Monday 13th March, 2017

Tollerene leads the PokerStars Championship Panama Super High Roller

By Mad Harper

American pro Ben Tollerene leads the last six players in the PokerStars Championship Panama $50k Super High Roller with a commanding lead of 2,914,000.

There’s still time to join the action in Panama: PokerStars Championship Panama runs through to March 20.

 

American pro Ben Tollerene tore through a short Day 2, ending atop the leaderboard with 2,914,000 chips. Day 1 chip leader Steve O’Dwyer is also still in and second in chips. The total prize pool was $1,584,495 with $538,715 for first; all six remaining players are guaranteed $110,920.

 

Seat 1: Daniel Dvoress, Canada, 1,308,000
Seat 2: Timothy Adams, Canada, 225,000
Seat 3: Ben Tollerene, USA, 2,914,000
Seat 4: Orpen Kisacikoglu, UK, 1,689,000
Seat 5: Justin Bonomo, USA, 756,000
Seat 6: Steve O'Dwyer, USA, 1,359,000

 

Short-stacked Bryn Kenney was unable to stave off a bubble elimination. Daniel Dvoress and his ace-nine of diamonds sent the American off on the final hand of the day, bringing the remaining six players into the money.

 

The 11-day PokerStars Championship Panama festival is the second PokerStars Championship after a debut event in the Bahamas in January. There are 46 tournaments scheduled at the Sortis Hotel, Spa and Casino - with more than $650k guaranteed in tournament prizes. The $5,300 Main Event starts Tuesday, March 14 through to the final on March 20. Christian Harder was the first ever PokerStars Championship champion when he won the Bahamas Main Event in January.

 

There will be a live stream for the PokerStars Championship Main Event – on PokerStars.tv, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch. The broadcast starts on Day 2 (March 16), leading up to the cards-up final table on March 20. The five-day broadcast will be available in a number of languages.