There are still 14 players in the hunt for the $1,279,880 first place prize but as of right now everyone is guaranteed just $89,560. There's a lot of stake for the remaining players who are lead by none other than Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst. Selbst's poker accomplishments are nothing short of incredible and besides finishing third in the $100,000 Super High Roller earlier this week she's also defending champion in this one.
While all eyes will be on Selbst as she's looking to become the first back-to-back High Roller champion there are still tons of other players looking to attack her leading position. Portugese pro Joao Vieira showed that he can compete with the best all throughout yesterday and he comes into the day second in chips. Myro Garcia from Brazil is third followed by none other than 2012 WSOP Main Event Greg Merson. Merson's going for his third seven-figure score in the last two years and winning today would put him that much closer to the top 10 on the all-time money ranking.
Someone who's solidified his place in the top 10 of that ranking, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, is also very much alive in this event. Former GPI number 1 Marvin Rettenmaier, Rob Mizrachi, Dani Stern, Dan Smith and Ole Schemion are all coming into today hoping to put another million on their impressive list of tournament results. For high roller Paul Newey this result marks the biggest cash of his live poker career, but it will be a steep uphill battle today as he comes into the day last in chips.
PokerNews will be with you all throughout the day, and night, as the $25,000 High Roller event here at the PCA will crown a champion.