Event #50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em

It Ain't Checkers

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
Jeff Sarwer

We counted Jeff Sarwer at about 135,000 just before the dinner break, but a recent pass-by sees him stacking up about 275,000 chips to skyrocket to the top of the leaderboard. So now seems a fitting time to tell you just a few tidbits about him if you're unfamiliar.

Sarwer is a former child chess prodigy who's taken to the felt in the last three years, spending most of his time in Europe. He's already notched a third-place finish in an EPT event and a runner-up showing in a EPT High Roller event as part of his $500,000+ tournament earnings. Sarwer only has one cash at this WSOP so far, but it was a good one -- an eighth-place finish in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event.

He's sitting over here near us at a table that features Pierre Neuville and the original David Baker. And he's doing quite well for himself here in the after-dinner session.

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