We’re back in action today at the Aspers Casino in Stratford, East London as five players will play down to a winner in Event #5 of the British Poker Open, the £25,000-entry no limit hold’em event.
Sam Soverel, who already sits atop the overall leaderboard, goes into the action as chip leader with 1,050,000 and is the man to beat in every sense. Soverel, who has an incredible record in high rollers over the last 18 months, is 20 points clear of Sam Greenwood – Event #4’s winner last night – heading into today’s action, which will kick off at 1 p.m. local time.
While Soverel is looking to extend his British Poker Open and High Roller of the Year leads, he will have stiff competition from some of the best in the business standing in his way.
Stephen Chidwick already has two cashes at the 2019 British Poker Open and could be Soverel’s closest rival for the trophy if he takes down this event. He starts on 685,000 chips, just shy of Rainer Kempe (765,000) and Bosnia’s Ali Imsirovic (780,000) Spain’s Vicent Bosca is the short-stack, with just 220,000 chips.
The final five players return on PokerGO from 1 p.m. local times, and you can watch all the action by tuning into the PokerGO live stream on a one-hour delay. Coverage begins at 8 a.m. Eastern Time or 5 a.m. Pacific Time.
Here are the current chip counts and vital table draw heading into play:
|British Poker Open Event #5 Final Table|
|1||Sam Soverel||United States||1,005,000|
|3||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||685,000|
|5||Ali Imsirovic||United States||780,000|