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.
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