Poker’s Biggest Names Expected to Take Part in $50K High Roller PLO at 2022 WSOP
- Event #28: $50K High Roller PLO gets underway today
- Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, and Shaun Debb expected to play
- Jeremy Ausmus won the event in 2021
The $50K High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha is one of the key events of the World Series of Poker, attracting some of the biggest names in the game. This year, the same faces are expected to get their teeth into the tournament which kicks off at 1 p.m. on June 14.
Players despite a few coming down with covid will begin the action with 300,000 in starting stack each, and they are allowed to re-enter twice. The first day concludes on the 15th level with the surviving players meeting again the following day. The action continues until a winner is crowned on Day 3.
2021 $50K High Roller PLO Flashback
The 2021 edition of this popular four-card tournament was among the main highlights of the festival. The tournament pulled in 85 entries to generate over $4 million in total prize pool. The largest chunk of the money, $1,188,918, went to Jeremy Ausmus who also claimed his third gold bracelet for that massive victory.
The tournament had some of the most memorable action, not to mention that the final table had been a star-studded affair, headlined by no less than Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu. During the finale, all eyes were on the two legends and whether their rivalry would be reignited. The two earlier faced each other heads-up on PokerGO’s High Stakes Duel, which saw The Poker Brat defeating the GGPoker ambassador in all of their three matches.
In the end, Ausmus prevailed as the strongest player, ultimately outclassing the two legends. Hellmuth took home $734,807 for his runner-up finish, while Negreanu claimed the 3rd spot for $519,764.
Alexander Peterson, who finished 4th for $376,376, definitely had a great time playing the tournament and rubbing shoulders with the poker greats, as seen on the live stream. The Danish poker pro appeared to have the time of his life during the event as he engaged in fun interactions with his opponents.
An Event You Shouldn’t Miss
Ausmus might compete again to defend his title. Hellmuth and Negreanu’s spoiled heads-up match in 2021 could finally take place this year. A lot can happen in the next two days so be sure to catch all the action, especially the livestreamed finale at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas!