

Level 18: Blinds 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (85)

Morten Klein opened the action with a raise to 135,000 from the hijack. Selahaddin Bedir moved all in for 610,000 and Klein made the call.

Selahaddin Bedir: QJ Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (86)
Morten Klein: QQ

The board ran out 8968J and Bedir was sent packing.

PlayerChipsProgress
Morten Klein2,200,000

800,000

800,000
Selahaddin BedirBusted

Tags:Morten KleinSelahaddin Bedir

Dan Sepiol Eliminated in 21st Place ($62,737)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (91)

Level 18: Blinds 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (92)

Dan Sepiol raised 120,000 from the hijack and was three-bet to 300,000 by Samuel Laskowitz in the cutoff. It was folded back to Sepiol, who shoved for his remaining stack. Laskowitz quickly called to put Sepiol at risk.

Dan Sepiol: AQ Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (93)
Samuel Laskowitz: KK

Sepiol was in rough shape, and the 445JQ kept Laskowitz best with his kings to eliminate Sepiol in 21st place.

PlayerChipsProgress
Samuel Laskowitz3,050,000

1,450,000

1,450,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (96)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (97)

Dan SepiolBusted

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (100)

Tags:Dan SepiolSamuel Laskowitz

Yankov Four-Bets Cold

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (101)

Level 18: Blinds 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

Philip Sternheimer raised to 125,000 in the hijack before Samuel Laskowitz three-bet to 300,000 on the button. Krasimir Yankov then jammed all in from the big blind, covering both of his opponents.

Sternheimer quickly folded, and Laskowitz eventually followed suit after spending a time bank extension.

"I would have jammed if you did not," Sternheimer said to Yankov.

"That would have been fine," Laskowitz remarked, "I would have called you."

PlayerChipsProgress
Krasimir Yankov2,870,000

850,000

850,000
Samuel Laskowitz1,600,000

-150,000

-150,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (106)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (107)

Philip Sternheimer1,015,000

-285,000

-285,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (110)

Tags:Krasimir YankovPhilip SternheimerSamuel Laskowitz

Deeb Doubles Through Sternheimer

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (111)

Level 18: Blinds 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

Shaun Deeb raised to 120,000 on the button and was called by Kevin Rabichow in the small blind and Philip Sternheimer in the big blind.

Action checked to Deeb on the QK2 flop and he continued for 185,000. Rabichow folded, but Sternheimer shoved to put Deeb all in for 1,315,000 total. Deeb snap-called and a showdown was held.

Shaun Deeb: QQ
Philip Sternheimer: K2

Sternheimer was on the wrong end of a cooler, and the 2xXx runout left Sternheimer with a second-best full house to award Deeb the double up.

PlayerChipsProgress
Shaun Deeb2,650,000

815,000

815,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (114)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (115)

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (116)

Kevin Rabichow2,100,000

-700,000

-700,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (119)

Philip Sternheimer1,300,000

-1,175,000

-1,175,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (122)

Tags:Kevin RabichowPhilip SternheimerShaun Deeb

Heath Jams Into Rodriguez's Kings

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (123)

Level 18: Blinds 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

Noel Rodriguez raised to 120,000 under the gun and was called by Selahaddin Bedir next to him. The action then folded to Ben Heath on the button, who jammed all in, covering both Rodriguez and Bedir.

Rodriguez called off his stack of 950,000 before Bedir folded his cards, leading to a showdown.

Noel Rodriguez: KK
Ben Heath: QJ

Heath had chosen an inopportune time to make a move, and he came to regret it as the 721065 runout posed no threat to Rodriguez's cowboys, doubling him up.

PlayerChipsProgress
Noel Rodriguez2,170,000

1,070,000

1,070,000
Ben Heath1,880,000

-320,000

-320,000

Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) | 2024 World Series of Poker (128)

Selahaddin Bedir1,250,000

300,000

300,000

Tags:Ben HeathNoel RodriguezSelahaddin Bedir

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