Today the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Event #10: AU$25,000 High Roller, a tournament that attracted 68 players and created a prize pool of AU$1,632,000, will award one lucky player a gold bracelet and a AU$600,000 first-place prize. Just six players remain in contention of the penultimate bracelet of the series with Mike Leah and his stack of 2,576,000 leading the way.
With more than half the chips in play, Leah is the clear favorite to capture the title, but it won't be easy as the other five players at the table, all of whom are guaranteed a minimum payday of AU$85,027, are accomplished pros in their own right. David “MissOracle” Yan, who begins second in chips with less than half that of Leah, finished sixth at the 2013 Aussie Millions right here at the Crown Casino, so one could say he has home-field advantage — or at least experience — on his side.
Others returning today are 2012 WSOP Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia; 2 Months, 2 Million star Brian Roberts; 2010 WSOP Main Event winner Jonathan Duhamel; and local favorite Sam Khouiss. Both Duhamel and Khouiss are making their third final table of the WSOP Asia-Pacific.
Here's how the final table stacks up:
The High Roller Final Table
The final six players will return at 3:30 p.m. local time and play until a winner is crowned. Every hand of the final table will air on a 30-minute delay on ESPN2 beginning at 4 p.m. local time — 10 p.m. Vegas time Thursday night / 1 a.m. ET on Friday morning — so if you're near a TV tune in. If not, or if you're looking for complimentary coverage, then keep it tuned in right here as we bring you hand-for-hand coverage until a winner is determined.