PokerStars Championship Bahamas: Money money money in the $25K HR
There's a reason that a bunch of high rollers are sat over to the right of the Main Event unofficial final table. Guess what it is.
Nope - it's not to play Lodden Thinks.
Nope - it's not to discuss their new business ventures.
And no, it's not to listen to Mustapha Kanit shout random words and phrases seemingly for no reason.
All of those things have happened this week, but the reason they're all here is for the money, baby.
During Level 13, the third of today's Day 2, information of the prize pool was released. I can now tell you that the winner of this bad boy will bank $905,670. But which shark will it be?
The 151 total entrants created a prize pool of $3,975,000, and that'll be split between the last remaining 23 players.
A min-cash here will be worth $45,180, before the first payjump kicks in at 20 players to $49,080. The next jumps go to $54,540 (17th and 16th); $60,380 (15th and 14th); $66,220 (13th and 12th; $75,960 (11th and 10th); and $90,380 for ninth as we create our official final table.
Here's a look at the top eight payouts:
Remember the link to this prize pool and payouts page, as we'll be updating it throughout the day as the bubble bursts.
At the time of publication, 43 players remain in Level 14, so in 20 eliminations time they'll all be in the money. Sam Greenwood leads right now with 508,000, followed by Sergio Aido with 405,000 and Timothy Adams with 365,000.
For live updates from the $25K High Roller, visit PokerNews.
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Jack Stanton is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.