Dan Smith Wins Bellagio $100,000 Super High Roller
Smith Gets Most Of Four-Way Chop After Topping Field Of 87
The Bellagio decided to up their usual $25,000 buy-in monthly tournament to $100,000 due to the number of high rollers in town and it paid off in a big way. As word spread throughout the high-stakes community about the one-day turbo tournament, a massive field of 87 players jumped in, creating a total prize pool of $8,613,000.
Due to the unexpected demand, the event started around 2:45 p.m. on Friday. It wasn’t until 6:40 a.m. on Saturday morning that a winner was declared. Even then, it took a four-way chop to put an end to the event.
When all was said and done, it was high-stakes regular Dan Smith who came out on top, taking home $2,044,000. Jason Mercier, who was in second place at the time of the deal, banked $1,622,000. Tom Marchese earned $1,465,000 for his third-place finish and Jason Somerville picked up $1,327,000 for hanging on to fourth place.
With his victory Smith earned 960 Card Player Player of the Year points, giving him 2,030 total, good enough for 21st place overall. He now has over $7.9 million in career tournament earnings.
Mercier’s score put him at nearly $12.1 million in career earnings, which ranks him 11th on the all-time tournament winnings list. The result was a nice consolation for the south Florida pro, who bubbled the $50,000 Poker Players Championship earlier this week.
Here’s a look at the final results.
|1||Jason Mercier Close To Bracelet No. 3|
|2||Glaser Wins WSOP $10k Omaha 8/OB Championship|
|3||A Poker Life: Mike Shariati|
|4||Craig Wins 2016 WSOP Seniors Championship|
|5||Martin Kozlov Wins WSOP $10K Six-Max NLH Event|
|6||California Online Poker Bill Moves Out Of Committee|
|7||Final Table Set At CPPT bestbet Jacksonville Main Event|
|8||Michael Gathy Wins His Third WSOP Bracelet|
|9||2016 POY Update: Fedor Holz Takes The Lead|
|10||Moore Wins 2016 WSOP Super Seniors Event|
|1||Selbst Could Owe Mercier $1.8M In Controversial Bet|
|2||Disgraced Poker Player Returns To The WSOP|
|3||Jason Mercier Close To Bracelet No. 3|
|4||Lederer Follows Ferguson, Makes Return To WSOP|
|5||Rainer Kempe Wins 2016 Super High Roller Bowl|
|6||Dan Bilzerian: Kevin Hart Is Terrible At Poker|
|7||Jason Mercier Wins His Second Bracelet Of 2016 WSOP|
|8||2016 WSOP Colossus II Draws 21,613 Entries|
|9||Super High Roller Bowl: Matt Berkey Leads Final 16|
|10||NFL Player Busts WSOP Main Event Champion|