In the inaugural running of the Ante Up for Africa, a mammoth $811,620 prizepool was created with Dan Shak proving victorious to walk home with the $243,893 first place cheque.
In 2008, Shak would make the final table, but it would be John Hennigan besting the 88-player field to collect the $136,860 first prize.
Last year saw Hennigan repeat Shak's feat of winning one year and then making the final table the next, but he wouldn't be able to stop Alex Bolotin in defeating the 137-player field for a first prize of $176,449.
The questions are . . . will Bolotin make the final table like the previous winners before him and who will be the 2010 champion?