Play is underway in the $10,000 buy-in MILLIONS High Roller Finale. Five tables are open to start and over 30 players have entered through the first level. With late registration open through Day 2, we expect to see this field continue to grow over the next few levels and on the overnight.
Of the players seated from the start – most have already made their Caribbean Poker Party debuts, in a variety of events including Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas. Opren Kisacikoglu failed to cash in that opening event – but hasn’t missed much since. He cashed the first MILLIONS High Roller and then final tabled the MILLIONS Super High Roller for a $135,000 score.
While Lauren Roberts didn’t play in this edition of Super High Roller Bowl, the high stakes regular is one of two women to ever play the event. Kathy Lehne did all she could to become the first female player to ever win Super High Roller Bowl – but she had to settle for third place after a historic final table run.
Enough about runs, what about run stoppers? Richard Seymour anchored the New England Patriots defensive line through three Super Bowl winning seasons and he’s been battling in Baha Mar over the last week. Two of Seymour’s best career tournament scores are in $10,000 buy-in events and a third – in this event – would add another storyline to an already star-studded Caribbean Poker Party.
There was a close call at the Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas final table and there were a handful of close calls on the World Poker Tour before Ema Zajmovic became the first woman to win an open WPT event in 2017. Zajmovic then followed that win with a runner-up finish in the partypoker WPT Montreal Main Event in 2018 – which remains her best career result.
Updates will continue throughout today’s six scheduled levels, with a full rundown of the Day 1 survivors after Level 6.