When the past World Series of Poker main event winners sit down this afternoon at the Rio for special free-roll game of no-limit hold’em, only one of the living champions will miss out on the action.
He’ll be preoccupied on center-stage.
Greg Raymer, the 2004 world poker champion, made the final table of players in the $40,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event that concludes sometime tonight. Raymer enters the final table in fourth place with more than 3.3 million in tournament chips. Isaac Haxton is the leader with more than 5.95 million in chips.
The winner takes home more than $1.89 million, the richest non-main event prize pool in World Series of Poker history.
The players in the Champions Invitational will play over two days for the “Binion Cup,” named for the World Series of Poker’s founding family, and a new car.