$25K High Roller: Caught in a trap

Usually the thought of the bubble, the money and a place on a feature table is big deal. But in a high roller event, with players plastered with bracelets, titles and all manner of plaudits you suspect that isn't as big a deal as it might be. Play has noticeably slowed a little since Denis Phillips busted (in back to back hands). Instead the hour has taken hold and no one wants to waste the last 13 hours at the table by leaving now. So we wait.

Josh Arieh's fortunes have changed for the better, adding much needed weight to his stack while Bill Edler remains the short stack. Other highlights include someone mentioning that today is Elvis's birthday. Play continues into level 11.


An updated approximate chip count into level 11, at 1.30am ET.

Liya Gerasimova - 125,000
Nick Schulman - 45,000
Josh Arieh - 52,000
ElkY - Team PokerStars Pro - 240,000
Julian van Till - 85,000
Will Molson - 220,000

Bill Edler - 75,000
Scott Seiver - 195,000
Eli Elezra - 270,000
Daniel Alaei - 260,000
Humberto Brenes - Team PokerStars Pro - 260,000
Daniel Negreanu - Team PokerStars Pro - 185,000