With 11 players left in the field, we have only 3 spots left where players will have been playing 3 days only to walk away with nothing.
The two tables are anything but easy tables, with the group of the best poker players still in the tournament. And that is not hyperbole by a long shot.
CBSSports has been covering Casino Extra this event for the last 3 days and the social media response has been all but blushing, and for good reason.
Currently we have the chipleader in the tournament as Erik Seidel with Matthew Berkey having fallen from the first place position.
The strange thing about today’s tournament, as we spoke of last night, is that the players are playing so fast that they are still sitting on mountains of chips with an average stack. Even Ben Lamb, who is on the shortest stack in the Casino Extra room still has over 17 big blinds and he is in his comfort zone. But with 2.2 Million in chips, Erik Seidel is sitting on about 110 big blinds while the rest of the field has about 50 big blinds between them.
That said, this is the point of the tournament that the blinds start shooting upwards fast and so we fully expect the high velocity to continue.
We may be looking at the deepest stacked final table in a very long time. Appropriate considering the $ 15,000,000 prizepool being awarded ($ 300,000 of it is added and there is no rake on the entry fee).