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$50,000 Super High Roller Casino Extra 8 – Cary Katz Wins

 

 

With the start of Level 6, the 100 chips have been removed from play.

 

At this point in the tournament we have 39 entries so far in the tournament, bringing the prizepool up to $ 1,872,000 and easily closing in on the $ 2 Million mark. If registration were to close right now, there would be 6 places paid with top prize worth just under $ 800,000. But we still have plenty of time in registration so we expect those numbers to go much higher, not just for the normal reasons, but because we have seen more than a few players eyeballing the field and the prizepool and expect at least a few of them to jump in before the end of registration.

 

The nice thing about the High Roller and Super High Roller tournaments is that they give the High Limit players something to do during “off-times” for them during the World Series. While the World Series of Poker may be the big boy in town, these types of players are just not apt to play in some of the “smaller” tournaments, although we use the term “smaller” loosely considering the Colossus across town is looking to top 26,000 players and produce a staggering prizepool for a $ 500 tournament.

 

But that’s the great thing about the Casino Extra Summer in Las Vegas, there’s a little something for everyone in town. Something for the low-rollers, something for the High Rollers, something for the non-hold em players and something for the Hold Em specialists.

 

We are in the heart of the summer, boys and girls, and poker is certainly alive and well.

 

Players have just come back from break and we are now sitting on 31 entries so far in the tournament, which means that there’s currently a prizepool worth just under $ 1.5M.

 

Players seem to have settled into their seats at this stage of the tournament.

 

Meanwhile, the ARIA Resort and Casino Daily tournament is currently going on over in the special tournament area set up on the casino floor outside of Javier’s. That area has 17 tables set up and is looking to host tournaments throughout the summer with the ARIA Resort and Casino Summer Series about to get underway in the next few days.

 

However, the numbers are noticably down Casino Extra for today’s tournament, most likely due to the massive Colossus that’s happening across town. But we fully expect those numbers to start to balloon on Sunday and then throughout the rest of the summer.