Max Silver Wins $432K in Vegas

Max Silver Wins $432K in Vegas

Monday, 1 June 2015

The UK's Max Silver got his summer of poker in Vegas off to a flying start over the weekend after he took down the Aria's $25,000 High Roller for an impressive $432,960.

The win, which was the largest of his career, came after he was able to negotiate his way past 41 players, including the likes of Isaac Haxton, Dan Shak and Connor Drinan.

All taking a break from the WSOP at the Rio, the selection of pros and businessmen enjoyed a slightly more intimate, but no less lucrative, session of poker at the Aria.

Falling just short of the money, however, was the aforementioned Haxton which meant Silver was among one of the favourites when the final table got underway. With six players now guaranteed at least $29,520, Silver gradually began to slice his way through the competition and eventually found himself head-up with Dong Kim.

Starting the match with a slight advantage, Silver gradually chipped away at Kim before taking the match with pocket sixes. Needing to avoid an upset against Kim's Ad 2h, Silver watched as the board ran out 2s 4d Ks Qd 4h and the final pot as well as a career-best prize was pushed his way.

The tournament was not without controversy though after a random interloper managed to get into the game. The mystery player bought into the $125 buy-in event which was running simultaneously but was given a ticket into the $25k High Roller. He managed to bust three players before being discovered and removed from the tournament.

Tags: Max Silver, Aria High Roller