Welcome back to the PokerStars Championship Panama here at the Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino in Panama City. Today, we’re proud to bring you live updates straight from the floor of the $25,750 Single-Day High Roller.
Yesterday’s Day 1a flight of the Main Event drew a ton of pros, many of who were no doubt looking to clear their schedule so they could play this very event. Among those that played and bagged yesterday were Jason Koon, Steve O’Dwyer, David Peters, Byron Kaverman, and Anthony Zinno, all of who we expect to see in action today.
We also expect to see Ben Tollerene, who a couple days ago won the PokerStars Championship Panama $50,000 Super High Roller for $538,715. He played and busted the Main Event already, so we know his schedule is free to play this event if he so chooses. The same can be said for usual High Rollers Timothy Adams, Justin Bonomo, Ike Haxton, and Dan Colman.
While single-day high roller events were introduced on the EPT — many of which we live reported right here in the blog – we’ve only captured the action from one in the modern PokerStars Championship era. It was a $50,000 buy-in Single-Day High Roller from the PokerStars Championship Bahamas, a tournament that saw 49 unique players account for 20 re-entries. Bryn Kenney walked away with that title for $969,075, while many of the players mentioned above, even Tollerene (6th place for $205,400) were at that final table.
It’s not every day we capture all stages of a tournament in a single go, but today we have that opportunity.
Follow along as we bring you all the latest and greatest straight from the floor of the PokerStars Championship Panama $25,750 Single-Day High Roller. While you wait, check out these “Rapid Fire Questions” with Tito Ortiz, who bagged up the second-biggest stack on Day 1a of the Main Event.