Max Silver has kicked off the summer in some style by taking down a $25,000 buy-in High Roller at Aria, Las Vegas for a massive $432,960 score.
Silver was one of 41 players who took a day off from the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) to play in the $25,000 High Roller event at Aria and what a decision that turned out to be. Only six of those 41 entries were paid, with a min-cash being worth $29,520.
The unfortunate bubble boy was the Team PokerStars Online member Isaac Haxton who crashed out at the hands of Silver. On a board, Silver led into the high stakes cash guru Haxton and Haxton raised all-in. Silver called and turned over for two pair while Haxton flipped over for a pair of aces. The river was a queen, Haxton busted in seventh place and everyone else was in the money.
After an “anonymous businessman” bust in sixth place, Dan Shak was eliminated in fifth place when his being no match for Dong Kim’s when an ace landed on the flop.
Silver then sent Connor Drinan to the rail in fourth place courtesy of flopping a set and getting it all in, then Jake Schindler four-bet all-in with and Silver looked him up with pocket threes before proceeding to flop another set to leave the tournament with only two players, Silver and Kim.
As the time went past 03:30am, Kim was all-in on the button with and Silver instantly called with . No set for Silver this time around but a sixes-friendly board reading was just as good as it awarded him the victory and a career-best cash of $432,960.
$25,000 Aria High Roller Results
Silver should now be full of confidence and hopeful of a solid WSOP. In 2014, Silver cashed six times including a third place finish in the star-studded $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event for a then career-best pf $273,646.