with After only a few eliminations before the precious ITM bubble burst in the $100,000 WSOP High Roller, casual player Cary Katz (one of the highest paid live tournament players in the world) took a decisive step towards the tournament’s FTF. He beat popular high-stakes cash game player Andrew Robl for the chip lead.
WSOP coverage covers running bets. Here’s how it goes: There are 16 players in the upcoming redraw, 14 of whom will reach the minimum prize pool of $171,034. With 50,000/100,000 blinds, Robl had just won a decent pot and hit about 36 big blinds before facing Katz in the final pot.
The confrontation between the two resulted in a 3-bet pot and proved to be the biggest point in the tournament so far. After the flop comes, the turn comes, and the river completes the board with . They already had about 2,500,000 chips in the middle of the table before the last street action. With a slightly higher stack, Katz announced that he was all-in for 2,225,000 chips, almost a pot.
Andrew Robl quickly called with 2,025,000 in chips and 3 in, but what surprised him was the PokerGO owner’s runner-up sequence. Katz led the way with 7,150,000 before the field was cut to 16 shortly after. By the time of the draw, he had grown to 9,880,000 in chips, more than double that of runner-up Jans Arends.