The 2019 Poker Masters opened with one of the biggest High Roller Triple Crown events in history and when the dust settled after 19 levels of play, Isaac Baron bagged the biggest stack for Tuesday’s PokerGO streamed final table.
Baron returns at the top of the leaderboard, with more than 1,000,000 chips than his closet competitors – Jeremy Ausmus and Ralph Wong. All three are experienced cash game players and while their tournament resumes may not include previous HRTC cashes, they’re no strangers to the highest stakes.
They’ll look to open the highest stakes week of the year with a win, but first they’ll have to figure out how to stop British Poker Open champion Sam Soverel. The defending High Roller Player of the Year leader is coming off a dominate run where he recorded five podium finishes and two outright wins en route to winning series honors.
Soverel returns near the middle of the pack, alongside Scott Blumstein. The 2017 Main Event champion likely would have ended the night among the big stacks – until he ran the second nut flush into Ralph Wong’s nut flush right before the final table redraw.
Thai Ha, Dan Shak, and Chance Kornuth round out the Event #1 lineup. They’ll be under the most pressure tomorrow, but are all just one double away from contention. The Event #1 final table resumes at 12:00 PM PDT and PokerGO coverage will begin at 1:00 PM PDT.
A list of the final table chip counts and remaining payouts is provided below:
- Chance Kornuth – 455,000
- Thai Ha – 655,000
- Jeremy Ausmus – 1,995,000
- Isaac Baron – 3,055,000
- Dan Shak – 480,000
- Ralph Wong – 1,770,000
- Scott Blumstein – 765,000
- Sam Soverel – 630,000
Relive the Day 1 action on Poker Central’s Live Reporting page and subscribe to PokerGO to watch the highest stakes of the year. Poker Masters final tables stream live from November 5-14 from the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort and Casino.